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Castle Rock - South Side
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True Grit 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Mark & Shirley Spencer, 1990
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Feb 27, 2007
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The Climb 

This short face climb is on the south face of Castle Rock, sporting bolts up a rounded ramp of sorts. It has arguably the lowest placed protection bolt I've ever seen (see photo). Climbing directly to this bolt is probably the hardest move, although it is easily circumnavigated by climbing the trough just a few feet to the right then up the route.


The Gear 

4 bolts



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By Jon Leicht
Apr 23, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

This one felt easier than 5.9. Outside of the first bouldery move (could be the 5.9) the rest was cake and almost not worth pulling out the rope. better climbs for the grade nearby

By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Nov 28, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

If the 5.9 start seems too tame, try moving 4 feet left (3 ft left of the down jacket) and do a bouldery direct start, pulling the bulge on palming fiction. More challenging at 5.10d).

By metcalfd
From: Reston VA
Mar 12, 2012

4 bolts to protect but no bolted anchors (WTF!!). Had to down climb to get my draws back. It's an easy walk off on the other side but still makes little sense. Good route for friction climbing though! Crux is definitely from the start to just past the first bolt.

By Canon
Nov 17, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Just do this as a 5.9 bouldering problem. The crux is getting up past the first bolt. The rest is a waste of time and rope life. There is no bolted anchor up top and I set a 1-2-3 camalot anchor in the crack high on the right with a directional from the top bolt. Not worth it.