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This trad dome feels of the Sierra, though it's in the Cascades. At about 1,000 feet tall, there are routes for climbers of all abilities on all sides of the rock. Climbing and rock are in some cases excellent, and in other cases quite terrifying.
Hike the VERY long and steadily uphill Castle Crags path from the Vista Point parking area. Hike 2.7 miles to the observation deck, and the west face of the rock will be in front of you in all it's glory.
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North Face - Castle Dome 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a C0 CA : Shasta Cascade : ... : Castle Dome
From the castle dome obsevation deck (recognizable because of the poles pounded into the rock), West Ridge and North Face are dirctly across you on the back of the dome. West Ridge ascends the opposite face and North Face faces a little further left than the dect.To reach the start of both climbs (same first pitch) hike down right of the observation deck, then down the gully beneath the deck until you reach a fir tree with a sling around it. The climbs begin by ascending the dike dirctly acros...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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