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Castle Peak Bouldering Rock Climbing 

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Granite bouldering in a beautiful Sierra forest setting. Certain areas are sunny, Treasure Cove can often be full of mosquitoes, definitely a less-traveled area. Super high-quality problems.

A good portion of this info is sourced from . I would highly encourage anyone reading this to pick up the latest and greatest from Tahoe Bouldering Guides. .

Getting There 

From I-80, take the Castle Peak/Boreal Ridge exit. Head north, and either park at the trailhead parking area with everyone else or continue on a rough dirt road (high-clearance vehicle advised, but not strictly necessary), taking your first left past the gate. From here, stay on the main dirt road, passing at least one left-hand turn (do not turn here) and park at an obvious pullout about 0.6 miles in. At this point, you can use a high-clearance vehicle to drive in about 100 yards more if you want to; either way, take a rutted-out (often muddy) road left from the parking pullout to a large meadow. Skirt along the left side of the meadow, following an obvious trail west, across a creek and up and down a little and you'll start finding boulders. Stay on the trail at all times, the trail definitely leads to the boulders. It's about 15-20 minutes to the Under Queen Boulders. Once you have reached the Under Queens, Treasure Cove is another 300yards West; the trail is obvious.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Peak Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Peak Bouldering:
The Nose   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Treasure Cove : Treasure Chest Boulder
Oh My   V4 6B     Boulder   Treasure Cove : Treasure Chest Boulder
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