Elevation: 6,251 ft
GPS: 42.136, -113.669 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: grk10vq on Jan 22, 2014
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Access Issue: Due to COVID 19, please be respectful of the residents of Almo. Wear a mask when indoors at places like Rock City or the Visit. (1) BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING (2) Highlining temporary ban in place at CIRO/CRSP Details

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.

Getting There

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

25 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Comp Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 36
Handy
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
La Vida
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Continental Crust
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 54
Shop and Compare
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Baby-Free
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Red Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 61
Mantle Dynamics
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Exstacy
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Cryptic Vision
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Companeros
Trad, Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Sancho Rama
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 49
Splitter
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Women's Semi-Qualifier
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
No Competition
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Castle Rocks Gardening Club
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Handy Comp Rock - E Face
 36
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
La Vida Comp Wall
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Continental Crust Comp Rock - E Face
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Shop and Compare Comp Wall
 54
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Baby-Free NW Face
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Red Corner Comp Wall
 9
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Mantle Dynamics Comp Rock - E Face
 61
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Exstacy NW Face
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Cryptic Vision Comp Rock - E Face
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Companeros Comp Wall
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Sancho Rama Upper Comp Rock
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Splitter Comp Wall
 49
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Women's Semi-Qualifier Comp Wall
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
No Competition Comp Wall
 12
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Castle Rocks Gardening Club Comp Rock - E Face
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
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