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Castle Rock

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Lat, Long: 38.7813, -108.7407 Map Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: South face of Castle Rock viewed from the highway.
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Description 

Castle Rock is a free-standing landform composed of solid, dark gray metamorphic rock and chossy pink pegmatite. There are two established routes on the landform, one on the south face and one on the north face.


Getting There 

13.3 miles west of Divide Road on the north side of CO Highway 141. Park at the Driggs Mansion pull-off and walk ~20 minutes up the drainage to the obvious landform.


2 Total Routes


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Featured Route For Castle Rock

Crown Jewel 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Castle Rock
Pitch 1: Climb 5.8 hands and fingers in a shallow corner system that trends left to right on soft rock and belay under a small roof (80 ft).Pitch 2: Traverse right under the roof on sketchy, soft pegmatite and then go up the short, obvious finger crack on solid stone(5.10-). Continue to the top via discontinuous 5.9 crack (135 ft). With the soft nature of much of the rock, and lack of sustained climbing, this route is hardly three stars as the guide book suggests. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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