Elevation: 7,371 ft
GPS: 34.232, -116.963 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 71,848 total · 563/month
Shared By: C Miller on Aug 1, 2010
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

This covers the area immediately surrounding Castle Rock and includes Castle Rock, Castle Rock Slab, Cracked Tower and more. Lots of undocumented bouldering exists in the area as well.

Getting There

Approach as for Castle Rock via a signed trail from Hwy 18. The hike is about a mile and mostly uphill so plan on 15-30 minutes for the hike.

47 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Castle Rock Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3 X
 11
Pantshitter Splitter
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 32
Easy As Your Sister's Best Friend
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 36
The Sphynx
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 47
Black Tower Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
Crossbow
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 38
The Turret
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
The Great Steps of Cheops
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 52
Ball and Chain
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 53
Knightline
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Headwall Center
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Cryptology
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 20
Castle Crack
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
Grappling Hooks
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 19
The Roofs
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
King Of The Castle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pantshitter Splitter Castle Rock Boulders
 11
V-easy 3 X Boulder
Easy As Your Sister's Best… Castle Rock > Castle Rock - E Face
 32
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
The Sphynx Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwe…
 36
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Black Tower Crack Castle Rock > Castle Rock - E Face
 47
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Crossbow Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southea…
 32
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Turret Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwe…
 38
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Great Steps of Cheops Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwe…
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Ball and Chain Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwe…
 52
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Knightline Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southea…
 53
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Headwall Center Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Black T…
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Cryptology Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwe…
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Castle Crack Castle Rock > Castle Rock - S Face
 20
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Grappling Hooks Castle Rock > Castle Rock - S Face
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
The Roofs Castle Rock > Castle Rock - S Face
 19
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
King Of The Castle Castle Rock > Castle Rock - S Face
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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