Castor is the sister climb left of Pollux. P1 has a nice hard move or two off the ground and is fist and finger jams the rest of the way up. P2-3 Castor has a seldom-done second and third pitch. Combine the crack below with the ramp to end at bolts at the far right of the Con's East P1 Ledge. Look straight up - that's your route. 5.9 with a small run-out section in the middle and huge horns through a friendly bulge. Tops out 10-15 feet right of Soleron the Summit Direct. I give it a Must-Do!!! This is a GREAT route!
Submitted by: jacurry243 on 2006-08-07
Route ID: 53331
Linked to the top with Conn's East & Orange Aid. Castor seemed harder than any other 5.10 that I did at Seneca and much more difficult than its neighboring route, Pollux, maybe it's because I had not warmed up? Getting a nut off the ground was arduous (I'm 5'5"), but a difficult move led to a bomber #2 Camalot. Pumpy climbing above led mercifully to a belay.