This is the next small chunk of rock to the left (west) of Window Rock on Castle Mountain. It's a bit higher than Window Rock. From a distance it looks like a decent-sized rock, but it's pretty small...three pitches at most. You could combine this with South Ridge on Window Rock for a tiny, 6 pitch adventure, but you'd still have loads of time on your hands.
Figure out a legal approach from US 34. Get a decent bearing from the road...you may have trouble seeing the crag from the woods.
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This is a 2-3 pitch line on the right side of the west face of this rock. It climbs slightly better than it looks.P1. Ascend a nice, left-facing dihedral, going about 80' to a tree. Continue up on broken terrain to a ledge at 130'. 5.7.P2. Continue up over a boulder, then go into a crack, then a chimney, sneak through, go until you get too much rope drag. 5.7+.P3. Continue up to the top, there is a big step along the way. 5.5.Walkoff north and down and right....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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