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The Point Butress(Main Wall)

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Another Year Gone  S 
Break Away S 
Brown Streak S 
Chiminey  T 
Fun Employed S 
High Road, The S 
Lucky Streak S 
Nasty Lite S 
Optional Ethics S 
Orange Peel S 
Sleepless Nights  S 
Streaker S 
Swindled S 
Turret, The S 

The Point Butress(Main Wall) Rock Climbing 

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A bit lower angle than the rest of Castle Rock, this wall offers a good collection of sport and trad routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.11d. Hence this area is a good warm up area and can get a little crowded at the beginning of the day. Like most routes at Castle Rock, the routes involve blocky features, edges, and technical movement.

Getting There 

From the parking lot, follow the trail up and right. You can either wait until you see the Predator Wall and cut left up a trail or do so earlier if you know your way around the area.

This wall is just left of the Predator Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.9 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Point Butress(Main Wall)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Point Butress(Main Wall):
AGR   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 75'   
Another Year Gone    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Break Away   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 75'   
Sleepless Nights    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Orange Peel   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Lucky Streak   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Fun Employed   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 85'   
Brown Streak   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Swindled   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Streaker   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Turret   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Swindled 11a/b Right before the final crux.

Swindled 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Tennessee : Castle Rock : The Point Butress(Main Wall...
Moderate start leads to pumpy 3 bolt section over a "roof". Route eases back for a little bit before the final push to the end. The last crux involves an intriguing finger crack and a good crimper up high and left. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Tennessee

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