views from main peak. Several areas to choose from.
||Most routes fairly short. Somewhat chossy.
Great place to watch the sunset.
Not much else out there
Rapunzel's Hair (5.7)
The Holy Flail (5.11b)
Stretch Rack (5.10b)
Boiled in Oil (5.11b)
Dragons Tail (5.10c)
Dragon Slayer (5.11a)
Dragons Lair (5.10c)
Castle Rock garnered little
attention when it was first developed since the rock is not great
quality and didn't hold the gear of that time very well. With the
explosion of sport climbing it has seen much development and will
probably see more in the future. There are some decent climbs on
volcanic rock that can be a little loose. But the views are excellent
and the fifteen minute approach is mostly flat. The climbs range from
5.7 to the mid 5.11s with most around 5.10+. Many are easily toproped
and most are well bolted. Generally 6 draws plus any to build an anchor
are all that is required.
Castle Rock Pictures
- Head up Kingsbury Grade (207) from Stateline, turn left on North
benjamin. it will soon become Andria but stay on it to the top. Take
the Tahoe Rim Trail north from the parking lot at the top. You can't
miss the sign for castle Rock after about 10 minutes.