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The Castle - 5.1

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Natural protection is available, although we saw someone putting in some pro yesterday.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


The spring approach from the Stevens Canyon Road (closed until summer, park at Narada Falls). Leave the road before you reach Reflection Lakes and proceed up a large open valley, but go left up to the ridge if avalanche conditions exist. Snowshoes often needed in early spring. Gain the saddle east of summit rocks of The Castle and work you way to the base of the rock. There are many low class 5 routes up the blocky granodiorite. One rock pitch. <30 meters.

Descent Options:

Rap off of old slings on a summit horn, or better yet, take a 15 foot piece of webbing and build your own.

Submitted by: Pliny on 2009-05-17
Views: 1081
Route ID: 99518

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.1
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Justafafish on 2008-09-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Justafafish

Met an English climber who had no ropes or gear. He scrambled to the summit and borrowed a biner and sling to make a harness to absiel from. I showed him how to tie a munter hitch, AND HE WAS OFF!!!! He left the gear, I rapped and all was well.... Taged this one with Pinnacle; such a fun scramble/climb.

Added: 2010-10-26