Castle Rock - South Face Rock Climbing
Unknown climbers on South Face routes.
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Arguable the most popular area at Castle Rocks, the South Face is the place to land when visiting for the first time. Whether by choice or by accident, you will climb here. Popular due to access, the South Face is one of the first and most prominent crags at the Castle. Climbing here covers all bases. There are pure cracks, bolted routes, mixed routes and mult-pitch. Probably the largest feature at Castle Rocks, routes here reach 300 feet in length. Get here early, lines are not uncommon.
Follow the main road past the Ranger Station into Castle Rocks. Drive to the farthest parking lot and walk left/south towards to the base of this obvious dome.
Weather station 14.2 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock - South Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock - South Face:
Big Time 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 4 pitches, 400'
Oh My Gosh 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 2 pitches, 195'
Castle Keep 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Pollo Negro 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
High Road 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'
Featured Route For Castle Rock - South Face
High Times 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a ID
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Awkward thoughtful fun more easily climbed by the dedicated yoga enthusiast.Start up the low angle face and place a piece of pro (.5 Camalot or thereabouts) in the crack on the flake features right side. Sandy step up to the first clip below a couple of protruding knobs.Go left and right to keep the route doable. Improbably sweet transitions off mantles and friction moves.NOTE (!!): a single 70m rope just barely works for this route. Please (please) tie a knot in the bottom of your rope if y...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
South Face from the Southwest.
South side of Castle Rock