Castle Rock

June 8, 2002

I'd bouldered at Castle Rock many times with Jon Degenhardt before, and had also climbed Castle Rock itself without rope with Cindy Chiu (a bad idea as we had trouble getting down), but this was our first trip that involved roped climbing.

Haijun near the top of the Falls Route (5.8+) at Castle Rock Falls, the waterfall in the background.

Reaching the top.

Cindy on Chockstone (5.8) on Castle Rock itself.

Cindy negotiates the crux of the climb.

Haijun starts up Chockstone.

Haijun at the crux.

I try a sort of chimney technique at the crux, unsuccessfully.

This works better.