Type: Sport, 300 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Hannah North, Doug Colwell, 2003
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Shared By: Guy H. on Jun 19, 2004 with updates from David Harnsberger
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Access Issue: BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING Details

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This is one of the first routes on the west side gully on Castle Rock. There are 3 pitches with each being ~ 100 ft long. The 3rd pitch leads left to join the 3rd and last fixed anchor on Zinger. A harder variation for the 3rd pitch (Fruit Filling - 5.10c) goes straight up the bare granite face above the 2nd anchor and into a wee crack and leaning corner that require gear.

The first pitch angles up and right through two small roofs. The 2nd pitch is easy face climbing on granite.  The 3rd pitch arcs left from the 2nd anchor to join the 3rd and last anchor on Zinger.

Rap x3 with one 60M rope.

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Dan Mathews
  5.7+
Dan Mathews  
  5.7+
Great climb with great rock. Perhaps the most fun I've had on a 5.7. Did the link up with Zinger (5.8), which made for a long, consistent 5.7-5.8 patina jug haul! Aug 12, 2014
David Harnsberger
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.7
David Harnsberger   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.7
If you head left from the 2nd anchor to join the 3rd anchor on Zinger, there's no climbing on this 3 pitch route that's harder than 5.7. Sep 4, 2018