Basin Peak Climber's Log

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colingregory - Dec 13, 2019 11:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2019

Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhike with Sean & Asaka. Bagged Basin then Castle then Andesite.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Aug 4, 2019 8:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2019

Summited this peak as part of Lost and Found 30K race  Sucess!

I ran the Lost and Found 30K "running" race that started at Soda Springs Ski Area, went out to Summit Lake, then back to Castle Pass trail and headed out to summit of Basin, and then back to Soda Springs (coming close to Andesite Peak on the way back). It was a very tough race.


patricklynch88 - Oct 20, 2018 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2018

Castle Peak Trailhead  Sucess!

Basin Peak via Castle Valley Trailhead and Castle Pass. Walked along the ridge between Castle and Basin Peak. Party of 2. 4 miles and 1 hour 47 minutes to the summit. Weather was sunny with no cloud coverage and mild winds and mild Fall temps. 1,900 ft elevation gain.


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.

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