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Camelot Crag 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Castle Rock 22 / 5 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 29
Castle Rock Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Castle Rock Slab 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Cracked Tower 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 7,380 ft
GPS: 34.232, -116.964 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: C Miller on Aug 1, 2010
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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.

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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
Pantshitter Splitter
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Chainmail
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
The Sphynx
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Black Tower Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crossbow
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Turret
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Drawbridge
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Great Steps of Cheops
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ball and Chain
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Knightline
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Headwall Center
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cryptology
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Castle Crack
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Grappling Hooks
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
The Roofs
Sport
Pantshitter Splitter Castle Rock Boulders V-easy 3 X Boulder
Chainmail Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southeast Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
The Sphynx Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwest Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Black Tower Crack Castle Rock > Castle Rock - E Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Crossbow Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southeast Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Turret Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwest Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Drawbridge Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southeast Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
The Great Steps of Cheops Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwest Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Ball and Chain Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwest Face 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Knightline Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southeast Face 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Headwall Center Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Black Tower Buttress 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Cryptology Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwest Face 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Castle Crack Castle Rock > Castle Rock - S Face 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Grappling Hooks Castle Rock > Castle Rock - S Face 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
The Roofs Castle Rock > Castle Rock - S Face 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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Why is there no camping information on this area? Why is there no wall orientation for sunlight? Apr 25, 2017

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