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: Rick Shull, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

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

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Stickleback
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Bear Republic
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Heart Of Darkness
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Heart Of Gold
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Stickleback
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bear Republic
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Heart Of Darkness
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Heart Of Gold
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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