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Castle Rock - Southwest Face
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The Turret 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Dave Daly on Aug 9, 2010

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Description 

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!


Location 

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')


Protection 

Pro to 4", bolted anchors



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Another shot of Christian on this steep and intimidating climb.
Another shot of Christian on this steep and intimi...
The Turret, (5.8) <br /> <br /> <br />photo credits to Chris Miller
BETA PHOTO: The Turret, (5.8)


photo credits to Chris Miller
Christian Sweetsheppard follows The Turret.
Christian Sweetsheppard follows The Turret.
Albert Ramirez belayed by Nathan Fitzhugh.
Albert Ramirez belayed by Nathan Fitzhugh.
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By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
May 15, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A very good climb, steep and intimidating but with good pro and good rest opportunities. Highly recommended.

By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Jul 10, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Good route on very featured rock. Plenty of pro available just about anywhere.

By C Miller
Administrator
Aug 22, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

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.