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This small face is the first one reached on the hike from Highway 18 and is identified by a distinct wide crack behind a large pine tree. There are but a handful of routes here with most having names that follow a theme of sorts - Easy As Your Sister's Best Friend (5.5), Black Tower Crack (5.7), Easy As Your Best Friend's Sister (5.10b) and Hard as Your Husband (5.10c), which climbs the prominent offwidth crack.
Hiking the trail from Highway 18 takes you right past this wall; the rest of Castle Rock lies around to the left if facing the wall. Plan on a 20-30 minute approach from the car.
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Black Tower Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
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Black Tower Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Castle Rock - East Face
Start up twin cracks with a wide section on the left and climb up about 15' or so to where the angle kicks back and jugs appear on the face to the left. Higher up another steep section is encountered just before the top.Note: there are several second pitch options available which start from the anchors atop this route. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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