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Description 

The setting for one of the the fist and early, outdoor climbing competitions, The Comp Wall is rich in history and controversy. Top climbers came from all over to compete in the 1989 climbing competition. The scene of big controversy, this Tony Yaniro brainchild featured chipped, glued, and bolted on holds. Unaccepted at the time, most forms of climbing media decided to purposely scorn coverage of the event due to the added holds, some climbers even left the event after seeing the construction. Since the competition, nearly all of the fabrication has been removed. The men's semi-final route has been decommissioned, whereas the Women's Semi-Qualifier route still exists. The men's final route, Redrum is still there and remains a classic test-piece.

Great rock, long varied routes, and an interesting history make this one of the best areas at Castle Rocks. Home of some of the park's hardest climbs, this area still has something for everyone. With nearly a route at every grade, sport, trad, and mixed, it'd be hard not find something to climb. Bring gear, draws, and at least a 60m rope.

Getting There 

Follow well-signed paths north of the parking lot. A 20 minute walk on a solid path leads directly to the wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.8 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',9],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Comp Rock:
Handy   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Comp Rock - East Face
Continental Crust   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   Comp Rock - East Face
Shop and Compare   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 260'   The Comp Wall
Mantle Dynamics   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Comp Rock - East Face
Companeros   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 90'   The Comp Wall
Splitter   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   The Comp Wall
No Competition   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Comp Wall
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Shop and Compare 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  ID : Castle Rocks : ... : The Comp Wall
This is a great journey through steep patina plates, cracks, and edges. P1: Follow the ramp to the left of the Splitter crack. Use a finger/hand crack (gear) to reach the first bolt. Angle back right to reach the steep juggy face above. P2: Continue up the wall with more steep climbing to belay on a good ledge. A small wire could be placed after the last bolt, but it is easier here.P3: Angle left to hit the arete for the final bolted pitch.I highly recommend linking P1 and P2 with a 70M rope. A...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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