Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: April 10, 2004
Beautiful spring day. Snow was very compact so the snowshoes were just added weight on my pack. We climbed the west and east peaks leaving the center for another day. Did a quick hike over to Basin Peak where the wind was blowing like you wouldn't believe. All in all a great day!
Route Climbed: Summit Block Date Climbed: April 25, 2004
Though there was ample snow cover on the approach to the ridge, snow shoes were not necessary. I carried them on my back for extra exercise. Climbing the summit block and the other central turret was fun. A golden eagle perched on the top took off as I peeked over the summit top. I seemed to be the only one in the area except for a few obnoxious snow mobilers that disturbed my otherwise peaceful trip. I proceeded next to Basin Peak following the ridgeline between it and Casle Peak. Overall, a beautiful, sunny, windless day.