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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.

All routes decend of the hiking trail, which is a 15 minute third class scramble down some frictiony surfaces on the West side of the rock heading back to the observation deck.

There are no access issues, and you can camp closeby if you don't feel like making the trek back to the car at night.

Getting There 

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.

Many routes start on the other side of the rock, and there are many approaches and strategies to getting to those.

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Castle Dome:
Castle Dome - 4th class route   X     Trad, 5 pitches, 840'   
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Here's me at the bolts on the 6th pitch.  You can also see Aron and his silly-looking helmet smiling for the camera.

North Face - Castle Dome 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 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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Angela on the 4th pitch of the Dike Route IV 5.10+
Angela on the 4th pitch of the Dike Route IV 5.10+
A good view of the Southeastern face of Castle Dome.
BETA PHOTO: A good view of the Southeastern face of Castle Dom...
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