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Castle Rock - South Face

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Castle Rock - South Face  


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Elevation: 7,400'
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 21, 2007
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Description 

The south face is the tallest, most striking portion of Castle Rock and home to some of the finest routes in the area with solid, well-featured stone that's enjoyable to climb. The area does get fairly hot in the summer sun - so beware.

Pigeon Wings (5.8), Castle Crack (5.10c) and The Roofs (5.10d) are all recommended routes here.

Getting There 

Hike the trail along the base to reach this portion of Castle Rock.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.5 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['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 - South Face:
Castle Crack   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Roofs   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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The Roofs

The Roofs 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Castle Rock - South Face
Right next to Pigeon Wings. This climbs the obvious roofs then intersects with the top face portion of Pigeon Wings (9 bolts). Some foot/hand holds are prone to flaking off, be mindful of pulling off flakes....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Jeff Edge
Aug 12, 2014
Hey does anybody know what the bolted route on the arete is between the Kremlin Wall (on the left) and Knightline (on the right)? The route felt pretty new.
By duh
Aug 14, 2014
The route is called. King of the Castle, 12a. Fa Sam Owings, Jack Marshall, Cecila Hernandez 5-25-2014
By Jeff Edge
Oct 19, 2014
Just saw you replied, thanks! Pretty sweet route, thanks to the aforementioned people as well.