Castle Rock

 
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Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA


Approach time: 5-15 minutes
Season: Year Round
Number of problems: 115
Type of rock: Sandstone
Overview

From back in the days of the old school rock climbing pioneers such as Yabo and Cos to the new era of todayís rock climbing stars such as Sharma, the enduring sandstone boulders of Castle Rock have been and continue to be bouldering school for most local climbers. The Vaqueros Sandstone at Castle is like something out of another world. Honeycomb caves, sculpted arÍtes, tafoni pockets and strange cannonball shapes protrude from otherwise smooth blank walls of khaki stone emerged in thick forests. The colors, shapes and textures coalesce in your eyes, body, and mind and help relax and revive the soul from the hustle and bustle of the nearby urban jungle. Having the highest concentration of boulder problems in the Bay Area side by side some fun sport and trad crags all found alongside pleasant hiking trails with easy access and parking makes it the most popular all around rock climbing and bouldering venue in the Bay Area.

Notable Bouldering Problems

Old school classics:
The Spoon V2, Bates Arete V4, Waimea Wall V1 and Waimea Arete V6, Duct Tape V5, Bates Eliminate V5 or V10 sit, Mr. Magoo V1, Hueco Wall V5, Pyramid Crack V0R, Eco Terrorist V10, The Classic V3, Santa Cruz Dude V4 dyno!, Lost Keys Traverse V6, Flakes V3, Rug Head (AKA Rug Rat) V2 or V3 sit, Tree Route V4 or V5 sit,
Yabo Roof V5, Coz Daddy V6, Klinghoffer Traverse V5, Right Hand Man V7.
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New school classics (in 2015 eBook);
Stretch Armstrong V4, Drunk As A Skunk V6, Tall Bastard V8, Biddles Steel V5 or Blue Steel V7 sit, Biddles Platinum V4 or V5 sit, Copperhead Arete V5 or V6 traverse finish, Biddles Gold V2, Tender Biddles V3, Backstabber Arete V4 or V7 sit.

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Charlie Barrett on Egg Head ArÍte (V8).
Photo: Chris Summit
Rating # of Problems
V0 15
V1 15
V2 10
V3 20
V4 20
V5 9
V6 8
V7 5
V8+ 13
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