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About Castle Rock State Park:

Castle Rock State Park-American Fontainebleau? Long before Castle Rock State Park acquired bolted sport routes, the small sandstone outcrops scattered throughout the madrones, live oaks and bays have offered climbers challenging high-standard boulder problems and extended training circuits similar to those found in the famous enchanted forest of Fontainebleau near Paris. You can experience some of the best climbing in the whole area on these boulders. As for sport and yes even some trad climbs, Yes! There are several areas with routes ranging from 10 feet to 120 feet high, although the rocks and cliffs are spread throughout the park it is well worth the short hikes. The main Castle Rock is a wonderful rock with totally awesome views. So Climb on.....! Check out the guide books and go climb!
Nearest town or city: Saratoga
Directions: From Los Gatos - go west on highway 9 until the junction with Skyline Boulevard. Go left on Skyline for about 5-10 minutes. Castle Rock State Park will be on your right. From Santa Cruz take River Street east until it turns into highway 9. Follow highway 9 up through the hills until it meets Skyline Boulevard. Right on Skyline Boulevard for 5-10 minutes. Castle Rock State Park will be on your right.
Latitude, Longitude: 37.23170, -122.11580
Access Issues: Dogs are NOT allowed at Castle Rock State Park.
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 0.00/5 all over the park V3 0

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No Replies top rope partner blmakoto 0 May 08 2013, 6:14 AM
With Replies Valley of Stone Closure centrist 2 Apr 30 2011, 12:03 AM
With Replies Castle Rock sport climbing / guide book? USnavy 6 Dec 24 2010, 11:43 PM
No Replies bouldering Sept. 2 and 3 GMFB 0 Aug 29 2010, 1:31 PM
With Replies Climbing after light rain brian3f 1 Apr 20 2010, 9:53 PM
With Replies Tick Marks at Castle Rock State Park, CA are weak mungeclimber 3 Jan 17 2010, 4:12 PM
No Replies Memorial Day Weekend Climbing Partner CobraKy 0 May 19 2009, 12:00 PM
With Replies castle rock in summer ericf 4 May 01 2009, 4:18 AM
With Replies English man looking for climbers jamesjacobs 1 Jan 14 2009, 2:56 PM
No Replies Found Gear holdencfield 0 May 27 2008, 2:56 PM
No Replies Driving times ChrisXX82 0 Mar 31 2008, 10:49 AM
No Replies Boulder Pad Rental - Castle Rock/San Francisco misterpatrick 0 Oct 22 2007, 7:10 PM
With Replies Lost and Found: Shoes and biner - Castle Rock, Saratoga tonypurmal 2 May 03 2006, 10:48 PM
With Replies Ogre's Hand? pft- where do you people get these names? mungeclimber 6 Apr 30 2009, 12:46 AM
With Replies Lost and Found mungeclimber 3 Mar 01 2005, 3:07 AM