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Castle Ridge/Castle Rock Arete 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b X

   
Type:  Trad, 500'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b X [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Fall
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Submitted By: Jason Schmidt on Sep 11, 2016

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Description 

Listed as two separate routes in Bay Area Rock. Castle Ridge 5.5R and Castle Rock Arete 5.6X.
Start at the base of the obvious spine of rock that eventually leads up towards Castle Rock, the highest rock outcropping in Pine Canyon. Follow the ridge up, with some climbing at the beginning and various points along the ridge. Crux for me was towards the bottom on an insecure feeling slab move. You can climb off the ridge to the left at about half way next to some bolts and a tree. You also climb off the ridge just before Castle Rock Arete. But if you continue you are quickly vertical again, a bit steeper then the ridge, but not hard. At the top climb to the left on carved holds from the summit (Summit Route 5.2) to descend. A fun short adventure right in the Bay.

Protection 

This is a solo, no decent gear for most of the route.


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Rock Climbing Photo: View down the ridge from the midway bolts and 1st ...
BETA PHOTO: View down the ridge from the midway bolts and 1st ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Start here. Crux is on ridge just before roof in t...
BETA PHOTO: Start here. Crux is on ridge just before roof in t...

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