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Castle Corner - 5.10b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 100
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Trad)
Pro to 4", gear anchors, rap slings atop P1 and P2
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Excellent crack climbing with mostly hands and fingers, with spots of double offwidth fun. P1 (5.10a, 100'): Up obvious southeast dihedral via corner crack and flakes on face to its left. Worn rap anchor slings may warrant a backup piece. P2 (5.10b, 120'): Ascend converging double cracks to exciting topout onto belay ledge to climber's right, with what looked like rap slings about 10' along the horizontal to the left of that. P3 (5.10b/a, 180'): Continue up either of two cracks (left .10b, right .10a), then continue up for total of 180 ft to the top. Depending on the direction the clouds are moving, one may not be able to see a storm rolling in from this side of the formation.

Descent Options:

Down climb the summit block to the south gully, then down scramble that wide gully. This is the wider of two gullies to the left of the start of the route.

Submitted by: baja_java on 2007-07-11
Views: 387
Route ID: 86881

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: baja_java on 2007-07-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

long, steep, loose approach hiked. leads swung. enduro 2nd pitch with great finish. beautiful views. rewarding day

Added: 2007-07-04