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Grappling Hooks

5.10+, Trad, 100 ft (30 m),  Avg: 3.1 from 7 votes
FA: Unknown, FFA: Unknown, Face Variation: Aidan Maguire, 1990
California > San Bernardino… > Big Bear Lake Area > Big Bear South > Highway 18 Crags > Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - S Face


Located to the right of the roofs. Climb the thin dihedral that was once an aid ladder (3 old bolts), and moving up the face for the variation (.11) or you can continue up Castle Crack to finish (10c/d).


Located on the south face of Castle Rock, on the right side of Pigeon Wings and The Roofs, is the clean dihedral with the 3 old school button head bolts/hangers. Can not be missed.


Standard rack, including doubles. Triple of .5 and at least one brassie.  

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Nice hand jam before the crux moves.
[Hide Photo] Nice hand jam before the crux moves.
Passing the thin crack, protected by a brass nut.
[Hide Photo] Passing the thin crack, protected by a brass nut.
Grappling hooks
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Dan Freeman
Santa Monica, CA
[Hide Comment] Fun TR. A couple of balance-y moves up to the dihedral, and then some pretty good slots for hands in the cracks on the left and right sides of the arete to your right. Smear the face and find some tiny knobs for feet until you get to a hand-sized jug/flake on the face of the arete. From there make a looong reach left or up to gain the rail of Castle Crack and you're on your way. Sep 6, 2016
Eoghan Kyne
[Hide Comment] I sent this on lead yesterday. It felt like 11a, but protects well. I used one DMM brass nut for the thinnest section of the crack, and a double rack .3 to 2. Triples of .5 and .75. Nov 14, 2019