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PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Regular Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2006

PellucidWombat

I climbed this peak with Matthew Holliman after bailing on a nearby technical climb. I chose the class 4 friction over the class 3 stairs on the ascent, and I was wishing that I downclimbed it too as the class 3 downclimb had me quite nervous!
Posted Jul 19, 2006 12:32 pm

thundercloudRegular Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2006

thundercloud

Fun little hike and climb. Consolation prize after being turned away from our planned Mt. Shasta climb, due to poor weather. Lots of cool stuff nearby to go back for another day.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 5:49 pm

MishaGreat scramble!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Misha

After climbing Cosmic Wall, I felt an urge for more scrambling. So I set off for the Regular Route of Castle Dome. Since I had only a faint idea of where the route goes, it seemed like a great (if short) adventure. Not having the route beta turned out to be good. Instead of a sandy Class 3 gully, I went straight up a 5.4-5.6 crack. Doing it in trailrunners and ropeless gave a necessary adrenalin boost to the system. As I topped out above that crack, I discovered the regular route. Hence, I was spared from a sketchy downclimb :). Surprisingly good climbing!
Posted Jun 12, 2006 11:43 pm

Completebumquiet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Completebum

Fun scrambing in a gorgeous area. I can't wait to come back as a real climber and try some of the technical routes in the area.
Posted Jun 5, 2006 3:02 pm

SeanReedyRoute Climbed: Regular Route Date Climbed: April 1, 2005

SeanReedy

I climbed to the base of the dome several times as a child on family hikes and made it to the summit a couple of times in my late teens. It was great to be back after a decade away and to bring my buddy Morgan along on his first time up. He encouraged me to make sure we made it all the way to the top. This was my first experience of being early enough in the Spring to hike through about a half mile section of snow on the way to the base of the dome.
Posted Jul 27, 2005 4:52 am

uap304Route Climbed: Regular Route Date Climbed: August 1998  Sucess!

uap304

Oh, those were the days. Back in high school, climbing everything in sight without a care or an inch of rope. Up on Castle Dome I learned what exposure truly meant. It never fails to blow the minds of car mates on trips down I-5..."you've been on top of THAT?!" Lots of fun.
Posted Jul 6, 2005 11:48 am

annaleiserabinekRoute Climbed: Regular Route Date Climbed: April 24, 2004  Sucess!

annaleiserabinek

Drove down from Corvallis for a day hike with my very best partner, Cornvallis. Great views of Shasta, Lassen, Hubris, and the entire Castle Crags area.

Posted Jun 7, 2005 6:41 pm

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Crags Trail Date Climbed: 20 July 2002  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

This is a great hike. Good conditioning. Don't climb the dome if it is wet or icy, it is a long drop off the east side. Indian Springs has good water and is a good rest stop.
Posted Apr 20, 2005 9:56 pm

k2linkRoute Climbed: Crags Trail Date Climbed: March 31, 2005

k2link

Hiked to the base of Castle Dome. Saw no one else on the trail all day. There was a fair amount of snow on the last bit of the trail, and much was melting, so the granite was pretty wet, and care had to be taken coming down. My first visit to this park, but certainly not my last!
Posted Apr 6, 2005 5:51 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: Regular Route Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2005

Matthew Holliman

This is an awesome scramble with some thrilling exposure and incredible views. I also spent a while playing around on the slabs next to the "stairs"--fun face climbing.

Also tagged it on Feb 11, 2006 as a consolation prize after bailing off Six Toe Rock. Even less than a year later, it seemed much less thrilling than I remembered from that first visit. Funny how time and experience changes perceptions.
Posted Mar 14, 2005 10:59 pm

orandallRoute Climbed: regular route Date Climbed: sep 25 2004  Sucess!

orandall

fun climb - a fair amount of friction but the downclimb isn't as hard as you'd think on the way up. drove up from san francisco, tagged the dome and drove back - a fun day
Posted Sep 25, 2004 10:07 pm

Chris DoigRoute Climbed: Regular route Date Climbed: May 22, 2004  Sucess!

Chris Doig

This was harder than I thought. Some of the moves on top are very exposed, which proved rather "exciting"

solo. I was racing weather at about 2:30 pm when I summited. Unfortunately Shasta was completly hidden by clouds. It was a fun day hike but my feet were killing me at the end of the day. I suspect this climb will be much easier after I lose about 40 lbs :-)



Never found a summit register, but I was in a hurry to get off the top.
Posted Sep 2, 2004 4:54 pm

rpcRoute Climbed: Regular Route Date Climbed: June 26, 2004  Sucess!

rpc

We tried to reach the start of the W. Ridge route but it was kind of rough going for our dog. Settled on doing the regular route.
Posted Jun 28, 2004 12:35 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Regular Route Date Climbed: June 14, 2004  Sucess!

Rick Kent

On the drive back home after having done Shasta the day before I decided to give Castle Dome a try. What a fun climb! Definitely worth it! I'll have to make this a regular stop anytime I'm up there. Think I'll try the "stairs" next time.
Posted Jun 15, 2004 7:44 pm

CornvallisRoute Climbed: Regular Route Date Climbed: April 24, 2004  Sucess!

Cornvallis

Drove down from Corvallis for a day hike. Well worth it, amazing area! Climbed the regular route. Nice climb on super solid granite. Perfect weather and visability. Amazing summit views of Shasta, Lassen, Hubris, and the entire Castle Crags area.
Posted Apr 25, 2004 11:59 pm

Sam MillsRoute Climbed: Regular Route Date Climbed: October 2000  Sucess!

Sam Mills

Did a solo climb up this while vacationing in the Mt. Shasta area.
Posted Jan 24, 2004 4:33 pm

CathyConnerRoute Climbed: ??? don't remember Date Climbed: Summer, 1972  Sucess!

CathyConner

I was only 6 years old, and as of that time, was the youngest person to reach the summit of Castle Dome. My step-father was an accomplished Mt. climber and took me on the awesome climb. I even led the 'last pitch to the summit'.

I remember signing the 'guestbook' at the summit, which consisted of a small plastic box with papers in it with the names and ages of people who'd reached the summit.

The hike back to our campsite was very hard, as I was so tired... but SO VERY PROUD.

I wonder if I am still the youngest person to climb Castle Dome, my beloved rock.
Posted Jan 15, 2004 4:57 am

Dave DinnellRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: October, 1986  Sucess!

Dave Dinnell

Amazing views of Mt. Shasta! Looking back over my shoulder, my jaw dropped at the sight of Mt. Hubris. Returned in 1996 to climb the Cosmic Wall on Mt. Hubris.
Posted Jan 8, 2004 7:53 pm

ShawnRoute Climbed: Crags Trail Date Climbed: 3/15/2000

Shawn

Didn't make it this time as recent snow storm dumped 3-4' of snow in the last few days and we weren't prepared for the conditions. Retreated very close to the top on the trail and went home completely soaked, cold, and a little bloody --- of course, a really great time! :)
Posted Mar 20, 2002 10:55 pm

ShawnRoute Climbed: Crags Trail Date Climbed: 1/22/2000

Shawn

Great hike, no one else on the trail, one set of foot prints visibile in snow of someone that day or the day before perhaps. Clouds passing by quickly and views of Shasta for a few seconds here and there if we're patient.



Very quiet and beautiful place up here, the only distraction being Interstate 5 about 2,500' below which is barely audible.



The dome itself was fairly wet and icy and we didn't have any technical gear or desire to climb it to the very top.
Posted Mar 20, 2002 10:52 pm

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