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No Climb for Old Men

5.10b/c, Sport, 70 ft (21 m), 2 pitches,  Avg: 2.4 from 17 votes
FA: Pitch 1: Chris Barnes 2010 Pitch 2: Chris Barnes and Mike Engle
Idaho > S Idaho > Castle Rocks > Castle Rocks > Castle Rock - N Spur
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Description

A tough couple moves off the ground and some getting to the last bolt. Might want to stick clip the second bolt because the first won't be enough to keep you off the slab below.

There is a second pitch that works it way up and right then finishes on the right side of a prominent pillar, 5.7. Not particularly great second pitch except the view might make it worth it.

Location

Just left of the small chimney, this route goes up a face.

Protection

8-ish bolts to bolted anchors of the first pitch. Chain anchors at the top of the second pitch allows you to get down to the first pitch anchors on "No Climb for Old Men"

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No Climb for Old Men
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Fun climb, but don't blow the second clip.  Could be an ankle breaker.<br>
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But I'm an 'Old Man'
[Hide Photo] Fun climb, but don't blow the second clip. Could be an ankle breaker. But I'm an 'Old Man'

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Andy Laakmann
Bend, OR
 
[Hide Comment] I was happy to stick clip the second bolt! Sep 2, 2017