Castle Rock Climber's Log

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chandlerhaberlack - Jul 14, 2020 10:33 am Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2019

first cragging outing  Sucess!



SarahThompson - Jul 15, 2019 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2019

Via Canary  Sucess!

Climbed to the top via Canary [5.8+]. Also climbed Damnation [5.9] and Slim Pickins [5.10+].


kevinsa - Nov 22, 2014 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1991

Castle Rock  Sucess!

Midway - my first-ever lead on rock - remember it like it was yesterday. Not sure about the exact date, but it was sometime in 1991.


Fairley8 - Sep 29, 2014 1:45 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014

South Face of Jello Tower  Sucess!

A fun steep climb directly up the middle of the south face of Jello (5.8+).


Vinny - Sep 2, 2014 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2014

Fun!  Sucess!

Forgot how fun the rock is.
fault, catapult, the Bone, SE Jello Tower, Midway with Jonah

awesome day with swim across the tumwater river to cool off and cap a funtastic weekend! Thanks Buddy.

Previous good times nostalgia with Hyer, Bruce, Studnicki, Robin.


MMclimbhigh - Sep 5, 2013 1:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013

classic  Sucess!

Can't be a climber in the Cascades without climbing Castle Rock! Good times, fun routes...


bcory2003 - Aug 5, 2013 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2013

Midway and Saber  Sucess!

Climbed Midway and Saber

justinjohnsen - May 30, 2013 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

Winter Solstice  Sucess!

Led this 2 pitch 5.6 to the top with Frank.


gimpilator - May 20, 2012 6:49 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

Midway To Summit  Sucess!

An awesome way to finish off after 3 days of mountaineering in the surrounding area. Ryan led to the top.


rasgoat - Nov 24, 2011 12:10 pm

Nice!  Sucess!

Nice location and rock. A good change from my home crag, the Gunk's


SKI - Jul 18, 2011 12:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Hard!  Sucess!

The quality of rock is pretty impressive on the Castle.


ExcitableBoy - Dec 28, 2010 9:44 am

Multiple routes  Sucess!

Castle Rock may have the most difficult ratings in Washington. Frankly, anything other than the easy routes scare me there. Climbed Angel Crack, Midway, Cat Burgler, and Saber.


reboyles - Dec 16, 2010 6:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1978

Alternative Climb  Sucess!

We ended up climbing here several times after we got booted off of Rainier because of crappy conditions. Great rock and easy access make this a fun place to climb.


climbingmonk - Aug 19, 2010 12:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

Route Climbed: Canary, Cat Burglar  Sucess!

Pleasant in the morning but bloody hot in the afternoon. Maze of climber paths made locating routes the first time tricky, but once we had a few reference points life was good. Canary was great but got shut down on the roof of P1, (hands were toast!). Rats nest of rap slings under roof tells me I'm not the only one. Lovely rock, good holds, only slightly polished by popularity. Crack looked like a museum for old pitons.


Redwic - May 10, 2010 2:22 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2010

I have to admit...  Sucess!

... I took the trail to the top of Castle Rock. After having passed by the trailhead MANY times through the years, I was determined to check out the area. The views at the top were spectacular! I met a rock climbing group heading up "Midway", and they got me interested in returning another time so I can go up the direct route rather than the trail... once I get more comfortable with rock climbing.


lukic - Jul 24, 2009 6:44 pm

Fun rock  Sucess!

Climbed several times by several routes and never fails to please.


AJones - Mar 22, 2009 12:05 am

Climbed a few  Sucess!

I climbed a few routes here one year, but don't remember what they were - loved the short approach


baloodh2000 - Apr 11, 2008 4:53 am Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2008

Crack of Doom / Old Grey Mair / South Face / others  Sucess!

First "Bigger Wall" experience. Have only previously climbed at Vantage and some of the easier stuff up icicle. No way in hell 5.8 is 5.8 at Castlerock. Felt like my climbing took about 2 gigantic leaps backwards as far as ability goes. Seconded Crack of Doom. Could barely hold on let alone pull pieces. Finally made it though after some hang dogging. South Face felt true to its grade and the top of Jello Tower is beautiful. Snow was still an issue on the approach and next to Jello tower on the North side. Belayed next to an iceberg, pretty cold. Will definitely be back. My Muscles are shot.


mattdalman - Jul 25, 2007 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2003

saber route  Sucess!

This was my first multi-pith climb. This was part of my 13-day mountaineering school. Very cool climb.


ibndalight - Jul 24, 2007 9:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Catapult/Canary  Sucess!

Great Route - Canary had a really cool step over move the was very airy a great rock to climb and a great way to spend a Saturday

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