You've made such a great sales pitch that I want to go there already! Nice page.
Great stuff! A badly needed mountain page.
Thanks for putting this page up. Was considering this one for a trip I have this summer and will have info to go on now. Nicely done.
A fine example of a 4-star page!
Nice page. 4-stars. The Shasta area has always been a favorite of mine.
Excellent and perfect page, John! I really liked reading what you are telling us about Castle Dome, the impression in general, in summer and in winter, the mood and views of other mountains and areas one gets by climbing Castle Dome, the interesting geological infos, the location of Castle Dome within the California's Castle Crags Wilderness, and its relation to nearby areas like the Klamath Mountains and nearby mountains like Mt Shasta. I appreciate very much all the many very useful infos on the routes in general, the addresses, phonenumbers, the great links concerning infos about the area, lodging, camping, public transportation and weather infos as well as your overview about the content of the both books you named. And I expecially like your perfect layout with the hyperlinks to the photos and the really nice table! So, thanks for your great page, John!
Or in other (Josh's) words: Welcome in the club of the "fanatic member[s]" (webmaster's original tone of voice)!! The content and formatting of your page are really fanatical ...
P.S.: One very little question: What does the abbreviation 'wrt ' (6th line in the section 'overview') mean?
Thanks for the compliments Rahel. "wrt" is a common abbreviation for "with respect to." Hope this helps :-)
Thanks for the help, John! I thought that it probably is a common abbreviation. But nevertheless, I did not know it. And I also did not find any explanation of 'wrt' in the 10-pages-list of abbreviations in my Webster's ninth new collegiate dictionary (1989). So now I have again learned something :o). This is really what I like on SP: to learn "normal" language as well as slang. This, I think, is the most difficult thing if one learns a language, that means not to speak an artificial and constructed language but the "really spoken" language.
"wrt" in my experience is generally computer science jargon. Mathematicians use this term when trying to make a point rapidly, i.e., in class (though generally not in books). Some computer scientists I know use the term very freely in e-mail communications.
NIce Page. I saw Castle Crags on my drive back from Shasta without having heard of it before. Now I want to go there even more! :)
Nice page, great photos. Looks like a lot of fun, especially in the winter.
Great job, John, nice informative page!
Great page. Good information and photographs.
As usual John, another winner page! I think I'll try this one in the spring.
Nice page. Great route description. Amazing area!
Nice job, Castle Crags is such a beautiful place, isn't it?
Great page with excellent route beta. I can't imagine that the slabs to the right of the "stairs" are really easier for an inexperienced climber to descend, though... they reminded me of the face climbing on Cathedral Peak's SE Buttress. Fun to play around on with rock shoes, but the stairs are much easier. Downclimbing the stairs really isn't that difficult, since you can face into the rock and avoid looking at all the air beneath your feet.