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Castle Lake has about 2 dozen climbs with trad, sport and mixed lines. Solitude climbing at this crag and you are only .2 mile from the mirror lake highway. The only company will be your belay partner and the local pika. The routes range from 5.6 to a 5.12. This is a great place to warm up in the fall or on a cold morning, lots of sun.
Park just around the corner past Camp Steiner coming from Kamas. Look for an old paved road going nowhere on the right side of the road. Currently it is blocked by boulders on the pavement. Travel up the hill across from where you parked heading North. .25 mile and your there. Hike over the talus to the crag.
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Thor's Unhappy 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport, 65'
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Thor's Unhappy 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a UT : Uinta Mountains : Castle Lake
3 overhangs to get you pumped. This climb stays 5.10 at the 1st overhang. Easy till then. Don't waste all you energy on the 1st one cause you will be spent for the next two. The holds are there but good luck finding them. The climb doesn't look that tough but for me it was a great pump. Popeye forearms....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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