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Castle Rock - South Face Rock Climbing 

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Arguable the most popular area at Castle Rocks, the South Face is the place to land when visiting for the first time. Whether by choice or by accident, you will climb here. Popular due to access, the South Face is one of the first and most prominent crags at the Castle. Climbing here covers all bases. There are pure cracks, bolted routes, mixed routes and mult-pitch. Probably the largest feature at Castle Rocks, routes here reach 300 feet in length. Get here early, lines are not uncommon.

Getting There 

Follow the main road past the Ranger Station into Castle Rocks. Drive to the farthest parking lot and walk left/south towards to the base of this obvious dome.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.2 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock - South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock - South Face:
Little Time   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   
High Times   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 195'   
Big Time   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   
Castle Keep   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Diamonds in the Rough   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pollo Negro   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
High Road   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Featured Route For Castle Rock - South Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Beginning start of Big Time and racing the light!

Big Time 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  ID : Castle Rocks : ... : Castle Rock - South Face
This route is located on the south slabs of the main formation. This would probably be a 3 star route, if it was not so overbolted. Most climbers will feel OK clipping every other bolt on the majority of this route. There are 4 30M pitches to this route and is a good intro to the area. There are bolted anchors at each belay, so it makes for a quick outing to top of the formation. Rap the route with a single 60M rope.A good way to climb this route is to combine the first and last 2 pitches t...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climbers on South Face routes.
Unknown climbers on South Face routes.
Rock Climbing Photo: South Face from the Southwest.
South Face from the Southwest.

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