Castle Peak Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 175
nolabreeze

nolabreeze - Jul 8, 2013 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

Fun climb  Sucess!

Fun little snow climb and scramble to the top.

astroclimber

astroclimber - Jul 6, 2013 9:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

soggy day  Sucess!

Also did Conundrum, with Sarah and Jill

skyward22

skyward22 - Jan 15, 2013 3:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2012

NE Ridge   Sucess!

With Dirk Summers, an easy hike. Came down for some brews and an awesome lightening show.

Fletch

Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:40 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2012

fun day  Sucess!

with the roo...

telemarkdude

telemarkdude - Nov 22, 2012 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 1996

Great Hike  Sucess!

Great hike with great weather. Light dusting of snow.

ajberry

ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

Normal route  Sucess!

With Katie and Megan, both 12. Super snowy. Made for great views.

milan - Oct 21, 2012 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010

First Elk  Sucess!

Last 14ers in 2010, beautiful day, no snow in the saddle between Castle and Conundrum made the descent spicy.

BLong

BLong - Sep 13, 2012 11:14 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012

Interesting Connection  Sucess!

I scrambled from Cathedral Lake up unnamed 13,828' and then traversed the 2nd - 4th class ridge-line to summit Conundrum Peak and Castle Peak. I was also hoping to summit Cathedral Peak from the ridge-line on 13,828, but did not have time. I descended via the main hiking trail on Castle Peak. The ridge between 13,828 and Conundrum Peak was a blast, including several towers to navigate over/around.

csmcgranahan

csmcgranahan - Sep 11, 2012 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012

From 11,100'  Sucess!

Started at about 4:20am and summited via the Northeast Ridge at about 7:30am or so. Then traversed over to Conundrum. Descended via the saddle through the nasty scree - it was only really bad for a hundred feet or so - the rest was just frustrating and tedious.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Sep 3, 2012 11:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

Extra Credit  Sucess!

4th time up this bad-boy. Went up and over to get "Castleabra".
Considered descending the Conundrum saddle but didn't feel like dealing with the scree.
Castle is a good peak.

pacojgarza

pacojgarza - Aug 21, 2012 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2012

Perfect day!  Sucess!

Summited Castle and Conundrum via the standard route in perfect conditions. The scramble on the ridges was fun, the views were awesome. Descended through the loose scree to Montezuma Basin. These were the 5th and 6th out of 15 peaks on my 2012 CO. trip.

seanpeckham

seanpeckham - Aug 5, 2012 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2012

from the footbridge  Sucess!

Parked at the footbridge 1.5 miles up the road, and did Castle from there.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 28, 2012 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

Standard route with Conundrum  Sucess!

The rain pounded on the roof of the Jeep all night and I worried his outing would be a post cause, but an early wake up and departure from camp put our feet on this summit! With Cheryl and Jill - hell yeah, ladies!

Diggler

Diggler - Jun 28, 2012 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2012

3rd time's the charm!  Sucess!

Finally got this one taken care of! Decided to just do the quick & dirty NE ridge to git 'er done. Thanks to Eric for convincing me to get up early to do it & avoid the rains (which actually finally happened!). Left 'TH (campsite)' @ 4.51. After some interesting routefinding which slowed us down a little, finally got back on track, & on to the ridge. Summited @ 9.57. Enjoyed great views of Bells & surrounding Elk surroundings, & left summit @ 10.27. Uneventful descent put us back at the campsite (10,100') @ 13.43. Great day, & glad to be on another climb & peak again, bro.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Dec 24, 2011 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2011

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed in conjunction with Conundrum. Summited both peaks during the storm. UNGODLY cold (-8F to -13F) and windy. Sun came out just as we crested the summit of Castle. That was wicked cool! First 14ers of the winter season.

xpda

xpda - Oct 29, 2011 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1990

Castle  Sucess!

Not sure about the date.

ferdinandverboom

ferdinandverboom - Oct 28, 2011 8:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2011

Snowy  Sucess!

Did Castle Peak with my wife in perfect conditions (both). There still was a lot of snow. All the way from the Castle Creek parking lot to the summit. That day there was one other party skiing. We just had our boots and crampons, which was quicker in the ascent, but 10 times slower in the descent. It was my wife's first 14er/4000er and she was very happy with it.

apachedino

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.

Viewing: 1-20 of 175
Return to 'Castle Peak' main page