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foreverwildgood day  Sucess!

foreverwild

Great climb with perfect snow from 2WD, one of my favorite climbs.
Posted Feb 21, 2006 1:02 am

KieferRoute Climbed: NE ridge Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

Kiefer

I drove all the way to the mine for this one. The weather was pretty strange. No problem going up but at the summit, the clouds moved in quick, it got fairly dark but it was as quiet and still at the top as I've ever witnessed. Very strange. It downpoured as soon as i got back to the truck. Perfect timing.
Posted Jan 28, 2006 1:20 am

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!

chicagotransplant

The rock was surprisingly solid on this route
Posted Jan 9, 2006 8:07 pm

Lost Creek FarmsDate Climbed: 7/26/05

Lost Creek Farms

Blake my 9 year old was sick from altitude sickness so we were 300 ft short of the summit.
Posted Nov 28, 2005 9:20 pm

climbhighnowRoute Climbed: Cumberland Basin to West Ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 2005  Sucess!

climbhighnow

Wow! the climb up was awesom with lots of good, fun, class 3 exposed climbing. we ended up descending some gnarly, snow filled couloir and hiking up pearl pass, back to cum. basin. a Very long day; 14hrs. hiking/climbing and a 1.5 hour hitch hike. ps. Lots of scary, loose rock!! bring a helmet
Posted Oct 28, 2005 12:32 pm

HobbesgirlRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 30, 2004  Sucess!

Hobbesgirl

Very entertaining climb! Some intellegent college kids (yeah, they were my age) decided to find their way down the mountain by sliding down on trash bags. Horrible idea. One broke his femur and he had to be taken to the hospital by helicopter. Moral of the story: find a better way off the mountain :)
Posted Oct 21, 2005 1:46 pm

Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: standard/SE ridge Date Climbed: July 17, 2004

Bob Sihler

Fun snow climb and glissade when I did it-- unbelievable views of the Elks' fourteeners-- fun road if your vehicle can take two or three pretty nasty spots (if it can, you start at 12,800')

Posted Sep 30, 2005 10:14 pm

jwproulxRoute Climbed: Up N.E. Ridge, Down S.E. Ridge Date Climbed: 19 August 2005  Sucess!

jwproulx

Biked from the Castle Creek road up to the highest trees in Montezuma basin. Fun hike and lots of glissading. The bike ride was gruelling, but a real blast coming down through the spectacular forest.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 6:22 pm

ZekeRoute Climbed: NE ridge Date Climbed: Sept 4, 2005  Sucess!

Zeke

fun ridge, nice climb
Posted Sep 5, 2005 2:22 pm

doumallRoute Climbed: via Conundrum Couloir Date Climbed: August 21st, 2005  Sucess!

doumall

Continued after Conundrum to Castle, descent of NE ridge. Awsome day on the mountain!
Posted Aug 21, 2005 5:33 pm

sbkelleyRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!

sbkelley

Snow in August!? Oh wait, it's Colorado's mountains, I guess it's no surprise. (I'm talking about snow falling from the sky, not already on the ground...there were both). I loved that ridge though - a little similar to the routes on the Bells with the rock type and the ledges, though obviously easier. What a view from the top! #45!
Posted Aug 17, 2005 5:10 pm

Andrew McKenzieRoute Climbed: traverse from Conundrum Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!

Andrew McKenzie

Great trip. My friends Matt, Luke and Lady accompanied me. Matt and I blazed an unnamed route up the class 3 gully to the climbers right of the Conundrum couloir, eventually topping out right next to the summit log. We then made the traverse to Castle in about 45 minutes, signed the log and ran as sideways snow began to pelt us. A couple hours later and back to camp enjoying a cold one. Cheers!
Posted Aug 16, 2005 3:11 pm

shknbkeRoute Climbed: n.e. ridge Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2005  Sucess!

shknbke

Hard to believe the easiest Elk 14'er would take me 3 attempts! Hope the hard ones go better! The n.e. ridge is a fun walk. The upper snowfield ends about 200 yards below the saddle, leaving an unpleasant scree descent to the snow. This would be a great glissade with good conditions, but it was too sun cupped.
Posted Aug 16, 2005 1:05 am

ktiffany22Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!

ktiffany22

WAHOOOO baby!!! Third time is a charm!!! Finally, I conquered this "dumb" mountain that has "gotten the best of me" twice due to ICY, SNOWY conditions and weather! We saw the forecast for rain and decided that we were GONNA conquer it, so we started at 4:15am. After Castle Peak, we hopped over and bagged the "unofficial" Conundrum, then glissaded down. Once we hit the jeep, the downpours began.... we timed it just right!:-) P.S. If you start early (which you should considering this seems to be monsoon season), take crampons and an ice axe to climb up the snow- it made life a lot easier!
Posted Aug 13, 2005 9:56 pm

shanahan96Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 21, 2005  Sucess!

shanahan96

not a fan of the road but this was a decent hike. the ridge had nice views and there was some short fun stuff on the summit block. the snowfields made getting back to the road the best part of the day.



jamie
Posted Aug 4, 2005 5:45 pm

jordanclRoute Climbed: North Face Couloir Date Climbed: Spring 05  Sucess!

jordancl

Awesome Peak, awesome climb. First climb with axes and crampons.
Posted Jul 20, 2005 6:08 am

doumallRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: May, 19 2005  Sucess!

doumall

38th 14er!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 2:43 pm

s_tuning@msn.comRoute Climbed: Northeast (ascent) and Northwest Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: 7/12/05  Sucess!

s_tuning@msn.com

A beautiful day. Had the summit to myself. Snow is still perfect for climbing early and glissading back down. Summitted in 3.5 hours. On the way down, I was reminded of the reason I wear a helmet in the Elks... A thunderous roar permeated the silent wilderness as a large, spontaneous rockfall occured on Cathedral Peak, just one peak to the north.
Posted Jul 12, 2005 11:03 pm

AsphazellRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Route (snow) Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

Asphazell

Beautiful day out! Got a little bit of everything in on this one...some nice hiking, snow climbing, ridge walking, a wee bit of scrambling, and a LONG glissade down the North Face Couloir! The snow started to get a bit slurpee-ish while descending, making the speed on the glissade manageable. Awesome day with two of my favorite climbing partners!
Posted Jun 28, 2005 10:07 am

Trevor SimmonsRoute Climbed: North Face Couloir Date Climbed: June 19, 2005  Sucess!

Trevor Simmons

I stopped where the road crosses the creek about 1-2 miles from the highway by Pearl Pass. The climb took just under 6 hours, with great snow conditions. It was my first 14er in the Elk Mountains, and my first solo trip on a 14er. Probably my favorite climb yet!
Posted Jun 24, 2005 5:01 pm

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