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Castle Rock Arete - 5.6

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Follow a crack up the arete (north side) of Castle Rock until the angle steepens. Follow the arete up to the top on supriseingly good holds to the top and downclimb the chimney on the other side. This route looks to have been a free solo for some time due to the ware of the rock. Then again, maybe not. Can be top roped by slinging the eye holes on top. No bolts or pro. Good free solo for confident 5.8 leaders.

Submitted by: salamanizer on 2007-01-15
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Route ID: 82607

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  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating X
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2007-01-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good free solo

Looks easier than it is. Did it in my clumsy hikeing boots. It's easy but definately can get the pucker factor going. Fun way to the top of Castle for some T.Ring.

Added: 2007-01-15