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sgeniseFirst snow of the season!


Love this casual but beautiful snowshoe destination (before it all melted back out the week after!). Linked up Andesite afterwards, and then beers after that.
Posted Jan 3, 2018 7:58 pm

GlennDCastle & Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2017


Nice morning hike up Castle then across the ridge to Basin.
Posted Sep 4, 2017 12:35 pm

kaylam87Castle and Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2015


From Castle Peak we saw a forest fire start--I think near Kyburz. Eek! We traversed from Castle to Basin, then took a cross country route down Basin and eventually met back up with the trail.
Posted Jul 4, 2017 11:42 am

LincolnBQuick climb with family group  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2016


Jon's SPS list finish
Posted Oct 24, 2016 1:00 am

CWesselsDayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010


Easy scramble on a warm summer day. Still enough snow to glissade much of the descent. Driving back, I fell asleep on the 80 near Colfax. I collided with the car in the lane next to me and ended up totalling my Audi. I miss that car.
Posted Aug 8, 2016 3:50 pm

gordonyeSnowshoe hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2013


Lead a hiking group twice. This is my favorite North Tahoe hike.
Posted Jul 8, 2016 3:18 am

Scott FultonReached true summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2016

Scott Fulton

Went up with two friends on a pretty cold and overcast day. It was pretty windy at the top. My friends were happy to reach the first turret, but I just had to go over to the east turret and climb the class 3 to the USGS marker. It was just a bit scary for a non rock climber like me, but I am glad I did it.
Posted Jun 26, 2016 3:32 pm

SonoraShaneSMC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2016


Made East Turret (true summit) with Sierra Mountaineering Club. Approached from west ridge. Icy snow and crampons to gain the top of the ridge in the morning.

I easily soloed the east face of the turret. borderline class 3/4. Borderline Class 4/low class 5 solo on the west face if you want something spicier.

Chains up top on west side to rap off (or set a fixed rope for east face followers). Supposedly bolts up top as well, but must have been buried in snow when I was there.
Posted Mar 1, 2016 10:44 pm

FairweatherVia Trail with Todd  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014


Fun day exploring aiguilles as well. Great photo opp on the obvious one just SW of the summit.
X2 Also climbed Castle & Basin solo in 2011.
Posted Oct 18, 2015 8:47 pm

cabFrom Donner Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2015


Short, fun climb on the summit block. Continued on to Basin Peak.
Posted Oct 5, 2015 12:00 pm

bechttTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2015


Drove to just below the pass and followed the use trail tot the top. Fun scramble! Peak #1/4 of the day
Posted Aug 21, 2015 2:27 pm

Larry LavertyWarm Winter Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2015

Larry Laverty

A boot adventure all the way to the top. Snow on all but about a 1/4 mile of the route. Enjoyed meeting a small hand full of skiers and shoers. Five people, two doggies, in all the entire day. A glorious view and plenty of afternoon wind at the top.
Posted Feb 4, 2015 2:11 am

ScottyPA lot more fun with snow  Sucess!


Nice and fast training hike
Posted Nov 10, 2014 8:07 pm

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


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


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


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


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


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

brihuangSnowboard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2014


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

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