Nice easy one - climbed in early am and drove home 4 hours - was home by 1 pm or so - still had Saturday left.
Started from the Montezuma Mine area, and hiked talus to the NE ridge trail. After some loose rock at the start, the trail becomes nice with some Class 2+ rock scrambling on ridge.
Weather was great on summit, and met three others on top, with another couple on the way.
I had to wait till September for the Montezuma Road to melt out as I wanted to car camp at the mine. This was my 2nd snow climb. Sure would have been easer if I'd had an ice ax. What an amazing view from the saddle between Castle and Cunundrum. All the rest of the Elk Mountain 14ers just line up for inspection. This was my second glissade on a 14'er
Enjoy the road-hike for a few miles, and then climb up the scree slope to the Eastern ridge where the views are spectacular. Hopefully there will be enough snow for a nice glissade back down.