Elevation: 1,616 ft
GPS: 37.847, -121.927 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Jun 28, 2013 · Updates
Admins: Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Falcon Nesting Closure at Castle Rock Details

Description

The Upper Tier: A tall piece of sandstone about 90 feet tall 100 feet across. There are a handful of top-ropes, a weird crack, and an excellent mixed trad/sport line (The Route Formerly Known as Face (.10+)).

To reach the top of the Upper Tier from below, trek up the third class gully on the (climber's) left side of the rock. The obvious crack in the middle of the rock is known as Chouinard's Crack (5.9) and serves as an easy reference.

Do not climb for three days after a rain storm! The sandstone is fragile and needs time to dry out, otherwise it will break and scar.

Getting There

Refer to general overview for Boy Scout Rocks.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Tier

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 55
Chouinard's Crack
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Devil's Arete
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 29
The Route Formerly Known as Face
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Pebbly Face
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chouinard's Crack
 55
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Devil's Arete
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
The Route Formerly Known as…
 29
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Pebbly Face
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
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