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Castle Rock Spire Classic Route

Castle Rock Spire Classic Route

Castle Rock Spire Classic Route

Page Type: Route

Location: Montana, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 45.09734°N / 109.64238°W

Object Title: Castle Rock Spire Classic Route

Route Type: Sport Climbing, Mixed, Scrambling

Season: Summer

Time Required: Half a day

Rock Difficulty: 5.6 (YDS)

Difficulty: Moderate

Grade: II

Route Quality: 
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Page By: granitepeaker

Created/Edited: Mar 18, 2006 / Mar 20, 2012

Object ID: 181868

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Castle Rock Spire is very remote and should only be attempted by climbers with experience.

Getting There

See my individual route description of how to get to Castle Rock Spire.

Route Description

Castle Rock Spire Route
My route to the summit.
This route description is only for the route I took and what I consider to be the easiest route.

The orange route is the standard route to the saddle. The route to the saddle isn't too technically difficult. For experience climbers it's usually done with out a rope or go together on a short rope.

The route from the saddle to the summit is indicated by the red line. There are various routes of different difficulties. I believe my route is the easiest. The traverse across for the most part would be rated approximately 5.5. There is a chimney climb I did near the summit which I would rate about a 5.6 difficulty.

Once you've summited and made it back to the saddle between the Spire and Castle Rock Mountain I would then rappel down instead of downclimbing the traverse.

Castle Rock Spire Rappel Route
My rappel route down from the saddle.

Essential Gear

Gear to reach the peak includes and ice axe and crampons.
Gear to climb the spire includes, but is not limited to all the gear you would usually use to climb a 5.6 / 5.7 route.