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Trailside Castle Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,398'
Location: 39.26267, -105.10462 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Furthermore on Jul 22, 2016
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Description 

The Trailside Castle is a large buttress of rock near the trail to the fire tower. It's above the 1/2 way sign but before the Zinn Overlook. There is a bench on the trail that sits across from the rock.

There are plenty of possibilities for more traditional climbs along with some face climbs on the west side of the rock.

Getting off the formation can be problematic as there are no rappel anchors. We did find an old rusted ring piton on top.

Getting There 

Follow the Fire Tower Trail for ~25 minutes, and look for the rock formation on the right.

Climbing Season

For the Devil's Head area.

Weather station 7.3 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: From the ground, next to the trail.

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