Castle Peak Climber's Log

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noahs213 - Jul 24, 2009 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

+ Conundrum  Sucess!

A fun climb on the North East Ridge. It snowed a little bit. It was horrible rock as usual in the Elks. The glissading was a kick.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jul 12, 2009 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

With Conundrum  Sucess!


Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 4:24 am

from Castle Creek trailhead  Sucess!

Easiest one in the Elk range. Duchess did again great.


shanrickv - Jun 18, 2009 8:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2009

North Face Couloir  Sucess!

Started day early in blue skies and finished with a June white out, but a good snow climb.


mattpayne11 - May 10, 2009 12:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 1998

Standard Route: Date climbed: 8/28/1998  Sucess!

We camped pretty low and hiked from there, was kind of funny to see how high the road actually takes you...


awillson - Mar 29, 2009 12:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


Lots of snow, even in August!


polarjud - Aug 16, 2008 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Via Conundrum Hot Springs

Tried it via the west ridge of conundrum. Monsoon weather pattern. Clouds closed in above and below about 12,700 feet. Lost my nerve and went back down. Hot springs were some consolation.


alpspitze - Aug 11, 2008 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008

NE\NW Loop  Sucess!

Started before the first stream crossing. Nice hike in great weather. Descended via the Castle-Conundrum saddle. Perfect snow for a quick descent.


RMdaytripsgrl - Jul 26, 2008 10:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

Copied myrone's trip  Sucess!

Got up there after Conundrum. Started at 10,200ft, total 5,200ft vert per gps. Snow is melting out at top of snowfield, its going fast. Conundrum couloir is still looking sweet. NW ridge is very loose. NE ridge is not for people afraid of heights. Some class 3 moves in there w/A LOT of exposure. Some very fun mellow glissades to be had!


myrone - Jul 12, 2008 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

Castle Peak via Montezuma Mine Rd  Sucess!

Drove the Montezuma Rd as far as I could. Started up at 7:00AM with a snow ascent to the saddle between Castle and Conundrum. Hiked the ridge up to Conundrum Peak and then back across to Castle Peak. Hiked the NE ridge of Castle Peak back down to the snow and glissaded to the road and back to the truck at 12:27PM. Fun day with perfect weather. My 38th 14'er............sweet!


thexcat - Jul 9, 2008 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Great hike via northeast ridge  Sucess!

Amazing but long hike, probably my favorite of 6 CO 14ers I've done. Love the Elk Range. My brother, being kind of new to mountaineering, kind of freak out at the exposure on the ridge, but loved the glissading on the way back. We got lost towards the end (guy at summit saw us and told us correct path), climbed up a scary couloir to get back on track. Unfortunately my brother lost a glove there and he had to climb it again! Great experience.


heather14 - Jun 8, 2008 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

The long way  Sucess!

Missed the turn (imagine that) to Montezuma Basin and ended up on the east side of Castle. Climbed an unnamed couloir to the northeast ridge, ended up losing elevation and then climbing the upper half of the north face couloir. Made for a long but fun day after traversing over to Conundrum and back to the TH.


Mots010 - May 20, 2008 9:29 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2008

Climb and ski  Sucess!

Fun climb and ski


steve_hiebert - May 14, 2008 1:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2002

Castle first then on to Conundrum  Sucess!

Nice day. Took advantage of the very high trailhead.


SarahThompson - Mar 28, 2008 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005

4x, First visit to the Elks  Sucess!

7/4/05 - Fun climb up the standard route from 10,200 ft. There was plenty of snow left in Montezuma Basin and I got in my first ever little glissade, although I had no idea there was such a term for it back then.

9/3/05 - Another ascent of the standard route, but traversed to Conundrum as well. Descended from the Castle - Conundrum saddle which was stupid as it was very icy.

5/21/09 - Stayed overnight at the Tagert Hut and climbed Castle's East Face, a fun snow route. Glissaded from the Castle - Conundrum saddle and added on a quick trip up Malemute afterwards.

12/16/11 - Winter ascent via standard route, 10 1/2 hours RT from Ashcroft.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 18, 2008 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007

Third time  Sucess!

8-22-07 third time climbing Castle. I also climbed Conundrum for a second time.

8-29-09 Another climb of Castle and Conundrum


MountainHikerCO - Feb 18, 2008 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1990

With Conundrum  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Castle. Not having a 4WD I got to hike in the road. I also climbed Conundrum.


tomlauren - Feb 1, 2008 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

West Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked the West Ridge from camp at Conundrum Hot Springs with my friend Keith. We descended via the West Face to avoid returning over 'Castleabra'. I think that it would have been easier to return the way that we came because the scree fields were loose and nasty. The hot springs were incredible after a long day of hiking!


johnmnichols - Dec 26, 2007 10:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2006

Castle via NE approach  Sucess!

Summited via NE ridge route. NW ridge route had too much steep scree just below the Conundrum Ridge. Diminishing weather prevented a scamper over to Conundrum Peak.


dr_gonz - Sep 4, 2007 4:05 pm

nice  Sucess!

few people up there that day. very pretty place with great views of the bells, pyramid, etc.

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