Castle Peak Climber's Log

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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.


rdmc - Jul 30, 2010 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

Awesome day at the Castle! :0)  Sucess!

Couldn't have asked for a better day.
Nice to get up in the altitudes again, where the air is crisp, cool, clean, and thin!
The slide down was great fun too.


kunz82414 - Jul 26, 2010 1:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Yup  Sucess!

Good summer day, enjoyed the scramble and the view.


seano - Jun 21, 2010 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010

NE ridge  Sucess!

Snow made this much more pleasant, with 2 glissades on the way down. Trip report


metal4lyf - Jun 7, 2010 10:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

via Conundrum  Sucess!

This was a very easy 400' scramble from the north ridge.


chicagotransplant - May 24, 2010 1:31 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2010

North Couloir w/ ski  Sucess!

Sam and I hiked up the North Couloir and skied back down. Put up a high camp at 12,800 the night before, windy night! High camp was good though, and we were able to ski out before the road got to mushy.


theREALCarpeDM - Apr 8, 2010 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

2nd try  Sucess!

Got myself into a dilly of a pickle, though. Got off-route - off the ridge and nearly slid off the mountain trying to get back on route. Luckily, it turned out okay.

utclimber - Mar 28, 2010 4:13 pm

Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked up Castle Peak, then traversed over to Conundrum.


JB99 - Dec 9, 2009 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

From Conundrum  Sucess!

Came over from Conundrum after climbing the namesake couloir. A trip report and video are linked below.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Nov 24, 2009 12:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

1st in Elks  Sucess!

Great climb, due to weather conditions i didint make it to Conundrum.

2nd time July 12, 2015

Mark N

Mark N - Sep 8, 2009 1:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

NE Ridge  Sucess!

With sister Liz, her first fourteener.

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Aug 17, 2009 11:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Northeast ridge plus Conundrum  Sucess!

We hiked up from just below the foot bridge that crosses the river. Started at about 9900 feet which made it a pretty long hike. Weather was excellent all day. Crampons would have made the snow fields a little easier, but we used a hiking pole and kicked in steps with hiking boots. Some people turned around at the snowfield because they did not have an ice axe and crampons. We made our way up to the basin and climbed up the Northeast ridge. Fun climb up ridge...guidebook says class 2+, but I would call a couple of the spots class 3 due to the high exposure and hands required (nothing difficult though IMO).

The summit was nice, winds were high though. The register on top had been eaten by marmots probably. Matt and I met a couple of nice folks from Grand Junction with 2 labs. Dogs did real well on climb..only needed a little help on a couple of sections.

We pushed on and also summited Conundrum. There was a register on top of summit. We came back to the saddle and did a glissade down to the frozen lake. Glissade was fun, but you have to avoid the occasional rock..easy to control speed. Did a few more glissades down to the road. There was a track people were using to glissade down..we did that and it was cool. Made the long hike back to the car. Nice day after being turned back on Capitol peak on Saturday due to bad weather on top.

16th 14er 15th Colorado 14er.


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.

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