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Castor - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.20/5 Average Rating : 4.20 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (30)
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Med cams and big nuts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.29/5
  Rock Quality 4.43/5
  Scenery 3.79/5
  Fun Factor 4.43/5

Description:

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
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Route ID: 53331

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: girlclimb on 2011-10-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fall beauty

Fun crack

Added: 2011-10-16

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: bdc on 2011-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2011-10-09

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: glahhg on 2011-09-17 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars :)

bit thuggish, good route

Added: 2011-09-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: zealotnoob on 2007-10-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars V2 start to great climbing

one of my early 5.10's. that start took me quite a while to digest

Added: 2010-11-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2010-09-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Castor

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.

Added: 2010-09-13

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