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shanahan96persistence  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2014

shanahan96

two tries....steve and i made an attempt on casco january 6th, but turned back ~12,100' at 2:45pm after spending hours trenching to our knees and seemingly not getting far at all.

everything changed on jan 19th, sarah, dominic and i cruised the trench from two weeks ago, and the snow in the willows was firm this time around! made casco's summit(#55 winter) around noon then started the long ridge to french.

jamie
Posted Jan 27, 2014 1:15 am

pyergercasco  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2013

pyerger

nice 4th class scramble at the top.
Posted Aug 15, 2013 9:47 am

rockymountaindivaIndependence  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011

rockymountaindiva

Solo from N Fork Lake Cr TH.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 5:01 pm

ajberryFrom Lackawanna to French  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

ajberry

N Fork Lk TH and NW slopes route up Lackawanna. Then over to Casco and on to French via Frasco BM. Descent into basin to E of Casco-Frasco Col from about half way down to col from Frasco BM (loose red gravel; perfect for descending), and back down to TH. A wonderful ridge-y loop. Nothing beyond 2+.
Posted Oct 27, 2012 1:13 pm

Liba KopeckovaLovely scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

Liba Kopeckova

Lovely scramble from fresco/french mountain - little slippery on snow, but fun scramble. Great partners: Sarah and Senad. I hope they did not mind that Duchess tried to eat their food. :)
Up North ridge and Down South Ridge
Posted Oct 1, 2012 9:56 am

SenadRFrench Group  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

SenadR

Third peak of the day, Casco is nice very peak, not sure about class 2, it was more like class 3 at the top.
Posted Oct 1, 2012 9:07 am

Sarah SimonFFC from South Halfmoon Creek TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

Sarah Simon

Woo! This was a fine way to end a three peak day! The new snow on the route made the going much more interesting. Liba picked a line that scared my socks off in the snowy/icy conditions, but we basked in the afternoon sun on this gorgeous summit of boulders and enjoyed a few final pulls of Irish Mist on the slopes below. With Senad, Liba and Dutchess the Cheese Dog!
Posted Sep 30, 2012 11:11 pm

theREALCarpeDMTrio on a great fall day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

theREALCarpeDM

Standard route from Halfmoon TH: up French, over to Frasco, then Casco, down via the Casco's saddle with Bull Hill. Shawn parked his 4Runner shortly after the first creek crossing. Made pretty good time: 11.6 miles in 7h40m - but there is a LOT of easy road walking.
Posted Sep 15, 2012 11:32 pm

boisedocfrom French  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2012

boisedoc

there is a little interesting ridge work (by Sawatch standards) to get from Frasco over to Casco. Pleasant area but nothing spectacular
Posted Jul 23, 2012 12:10 am

sevenviiFrom North Lake Crk TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2012

sevenvii

Up Lackawanna gulch, and the "Fiascol" then triple team of Fraso, French, and back to Casco
Posted Jul 10, 2012 11:56 pm

DerekFreedTrio from Halfmoon TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010

DerekFreed

French, Frasco and Casco. From Iron Mike Mine, ascended the grassy slope to the summit of French, then traversed over to Frasco and Casco. Roughest part was the Frasco side of the Frasco/Casco ridge. Descended the saddle between Bull Hill and Casco.
Posted Apr 3, 2012 2:42 pm

Matt LemkeCasco   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

Matt Lemke

Climbed from the North Lake Fork TH off Independence Pass Road.
And I agree...Class 2 my ass! lol The slope up to that 13,200 foot saddle was looser than the slope up to the Pacific Tarn from Mohawk Lakes!
Posted Oct 2, 2011 7:59 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: French, Frasco BM & Casco  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

altitude14er

I bagged the trio! Living life for those that perished on this day (9-11); never forgotten.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 12:38 am

Pete CastriconeVia North Lake Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2009

Pete Castricone

Casco/Frasco/French combo With Kiefer. "Class 2 my ass."
Posted Sep 30, 2009 10:18 am

Kieferfrom North Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2009

Kiefer

Great mountain!
The last hundred feet or so was pretty cool! A great fall day.
Posted Sep 29, 2009 11:16 pm

mattpayne11Beware of Lightning. Date Climbed: July 5, 1986  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1986

mattpayne11

I recall this one vividly from my childhood. As we were about 200 feet from the summit, weather moved in very fast. The closer we got to the top, the louder this sound was, turned out there was a lightning rod on the top and it was buzzing. The metal thing on the inside of my hat rattling as well. We bolted down very fast despite the fact that it was lightly raining. I'm very lucky to be alive. This happened when I was 7 years old...
Posted Apr 27, 2009 2:18 am

heather14French, Frasco BM & Casco  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008

heather14

A great solo from North Fork Lake. Blue skies & sun, sleet, more blue skies, whiteout, blue skies, then thunder snow....an interesting finish to the official summer season.
Posted Sep 22, 2008 4:42 pm

Eric HolleFrench, Frasco BM & Casco  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

Eric Holle

Perfect day for a nice hike...
Posted Aug 24, 2008 7:04 pm

kavakFrom Halfmoom Creek TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1990

kavak

I was supposed to meet up with the Colorado Mountain Club on this one. Somehow missed them and started solo up Casco. Later crossed paths with them on top of Frasco Peak, but continued on to French Mtn.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 9:59 am

SarahThompsonTwice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

SarahThompson

10/27/07 - Roach's standard circuit for climbing French, Frasco & Casco. Traversed the ridge from French. A nice fall solo hike.

1/19/14 - Hiked the East Ridge from Echo Canyon. A wind scoured line provided an avy safe path to the Bull Hill saddle. I'm sure this is not always the case in winter.
Posted May 23, 2008 2:58 pm

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