Climbs 19
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 1752m a.s.l
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Panorama looking from the summit of Sister Superior towards Castleton Tower. © pearson9596

Crag features

Castle Valley is the place to go for your baptism into desert towers. This area is one of the birthplaces of tower climbing. Maybe you've heard of the Kor-Ingalls Route, listed on the 50 North American Classic climbs? Other climbs that should be done before you become too old and fat to climb are Honeymoon Chimney, Jah Man, and Fine Jade. 

Overall, the rock is as good as desert sandstone (Wingate) gets, but beware of the slippery white calcite coatings found on much of the rock here. Most routes start at honest 5.9.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Castleton Tower
2 Kor Ingalls Route 5.9 *** 55
3 Black Sun
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5.10b  
4 Burning Inside
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5.11b  
5 The Arrowhead
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5.10d  
6 Stardust Cowboy
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5.11a  
7 Hollow Point
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5.11d  
8 North Chimney
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5.9 * 26
Climb name Grade
9 North Face
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5.11a 7
10 Castles Burning
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5.12b  
11 West Face
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5.11b  
12 The Bjornstad Traverse / Girdle Traverse of Castleton Tower 5.10b ***  
  The Rectory
14 Fine Jade
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5.11a *** 14
15 Crack Wars
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5.11c  
16 Empirical Route
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5.9  
Climb name Grade
17 Where Have the Wild Things Gone
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5.11c  
18 Coyote Calling 5.11d *** 1
  The Priest
20 Honeymoon Chimney
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5.11b 6
  Sister Superior
22 Jah man 5.10c 13
23 The Savior
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5.11c  

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