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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!


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


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

Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013


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

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


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


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

WayneFryCentral Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012


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!


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


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

thexcatWest ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012


With pg and aj via west ridge on a warm sunny winter day. Fun scramble on E Turret. Hiked to Basin and Andesite afterwards. Drive to/from bay area made this a long day
Posted Jan 17, 2012 4:33 pm

edge17fun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012
went over the ridge to Basin Peak, then over to Andesite Mountain
Posted Jan 16, 2012 1:51 am

bryangastWhere's the snow?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2011


Went looking for snow, found dirt and wind. Some snow in the shade, icy and thin. Snow in the trees, almost none on the standard route.
Posted Dec 17, 2011 6:55 pm

sierramtngoatCastle Pass / east side of east turret  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2011


Hiked up with my wife Anna; it was warm with a gentle breeze to the west. The down-climb of the east turret was spookier than I remembered, but quite do-able. We saw a lot of flying spider webs and tons stuck in the trees on the hike down, bizarre?

Route Climbed: Castle Pass / east side of east turret Date Climbed: May 22, 2004 - Successful!
Solo hike; good snow coverage though the valley below made the cross country to Castle pass easy. Got very windy as I climbed the west ridge though; it was very windy on top too. Fun class three scramble on the east side of the east turret (summit block).
Posted Oct 23, 2011 11:25 pm

dkangasLots of Early Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2011
Did the 4th class summit-block as well as the other high points, then over to Basin Peak. Found a fun little chute up the face.
Posted Sep 18, 2011 6:45 pm

scoobcastle peak trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011


3rd time!snow from green gate to base of ridge/nice trail to top. good views with lassen in the distance.first hike back for my girl after she had our daughter 2 months ago. used to have a summit register, couldn't find one! checked everywhere. 4th cl. route up east summit block...
Posted Jul 23, 2011 11:34 pm

Vitaliy M.winter 2011

Vitaliy M.

via 4th class summit block...went on to Basin after
Posted Jun 28, 2011 5:27 pm

tyler4588Snowshoes in June  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011


Snow from highway to summit. Clear skies, beautiful day, mushy snow. Fun!
Posted Jun 11, 2011 2:14 am

WayneFryNE Couloir
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010


Great peak for getting in some practice. Accended the NE Couloir to the summit. Rappelled off and descended the SW face. Thanks SMG.
Posted Jun 6, 2011 12:14 am

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