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Castle Rock - South Face  


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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



Weather station 14.2 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 Castle Rock - South Face:
Little Time   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   
High Times   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 195'   
Big Time   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 4 pitches, 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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Big Time Direct 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  ID : Castle Rocks : ... : Castle Rock - South Face
Took your beginner friends on Big Time for a multipitch outing? Wanted to climb something harder instead? Try this variation to the 3rd pitch or make it a 4th pitch of Big Time! Slabby start to small patina edges, you can run this as a victory pitch and easily clean it. Continue on to the summit or call it a day and rappel from here.You can descend with a 60m in 3 raps....[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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