Castle Rock Spire Rock Climbing
castle rocks from the south face moro route
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These two walls face each other. Most routes on Castle Rock Spire get sun in the a.m. and The Fin gets afternoon sun (depending on which rt.). Like most alpine peaks, it can get windy. This area is not crowded, due to a burly approach. Quality rock and amazing views...huge adventure! The Spire is said to have seen less than sixty ascents.
Sequoia Nat. Park, Paradise Creek Tr. starts near Hospital rock. Also approached via Mineral King Tr.
R.J. Secor's "Peaks, Passes and Trails" has full details.
The Moser guidebook "Kings Canyon, Sequoia" is helpful yet vague.
Weather station 8.7 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock Spire
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock Spire:
Featured Route For Castle Rock Spire
East Face 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
: Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP
: ... : Castle Rock Spire
The route is a very steep, direct and continuous line following a crack system from the base to the summit. It offers almost exclusively crack climbing with everything from a thin seam to chimneying. The 5.10 C1 rating is from the first ascent where some french free was used but has since been free climbed via a variation to p2 at 5.11+ by Vitaliy Musiyenko and Max Belyakov. Neither path is an aid climb but it can easily be aided or cruxes can be passed by pulling on gear.The east face of cas...[more] Browse More Classics in California
The cool belay spot. After the crux and some 5.9 y...
The approach from atwell mill
The jungle. This is after the PO, we have changed ...
Castle Rock Spire and the Fin as seen from bobcat ...
BETA PHOTO: CRS as seen from the Fin.
BETA PHOTO: Best Bivi spot. Located on the Fin.
We made it! Pretty happy moment for me.
Castle Rock Spire area. Photo by Blitzo.
From: Visalia, CA
Jul 24, 2013
Descent can now be done with one 70m rope via the East Face route.
By Richard Shore
Apr 5, 2017
~40 ascents as of April 2017. As few as 88 individuals have stood atop this magnificent summit. 6 routes to the top; only 2 have even been repeated (the ones posted here).