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thelocsLocal Peakbaggin'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2014

thelocs

Many climbs to this fun mountain with a great and diverse trail.
Decided to come up late afternoon and camp in a cave at top.
Bummer the 80 Freeway killed most stars at night but wind was minimal and the views/temp. was impeccable.
Posted Jul 30, 2014 3:35 am

MountainTrekkerQuick  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2014

MountainTrekker

A nice day for a quick hike up the west side via the PCT. Mule's ears, Indian paintbrush, lupine, and larkspur were in full bloom.
Posted Jun 20, 2014 4:43 pm

JoeKSolo sunset hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014

JoeK

Quick solo sunset hike. First time to the summit and hadn't looked at beta lately, ended up opting for class 4 west side of summit block, really not a bad option.
Posted Jun 13, 2014 5:56 pm

seanoFun times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2014

seano

Short, but surprisingly fun scramble to the summit. Trip report.
Posted May 29, 2014 3:00 pm

ScottyPAlways Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2014

ScottyP

Second time in two weeks. Always fun!
Posted May 12, 2014 12:10 am

brihuangSnowboard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2014

brihuang

First backcountry experience in Tahoe. Enjoyed the hike up very much.
Posted May 8, 2014 2:36 am

bigbadgooFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2014
Really fun scramble right near the hwy - I actually thought the true summit was less technical than the middle turret - collect them all!!!
Posted Feb 24, 2014 12:49 am

stephoDecember but minimal snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2013

stepho

Many parts of the ridge were snow free coming up from Castle Pass. Very windy up there but great views all the way to the coast range.
Posted Dec 28, 2013 1:57 am

trexkerryCastle/Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2013
After first big winter storm hit a few days ago I wanted to get out in some winter conditions, first going up the 3 towers on Castle then over to Basin. Foolishly left snowshoes at home thinking the snow wasn't deep enough yet...that's how it can take over 7 hours to cover 9 miles... Trip Report
Posted Nov 24, 2013 1:47 am

MadGrad96Castle  Sucess!

MadGrad96

An early start because of monsoon season. On the summit by sunrise.
Posted Nov 1, 2013 8:17 am

AceSierraFrom 80  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

AceSierra

Extended the day by also walking to Basin Peak and Andesite Peak. 3 totally different peaks in terms of rock composition. East turret of Castle is about at my max comfort level but was quite fun in hindsight.
Posted Aug 8, 2013 11:55 am

JGHarrisonfun
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013

JGHarrison

chill mini- scramble
Posted Aug 5, 2013 8:41 pm

DrHillIntro to mountaineering  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012

DrHill

With the Sierra Mountaineering Group. Fun climb
Posted Apr 19, 2013 11:27 pm

tyler4588With Basin Peak on Skis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2013

tyler4588

Skinned up Castle Peak, traversed over to Basin, then skied down into Round Valley. It was an awesome day full of great snow!

Trip Report
Posted Feb 27, 2013 8:09 pm

gordonyeSnowshoe hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2013

gordonye

Hiked with Mike C, Pete T, Todd H, Jerry H, Mark, Samuel P, Ernie N from the west ridge route.
Posted Feb 3, 2013 12:16 am

WayneFryCentral Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012

WayneFry

Winter ascent of the central couloir with a team of six. Good location to practice roped climbing technique and pro placement.
Posted Dec 19, 2012 7:26 pm

Steve PrattSolo hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2012

Steve Pratt

3:20 CTC, which it not great, but pretty good for me. Probably coulda come in under 3:00 but I was very slow and deliberate on the summit block because I was alone. Cloudy day from the bay area up to the saddle, but hiking up the ridge I came out above the cloud tops and I could look down on the "sea of clouds.". I love that.
Posted Oct 13, 2012 1:00 pm

ScrambledLeggsPCT Ascent  Sucess!

ScrambledLeggs

I climbed Castle as a side trip during my 2012 thru hike.
Posted Sep 19, 2012 9:20 pm

David NaylorGood fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

David Naylor

Overnight backpack started with Andesite, to Castle, to Basin and down to Paradise Lake. Good fun and lovely setting at the lake. Really enjoyed the class 3 section on the East Turret.
Posted Sep 3, 2012 1:09 am

mg1779Finally!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2010

mg1779

Snowshoed to the peak from Peter Grubb Hut. This was my 3rd attempt and I finally made it. Got stuck in a white out on my first attempt!
Posted Jul 16, 2012 12:54 pm

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