Castle Rock Proper Rock Climbing
Mike Arechiga on, Mega Blast 5.11a.
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.
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.
Weather station 4.6 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
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South Face Center 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b California
: San Francisco Bay Area
: ... : Castle Rock Proper
This is an old moderate problem which has eroded into a more challenging roof move.Ascend a slab to the middle of the lower roof. Fight through this problem with a variety of mantle, heel hook, and funky friction. Apparently, a hold broke off in the last decade and made it a tricky problem. It is particularly challenging for short kids.For a moderate variation (~5.7) you can skirt the first roof on the left, then ascend easier terrain above to the anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in California