Type: Sport, 195 ft (59 m)
FA: Gene Kistler and Eddie Begoon 2000.
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Shared By: David Tvedt on Apr 2, 2006 · Updates
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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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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.

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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.

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14 bolts. Rap anchors at the top. 2-60 meter ropes to rap straight down to the ground.