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Castle Rock - East Face

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Castle Rock - East Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: David Tvedt on Apr 20, 2006


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The large eastern face of Castle Rock covers the area from the edge of the North Wall to the edge of the South Face. It has a mix of sport, trad, and mixed, bolt and gear routes. Shade in the afternoon. Less crowded than the west side of Castle Rock.

Getting There 

The fastest approach is to take the south road/trail from the trailhead, and head north on the trail that goes along the east front of the rock. Look for a flagged sign for Crimson Arete and follow the trail uphill to the left. The majority of the routes are in the "notch" on the east face and are reached by the Crimson Arete trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.2 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock - East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock - East Face:
Smiley Face   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   
Crimson Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Crimson Arete 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  ID : Castle Rocks : ... : Castle Rock - East Face
A short, enjoyable route with great arete moves and one hard move about 2/3rds up. May be harder,(10b?) for shorter climbers. This route faces SE and gets late afternoon shade....[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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