Castle Rock

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Lots of sun!
5 mins
Level
Sheltered

This is the imposing squat tower that sits in an open valley just to the left of the road as it approaches Brimham House and the toilet block. It has one of the tallest faces in the whole area and is home to a fine set of rapid drying and sunny climbs.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Hawk Traverse
22m. A wandering pitch that visits some exciting spots at an amenable grade, care with rope work required. Climb the short wide...
 
2 Stars
HS 4b
2
Desperation Crack
14m. The slanting widening fissure is a classic of its genre. The lower section is steady enough until things turn pear-shaped,...
 
3 Stars
Graunchy
HVS 5b
3
Swan Arcade
14m. A bold outing up the wall between the two main cracks. A fingery lower section leads to the bulges, move right and cross...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E4 6a
4
Jabberwok
14m. A good climb, up the central feature of the face. Climb the reachy and fingery wall left of the diagonal crack where the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Reachy
VS 4c
5
Picnic
12m. A good route, though not the stroll in the park the name suggests. Climb the thin crack and the groove above, at its top...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E2 5c
6
Picnic Variation
14m. A bit of a cop-out though with good climbing and plenty of variety. Climb Picnic to where it moves right but instead...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
HVS 5a
7
Cakewalk
10m. Climb the short awkward crack and wall above until an unsatisfactory escape rightwards become available.
 
Rounded
VS 5a
8
Rainy Day
12m. Climb the wall on the right of the crack to ledges then move left before finishing direct.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
HVS 5c
  • Latest Comments

    For BRIMHAM ROCKS

    Charming Crack
    "Did this in 1991 when my guide book had it as HVS - my comment at the time was &..." 23/Sep

    Fag Slab Variant
    "Not straightforward. Feet! Are you supposed to go straight up at top of overla..." 09/Jun

    Black Chipper
    "I've topped this out several times and never found the chip at the top. As long..." 06/Oct

    Great Slab
    "Great route, easily worth 2 stars!" 21/Jun

    Minion's Way
    "It was only 5a when I soloed it in 1990. Grade inflation gone mad." 27/Mar

    Clingon
    "Is the grading on this a misprint? Seems more straightforward than V5(and the fu..." 12/Mar

    Centre Point
    "Barely Moderate." 12/Sep

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