Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Castle Rock - East Face

Black Tower Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Damsel in Distress T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Easy As Your Best Friends Sister T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Easy As Your Sister's Best Friend S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Hard As Your Husband T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Trebuchet T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Old School
Page Views: 1,826 total · 14/month
Shared By: C Miller on Mar 21, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

You & This Route

36 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick


Start up twin cracks with a wide section on the left and climb up about 15' or so to where the angle kicks back and jugs appear on the face to the left. Higher up another steep section is encountered just before the top.

Note: there are several second pitch options available which start from the anchors atop this route.


The obvious dihedral crack right of Easy As Your Sister's Best Friend.


gear to 3", 2 bolt anchor/rap


Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
After the opening steep bit becomes more of a juggy face climb with a crack for pro. May 15, 2011
Dan Evans
Phoenix, AZ
Dan Evans   Phoenix, AZ
No definite crux. However the first 15 ft. and the slight roof pull towards the middle of the route are the highlights of the climb. Great climb with a lot of different moves (stemming, chimney, jams, etc.) and protects very well. The crack eats gear and provides the climber solid stances to place pro. Highly recommend. Oct 8, 2013

More About Black Tower Crack

Printer-Friendly Guide