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Table of contents

1. Castle Rock 15 routes in Area

Top Rope, Boulder and Unknown

Long/Lat: -122.096103, 37.228505

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Mantle V3Boulder
2 Castle Traverse V0+Boulder

1.1. East Face 4 routes in Area

Top Rope and Unknown

Long/Lat: -122.096064, 37.228481

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Access Route

On the left side of the face, in a slippery worn right facing corner. Gear is poor and the climbing insecure, so be VERY careful if you're soloing this to set TR anchors!

5.4Unknown 49ft
2 Mantle Groove

Up over the caves in the middle of the face.

5.10cTop rope
3 Standard Route

The seam and face right of the cave, behind a tree. Anchor requires long slings.

5.9Top rope 39ft
4 Chimney

The chimney just right of the Standard Route. Take long slings for the anchor.

5.8Top rope

1.2. West Face 9 routes in Area

Top Rope and Boulder

Long/Lat: -122.096134, 37.228523

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 *** Waimea Arete

The honeycomb arete left of Waimea Wall / Roof Route. Bad landing.

V5Boulder 10ft
2 Roof Route

The steep wall and roof left of Farewell to Arms.

5.10aTop rope
3 *** Waimea Wall

The first part of the Roof Route is also a great boulder problem. At the first ledge, walk off left and carefully downclimb via a large tree stump.

V1Boulder 10ft
4 * Farewell To Arms

The steep awkward crack 3m left of the cave, then step right and up the wall to the top. 2 bolt anchor, but take long slings to extend the anchor over the edge.

5.10aTop rope
5 Overhanging Seam

A continuation to Farewell to Arms.

5.12Top rope
6 ** Aeronautical Engineer

The steep left arete of the cave. Anchor shared with Farewell to Arms.

5.11cTop rope
7 Mega Blast

As for Aeronautical Engineer, but move right on the headwall to avoid that route's crux.

5.10cTop rope
8 The Roof

Starts under the shorter right side of the cave, then vaguely left up the headwall.

5.11dTop rope
9 * Chockstone

The crack / groove just right of the cave. 1 bolt + natural gear top rope anchor.

5.9Top rope

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
5.4 Access Route Unknown 49ft 1.1. East Face
5.8 Chimney Top rope 1.1. East Face
5.9 Standard Route Top rope 39ft 1.1. East Face
* Chockstone Top rope 1.2. West Face
V0+ Castle Traverse Boulder 1. Castle Rock
5.10a * Farewell To Arms Top rope 1.2. West Face
Roof Route Top rope 1.2. West Face
V1 *** Waimea Wall Boulder 10ft 1.2. West Face
5.10c Mantle Groove Top rope 1.1. East Face
Mega Blast Top rope 1.2. West Face
V3 Mantle Boulder 1. Castle Rock
5.11c ** Aeronautical Engineer Top rope 1.2. West Face
5.11d The Roof Top rope 1.2. West Face
V5 *** Waimea Arete Boulder 10ft 1.2. West Face
5.12 Overhanging Seam Top rope 1.2. West Face