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|Type:||Trad, 122 ft (37 m)|
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|Shared By:||Brian in SLC on Mar 7, 2016|
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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…
Start up the low angle face and place a piece of pro (.5 Camalot or thereabouts) in the crack on the flake features right side. Sandy step up to the first clip below a couple of protruding knobs.
Go left and right to keep the route doable. Improbably sweet transitions off mantles and friction moves.
NOTE (!!): a single 70m rope just barely works for this route. Please (please) tie a knot in the bottom of your rope if you plan on lowering off from this route.
Rappel if you have a pair of 50 or 60m ropes. Carefully lower (again, knot in the end of the rope!) if you have a 70m rope.
Can be continued up the upper pitches of Little Time or Big Time.