Casco Peak Climber's Log

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Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Sep 30, 2009 10:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2009

Via North Lake Creek  Sucess!

Casco/Frasco/French combo With Kiefer. "Class 2 my ass."


Kiefer - Sep 29, 2009 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2009

from North Fork  Sucess!

Great mountain!
The last hundred feet or so was pretty cool! A great fall day.


mattpayne11 - Apr 27, 2009 2:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1986

Beware of Lightning. Date Climbed: July 5, 1986  Sucess!

I recall this one vividly from my childhood. As we were about 200 feet from the summit, weather moved in very fast. The closer we got to the top, the louder this sound was, turned out there was a lightning rod on the top and it was buzzing. The metal thing on the inside of my hat rattling as well. We bolted down very fast despite the fact that it was lightly raining. I'm very lucky to be alive. This happened when I was 7 years old...


heather14 - Sep 22, 2008 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008

French, Frasco BM & Casco  Sucess!

A great solo from North Fork Lake. Blue skies & sun, sleet, more blue skies, whiteout, blue skies, then thunder interesting finish to the official summer season.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Aug 24, 2008 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

French, Frasco BM & Casco  Sucess!

Perfect day for a nice hike...


kavak - Jul 31, 2008 9:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1990

From Halfmoom Creek TH  Sucess!

I was supposed to meet up with the Colorado Mountain Club on this one. Somehow missed them and started solo up Casco. Later crossed paths with them on top of Frasco Peak, but continued on to French Mtn.


SarahThompson - May 23, 2008 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

Twice  Sucess!

10/27/07 - Roach's standard circuit for climbing French, Frasco & Casco. Traversed the ridge from French. A nice fall solo hike.

1/19/14 - Hiked the East Ridge from Echo Canyon. A wind scoured line provided an avy safe path to the Bull Hill saddle. I'm sure this is not always the case in winter.


MountainHikerCO - Mar 17, 2008 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2002

North Lake Creek TH  Sucess!

We climbed Casco from North Lake Creek trailhead. This hike introduced us to this interesting group of mountains just west of Mt Elbert.


thebeave7 - Nov 5, 2007 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

Francisco Traverse  Sucess!

Traverse the big 3, French, Frasco, and Casco. Snow on the North ridge of Casco made it interesting, a little class 3/4 mixed climbing right near the ridge made for some fun. Snow was pure sugar, and didn't hold. A fun and beautiful day out.


Gahugafuga - Sep 27, 2007 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2007

Francisco Traverse  Sucess!

Completed the French/Frasco/Casco traverse here. N Ridge had substantial amount of unconsolidated snow on it, increasing the difficulty of the final scramble to Casco's summit. Climbed some interesting, snow-filled 4th class chimneys.


shknbke - Sep 24, 2007 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007

from French/Frasco  Sucess!

started at Halfmoon 2wd TH and combined Casco with French, Frasco BM, 13660, & Lackawanna via a car shuttle. Nice scrambling opportunities below the summit on the north ridge.


csmcgranahan - Aug 4, 2007 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Success  Sucess!

Summited along with Frasco and French from Halfmoon Road.


miztflip - Jul 1, 2007 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

From North Lake TH  Sucess!

Climbed Casco after making the out and back to French. The climbing on Casco was the best of the bunch with some optional fun scrambling on very solid rock near the summit.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 5, 2006 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

North Ridge  Sucess!

En route to Frasco Benchmark and French Mountain. 5:58 roundtrip.


chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:27 pm

Route Climbed: via Date Climbed: July 24, 2004  Sucess!

Great combo with French and Frasco Benchmark, some fun light scrambling on the ridge.


ColoradoScott - Feb 7, 2005 4:34 pm

Route Climbed: S. Halfmoon Creek TH to French to Frasco and Casco Date Climbed: August 6, 2000  Sucess!

Please see my trip report under French Mountain's page titled "The San Francasco Treat"

Larry V

Larry V - Sep 12, 2004 6:55 pm

Route Climbed: north ridge, Lackawanna Gulch approach Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

Lovely place, climbed with Ron and Ryan. Didn't see another soul.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - Apr 19, 2004 4:24 pm

Route Climbed: from French/Frasco Date Climbed: September 12, 2002  Sucess!

This is a beautiful peak and the ridge from Frasco to here is what I consider to be the definition of Class 2+. A beautiful autumn day with the willows turned into a sea of gold.

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