Type: Trad, 110 ft
FA: Rick Thompson, Jim Ghiselli, and Kevin Vowles: June, 1999
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Shared By: Perin Blanchard on Sep 26, 2010
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Access Issue: BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING Details


A fun jaunt up very featured granite, with good protection through all but the first fifteen feet or so.

Start on a flat-ish spot below the large boulder on the slope at the base of the wall, and climb up through some hard-or-impossible-to-protect terrain. Eventually you'll reach a spot where a hand-size cam will fit (eg., #2 C4). From here go straight up through to a crack and from there to a small roof.

Head up the crack on the right side of the roof to a small overhang between two blocks, the left-most of which looks rounded and vaguely puffy. Surmount the steepness and head up the crack to the chain anchors.


Located in approximately the middle of Crack House, starts below the large boulder on the slope, and ascends through the crack on the right side of the left-most “pillow-looking” block about three-fourths of the way up the wall.


Cams #.5 to #4 C4 or equivalent, small through large nuts. Chain anchors.


Rick Thompson
Mount Nebbiolo, CO
Rick Thompson   Mount Nebbiolo, CO
The correct name for this route is "No is a Four Letter Word" and was first done in June, 1999 by Rick Thompson, Jim Ghiselli & Kevin Vowles. We rated it 5.8 *** Jun 1, 2014