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Rapunzel's Hair S 

North Castle Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,904'
Location: 38.99005, -119.90885 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Isolated from most of the climbing at Castle Rock, Rapunzel's Hair 5.7 feels more like a 5.9, is private, and only a stone's throw from a summit vista. The view at the top of Rapunzel faces West toward the lake and is breathtaking.

Getting There 

To find Rapunzel's Hair 5.7 go North at a trail marker on a rock just after the Castle Gates. The trail wanders unnecessarily between two large boulders. From here, hike the trail in the general direction of the North West end of Castle Rock until the lake is in view and you come around to a rocky gully that can be scrambled to the summit. Look for bolts! Rapunzel's Hair 5.7 can be found on the Left side of this gully.

Climbing Season

For the Tahoe (Nevada) area.

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

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Rapunzel's Hair 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  NV : Tahoe (Nevada) : ... : North Castle
A nice tall climb with an epic view of the lake! This route predates the 2015 development project but the hardware is modern. It's originally rated at 5.7, and although the start feels quite moderate, a transition from juggier holds to a bumpy but polished face climb crux feels more like a 5.9. Still moderate, but heady for a "5.7" lead. Good holds, fun moves, variety in the terrain. Lower off....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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