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Cleft Palace S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gullet T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Patriot, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Dale Ralphs, 2003
Page Views: 73 total, 9/month
Shared By: JaySnow on Mar 19, 2017
Admins: grk10vq, WAGbag, Mike Engle

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BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING Details


From DB's 2016 guide: "Start in the back of the alcove with the wooden bench and move left and up to chains. Bolted on lead." Clip your first two bolts (one on very low-angle, the other another 10 feet up) then start looking left. Do not clip the next two bolts higher up the alcove -- these seem to go nowhere at all! 7 or 8 more bolts along some nice classic Castle granite up to some solid 5.9 slab.


Head up into the alcove from the wooden "benches." Watch rope drag on sharp granite.


9 or 10 bolts to chains.


Dale Ralphs took me and Dottie Cross to this route on 9/17/06. He had already established the route and used my new rope to rap from the top and do some maintenance, while Dottie and I climbed nearby routes, including Cleft Palace and a route named "Back from Iraq" (5.8). Apr 16, 2017