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

Type:  Sport, 3 pitches, 290'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Hauter, North
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jun 20, 2004
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This route is located on the west side of Castle Rock and is the second bolted route on the west side gully. The start is in a group of manhogany trees.

This route consists of three pitches of 5.7-5.8 face climbing that is well protected. Nothing too exicting, but a fun outing to the top of the formation. Rap the route with a single 60M.



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About halfway up the first pitch of Zinger. September 2008.
About halfway up the first pitch of Zinger. Septem...
Another day at the office... <br /> <br />You can't take your eyes of him for a minute...
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The final moves to the third pitch anchors.
The final moves to the third pitch anchors.
looking up the steep start <br />
looking up the steep start
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By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 17, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Well Protected and probably as good a route as you can find at the grade, Have fun!! Don't worry about the run out at the beginning of pitch 2, it's easy to get there!!

By Skiholzer
From: Hyde Park
Oct 2, 2011

I made the mistake of combining pitches 2 & 3. It can be done but the rope drag is horrendous, especially with the traverse at the start of pitch 3. I would have enjoyed this alot more had we done it in 3 ptiches.

By benjaminleaton
From: Sandy, UT
May 20, 2012

My wife and I did the first two pitches as one with our 70M rope. We could have made it all the way to the top of the third with that length of rope, but the rope drag made us stop at the second set of anchors.

By Hendo
From: Denver, CO
Jul 23, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Stay on the main trail (don't hike up near Castle Rock from the parking lot). When you walk around to the west side, you'll see a trail that splits off the main trail with a sign for routes near this route. Take that trail. We hiked up along Castle Rocks all the way to this route and it was a bit rough.

The route though was great! I thought it was a very well sustained 5.8. Lots of great vertical exposure as well. Even a bit of fun exposed slab moves at the top of pitch two! The start of the first pitch was actually the most interesting pitch for me.

By Mark Roth
From: Boulder
Oct 20, 2012

Way better than the snack cake! You couldn't find holds this good in a gym!

By bsmoot
Jun 17, 2013

At the top of the 2nd pitch, I continued past the belay bolts for 20 more feet to the comfortable belay ledge. The single bolt can be backed up with some small TCU's or by jamming the rope in a wide spot behind the ledge....way better belay.

By Trevor.
Sep 5, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Well protected and fun climbing. Be careful pulling your rope down from the first rappel, we got our rope stuck in the ledge/crack at the bottom of the 3rd pitch.

From: Alpine, Utah
Dec 2, 2013

May be my favorite climb ever! Probably have done it over 100 times. Sometimes two or three times in a day. Before breakfast, during lunch, after dinner. Climbed it in the dark, in the sun, in the wind, in the winter. Perfect length of hiking approach, perfect angle of climbing, perfect holds, perfect down climb, perfect everything!