Castle Rock from Spruce Lake

Castle Rock rises above Spruce Lake on the oppsite side of Spruce Canyon from Stones Peak. Rocky Mountain National Park, September 2005.


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Scott - Sep 8, 2005 9:26 am - Voted 10/10

Nice looking

That looks interesting. Do you know how difficult it is?


brenta - Sep 8, 2005 10:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice looking

I have no information on what the difficulty would be for a direct ascent of the summit cliff. From the other sides it should be just a steep bushwhack/scramble. (If I'm not mistaken, Castle Rock is the cliff in the shadow on the right hand side near the narroweat point of the canyon in this picture.) From Spruce Lake it's quite impressive, though.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Jun 5, 2006 8:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice looking

I've done it a couple of times. Both ascents were via a good bushwack up the south side with a little scrambling and a short, easy but exposed walk east along the ridge to the summit.

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