Castle Crags

Castle Dome presides imposingly above Root Creek Falls, in the Castle Crags Wilderness. The visible face of the dome is climbed by the East Face Route (aka Dike Route) 5.10c. It is over 2,000 feet from the falls to the summit. The falls have 5 visible tiers. The highest is barely discernible above and to the right of the main set of cataracts. It is amazing that this vista went unknown for so long. April2011.


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FrabjousOne - Apr 10, 2012 6:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Off the map

Did you reach this point by following up Root Creek from below or by cutting over from the main Crags trail to Castle Dome? Thanks.

Bubba Suess

Bubba Suess - Apr 15, 2012 11:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Off the map

The easiest way to get there is from the Root Creek Trail. If you cut over from the Crags Trail, you run the risk of climbing too high above the falls. Basically, take the Root Creek Trail until it dead ends at the creek. From there, there is a very faint use trail on the south side of the creek that leads to the view point. I thought about posting a page on the trail, but I haven't thought there would be much interest in it...

sher62 - Oct 30, 2012 5:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Off the map

My brother works for US Forest Service. They are working on the Root Creek trail until end of Nov. So visit before public gets there. My friend whom I have known since 1956 used to swim here. He has a beautiful black and white picture. He is now in a rest home. :-( So I will get my own pics.

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