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Heel Thyself

5.11a, Sport, 100 ft (30 m),  Avg: 2.6 from 11 votes
FA: Mike Engle and Chris Barnes
Idaho > S Idaho > Castle Rocks > E Sector > Eagle Rock Grove
Warning Access Issue: (1) BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park and US Forest Sevice lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING. US Forest Service Lands closed to new route developement. (2) Highlining temporary ban in place at CIRO/CRSP DetailsDrop down

Description

Start at flake and climb up the flake/shallow right facing corner until you can move left under a small overlap. Continue through the overlap on the left side and crimp up small edges to gain a blunt arete. Eventually the angle eases and bigger holds appear. The climbing continues up a pleasant slab to the anchors. Thanks goes to Brad Shilling for gifting this FA to Chris and I and for his initial cleaning of moss and lichen on this line.

Location

About 70 feet right of Jolly Rancher. Start near a tree on the north side/arete of the Eagle Rock and locate a right facing flake/corner.

Protection

12 or so quickdraws.

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Mike Engle pulling through the second crux sequence.
[Hide Photo] Mike Engle pulling through the second crux sequence.
Mike Engle starting to 'feel better' at the beginning of the crux sequence.  Look for the distinctive flake/shallow corner for the start of the climb.
[Hide Photo] Mike Engle starting to 'feel better' at the beginning of the crux sequence. Look for the distinctive flake/shallow corner for the start of the climb.

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TS Burton
Ogden, Utah
  5.10d
[Hide Comment] The bottom section of this route deserves 4-stars. A great route and nice addition to the Castles. Sep 14, 2015