Castle Peak Climber's Log

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cftbq

cftbq - Jun 3, 2007 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007

Northeast Ridge with snow  Sucess!

Made a last-minute decision to climb the NE ridge because it looked easier. It wasn't, so we (trishapajean and I) descended the NW ridge. VERY slow ascent and two great glissades on the way down.

Britette

Britette - May 29, 2007 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2005

North Face  Sucess!

Climbed the north face couloir to ridge and scrambled to summit. Unable to ski direct from summit so downclimbed to saddle and skied the north face from there.

boisedoc

boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1999

good Elk introduction  Sucess!

Interesting but not frightening

lanagordon

lanagordon - Nov 5, 2006 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2006

Beware of the Boulders  Sucess!

A friend had one literally roll off his back. Be careful!

royswkr - Sep 21, 2006 12:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 1990

Up ridge, down from col  Sucess!

Snow too hard to glissade

ClearSkiesAhead

ClearSkiesAhead - Sep 13, 2006 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Very beautiful day. Climbed up from the pearl pass junction in the road.

haytraci

haytraci - Sep 12, 2006 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Perfect Day  Sucess!

What a great mountain! Definitely a wonderful intro to the Elks and there super steep and loose scree/boulderfields. Despite a near-death experience when a friend had a several-hundred pound boulder ROLL OVER HIM(!!!), and questionable weather all around us, it was one of my favorite 14ers thus far. (Refer to James Hay's trip report for info. on possible route-finding mistakes in the boulderfield as there are several misleading cairns nestled among the rocks.)

zachary_dc

zachary_dc - Sep 7, 2006 11:07 pm

Variation of the Standard  Sucess!

It was a great snow/scree climb. The weather was pleasant basically the whole time except for right when we reached the top clouds surrounded us so we didnt spend much time up there. Overall it was a blast, great views, exciting atmosphere, and a good experience for the first time summiting a fourteener.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Aug 25, 2006 6:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006

Lots of scree  Sucess!

Second time's a charm, after failing due to weather three weeks ago. Also climbed Conundrum as well, headed to Buena Vista and did Huron Peak the following day.

The only thing with this peak is that the scree gets annoying on the descent! Beautiful mountain though.

osatrik

osatrik - Aug 18, 2006 12:34 am

Summer 1993 - soloed N Coulour scramble  Sucess!

See report on route page

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Aug 7, 2006 3:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2006

West Slopes  Sucess!

Miserable! Never attempt the west talus slopes when they are snow free! From Conundrum Hot Springs this route is 3000 vertical feet of rotten, steep, mobile rocks. No me gusta.

sdhager

sdhager - Aug 5, 2006 9:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2004

Route Climbed: NE Ridge  Sucess!

First 14er! Been up 3x since. Awesome glissade!!

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2006

2nd Fourteener, 5x  Sucess!

2nd fourteener. I have been back five times and love it and Connundrum everytime. Skiing/boarding is always fun adn lasts in to the summer!

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Jul 19, 2006 2:58 am

Route Climbed: NE ridge Date Climbed: July 16, 2006  Sucess!

Great day in the Montezuma Basin. Ascent of the North Ridge, with Kris and Madaline. Continued to the summit of Conundrum, and glissade descent of the coulior.

F Bomb

F Bomb - Jul 5, 2006 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Good fun, parked at 10,2 in the Saturn, couldn't get accross the creek.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Jul 5, 2006 5:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

South Ridge/NE Ridge  Sucess!

Nice easy climb starting with Conundrum on the way up via the South Ridge route. I descended using the NE Ridge and had a great glissade down below the NE ridge. I drove to ~11,000 feet and parked at the junction with the Pearl Pass road.

crzyjt

crzyjt - Jun 24, 2006 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

NW ridge, snow  Sucess!

Got this one on my second attempt. Parked at 12,500 and climbed to the saddle via non standard detour with my skis. Snow was continuous to saddle. Dumped pack, ran up castle, then, back at the saddle, grabbed my pack, headed up Conundrum and skied the Conundrum Couloir. Partner ate it in the choke and tumbled 300 feet. Very scary, but he was alright.

roozers42

roozers42 - May 15, 2006 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2005

Route climbed: NE Ridge  Sucess!

Continued to Conundrum, descent of NW ridge on scree for a couple hundred feet and then the snowfield.

km_donovan

km_donovan - Apr 23, 2006 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2003

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge via North Buttress varation  Sucess!

I drove my 4x4 all the way to the parking area 12,800 feet, got an early start before the holiday hordes arrived Part of a 10 day 18 14,000 ft. summit solo climbing trip.

Scott

Scott - Apr 17, 2006 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2006

Winter conditions  Sucess!

Climbed with Brock.

April 14:

We climbed up to 11,430 feet and camped. Stormy all day, and we saw on small avalanche.

April 15th:

It was 9F in the morning and we climbed Castle via the Northeast Ridge and descended the north face couloir. Climb was mostly easy, but parts of the ridge traverse had some treacherous sugar snow, that was impossible to get a bite with the ice axe. Very warm day, and the snow was soft, so we arrived back at the car at 9 pm, a long day.

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