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foreverwild - Apr 19, 2006 10:19 pm - Voted 8/10


Glad to hear the weather worked out well for you, always something to smile about. Castle was one of my favorite climbs when I lived in CO, glad you enjoyed it as well.

Great report with beautiful pictures, brings back memeories and creates hopes for the future as a good report should.


seth@LOKI - Apr 20, 2006 12:11 am - Hasn't voted

Dito Great Story

Great Story! Thanks for posting it.
Did the North Face Ski look filled in enough to ski it later?


Scott - Apr 24, 2006 1:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Dito Great Story

Yep, it had plenty of snow to ski.


Asphazell - Apr 20, 2006 3:57 am - Voted 9/10

Nice job!

Hey Scott, Mark M. from! Great job on Castle! We climbed the snowfield to the NW ridge last July and it made for a great outing. Glissaded down Castle's N Couloir which was a blast. How did Conundrum's Couloir look? A lot of snow up there still it seems. Great photos too!

Seth@LOKI - For 14er ski conditions, check out , they just skied Castle Peak on April 17th.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Apr 21, 2006 3:18 am - Voted 9/10

Good Report

Great pictures and report Scott! The Northeast Ridge is an enjoyable route. As far as the digital camera freezing, that actually happened to me on the summit of Conundrum. I never thought of taking a backup, but it is certainly worth it to be able to capture such views!

If you are interested in any snow climbs this spring, let me know.


dadndave - Apr 21, 2006 8:22 am - Hasn't voted


I especially liked the "near summit of castle" pic.


hasue - Apr 21, 2006 7:35 pm - Voted 10/10


I love to see early spring season photos! Easter brought good snow. What a fantastic climb. Have you thought about skiing a 14er?


Scott - Apr 24, 2006 2:31 am - Hasn't voted

Re: awesome!

Yep, definately thought of it. I used to ski, but after I got married, my wife snowshoed, so I gave it up for that. Now that we don't always go together anymore, it's time for a new pair of skis.


seth@LOKI - Jun 6, 2006 6:19 am - Hasn't voted

How about a compromise?

Iclantic skis are next on my list for now. They are not snowshoes but are short at 140-150cm, light, wide, stable, and great in pow even on tele (but I AT lately.) I can't get them yet but we'll see. Just a thought


Kiefer - Mar 9, 2008 11:06 pm - Hasn't voted


report, Scott! The pictures you took for this are invaluable. I will be using your beta in the next couple weeks if all goes right. Thanks for posting this!

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