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Elevation: 6,251 ft 1,905 m
GPS: 42.1359, -113.6689
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Warning Access Issue: (1) BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park and US Forest Sevice lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING. US Forest Service Lands closed to new route developement. (2) Highlining temporary ban in place at CIRO/CRSP DetailsDrop down

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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.

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

28 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
 58
Handy
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
La Vida
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
Continental Crust
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 86
Shop and Compare
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Baby-Free
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 90
Mantle Dynamics
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 17
Exstacy
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Red Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Companeros
Trad, Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Sancho Rama
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Question of Balance
Sport 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 78
Splitter
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Castle Rocks Gardening Club
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 18
No Competition
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 14
Women's Semi-Qualifier
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Handy Comp Rock - E Face
 58
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
La Vida Comp Wall
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Continental Crust Comp Rock - E Face
 30
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Shop and Compare Comp Wall
 86
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Baby-Free NW Face
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mantle Dynamics Comp Rock - E Face
 90
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Exstacy NW Face
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Red Corner Comp Wall
 14
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Companeros Comp Wall
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Sancho Rama Upper Comp Rock
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Question of Balance Comp Wall
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Splitter Comp Wall
 78
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Castle Rocks Gardening Club Comp Rock - E Face
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
No Competition Comp Wall
 18
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Women's Semi-Qualifier Comp Wall
 14
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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