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Castle Rock - North Spur

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No Route for Old Men S 
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Castle Rock - North Spur Rock Climbing 

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The North Wall is a good place to get out of the sun on hot days and has several very worth while lines. The rock quality of the routes here is not as superb as the west side but is still good. Routes here tend to be a little "dirty" and with some lichen. This area has several bolted lines along with some gear lines. The far right side of this wall is just around the corner from The Crack House. In spite of being closer to the trailhead than the popular westside, this area receives less traffic and often you can have the wall to yourself.

Getting There 

Follow any one of the trail/roads coming from the trailhead going west, and head to the north corner of Castle Rock. The North Wall is on the left of this, around the corner from The Crack House.

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For the Castle Rock area.

Weather station 14.2 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock - North Spur

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock - North Spur:
No Route for Old Men   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Jesus and Einstein   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Milk Toast   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Hairstyles and Attitudes 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Idaho : Castle Rocks : ... : Castle Rock - North Spur
This arete route has a lot of enjoyable moves and a good position but is somewhat contrived in a couple spots. The start can be skipped by scrambling up some boulders to the right and stepping onto the route above the first bolt, and the crux (just below the roof/right-veering crack) can be by-passed by following the chalked holds left a few feet to the crack and then heading back up and right. Avoiding the crux makes the route around 10b. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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By Curt Nelson
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 29, 2010
The area is called Milk Toast in the Bingham guide. There are a total of six or seven climbs here from 10a on the left to the 11a on the right arete.

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