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cabFrom Basin Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2015


Short diversion on the way back to the car after Castle and Basin.
Posted Oct 5, 2015 12:02 pm

Larry LavertyEast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2015

Larry Laverty

Starting at the trailhead, and with snow covering the trail, just headed straight up the slope through the trees and snow to the summit.
Posted Apr 4, 2015 2:04 am

AceSierraLoop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008


Castle/Basin/Andesite. The top was a bug infested mess. Cool red rocks though.
Posted Aug 8, 2013 5:17 pm

DrHillIn a winter storm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2012


Fun blustery snowshoe trip
Posted Apr 19, 2013 11:29 pm

WayneFryGreat option  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2012


Climbed this peak in a raging snow storm with a group of five. Our original plan was to climb Red Lake Peak in Carson Pass. The weather was terrible, Hwy 88 was closed, and we wanted to get on top of something. Andesite peak turned out to be a great option that day.
Posted Jan 27, 2013 5:05 pm

David NaylorAndesite, Castle, Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

David Naylor

Overnight backpack started with Andesite, to Castle, to Basin and down to Paradise Lake. Good fun and lovely setting at the lake.
Posted Sep 3, 2012 1:08 am

tyler4588With Castle Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2012


Snowboarded down. Cruddy snow, but a fun trip!
Posted Feb 24, 2012 11:19 am

edge17dry winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012
went from Castle Peak to Basin, then down to the meadow and up to Andesite. There was snow snow and ice, but generally a pretty dry winter.
Posted Jan 16, 2012 1:58 am

scoob1993...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 1993


had to settle for Andesite after not talking my girlfriend, of the time, into going up Castle.
Posted Aug 19, 2011 5:34 am

TrawinskiQuiet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2011


Planned to do Castle, but from the pass Andesite had way more snow and way less people (actually no people at all), plus I'd never been. It was nice and peaceful plus got to teach my girlfriend some self-arrest on the steep slushy snow.
Posted Jun 8, 2011 4:44 pm

wawaabaNice little hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2011
Nice snowshoe hike up Andesite Peak then on over to Castle Peak. Beautiful sunny day. Nice kick off to the winter season.
Posted Feb 15, 2011 3:31 am

mlarkin2002Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010
Dayhike with Castle.
Posted Sep 20, 2010 6:23 pm

SKISweet snow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2010


Dropped the east face (scary cornice!) and stayed in Castle Valley. Took the trail by storm on ski's (bobsledding anyone?) and made it to the car in 5 minutes flat after tagging and dropping Castle and Basin. Helluva day.
Posted Mar 1, 2010 5:11 pm

fedakHole in the Ground Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009


Saw this on the way back from Castle and figured what the hell.
Capping off a 7 peak summer day.

Pics are here.
Posted Aug 3, 2009 10:08 am

SummitJunkieTriple Snow Bag  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2009


Climbed with Castle and Basin
Posted Apr 20, 2009 6:16 am

emilieCastle Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2009


Hiked this from Castle Pass. Had spent the night in Round Valley as part of the Sierra Club snowcamping training series.
Posted Feb 1, 2009 6:46 pm

hgrapidSeeing the ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008


I took the Hole in the Ground Trail to get to the summit. On the way back, I explored some of the rock outcroppings at the south edge of the ridge. I put up a page for the Hole in the Ground Trail.
Posted Jan 4, 2009 1:37 pm

kovarpaSpring ski tour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2008


from Castle
Posted Apr 15, 2008 1:32 pm

requiemoops  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2008


with squishy, missed the mark of Castle Peak. snow was deep but packed. great views of Castle Peak and the crags around it.
Posted Mar 11, 2008 1:58 am

BCLCastle Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2008


Snowshoe ascent. LOTS of people on the trail.
Posted Feb 11, 2008 4:36 am

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