All Locations > California > San Bernardino Mo… > Big Bear Lake Area > Big Bear South > Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwest Face
Avg: 2.6 from 10 votes
|Type:||Sport, 50 ft|
|FA:||Craig Britton & Chris Miller, September 2011|
|Page Views:||1,043 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||C Miller on Sep 10, 2011|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionMake sure your belayer is anchored (a large block at the base can be slung for an anchor) then stem across the chasm to reach the first bolt. Fun climbing up plated face leads to the midway point where the rock changes character and becomes less featured to a crux at the 5th bolt. Higher make a delicate traverse left to gain a good horizontal and progressively larger holds to the top.
The climbing on this route is very reminiscent of Joshua Tree with it's delicate friction moves and tricky sequences and is perhaps best done in cooler weather or the shade.
- Please note the 4th bolt is positioned to best protect the moves ahead so it's a little higher than one would normally like but is easily reached with a power-clip - make a move up to clip the bolt then come back down to the better holds just below. Taller climbers may find no such issue.