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altitude14erRoute Climbed: Conundrum Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

altitude14er

After a nasty fall on Conundrum I reached this summit on a bloody, swollen knee cap!
Posted Jan 14, 2011 11:57 pm

centrifugewith castle the other big C  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

centrifuge

amazing september day
Posted Jan 13, 2011 12:43 am

thatnissanguyCastle and Conundrum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

thatnissanguy

Traversed from Conundrum. Climbed Conundrum over 5th class slabs from a notch in the North Ridge.
Posted Dec 18, 2010 9:58 pm

Montana MattCastle and Conundrum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

Montana Matt

Gorgeous day with a fun glissade! Mike Priddy joined me.
Posted Dec 11, 2010 1:04 pm

rockymountaindiva2nd try  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

rockymountaindiva

Got blown off about 300' from the top only a month earlier. Glad to make it on the 2nd attempt.
Posted Oct 11, 2010 12:25 am

strudolyubovCastle/Conundrum combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010

strudolyubov

Summited Castle via Northeast Ridge. Continued on to Conundrum, then returned back the same way. Nice hiking/scrambling with a little bit of snow, great weather, gorgeous views!
Posted Sep 27, 2010 11:58 am

byatesUp East and to Conundrum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2010

byates

A bit of new snow, went up the Northeast ridge, traversed to Conundrum and down the saddle, I was surprised by the depth and size of the crevases in the snow field going all the way into the tarn.
Posted Sep 1, 2010 6:47 pm

BigRobStandard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010

BigRob

Climbed with Katie in moderate clouds. Nice summit and my first time in the Elks
Posted Aug 25, 2010 3:24 pm

JustinShapiroAlong with Conundrum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

JustinShapiro

Climbed along with Conundrum Peak. In my opinion, these two peaks were the easiest 14ers I've climbed so far. I wasn't even sore after wards, it was great and the weather was fantastic. The hardest part about this climb was descending the ice field below the Castle-Conundrum saddle. It was very slippery with lots of falling rock.
Posted Aug 17, 2010 5:21 am

rdmcAwesome day at the Castle! :0)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

rdmc

Couldn't have asked for a better day.
Nice to get up in the altitudes again, where the air is crisp, cool, clean, and thin!
The slide down was great fun too.
:0)
Posted Jul 30, 2010 12:23 pm

kunz82414Yup  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

kunz82414

Good summer day, enjoyed the scramble and the view.
Posted Jul 26, 2010 1:07 am

seanoNE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010

seano

Snow made this much more pleasant, with 2 glissades on the way down. Trip report
Posted Jun 21, 2010 3:50 pm

metal4lyfvia Conundrum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

metal4lyf

This was a very easy 400' scramble from the north ridge.
Posted Jun 7, 2010 10:33 am

chicagotransplantNorth Couloir w/ ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2010

chicagotransplant

Sam and I hiked up the North Couloir and skied back down. Put up a high camp at 12,800 the night before, windy night! High camp was good though, and we were able to ski out before the road got to mushy.
Posted May 24, 2010 1:31 pm

theREALCarpeDM2nd try  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

theREALCarpeDM

Got myself into a dilly of a pickle, though. Got off-route - off the ridge and nearly slid off the mountain trying to get back on route. Luckily, it turned out okay.
Posted Apr 8, 2010 5:56 pm

utclimberNorthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Hiked up Castle Peak, then traversed over to Conundrum.
Posted Mar 28, 2010 4:13 pm

JB99From Conundrum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

JB99

Came over from Conundrum after climbing the namesake couloir. A trip report and video are linked below.

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=4569&parmuser=JB99&cpgm=tripuser
Posted Dec 9, 2009 4:36 pm

SenadR1st in Elks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

SenadR

Great climb, due to weather conditions i didint make it to Conundrum.
Posted Nov 24, 2009 12:25 am

Mark NNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

Mark N

With sister Liz, her first fourteener.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 1:31 am

Ken DammenNortheast ridge plus Conundrum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Ken Dammen

We hiked up from just below the foot bridge that crosses the river. Started at about 9900 feet which made it a pretty long hike. Weather was excellent all day. Crampons would have made the snow fields a little easier, but we used a hiking pole and kicked in steps with hiking boots. Some people turned around at the snowfield because they did not have an ice axe and crampons. We made our way up to the basin and climbed up the Northeast ridge. Fun climb up ridge...guidebook says class 2+, but I would call a couple of the spots class 3 due to the high exposure and hands required (nothing difficult though IMO).

The summit was nice, winds were high though. The register on top had been eaten by marmots probably. Matt and I met a couple of nice folks from Grand Junction with 2 labs. Dogs did real well on climb..only needed a little help on a couple of sections.

We pushed on and also summited Conundrum. There was a register on top of summit. We came back to the saddle and did a glissade down to the frozen lake. Glissade was fun, but you have to avoid the occasional rock..easy to control speed. Did a few more glissades down to the road. There was a track people were using to glissade down..we did that and it was cool. Made the long hike back to the car. Nice day after being turned back on Capitol peak on Saturday due to bad weather on top.

16th 14er 15th Colorado 14er.
Posted Aug 17, 2009 11:49 am

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