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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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Castle Rock - East Face:
Smiley Face 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 400'
Crimson Arete 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Castle Rock - East Face
Castles Made of Sand 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a ID : Castle Rocks : ... : Castle Rock - East Face
This route is just left of Crimson Arete and at it's crux, it's easier to cheat over to holds on Crimson Arete and then veer back. The intended crux is on sharp crimps making long reaches. Some fun moves on the rest of the route....[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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