Type: Sport, 195 ft (59 m)
FA: Gene Kistler and Eddie Begoon 2000.
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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


Red Rib is a long, beautiful, single pitch route (~200 feet--you'll need two ropes to descend safely) up the SW ridge of Castle Rock. Great position and good exposure are it's strongest points. The crux is right off the ground but the climbing remains interesting and in the 5.9/10- range for most of the first ~150'. From here, it's an easier romp to the anchors.
This route is a full 60 meter rope length.


The far right side of the Southwest Side of Castle Rock, it heads up the obvious rib just past the left side of the South Face.


All bolts(don't remember the count for this long route but probably in the range of 14-16). Rap anchors at the top. 2-60 meter ropes to rap straight down to the ground.