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Castle Rock - North Side

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Castle Rock - North Side 


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Elevation: 3,800'
Location: 34.0017, -116.0203 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 28, 2008
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Description 

Shady for most of the day and both steeper and smoother in texture than the southern side, this side of Castle Rock has the bulk of the better routes in the area with rating ranging from 5.0 to 5.11+ although most are in the 5.10 and under range. A nice variety of both cracks and faces are available here with plenty to choose from in the moderate grades.


Getting There 

Approach through the campground to the obvious northern side of Castle Rock.


16 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['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 Rock - North Side:
Diagnostics   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Count Dracula   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
That Old Soft Shoe   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Bella Lugosi   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Richard Shore leading That Old Soft Shoe 5.10d. Photo: Rob Beno

That Old Soft Shoe 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - North Side
In the center of the Northwest face there are two slanting chimney/cracks that join at the top forming a sort of inverted vee. This climb lies roughly 25' left of the left chimney/crack and climbs a section of smooth face protected by six bolts [4 of which were replaced 4/00 - ed.].Due to it's well protected nature and and quality stone this is a popular climb of this area, one that should not be missed....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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