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Areas in Comp Rock

Comp Rock - Dihedrals 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Comp Rock - East Face 6 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Comp Wall, The 5 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
NW Face 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Upper Comp Rock 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1

Description

The setting for one of the the fist and early, outdoor climbing competitions, The Comp Wall is rich in history and controversy. Top climbers came from all over to compete in the 1989 climbing competition. The scene of big controversy, this Tony Yaniro brainchild featured chipped, glued, and bolted on holds. Unaccepted at the time, most forms of climbing media decided to purposely scorn coverage of the event due to the added holds, some climbers even left the event after seeing the construction. Since the competition, nearly all of the fabrication has been removed. The men's semi-final route has been decommissioned, whereas the Women's Semi-Qualifier route still exists. The men's final route, Redrum is still there and remains a classic test-piece.

Great rock, long varied routes, and an interesting history make this one of the best areas at Castle Rocks. Home of some of the park's hardest climbs, this area still has something for everyone. With nearly a route at every grade, sport, trad, and mixed, it'd be hard not find something to climb. Bring gear, draws, and at least a 60m rope.
BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING Details

Getting There

Follow well-signed paths north of the parking lot. A 20 minute walk on a solid path leads directly to the wall.

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