Cosmic Wall Climb II 5.6
Mt. Shasta, California
Castle Crags State Park, CA. — Car Camping or Motels
1 day / Cost: $225.00 / per person with 2 Climbers
1 day / Cost: $345.00 / per person with 1 Climber
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 be found anywhere 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 meadow Mt. Hubris stands guard over Eastern end of the Castle Crags range. This 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. Call: 888-797-6867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail about these custom adventures.
Departure: Mt. Shasta, California
Group Size: Limited to 2 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: The Cosmic Wall can be climbed most of the year but is best climbed in the Spring and Fall.
Pre-Climb Rock Clinic: Available one day prior to the climb – $175.00 per person
Castle Crags Rock Climbing – Cosmic Wall