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Castle Rock - North Side

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Diabetics T 
Diagnostics T 
Ground Finale T 
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Love at First Bite T 
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One Point Crack T 
That Old Soft Shoe T 
Transylvania Twist T 
Two Point Crack T 

Castle Rock - North Side Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,800'
Location: 34.0017, -116.0203 View Map  Incorrect?
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Castle Rock (N Face), Joshua Tree NP

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Description 

Shady for most of the day and both steeper and smoother in texture than the southern side, this side of Castle Rock has the bulk of the better routes in the area with rating ranging from 5.0 to 5.11+ although most are in the 5.10 and under range. A nice variety of both cracks and faces are available here with plenty to choose from in the moderate grades.

Getting There 

Approach through the campground to the obvious northern side of Castle Rock.

Climbing Season

For the Castle Rock area.

Weather station 9.2 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock - North Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock - North Side:
Diagnostics   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
That Old Soft Shoe   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Count Dracula   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Bella Lugosi   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
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