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Peak BaguetteRoute: Castle Pass; East Turret Ascent SW, Descent East Side; Date: 08.20.06  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Peak Baguette

So much fun! Summiting via the SW made me feel like Spiderman - my first class 3/4. Ignored the pesky insects at summit to take in the stunning views.
Posted Aug 21, 2006 4:07 pm

balajisvSW ridge East turret  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2006


Drove up with Mammen and Truman from the Bay Area on Sat. morning. Started hiking at 10:30 am - snow wasn't too bad - didn't take snowshoes. It was a perfect day.
Posted May 15, 2006 11:43 pm

neverstopsRe: SW ridge East turret
i'm looking to go up this weekend, are snowshoes needed?? or is the snow hard.
Posted May 18, 2006 4:52 pm

Matt WorsterPCT  Sucess!

Matt Worster

I think I'm padding my stats here . . .
Posted Mar 16, 2006 9:45 pm

BCLWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2005


One of the coolest summit areas.
Posted Feb 23, 2006 5:03 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: Traverse from Basin Peak Date Climbed: October 14, 2005  Sucess!

Dave K

The class 4 variation on the summit block was a lot of fun. I just wish it lasted longer!
Posted Dec 1, 2005 10:58 am

davis13Route Climbed: SW Ridge from Castle Pass Date Climbed: Nov 28 2005  Sucess!


Back on Castle again after 2 years. Climbed with my dog CJ in a couple of inches to maybe a foot of snow in places. Views were great. You could see the Sutter Buttes and the Coastal Range.
Posted Nov 28, 2005 11:54 am

emilieRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: February 2005  Sucess!


Ascended Basin Peak, crossed the ridge, ascended Castle Peak and then descended into Round Valley and headed back to the snow cave.
Posted Nov 12, 2005 1:18 am

ckerthRoute Climbed: Castle Pass Date Climbed: October 29, 2005  Sucess!


(July 2008) Fun climbing. Tagged all of the high points along the way.

(May 2006) Climbed the class 3 route to the summit.

(October 2005) Light snow almost all the way up.
Posted Oct 30, 2005 6:50 pm

GoatherderRoute Climbed: south side of summit block Date Climbed: August 6, 2004  Sucess!


Fun hike, great views...lots of Traffic on I-80. Met a guy whose dog was so tired it looked like it wanted to die.
Posted Sep 4, 2005 1:02 am

Ol WalsherRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 9, 2005  Sucess!

Ol Walsher

Fun hike with Laura, Sady and Alan.
Posted Aug 3, 2005 9:44 pm

McCannsterRoute Climbed: East Turret Date Climbed: August 3, 2005  Sucess!


I went with my grandpa 13 months after a foiled attempt. Climbed the Class 4 of the east turret and signed the notebook that was in the metal box. Fun climb. Went back in Aug of 2006 with Rad.
Posted Aug 3, 2005 7:04 pm

davis13Route Climbed: SE ridge Date Climbed: Sept 2001  Sucess!


First climb of many in both summer and winter. Great mountain for getting started on both the hiking season and the snowbarding season. NW ridge from the end of the dirt road is the fastest and easiest. Gives quickest access to Basin Peak also.
Posted Jul 25, 2005 3:57 pm

SamanthaRoute Climbed: East Turret Date Climbed: July 16, 2002  Sucess!


Finally got the summit block, west side. Easy to get to w/o all that snow. Nice way to recover from minor surgery. If I lived in Truckee, this would be my gym for sure. :)
Posted Jul 17, 2005 1:44 pm

aleasureRoute Climbed: from the west Date Climbed: many times  Sucess!
A fun hike, ski, or trail run
Posted Jul 14, 2005 6:39 pm

Eric LRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 10 April 2005  Sucess!

Eric L

Kristina,Ginger(my dog), and myself made it to the summit after we where turned around by 50 mile and hour winds the day before. We ran into some icy conditions on the Northwest slope and Kristina did not have crampons so I cut steps all the way up. It was a very fun day and good mountaineering practice. There are a lot of fun short vertical ice/snow climbs on this peak that I enjoyed.
Posted Apr 11, 2005 11:30 pm

danbknoxDate Climbed: Jan 16 2004  Sucess!


Climbed with a group of SAR guys on an avi/winter skills training break. Fun trip, got to ski down.

I was pooped from teaching all day so I didn't make the east turret, only the west turret
Posted Feb 27, 2005 10:14 am

RangerAJRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: February 19 2005  Sucess!


Snow-shoed in & pitched camp before the pass with three friends. (one on tele-skiis) Lots of traffic on the main trail. (We seemed to be the only ones camping & not in the hut though) Hiked up the SW ridge to the center spire. It snowed steadily all the way to the top. Little visibility at the summit cancelled a try for the East spire. (the true summit, 6ft higher) Toasted with an adult beverage & hiked back down in fresh powder.

Caution advised due to heavy snoe, cornices & avalanche danger in the area.
Posted Feb 26, 2005 4:31 pm

Eric LRoute Climbed: East Turret Date Climbed: 9 October 2004  Sucess!

Eric L

Did this hike from 80 with my girlfriend and my dog. We went up the ridge line from castle pass. My girlfriend and dog stopped at the west turret. I climbed up the east turret. First class three climb. I thought it was real easy.
Posted Jan 29, 2005 4:34 pm

rhyangRoute Climbed: East turret (class 3) Date Climbed: 4-December-2004  Sucess!


Snowshoed up from Donner Summit via Andesite Peak and Castle Pass. Numerous skiers and snowshoers had come up to the west turret since there was plenty of snow on it, but this day none except me seemed foolhardy enough to climb the true summit block because of the cold harsh wind - temps in the 20's with winds of 25mph gusting to 45 in advance of a storm. Got blasted by wind-driven snow and ice crystals. Lots of good holds - workable even with thick gloves and plastic boots (um, was testing out some gear). Also climbed the middle turret by mistake.
Posted Dec 5, 2004 12:11 am

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