Castle Peak East Face

Castle Peak East Face

Castle Peak's impressive east face as seen from nearby point 10248'. It’s a vertical drop of nearly 2500 feet from the summit to the trees below. Photo taken July 2003.
Super Dave
on Feb 23, 2006 4:37 am
Image Type(s): Hiking,  Informational,  Scenery
Image ID: 175384


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mrh - Mar 17, 2006 6:48 pm - Voted 10/10


I'd give this picture an 11 if I could.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Mar 20, 2006 4:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 11

Thanks mrh. The photo really doesn't even do it justice.


SawtoothSean - Mar 20, 2006 5:14 am - Voted 10/10


One of the best- captures just how big this peak is compared to the surrounding terrain

Super Dave

Super Dave - Mar 20, 2006 4:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes!

Thanks Sean. Not sure if you’ve ever been over on that side, but the climb up from Baker Lake, especially the last half mile or so up to Castle Divide is just awesome. Castle Peak is in your face the whole time.


tphubbard - Aug 6, 2006 12:26 am - Hasn't voted

Rock Glacier

Impressive. Is that a rock glacier at its foot?

Super Dave

Super Dave - Aug 7, 2006 6:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Rock Glacier

Interesting question. I’m not positive, but I don’t believe so. The climate in this part of Idaho probably is not optimal for a rock glacier (But I don’t have any expertise on the subject.) It does look pretty similar to other photos of rock glaciers that are out there.

skunk ape

skunk ape - Feb 26, 2007 4:34 pm - Voted 10/10


In your face, I like that.


bongsunkee - Sep 5, 2007 2:43 pm - Voted 10/10

nice shot!

i like the indigo sky blue, dave.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Sep 5, 2007 6:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice shot!

Thanks, glad you liked it. It was a beautiful day, with lots of color contrast between the blue skies, white rock, new green foliage, and patches of snow.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Sep 15, 2007 9:47 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Impressive

Big pretty much sums it up. Castle towers over all surrounding peaks, and is easy to identify from a long way away in all directions.


mtybumpo - Sep 16, 2007 4:15 pm - Voted 10/10


That's pretty much all I can say about this one! Just awesome!


Abram - Jan 3, 2008 10:55 am - Voted 10/10

nice pic

I love this shot, it really shows the size of that face. perfect 10

Super Dave

Super Dave - Jan 3, 2008 7:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice pic

Thanks Abram. Castle is obviously huge from all directions, but this is the most impressive angle to view the peak from, in my opinion.


EricChu - Sep 5, 2010 3:52 pm - Voted 10/10

What an impression!

Nature itself built a monument!

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