Cosmic Wall Climb II 5.6 - Castle Crags
Castle Crags State Park, Mt. Shasta, California
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1 day / Cost: $375.00 / per person with 1 Climber
1 day / Cost: $225.00 / per person with 2 Climbers
First climbed by Sir Chris Bonnington in 1979, the Cosmic Wall lays in the heart of the sprawling granite towers of the Castle Crags Wilderness just south of Mt Shasta California. With a rock quality that rivals that of Yosemite, the Cosmic Wall has become one of the most famous climbs of Northern California. With some of the best views to found anywhere, in the Castle Crags Area. A Cosmic Wall climb has become a rite of passage for California climbers.A guided climb of the Cosmic Wall starts with a moderate approach through the forest bringing you to a rugged meadow ringed by granite towers. At the far end of this field Mt., Hubris stands guard over Eastern end of the Castle Crags range. Our six pitch climb ascends the black dike up the center of the mountain. The route features good moderate climbing, spectacular views, and an exciting exposed arête to the summit. A guided day climbing the Cosmic Wall finishes with a two-pitch rappel directly from the summit and an easy hike back to the car. Give us a call to schedule your guided climb for Summer 2016! While a guided climb of the Cosmic Wall is a must do for any aspiring climber, the Castle Crags Wilderness offers multiple other climbs. Other custom guided climbs include Six-Toe Crack and the West Ridge of Castle Dome.
Departure: Mt. Shasta, California
Group Size: Limited to 4 clients
Guide to client ratio: 1:2
Experience Level: Solid rock climbing skills, ability to follow 5.7, proper knots, belays, and good physical conditioning.
Best Season: Cosmic Wall can be climbed most of the year but is best climbed in Spring and Fall.
Pre-Climb Rock Clinic: Available one day before the climb – $175.00 per person