Castle Peak Climber's Log

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apachedino - Oct 27, 2011 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2011

Caslte Moat  Sucess!

Inadvertantly did the Castle Moat route and had a blast, combined with Conundrum for a splendid loop in perfect weather.

I like it on top

I like it on top - Oct 23, 2011 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2011

Standard Route with Conundrum  Sucess!

The summit ridge was awesome, with some winds, but otherwise great day.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

Nice, Moderate Elk Summit  Sucess!

Going to have to come back and ski this one.


Kara - Oct 3, 2011 10:31 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2011

Beautiful Fall colors & Castle  Sucess!

Nice hike from the Pearl Pass junction. The summit ridge had some snow, making some of the easier moves a bit had some clouds moving in to make it quick, and cut out Conundrum. The summit is beautiful, and the new snow & clouds added to the mountain perspective.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Sep 18, 2011 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

via NE ridge  Sucess!

A great day of clear fall weather after a week of not so great weather. Snow and ice on the ridge made the ascent interesting. We coupled in Corundrum as well.


Kapelmuur - Sep 12, 2011 12:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011

NE Ridge from main TH, w/Conundrum  Sucess!

Did this from the very start of the road on a cold and mostly overcast morning with some light snow falling. Winter is coming fast!


vbeckman74 - Aug 4, 2011 11:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2005

Driver  Sucess!

You can drive fairly high on this one. Reached the summit in less than two hours with Alex. A good intro 14er. One of the best summit views, and near perfect conditions.


belexes - Aug 1, 2011 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

I climbed Castle with my fellow CMC BMS student, Marco. This was my first time in the Elks. We camped below site 3 along the road and hiked all the way from there. We started around 4:45AM and arrived at the summit at 9:30. We had planned to do Conundrum, but the clouds were already rolling in, and the glissade back into the basin looked pretty dodgy, so we had to be content with Castle only. We we able to hitch a ride from the uppermost parking lot back to our campsite. I'll be back sometime to do Conundrum, when snow conditions are better.


renogurt - Jun 22, 2011 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2011

Castle Moat  Sucess!

Did the ol' Castle Moat to conundrum traverse in ideal conditions. It was very sloppy snow in the lower parts of the hike.


StephanieLynn - Jun 12, 2011 12:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Nice day  Sucess!

An easy hike over from Conundrum.

REM - Jun 6, 2011 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 1981

From Montezuma Basin  Sucess!

Climbed with my Father

Up2zmtns - Mar 19, 2011 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Conundrum Couloir to Castle Peak  Sucess!

fun, with tyler, our first couloir


altitude14er - Jan 14, 2011 11:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

Route Climbed: Conundrum Traverse  Sucess!

After a nasty fall on Conundrum I reached this summit on a bloody, swollen knee cap!


centrifuge - Jan 13, 2011 12:43 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

with castle the other big C  Sucess!

amazing september day


thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Castle and Conundrum  Sucess!

Traversed from Conundrum. Climbed Conundrum over 5th class slabs from a notch in the North Ridge.


rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 12:25 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

2nd try  Sucess!

Got blown off about 300' from the top only a month earlier. Glad to make it on the 2nd attempt.


strudolyubov - Sep 27, 2010 11:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010

Castle/Conundrum combo  Sucess!

Summited Castle via Northeast Ridge. Continued on to Conundrum, then returned back the same way. Nice hiking/scrambling with a little bit of snow, great weather, gorgeous views!


byates - Sep 1, 2010 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2010

Up East and to Conundrum  Sucess!

A bit of new snow, went up the Northeast ridge, traversed to Conundrum and down the saddle, I was surprised by the depth and size of the crevases in the snow field going all the way into the tarn.


BigRob - Aug 25, 2010 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010

Standard  Sucess!

Climbed with Katie in moderate clouds. Nice summit and my first time in the Elks


JustinShapiro - Aug 17, 2010 5:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Along with Conundrum  Sucess!

Climbed along with Conundrum Peak. In my opinion, these two peaks were the easiest 14ers I've climbed so far. I wasn't even sore after wards, it was great and the weather was fantastic. The hardest part about this climb was descending the ice field below the Castle-Conundrum saddle. It was very slippery with lots of falling rock.

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