Bristlecone Castle Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Ben Scott on Jun 11, 2015|
|Admins:||James Schroeder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
From Ted's Place, head West on CR 14 for 51 miles. Turn North on Laramie River Rd/Co Rd 103 for 4 miles. Park at the obvious gated fork at the North End of a meadow. Walk down this fork to its end (1/2 mile or less), and look uphill. The cliff is visible from the right angle at this old camping area that has been recently closed.
HIKING DIRECTIONS: it takes approximately 45-60 minutes.
From the old camping area, head west and cross the Laramie River/Creek. From
here, the forest becomes very dense and covered with deadfall. You need to try and locate a very subtle gully leading uphill and east. If you can't find this gully, then just pick the path of least resistance and start heading up the steep hillside. After about 30-40 minutes of steep slogging, you should be able to make out the top of the Bristlecone Castle. Don't traverse directly to it continue moving uphill, but lean right towards the tower.
We usually have dogs with us and this makes the talus field at the base virtually impassible. So, we have always continued up and around the East flank of the tower, eventually finding a notch and moving back around to the North to the base of the climbs. If you don't have dogs or a reason to avoid going through the talus, then don't. It will save you 15 minutes to walk through the talus instead of going up and around the back of the cliff.
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