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Castle Rock - South Face
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Castle Crack T 
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Hammock Boys S 
Pigeon Wings T 
Roofs, The S 

Castle Crack 

YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Johnny K. on Jul 17, 2011

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Leading Castle Crack, with Big Bear Lake in far ba...

Description 

Located to the right of Pigeon Wings and The Roofs. Starts off in a
thin crack. Meander up and left (10d) or right (10c) to a small alcove, then work your way up the groove.Some call it the best crack in the SB's,that is debatable.

Location 

Located on the south face of Castle Rock, to the right of Pigeon Wings and The Roofs and to the left of Grappling Hooks (dihedral)

Protection 

Gear to 3
couple runners


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Unknown Climber on 9-22-12
Unknown Climber on 9-22-12
Castle Crack
Castle Crack
tying in
tying in
Leading Castle Crack.  Photos by Lauren.  1 Jul 2012.
Leading Castle Crack. Photos by Lauren. 1 Jul 20...
Unknown Climber on 9-22-12
Unknown Climber on 9-22-12
Not the usual crack line.  More face moves than crack jamming.  One of the best climbs in the San Bernadino Mtns.  Fantastic!  1 Jul 2012.
Not the usual crack line. More face moves than cr...
Unknown Climber on 9-22-12
Unknown Climber on 9-22-12
completion (top-rope)
completion (top-rope)

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By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Jul 22, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Really stellar climb - fun and sustained on great rock.