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Castle Rock - Southeast Face

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Chainmail T 
Crocs in the Moat T 
Crossbow T 
Drawbridge, The TR 
Knightline T 
Murder Hole, The T 
Round Table T 
Taj T 

Castle Rock - Southeast Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 21, 2007

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Castle Rock - Southeast Face, Big Bear


The Southeast Face is located in a recessed area between the Castle Rock - South Face on the left and the Castle Rock - Black Tower Buttress on the right.

Lots of moderate cracks are found here with Round Table (5.6), Chainmail (5.6) and Crossbow (5.8) being among the best. Additionally, the mostly bolted Knightline (5.10a) is found here as well.

Getting There 

Walk along the trail at the base to reach this portion of Castle Rock which is located just left of the Black Tower Buttress.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock - Southeast Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock - Southeast Face:
Chainmail   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Crossbow   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Drawbridge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Knightline   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Knightline 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Castle Rock - Southeast Fac...
The first bolt is about 40 feet up but you can place gear on easy 5.8+ cracks to the first bolt if you don't feel comfortable running it out. The crux is found when you have to pull the roof although you have very good hands and a bolt right at your waist. The final crux is moving to the last bolt kind of a tricky slab move on thin hands. This one is rope stretcher a 60 m rope was not long enough to lower all the way to the ground. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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