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Matt LemkeNE Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2013

Matt Lemke

Awesome climb up the NE couloir. Good snow
Posted Jun 19, 2013 5:05 pm

PanamaRedSweet!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012

PanamaRed

Awsome remote peak. The hike in was long and strenuous. We went in via sundance pass and added a ton of elevation gain/loss to the trip. I saw some cool views from the pass though so it was worth it. The hike to the peak was easy with some 3rd/4th class scrambling in one section. It was very smokey on top so the view wasn't as good as i had hoped. Still i got some good pictures looking down the huge cliffs on the edge of the summit.
Posted Sep 30, 2012 2:00 am

VincePooreCopy Cat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

VincePoore

JCarlson's forum question about this route caught my eye and I just had to try it for myself the next weekend. An awesome route for testing my beginner snow travel skills. On the third day I was going to try for Whitetail via Sundance Pass, but turned around at Mt Lockhart because of a combination of time, weather, and weariness.
Posted Jul 21, 2009 1:44 pm

JCarlsonSouth Side Glacier via West Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

JCarlson

Squeezed the climb into a two day trip. Camped just past the Sundance Pass turn. Started at 6am, summited at 2:30pm. Made it back to the trailhead at 1am that night. Had great weather for the climb, but a thunderstorm caught up to us on the way out.
Posted Jul 14, 2009 9:02 am

OWildernessGreat peak in the Beartooths!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2003

OWilderness

I climbed this mountain when I was 15 with NOLS on a month-long backpacking trip in the Beartooths. This was one of the most memorable moments of my trip staring down the sheer vertical cliffs dropping away from us on three sides.
Posted Dec 7, 2008 6:18 am

bakcastCastle Adventre  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006

bakcast

Climbed Castle via south slopes and S ridge from Varve Lake. Descended west ridge below the spire. Traversed high most of the way around point 12,540 in an attempt to climb Castle Rock Mountain. Back to camp at Crystal Lake. Saw many insane goats on point 12,540. The glaciers back there are in bad shape - topo maps desperately need to be updated.
Posted Aug 10, 2006 7:28 pm

granitepeakerRoute Climbed: West Fork Rock Creek -> Omega Saddle -> South Side Glacier -> Castle Rock Mtn -> Castle Mtn Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!

granitepeaker

Summiting Castle Mountain this trip was a lot easier this trip compared to a month ago when we had bad weather. We left our base camp at Shadow Lake at 5am and got to the base of the Castle Rock Spire at 1pm. After descending off the CR Spire we returned to the adjacent snow saddle and walked up the gradual east side of Castle Mountain and summited Castle Mountain at 4:30pm with perfect weather and not a cloud in the sky. It was such a beautiful day and we could see as far as the eye can see, including Granite Peak, Wood, and Hague. We arrived back at our base camp at 8pm. It was a good day, but a long one.



~Jason Maehl
Posted Aug 23, 2005 11:48 am

granitepeakerRoute Climbed: West Fork Rock Creek -> Omega Lake -> South Side Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

granitepeaker

After climbing Granite Peak 5 times I decided it was time to move on and try some other peaks. My friend Jade and I climbed Castle Mtn and Whitetail Peak all in the same weekend. The Castle Mtn hike was one of the most emotional and strenuous hikes I'ver ever done. It's not because it's a technical, but because of the horrible weather we had. Cold winds and rain made the hike to the Saddle above Omega miserable. Once we reached the top of the saddle the winds reached close to 100mph, which made boulder hopping unsafe and the hike slow going. The wind actually picked me up off the ground and threw me about four feet, very scary. Dark clouds were way off in the distance so we were able to judge how much time we had. Our original goal was to also go to Castle Rock Mountain and Spire, but we had to make the judgement call to skip these extra goals. Going down the peak was so much quicker. There's a little uphill scamble to get back to the saddle, but not to bad. Our round trip of Castle Mountain took about 12hrs from Shadow Lake and really took a lot out of us and we were both in really good shape. The next day we also safely summited Whitetail Peak via the snow coulier on the north face.



~Jason Maehl
Posted Aug 4, 2005 4:49 pm

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