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Description 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.3 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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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route as seen from the approach trail

Castle Dome - 4th class route CA : Shasta Cascade : ... : Castle Dome
This is the descent route for climbs going to the summit of the dome. It also makes for a great scramble in its own right.Start on the left hand side of the dome and follow weaknesses and ramps up to the summit. The route never exceeds 4th class but a fall in many spots would be fatal....[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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