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 old school rock climbing pioneers such as Yabo and Cos to the new era of today’s rock climbing stars such as Sharma, the enduring sandstone boulders of Castle Rock have been bouldering school for most local climbers. The Vaqueros Sandstone at Castle is like something out of another world. Honeycomb caves, sculpted arętes, tafoni pockets, and strange cannonball shapes protruding from otherwise smooth blank walls of khaki stone all coalesce in your eyes, body, and mind, helping to relieve the boredom of the familiar, everyday world. The highest concentration of boulder problems in the Bay Area is side by side with great sport and trad crags. All this combined with legitimate access from one easily located parking area makes it the most popular all around rock climbing venue in the Bay Area.

Notable Bouldering Problems

Flakes V3, Rug Head (AKA Rug Rat) V2, Tree Route V4, Yabo Roof V5, Mr. Magoo V1, Hueco Wall V5, Pyramid Crack V0R, Eco Terrorist V10, Klinghoffer Traverse V5, Lost Keys Traverse V6

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Charlie Barrett on Egg Head Aręte (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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