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Midway Direct, Upper Castle Rock - 5.6

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (12)
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Gear to 2" plus anchors
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.25/5
  Scenery 4.25/5
  Fun Factor 4.25/5

Description:

From the top of Jello Tower step across to the face and climb straight up, as the name implies. SO FUN I could kick myself for waiting so long to do it. Walk off (bring shoes)

Submitted by: krustyklimber on 2002-03-08
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Route ID: 13380

12 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Matt_Akers on 2008-05-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Tick

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Added: 2011-08-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climbordiecow on 2006-05-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars untouched shattered ranges

Kristin and I put this up. Super cruiser. Big gear.

Added: 2010-11-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: losinghand on 2010-08-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great classic route

Fun route for sure. Pitch 1 is up the obvious right-facing corner between Jell-O Tower and the main wall. Some books describe it as a chimney - but it's more on the face with some stemming moves really. Bolted anchor on top of Jell-O Tower. Pitch 2 steps across from the tower to the main wall, and continues up. Plenty of belay options exist - the big alcove with an old bolt is best (the bolt however, is not the best). From there, the 3rd pitch is short and easy to the top - walk-off to the right on an obvious trail.

Added: 2010-08-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jnrose5 on 2009-06-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars super fun

Awesome route after a bit of a head rush coming up the south face of Jello Tower. Great practice for wondering, thoughtful alpine routes. A 60 meter rope will get you from Jello Tower to the top, with about 10 feet to spare.

Added: 2009-06-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cnealey on 2008-08-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Super Classic

Fun route. Be ready for a few slightly heady moves just above jello tower. Bring shoes for the walk-off. I took 3 people up for their first multi-pitch climb and they all had a blast. Great for new leaders!!

Added: 2008-09-04

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