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YES, i hve climb the standard route on Castle rock twice . The first time was in 1986, we did the whole climb in a day the hike was a tough one hauling gear to the base of the Kors route was a lot of effort. A great climb, the secund time, we climb to the Grand Ledge and did Star DUST Cowboy, a great bolt latter, the exposure is out of this world and connects you back to the Kor Ingals route.I like to add we stayed at the base of the rock and hike up during the early afternoon for our second try, worked out real well. I have not been back since 1989. This climb is the greatest climbs i have done in Utah!The climb helped me do a new route on the Mace climb in Sedona, Az called Thompson Ladder in 1988, no climber has ever climb the highest tower on the Mace . My friend and i climb the North face of the higher tower, we had to use a lot of aid equipment however, no one has repeated the route because, of the ethics on aid climbing in Sedona, however, the higher tower has been climb and my webbing is still visible 200feet up, we jump back to the smaller tower and rappelled the standart route.I got the idea from climbing Star Dust Cowboy, lot of bolts however, a great climb. In 1990 Sedona regulars rip the bolts out of Thompson Ladder. However, the route was climb intill the valley climbers decided to play God in their own back yard, could not see the aid bolts now they are gone however, you can see hand chalk all over the wall and the trail is dstroyed hiking up the Thompson trail to the Mace looks like a herd of elephants crushed all the flowers s on the way to the base of the climb.My family were the first settlers in Sedona they would be shockd to see the trail they built in the early 50s
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