Andesite Peak Climber's Log

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Marmaduke - Dec 25, 2018 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2018

Christmas Day snowshoe  Sucess!

Great Day


patricklynch88 - May 6, 2018 9:56 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2018

Castle Peak Trailhead  Sucess!

Andesite Peak via Castle Valley and Castle Pass. Party of 2. 2.2 miles and about 1 hr 40 min to the summit. Weather was great with some cloud coverage and very mild winds, but still lots of snow on the ground and we left our snowshoes at the house. 950 ft elevation gain.


sgenise - Jan 3, 2018 8:00 pm

Snowshoe with Castle  Sucess!

Fun link-up with Castle Peak on the first big snow of the season before it melted back out a week later!


birdhead - Jul 27, 2017 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2009

Snowshoe  Sucess!

Snowshoe outing on new year's eve day with my father-in-law. The snow was fresh and a break in the weather made for a fine day.


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 10:46 am Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2017

Snowshoe on a warm day  Sucess!

Snowshoed to the top with NorCal Women Adventurers. Fun day trip with fantastic views.


mengbo - Apr 24, 2017 12:56 am Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2017

day hike  Sucess!

day hike using snowshoes, from basin peak.


cab - Oct 5, 2015 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2015

From Basin Peak  Sucess!

Short diversion on the way back to the car after Castle and Basin.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Apr 4, 2015 2:04 am Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2015

East Slope  Sucess!

Starting at the trailhead, and with snow covering the trail, just headed straight up the slope through the trees and snow to the summit.


AceSierra - Aug 8, 2013 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Loop  Sucess!

Castle/Basin/Andesite. The top was a bug infested mess. Cool red rocks though.


DrHill - Apr 19, 2013 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2012

In a winter storm  Sucess!

Fun blustery snowshoe trip


WayneFry - Jan 27, 2013 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2012

Great option  Sucess!

Climbed this peak in a raging snow storm with a group of five. Our original plan was to climb Red Lake Peak in Carson Pass. The weather was terrible, Hwy 88 was closed, and we wanted to get on top of something. Andesite peak turned out to be a great option that day.

David Naylor

David Naylor - Sep 3, 2012 1:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

Andesite, Castle, Basin  Sucess!

Overnight backpack started with Andesite, to Castle, to Basin and down to Paradise Lake. Good fun and lovely setting at the lake.


tyler4588 - Feb 24, 2012 11:19 am Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2012

With Castle Peak  Sucess!

Snowboarded down. Cruddy snow, but a fun trip!

edge17 - Jan 16, 2012 1:58 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012

dry winter  Sucess!

went from Castle Peak to Basin, then down to the meadow and up to Andesite. There was snow snow and ice, but generally a pretty dry winter.


scoob - Aug 19, 2011 5:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 1993

1993...  Sucess!

had to settle for Andesite after not talking my girlfriend, of the time, into going up Castle.


Trawinski - Jun 8, 2011 4:44 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2011

Quiet  Sucess!

Planned to do Castle, but from the pass Andesite had way more snow and way less people (actually no people at all), plus I'd never been. It was nice and peaceful plus got to teach my girlfriend some self-arrest on the steep slushy snow.

wawaaba - Feb 15, 2011 3:31 am Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2011

Nice little hike  Sucess!

Nice snowshoe hike up Andesite Peak then on over to Castle Peak. Beautiful sunny day. Nice kick off to the winter season.

mlarkin2002 - Sep 20, 2010 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhike with Castle.


SKI - Mar 1, 2010 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2010

Sweet snow!  Sucess!

Dropped the east face (scary cornice!) and stayed in Castle Valley. Took the trail by storm on ski's (bobsledding anyone?) and made it to the car in 5 minutes flat after tagging and dropping Castle and Basin. Helluva day.


fedak - Aug 3, 2009 10:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Hole in the Ground Trail  Sucess!

Saw this on the way back from Castle and figured what the hell.
Capping off a 7 peak summer day.

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