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Areas in Castle Rock Area Bouldering

Aquarian Valley 0 / 2 / 2 / 25 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 27
Castle Rock Loop 0 / 0 / 0 / 87 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 87
Indian Rock Side 0 / 0 / 0 / 44 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 44
Klinghoffers 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Sunnyvale Mountain 0 / 0 / 0 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Elevation: 3,126 ft
GPS: 37.224, -122.091 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: M. Morley on Jun 17, 2011
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes


Includes bouldering within Castle Rock State Park, Sanborn-Skyline County Park and other areas.
Trails are closed from sunset to 6:00 am. Details

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Classic Climbing Routes at Castle Rock Area Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
Waimea Wall
V1+ 5
The Spoon
V1-2 5
Mr Magoo
V2-3 5+
Rug Head (AKA Rug Rat)
V3 6A
The Beak Traverse
V3 6A
The Swim
V3+ 6A+
Thee Classic
V4 6B
Bates Arete
V4 6B
Tree Problem
V4 6B
Hueco Slap
V5 6C
Yabo Roof
V5 6C
Bates Eliminate Left
V6- 7A
Hueco Wall
V6 7A
Lost Keys Traverse
V7- 7A+
Nature Nazi Arete
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Waimea Wall Castle Rock Loop > Castle Rock Proper
V1 5 Boulder
The Spoon Castle Rock Loop > Spoon
V1+ 5 Boulder
Mr Magoo Castle Rock Loop > Magoos > Mr Magoo Boulder
V1-2 5 Boulder
Rug Head (AKA Rug Rat) Castle Rock Loop > Parking Lot Rock
V2-3 5+ Boulder
The Beak Traverse Castle Rock Loop > Magoos > Beak
V3 6A Boulder
The Swim Castle Rock Loop > Magoos > Mrs Magoo Boulder
V3 6A Boulder
Thee Classic Indian Rock Side > Thee Classic
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Bates Arete Castle Rock Loop > Bates Arete Boulder
V4 6B Boulder
Tree Problem Castle Rock Loop > Parking Lot Rock
V4 6B Boulder
Hueco Slap Castle Rock Loop > Magoos > Dog Dish Boulders
V4 6B Boulder
Yabo Roof Castle Rock Loop > Parking Lot Rock
V5 6C Boulder
Bates Eliminate Left Castle Rock Loop > Magoos > Mr Magoo Boulder
V5 6C Boulder
Hueco Wall Castle Rock Loop > Magoos > Dog Dish Boulders
V6- 7A Boulder
Lost Keys Traverse Indian Rock Side > Lost Keys Bouldering
V6 7A Boulder
Nature Nazi Arete Indian Rock Side > Nature Nazi Boulders
V7- 7A+ Boulder
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Despite the accuracy of referring indian rock to sanborne skyline, it creates confusion because the sanborne skyline area is a large and elongated parcel of land. indian rock/summit rock/ biddles for example would be considered the same area when they are vastly different in terms of location. Also climbers talk and know about castle rock. The rest of the world does not refer to it as climbing at sanborne/skyline. I feel imposing this accuracy is unecessary and misleading. general areas under the category castle rock bouldering should be as follows: castle rock main, indian rock, aquarian valley, biddles, klinghoffers, summit rock area. There are some other sidelying areas that deserve major area consideration but I feel that keeping to large desrcipt locations is the way to go. Lets keep it simple folks. Apr 23, 2016
Mountain View, CA
lucaskers   Mountain View, CA
I disagree with this change, although I think it is a move in the right direction. There should probably be a sub menu under "Castle Rock Area Bouldering" that includes, Castle Rock State Park, Sanborn-Skyline State Park (Indian Rock), and Aquarian Valley. As these are different areas/parks.

I often run into confused people looking for problems and I tell them it is across the street in the other park.

I'll get to working on an Indian Rock map and double checking the GPS coordinates. Apr 20, 2016
Sweet! that helps. further consolidation would help with the individual areas too. but thats a bit more complicated to explain. Apr 15, 2016
Justin Johnsen
Sacramento, CA
Justin Johnsen   Sacramento, CA  
Hey Z, I'll help and move the bouldering areas currently on the * Sanborn-Skyline Bouldering page to here. Apr 12, 2016
I find that the whole castle rock bouldering section on MP is very disorganized and full of mis-information. Im wondering is someone in the higher ups can reorganize and omit some misleading categories. For example, there should only be one link to all the indiividual boulder problems at indian rock. Apr 11, 2016
be careful camping here. apparently the "backcountry" campground has a curfew (how a bacountry campsite has a curfew I dont know)and you have to be at your site at dark. I actually got banned from the park for 24hrs once for missing my curfew and the ranger threatened that he could take me to jail. The boulders looked awesome but unfortunately never got to climb them because of getting banned. The ranger was a jerk and ive heard about similar happenings. this was a few years ago so hopefully the park isnt run this way anymore but just keep a heads up Feb 16, 2016
Jason Kevin
Munds Park, AZ
Jason Kevin   Munds Park, AZ
The whole of Castle Rock looks like interesting and fun bouldering...I want to check it out while here in Cali for another three weeks. Any other SF Bay Area suggestions? I'll be getting on both Bouldering and Sport. Jun 4, 2013
Who can identify the problems in this album ? Thanks! Apr 29, 2012

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