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Routes in Castle Rock Proper

Access Route T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Chimney T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Chock Stone T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Face TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Farewell to Arms T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
South Face Center TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Type: Trad, TR, 30 ft
FA: rodent
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Aug 15, 2008
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This is a chimney climb located on the right side of the south face of Castle Rock. It can be top-roped (or lead).

The crux may be near the start where you fight some awkward moves to get established in the chimney.

It may be tougher for small kids. It is also used for guiding.

Location

On the right side of the south face.

Protection

Cams. A very long set of slings if you top rope off the top.

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Brian Snider
NorCal
 
Brian Snider   NorCal
 
Would be sweet if it was longer but still fun. Almost an off width. Easy finish to the right hard finish to the right. Jan 23, 2011
Joyce Murton
Mountain View, CA
5.6
Joyce Murton   Mountain View, CA
5.6
The first and last moves are a bit tricky, but everything else is pretty straight forward, almost more of a scramble in places. Jun 16, 2010
vincent L.
Redwood City
 
vincent L.   Redwood City
 
A fun , short , stout , 5.6 chimney. Near the top , if you chose to stay right of the 5.9 face , there are fun runout moves that will see you to the top. I'm not sure if it is considered part of the chimney route but it is harder than 5.6 . The last moves are an exciting mantle with the key holds on top being part of a hole that might or might not have water in it. Dec 4, 2008