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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 3 pitches, 290'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Hauter, North
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jun 20, 2004

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BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING MORE INFO >>>


This route is located on the west side of Castle Rock and is the second bolted route on the west side gully. The start is in a group of manhogany trees.

This route consists of three pitches of 5.7-5.8 face climbing that is well protected. Nothing too exicting, but a fun outing to the top of the formation. Rap the route with a single 60M.



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Rock Climbing Photo: The final moves to the third pitch anchors.
The final moves to the third pitch anchors.
Rock Climbing Photo: Another day at the office...  You can't take your ...
Another day at the office... You can't take your ...
Rock Climbing Photo: looking up the steep start
looking up the steep start
Rock Climbing Photo: About halfway up the first pitch of Zinger. Septem...
About halfway up the first pitch of Zinger. Septem...

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By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 17, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Well Protected and probably as good a route as you can find at the grade, Have fun!! Don't worry about the run out at the beginning of pitch 2, it's easy to get there!!
By Skiholzer
From: Hyde Park
Oct 2, 2011

I made the mistake of combining pitches 2 & 3. It can be done but the rope drag is horrendous, especially with the traverse at the start of pitch 3. I would have enjoyed this alot more had we done it in 3 ptiches.
By benjaminleaton
From: Sandy, UT
May 20, 2012

My wife and I did the first two pitches as one with our 70M rope. We could have made it all the way to the top of the third with that length of rope, but the rope drag made us stop at the second set of anchors.
By Hendo Henderson
From: Denver, CO
Jul 23, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Stay on the main trail (don't hike up near Castle Rock from the parking lot). When you walk around to the west side, you'll see a trail that splits off the main trail with a sign for routes near this route. Take that trail. We hiked up along Castle Rocks all the way to this route and it was a bit rough.

The route though was great! I thought it was a very well sustained 5.8. Lots of great vertical exposure as well. Even a bit of fun exposed slab moves at the top of pitch two! The start of the first pitch was actually the most interesting pitch for me.
By Mark Roth
From: Boulder
Oct 20, 2012

Way better than the snack cake! You couldn't find holds this good in a gym!
By bsmoot
Jun 17, 2013

At the top of the 2nd pitch, I continued past the belay bolts for 20 more feet to the comfortable belay ledge. The single bolt can be backed up with some small TCU's or by jamming the rope in a wide spot behind the ledge....way better belay.
By Trevor.
From: Boise, ID
Sep 5, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Well protected and fun climbing. Be careful pulling your rope down from the first rappel, we got our rope stuck in the ledge/crack at the bottom of the 3rd pitch.
From: Alpine, Utah and Almo, Idaho
Dec 2, 2013

This is one of my favorite climb ever! Probably have done it over 100 times. Sometimes two or three times in a day. Before breakfast, during lunch, after dinner. Climbed it in the dark, in the sun, in the wind, in the winter. Perfect length of hiking approach, perfect angle of climbing, perfect holds, perfect down climb, perfect everything!
By Joshua Benjamin
From: Nampa, Idaho
Jun 23, 2014

I'm not sure of the run out mentioned at the beginning of the 2nd pitch? I thought it was well protected. Be careful pulling your rope after the first rappel, it can get stuck in the crack of the ledge at the beginning of the 3rd pitch (like me and my partner did). Fun climb!
By Dan Mathews
Aug 11, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Probably the most fun of all the climbs I did in the area over a week. Did it in the sun, in the rain, as a finish to fruit pie ... Did it 3 times in a week. I was smiling and laughing the whole way up!
By Jenn Krogue
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Nov 21, 2015

Josh - Lauren and I got the rope stuck after the first rappel too :( Thankfully that rap station is right there, but it was a sketchy down climb back to the belay station.) And the rope was stuck stuck.

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