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BETA PHOTO: The Turret, (5.8)
photo credits to Chris Miller
One of the better 5.8's in the SB's! Great features throughout this route and plenty of pro along the way. A great warm-up to the harder moderates on the crag. 3-stars for sure!
This route starts on the left side of the south face of Castle Rock, on the western side (left) of an obvious detached block of rock (The Turret...duh!). Climb up to the obvious crack and follow it up and right to a set of anchors (wired shuts) on an overhanging block. Lower off (80')
Pro to 4", bolted anchors
BETA PHOTO: Photo/topo for Castle Rock (SW Face), Castle Rock...
Christian Sweetsheppard follows The Turret.
Another shot of Christian on this steep and intimi...
Albert Ramirez belayed by Nathan Fitzhugh.
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
May 15, 2011
A very good climb, steep and intimidating but with good pro and good rest opportunities. Highly recommended.
|By Russ Walling|
Jul 10, 2011
Good route on very featured rock. Plenty of pro available just about anywhere.
|By C Miller|
Aug 22, 2011
Somewhat technical jamming and jug pulling for the first 20' are the crux after which it eases off considerably. Near the top the better finish is to head left and join Ball and Chain to topout.
|By Adam Lawrence|
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 29, 2012
First move is like whoa...then it's like oh ok...then you are like ahhhh...but then the last clip at the anchors is like whoa. Good route.