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East Sector of Castle Rocks

Description 

The eastern sector of Castle Rocks is a scattered, spread of monoliths, domes and faces. More of an adventure lies to those who travel here, but great climbing awaits. The closest and more recognized crag here includes the famous Comp Wall. These are some of the more stunning crags and most concentrated. The majority of this sector is comprised of smaller, less obvious, and sometimes hard to locate crags.

Approach time will vary, but most crags will be found by breaking off the main double-track road/trail that leads to the very end of the sector.


Getting There 

The best approach is from the Ranch House parking area. Walk along the double-track road that skirts the cattle fence. Look for signs to designated crags. Expect about a half-mile walk and don't bushwack, theres a trail for every crag.


55 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for East Sector:
Pork Chop   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Heffalump
Nacho Libre   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Taco
Handy   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Comp Rock : Comp Rock - East Face
Vote for Pedro   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Taco
Taco Time   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Taco
Taco Chip   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Taco
Mole' Problano   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Taco
Continental Crust   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   Comp Rock : Comp Rock - East Face
Shop and Compare   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 260'   Comp Rock : The Comp Wall
Big Kahuna   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Tidal Wave
Mantle Dynamics   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Comp Rock : Comp Rock - East Face
Taco Supreme   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 80'   The Taco
Companeros   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 90'   Comp Rock : The Comp Wall
Tidal Wave   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Tidal Wave
Splitter   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   Comp Rock : The Comp Wall
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Featured Route For East Sector
Shop and Compare climbs the brown wall that is in the shade.

Shop and Compare 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 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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Looking towards the Comp Wall with the Taco on the far right
Looking towards the Comp Wall with the Taco on the...
Comp Wall dominating the view
Comp Wall dominating the view
True Grit and the Duke
True Grit and the Duke
Hiking into the east side of the Castle in mid December
Hiking into the east side of the Castle in mid Dec...
Taco, Fence Line, and the Heffalump
Taco, Fence Line, and the Heffalump
The Castle in March. Taco on the far left, Fenceline on the far right
The Castle in March. Taco on the far left, Fenceli...
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