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Castle Rock Proper Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.2284, -122.0961 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bruce Morris on Feb 15, 2005


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Situated in a rolling woodland some three thousand feet above the Silicon Valley, in summer Castle Rock attracts many boulderers and climbers. The 50-foot Castle Rock (el. 3,214') boast a number of worthy TRs, some of which like "Aeronautical Engineer" (5.11b), "Mega Blast" (5.10c) and "Farewell to Arms" (5.10a) are established local classics. The surrounding area also contains dozens of uniquely shaped boulders, like the Beak, the Spoon, the Pyramid, and the Magoos, all within a few minutes walk of the main east face.

Getting There 

Walking up a wide trail about 1/4 mile from the Main Castle Rock State Park parking lot will bring you to the center of the action.

Addendum: There are 2 trails that for a loop that go to Castle Rock. The left trail out of the parking lot seems easier.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock Proper

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock Proper:
Farewell to Arms   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jaclyn Paik, 10, trying to pull the roof.  Photo c...

South Face Center 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Castle Rock Proper
This is an old moderate problem which has eroded into a more challenging roof move.Ascend a slab to the middle of the lower roof. Fight through this problem with a variety of mantle, heel hook, and funky friction. Apparently, a hold broke off in the last decade and made it a tricky problem. It is particularly challenging for short kids.For a moderate variation (~5.7) you can skirt the first roof on the left, then ascend easier terrain above to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Kathy K.
From: SLT CA
Feb 22, 2015
SINGLE SHOE FOUND Castle Rock trail La Sportive 35 1/2 Feb 21 15. Happy to mail it to you, will mail to the ranger station next week if no reply here. KK

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