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Mount Doom Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Morgan Brown on Oct 14, 2002
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Description 

Mount Doom is a spectacular pyramid-like crag hidden away in the brush of Castle Rock State Park, northwest of Goat Rock. Although visible from below, via the Saratoga Gap Trail, the difficult approach guarantees some degree of solitude, relative to Goat. The easiest route, "Slab Route", is a long and sporty 5.7 on Mount Doom's expansive west face. An amazing number of anchor bolts allow numerous toprope options on other routes.

Getting There 

From the CRSP parking lot, descend toward Castle Rock falls for about 1/2 mile. Follow signs to Goat Rock and continue for another 1/2 mile. Just a short distance past Goat Rock, turn left toward the scenic overlook. Turn right onto a faint use trail about a hundred feet from the overlook proper. The track improves as you descend steeply through Manzanita and Madrone. After a couple hundred yards, you arrive at the shaded south face of Mount Doom.

Climbing Season

For the Castle Rock Area area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Mount Doom

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount Doom:
West Face   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Mount Doom
Rock Climbing Photo: West Face, Mt. Doom

West Face 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Mount Doom
A short route but very fun. It is slightly overhanging with good holds to pull on. Definitely worth doing....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Mount Doom Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Arechiga on, West Face 5.10b
Mike Arechiga on, West Face 5.10b
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Doom Telephoto
BETA PHOTO: Mt. Doom Telephoto

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By Morgan Brown
Nov 8, 2002
Etymology: Mount Doom was named by Chris Hawn. Chris told me in an e-mail that, "I was big on the Lord of the Rings trilogy 20 years ago, and when I/we came across the obelisk from the regular trail, it just seemed plain it was Mount Doom. Plus, as we bushwhacked up to it, we thought we were "doomed" many times! The name seemed appropriate."
By vincent L.
From: Redwood City
Dec 7, 2008
A worthy little crag. The approach is about 25 minutes from the parking lot. The easiest way to set up a TR is to climb the 5.7 slab route. Very pretty views from the top, one can see the ocean.