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Castle Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.88162, -121.98689 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Salamanizer suchoski on Feb 4, 2013


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Castle Rock is a really long rock, so there are loads of top-rope problems on the south side of the rock. Offering insanely loose rock on routes up to 100 feet, often times a 5.6 climb will turn into a 5.10. But you're on a toprope, so if climbing gets too hard, you can always bail out to the left or right. There are also a selection of topropes on the backside on rock that isn't quite so loose, though the climbs are shorter, from 25' to 50'. The top of this rock is really pointed, so there are dozens of places to put a top anchor on the holes, rocks, and trees in the top area. Although a pain in the butt to get to, this is a fairly good place to bring up someone's confidence in falling. Something will break, and they will fall. The climbs are long and often easy (5.6 - 5.11+) yet sustained.

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For the Pine Canyon area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Start here. Crux is on ridge just before roof in t...

Castle Ridge/Castle Rock Arete 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Castle Rock
Listed as two separate routes in Bay Area Rock. Castle Ridge 5.5R and Castle Rock Arete 5.6X. Start at the base of the obvious spine of rock that eventually leads up towards Castle Rock, the highest rock outcropping in Pine Canyon. Follow the ridge up, with some climbing at the beginning and various points along the ridge. Crux for me was towards the bottom on an insecure feeling slab move. You can climb off the ridge to the left at about half way next to some bolts and a tree. You also climb of...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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