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Castle Rock Proper Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.2284, -122.0961 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Situated in a rolling woodland some three thousand feet above the Silicon Valley, in summer Castle Rock attracts many boulderers and climbers. The 50-foot Castle Rock (el. 3,214') boast a number of worthy TRs, some of which like "Aeronautical Engineer" (5.11b), "Mega Blast" (5.10c) and "Farewell to Arms" (5.10a) are established local classics. The surrounding area also contains dozens of uniquely shaped boulders, like the Beak, the Spoon, the Pyramid, and the Magoos, all within a few minutes walk of the main east face.

Getting There 

Walking up a wide trail about 1/4 mile from the Main Castle Rock State Park parking lot will bring you to the center of the action.

Addendum: There are 2 trails that for a loop that go to Castle Rock. The left trail out of the parking lot seems easier.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock Proper

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock Proper:
Farewell to Arms   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Climber in the Chimney @ Castle Rock Proper

Chimney 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Castle Rock Proper
This is a chimney climb located on the right side of the south face of Castle Rock. It can be top-roped (or lead).The crux may be near the start where you fight some awkward moves to get established in the chimney.It may be tougher for small kids. It is also used for guiding....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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