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Elevation: 6,864 ft 2,092 m
GPS: 34.23711, -116.9627
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Shared By: C Miller on Sep 8, 2020
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Details the crags along the Hwy 18 corridor, most of which are near the dam at the western end of Big Bear Lake.

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Please see the individual areas for more detailed approach information.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Highway 18 Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 38
Easy As Your Sister's Best Friend
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 42
The Sphynx
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 60
Black Tower Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 37
Crossbow
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 47
The Turret
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 59
Ball and Chain
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 31
Crappie Corner
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 67
Knightline
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 24
Castle Crack
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 26
The Roofs
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Catch and Release
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Downward Spiral
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 22
Trout Fishing in America
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Trouser Trout
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
King of the Castle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy As Your Sister's Best… Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > (e) Castle Rock - E Face
 38
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
The Sphynx Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > (a) Castle Rock - Sou…
 42
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Black Tower Crack Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > (e) Castle Rock - E Face
 60
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Crossbow Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > (c) Castle Rock - Sou…
 37
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Turret Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > (a) Castle Rock - Sou…
 47
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Ball and Chain Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > (a) Castle Rock - Sou…
 59
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Crappie Corner Fisherman's But… > Fisherman's But… > Fisherman's Buttress…
 31
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Knightline Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > (c) Castle Rock - Sou…
 67
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Castle Crack Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > (b) Castle Rock - S Face
 24
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Roofs Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > (b) Castle Rock - S Face
 26
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Catch and Release Fisherman's But… > Fisherman's But… > Fisherman's Buttress…
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Downward Spiral Icebox Canyon > Underworld
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Trout Fishing in America Fisherman's But… > Fisherman's But… > Fisherman's Buttress…
 22
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Trouser Trout Fisherman's But… > Fisherman's But… > Fisherman's Buttress…
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
King of the Castle Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > (b) Castle Rock - S Face
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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