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Castle Rock - South Side

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Castle Rock - South Side 

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Elevation: 3,800'
Location: 34.0015, -116.0204 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 3, 2002
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Home to numerous slab routes is this sunny portion of Castle Rock with a classic Joshua Tree approach. Climbs here range from 5.6 to 5.9 in difficulty and tend to be on the gritty side.

Getting There 

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

8 Total Routes

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

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Castle Rock - South Side:
Belly Flop   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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True Grit, 5.9

True Grit 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - South Side
This short face climb is on the south face of Castle Rock, sporting bolts up a rounded ramp of sorts. It has arguably the lowest placed protection bolt I've ever seen (see photo). Climbing directly to this bolt is probably the hardest move, although it is easily circumnavigated by climbing the trough just a few feet to the right then up the route....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Takin a quick seat before tackling some slab routes in the blazing sun.  <br /> <br />"Maybe we should just keep trying music box"
Takin a quick seat before tackling some slab route...
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