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|Type:||Sport, 195 ft (59 m), 2 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Tod Gunter on Apr 13, 2014 · Updates|
|Admins:||GRK, Eric Bluemn, Mike Engle|
The adjacent Castle Rocks State Park and the National Forest Service land to the north remains OPEN TO CLIMBING,
as does the nearby City of Rocks National Reserve.
(2) HIGHLINING IS PROHIBITED
By the authority of the park manager, Highlining at City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park is temporarily prohibited as of August 28, 2019.
The park(s) is reviewing highlining activities. Here are Google Drive links to the closure and the updated Code of Regulations for CIRO. drive.google.com/open?id=1y… and drive.google.com/open?id=1Y…
Arrest and/or hefty fines are likely if caught rock climbing with ropes and gear in the BLM land.
Please respect this closure to ensure access to the open climbing at Castle Rocks is not threatened.
See this link from the Access Fund for additional info and maps: accessfund.org/open-gate-bl…
The "Final Supplementary Rules for the Castle Rocks Land Use Plan Amendment Area, Idaho" is located in the Federal Registry. This document gives the details on the closure but doesn't provide a map. You can check it out here: federalregister.gov/documen…
Pitch 1: 115 ft angling slightly left to chain belay in a depression
Pitch 2: 95 feet: Angle sharply left to gain a slight rib which is followed up to the next belay
It may be possible to join the third pitch of Big Time with a 15 or 20 foot runout.
Can be climbed with just one full rope length then rappelled (one 70M rope, two raps).
Take care especially rappelling the first pitch (or lowering!!). A single 60m rope doesn't reach. Tie a knot or your partner into the blunt (bottom, follower, belay) side of the rope.