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Bear Republic S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Crispy Cat T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Enabler, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Falcon Roast T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Freedom Isn't Free S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Heart Of Darkness S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Heart Of Gold S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
No More Bush S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Smokey The Bear S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Stickleback S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Elevation: 3,676 ft
GPS: 40.75, -123.518 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Zacharias Gustav on Jan 20, 2011
Admins: Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description [Suggest Change]

Shady almost all day...usually freezing in the winter (when the west face is in prime season), great in the summer. This side of Castle Rock is a bit steeper than the west face and is more featured. Stacked with 5.10-5.11 lines.

The base does have a bit of poison oak, but the bases of the routes are largely oak-free, and if you access the wall from above (rather than hiking around from the west face) it's largely avoidable. Certainly not unclimbable as the comment below suggests.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Approach directly by continuing up the ridge ~200' past the descent to the west face. Drop over the saddle and follow a trail that hugs the wall. Alternatively, hike around the base of Castle Rock from the west face.

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Classic Climbing Routes at North Face

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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Heart Of Gold
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Heart Of Gold
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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caughtinside
Oakland CA
caughtinside   Oakland CA
The base below this whole face is a Poison Oak garden. I'd go so far as to say it is unclimbable without someone going in and doing a little work. May 30, 2012

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