Casco Peak Climber's Log

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BradBartick - Jun 29, 2022 11:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2022

Crisco, Francisco, and French Fry  Sucess!

Solo, completely alone from car-to-car. Terrific trio of 13ers. Went counterclockwise.


rickcasey - Sep 3, 2021 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2021

Warning about the 'Fiascol'   Sucess!

I was part of a group of 4 that attempted Casco on this day via the notorious Fiascol route from the N Clear Lake trailhead. The danger of this loose talus/scree slope is not made clear in Roach's book, Colorado Thirteeners, and I don't see where others warn about it, so I'm posting this here. Climbing helmets highly recommended, and extra care should be taken to ascend with enough distance between your party to dodge the loose rock that is unavoidable to send down. One of our party had zero rock climbing experience, and so had to turn back, and I went back with her for safety reasons. The other two in our party made it, but expressed grave reservations about the stressfulness of the route. It is not one I intend to repeat! The approach from Half Moon looks much safer, though longer.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Sep 1, 2018 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2018

Casco from French  Sucess!

Hiked with Chris & James Oliver. Nice finale of the French, "Frasco" and Casco trio. Great day with better weather than expected. It was a dry season, so the stream crossing was nothing. I was glad to have an upgraded skid plate on my 4Runner for the really rough road to the broken bridge one mile above.


chicagotransplant - Aug 20, 2018 9:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2018

Francisco Trio  Sucess!

With Rachael. Southeast Ridge, then Francisco traverse to French and back down the road. Hadn't been up these in 14 years! A repeat that was a long time coming, fun traverse.


rmjwinters - Jun 25, 2016 2:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2016

With Frasco & French  Sucess!

Pretty sure I didn't do these in the most efficient manner...Frasco, then French, then back to Casco.


seano - May 14, 2016 3:04 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2016

via Casco-Frasco saddle  Sucess!

I knew things would turn ugly when I was barely supported with snowshoes on the way up on a clear, warm day. Tricker-than-expected snowshoe-scrambling getting from the saddle to the summit, then some more getting to "Frasco" on my way to French. Trip report.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Aug 22, 2015 9:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2015

Neat, blocky summit  Sucess!

My Dad and dog Hunter along for this awesome trio of mountains: French, Frasco, Casco: No one else in sight all day. Trip Report


shanahan96 - Jan 27, 2014 1:15 am Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2014

persistence  Sucess!

two tries....steve and i made an attempt on casco january 6th, but turned back ~12,100' at 2:45pm after spending hours trenching to our knees and seemingly not getting far at all.

everything changed on jan 19th, sarah, dominic and i cruised the trench from two weeks ago, and the snow in the willows was firm this time around! made casco's summit(#55 winter) around noon then started the long ridge to french.



pyerger - Aug 15, 2013 9:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2013

casco  Sucess!

nice 4th class scramble at the top.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011

Independence  Sucess!

Solo from N Fork Lake Cr TH.


ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 1:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

From Lackawanna to French  Sucess!

N Fork Lk TH and NW slopes route up Lackawanna. Then over to Casco and on to French via Frasco BM. Descent into basin to E of Casco-Frasco Col from about half way down to col from Frasco BM (loose red gravel; perfect for descending), and back down to TH. A wonderful ridge-y loop. Nothing beyond 2+.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 1, 2012 9:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

Lovely scramble  Sucess!

Lovely scramble from fresco/french mountain - little slippery on snow, but fun scramble. Great partners: Sarah and Senad. I hope they did not mind that Duchess tried to eat their food. :)
Up North ridge and Down South Ridge

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Oct 1, 2012 9:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

French Group  Sucess!

Third peak of the day, Casco is nice very peak, not sure about class 2, it was more like class 3 at the top.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 30, 2012 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

FFC from South Halfmoon Creek TH  Sucess!

Woo! This was a fine way to end a three peak day! The new snow on the route made the going much more interesting. Liba picked a line that scared my socks off in the snowy/icy conditions, but we basked in the afternoon sun on this gorgeous summit of boulders and enjoyed a few final pulls of Irish Mist on the slopes below. With Senad, Liba and Dutchess the Cheese Dog!


theREALCarpeDM - Sep 15, 2012 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

Trio on a great fall day  Sucess!

Standard route from Halfmoon TH: up French, over to Frasco, then Casco, down via the Casco's saddle with Bull Hill. Shawn parked his 4Runner shortly after the first creek crossing. Made pretty good time: 11.6 miles in 7h40m - but there is a LOT of easy road walking.


boisedoc - Jul 23, 2012 12:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2012

from French  Sucess!

there is a little interesting ridge work (by Sawatch standards) to get from Frasco over to Casco. Pleasant area but nothing spectacular


sevenvii - Jul 10, 2012 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2012

From North Lake Crk TH  Sucess!

Up Lackawanna gulch, and the "Fiascol" then triple team of Fraso, French, and back to Casco


DerekFreed - Apr 3, 2012 2:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010

Trio from Halfmoon TH  Sucess!

French, Frasco and Casco. From Iron Mike Mine, ascended the grassy slope to the summit of French, then traversed over to Frasco and Casco. Roughest part was the Frasco side of the Frasco/Casco ridge. Descended the saddle between Bull Hill and Casco.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Oct 2, 2011 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

Casco   Sucess!

Climbed from the North Lake Fork TH off Independence Pass Road.
Note I thought the slope up to that 13,200 foot saddle was looser than the slope up to the Pacific Tarn from Mohawk Lakes!


altitude14er - Jan 15, 2011 12:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Route Climbed: French, Frasco BM & Casco  Sucess!

I bagged the trio! Living life for those that perished on this day (9-11); never forgotten.

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