Basin Peak Climber's Log

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GlennD - Sep 4, 2017 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2017

Castle & Basin  Sucess!

Nice morning hike up Castle then across the ridge to Basin.


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 11:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2016

With Castle  Sucess!

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.


mengbo - Apr 24, 2017 12:54 am Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2017

day hike  Sucess!

day hike (with snowshoes).


fedak - Jun 22, 2016 1:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2009

North ridge  Sucess!

Complete whiteout summer blizzard, but made it to the summit.

Pics and trip report are here.


Fairweather - Oct 19, 2015 12:53 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

From Castle Peak  Sucess!

Nice loop with a little snow on the summits.


cab - Oct 5, 2015 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2015

From Castle Peak  Sucess!

Excellent use trail along the ridge. No views due to fog.


birdhead - Aug 7, 2014 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2014

From Castle  Sucess!

First hiked up Castle Peak and then headed over to Basin Peak. Nice walk along the easy ridge with good views. Tagged Andesite on the way out. 9.4 miles round trip with 2850 feet of gain.


hgrapid - Jun 24, 2014 3:10 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

Ran Basin Peak  Sucess!

Ran most of the way to Basin Peak until the real hiking started. I couldn't take all trail due to snow, so had to bushwhack a bit. Then went to the summit of Castle Peak

bigbadgoo - Feb 24, 2014 12:46 am Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2014

Conditions are nice  Sucess!

Longer trip than we were expecting from the snopark but conditions are good. Some cornices forming but otherwise the snow pack seems purty stable. Used traction but no snowshoes needed.

trexkerry - Nov 24, 2013 1:44 am Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2013

Castle/Basin  Sucess!

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


AceSierra - Aug 8, 2013 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

+Castle and Andesite  Sucess!

As the title says, loop with Castle and Andesite.


tyler4588 - Feb 27, 2013 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2013

With Castle Peak on Skis  Sucess!

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

Trip Report

David Naylor

David Naylor - Sep 3, 2012 1:11 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

Down to Paradise Lake  Sucess!

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


mg1779 - Jul 16, 2012 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2010

Traverse from Castle Peak  Sucess!

Snowshoed it. Traversed over along the ridgeline from Castle Peak and back down towards Peter Grubb Hut.


BCL - Feb 18, 2012 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2012

Windy Day  Sucess!

Snow shoe from the sno park. Very windy along the ridge.

edge17 - Jan 16, 2012 1:55 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012

over the ridge from castle peak  Sucess!

On the way down from Castle Peak, traversed the ridge to Basin Peak. There was a little snow.


Darren9 - Dec 6, 2011 2:52 am Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2011

Finally went there  Sucess!

After looking at it and bypassing it for years, finally climbed it as an add-on to a winter ascent of Castle Peak with SMG. High winds and not much snow...but it was a fun little summit anyway.


scoob - Aug 19, 2011 5:29 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 1993

many moons ago!  Sucess!

long time ago/part of a traverse up castle's east ridge across top continuing to Basin and down into meadow/ back pacific crest trail. i remember a clear day with views all the way to Diablo & Lassen...

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 5:43 pm

snowshoe from castle  Sucess!

Winter snowshoe from Castle peak. Fun day.


rhyang - Mar 3, 2010 11:41 am Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2010

traversed from Castle  Sucess!

with Jon and Simon from Reno. Snowshoed up from Donner Summit to shoulder of Castle, and then traversed along ridge. A front was coming in, so we got blasted with wind on the ridge. Great views !

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