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Castle Lake Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Joey Faust on Sep 27, 2008
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Castle Lake has about 2 dozen climbs with trad, sport and mixed lines. Solitude climbing at this crag and you are only .2 mile from the mirror lake highway. The only company will be your belay partner and the local pika. The routes range from 5.6 to a 5.12. This is a great place to warm up in the fall or on a cold morning, lots of sun.

Getting There 

Park just around the corner past Camp Steiner coming from Kamas. Look for an old paved road going nowhere on the right side of the road. Currently it is blocked by boulders on the pavement. Travel up the hill across from where you parked heading North. .25 mile and your there. Hike over the talus to the crag.

Climbing Season

For the Uinta Mountains area.

Weather station 12.5 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Lake

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Lake:
Hair Raiser   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 45'   
Thor's Unhappy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 65'   
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Thor's Unhappy 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Utah : Uinta Mountains : Castle Lake
3 overhangs to get you pumped. This climb stays 5.10 at the 1st overhang. Easy till then. Don't waste all you energy on the 1st one cause you will be spent for the next two. The holds are there but good luck finding them. The climb doesn't look that tough but for me it was a great pump. Popeye forearms....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Alec LaLonde
Jul 24, 2011
The map in the guidebook is pretty awful for this crag -- trend left (W) while following the directions here and you'll come across the lake in no time.
By William Kramer
From: Kemmerer, WY
Jul 20, 2015
You can also just keep going in a westerly direction from Butterfly Lake, about 20 min from Butterfly Lake campground.

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