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Cracked Tower

California > San Bernardino… > Big Bear Lake Area > Big Bear South > Highway 18 Crags > Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock Slab

Description

This small formation lies just to the north of Castle Rock Slab and has a handful of routes from 5.8 to 5.12a on it's west face.

Getting There

Hike several hundred yards northwest from Castle Rock and then circle around to the west face passing beneath the north side of Castle Rock Slab. The approach takes about 5 minutes from Castle Rock.

Routes from Left to Right

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 2
Unas, Slayer of the Gods
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 1
What's Best in Life?
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1
Kraken Takes Pawn
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Unas, Slayer of the Gods
 2
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
What's Best in Life?
 1
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Kraken Takes Pawn
 1
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad

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Cracked Tower, Castle Rock Area
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A. Unas, Slayer of the Gods (5.11a)
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B. What's Best in Life? (5.12a)
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C. Kraken takes Pawn (5.8)
[Hide Photo] Cracked Tower, Castle Rock Area A. Unas, Slayer of the Gods (5.11a) B. What's Best in Life? (5.12a) C. Kraken takes Pawn (5.8)
Cracked Tower, Castle Rock Area
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