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Gargoyle Gardens T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jug-A-Lug S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mountain Mahogany T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
No Is Hard To Say T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
No is a Four Letter Word (aka Ms. Alleneus) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Snafu T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stub-a-Chub S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 115 ft
FA: Jim Ghiselli & Rick Thompson
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Shared By: David Tvedt on Apr 2, 2006
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BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING Details


Fun moves, mostly big holds and not much jamming needed on the highly featured rock.


The Crack House, on west side of the north corner of Castle Rock. "No Is Hard to Say" is one of the most obvious lines at The Crack House, and is at the center of the wall at it's highest point.


Gear to 2 1/2". Bolt anchors to right.

2 ropes recommended for the rappel. It is possible to get down with a single 70 meter rope - just barely. Use caution, tie knots in the ends of your rope. Not possible with a single 60 meter rope.


Thanks for the clarification Rick. I think I got those names from Brad's notes several years ago. Apr 15, 2015
Rick Thompson
Mount Nebbiolo, CO
Rick Thompson   Mount Nebbiolo, CO
The correct name for this route is "No Is Hard To Say" first done in June, 1999 by Kevin Vowles, Jim Ghiselli & Rick Thompson. We rated it 5.8- ***. Jun 1, 2014

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