The Southwest Face is slightly shorter and less steep than the South Face with several moderate cracks and a couple of sport routes. Morning shade and then sun until fairly late in the day.
Hike west along the base past the South Face until you reach this portion of Castle Rock.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Castle Rock - Southwest Face:
The Sphynx 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
The Turret 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 90'
Ball and Chain 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Cryptology 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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Ball and Chain 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Castle Rock - Southwest Fac...
This climb is a definite must. If you come here climb this one at least once! Ball & Chain makes for a good warmup, it will definitly get your blood flowing especially at the hairy moves at the last bolt! Other people have rated this climb a 10a although I am not so sure, it was a little hairy but not hairy enough to give a .10a. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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