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Castle Rock - South Face

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Castle Rock - South Face 


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Submitted By: grk10vq on May 6, 2006
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South side of Castle Rock

Description 

Arguable the most popular area at Castle Rocks, the South Face is the place to land when visiting for the first time. Whether by choice or by accident, you will climb here. Popular due to access, the South Face is one of the first and most prominent crags at the Castle. Climbing here covers all bases. There are pure cracks, bolted routes, mixed routes and mult-pitch. Probably the largest feature at Castle Rocks, routes here reach 300 feet in length. Get here early, lines are not uncommon.


Getting There 

Follow the main road past the Ranger Station into Castle Rocks. Drive to the farthest parking lot and walk left/south towards to the base of this obvious dome.


Climbing Season


10 Total Routes


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

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Castle Rock - South Face:
Little Time   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   
Big Time   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 400'   
Castle Keep   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Diamonds in the Rough   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pollo Negro   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
High Road   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Featured Route For Castle Rock - South Face
First pitch of Little Time

Little Time 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  ID : Castle Rocks : ... : Castle Rock - South Face
Not really a crux to this route unless you climb in the middle of an afternoon in summer. First pitch is WAY mellow but the second pitch while mellow is still a lot of fun. I recommend only doing these two pitches and save the top out for "Big Time" route but they easily can link up!...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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