Castle Peak Climber's Log

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Alex Wood - Jul 14, 2014 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2014

Castle and Conudrum via the Conundrum Couloir  Sucess!

Left the bridge at 6am and got to the summit of Conundrum Peak by 10:15am. There was snow down to about 12k, maybe a little lower. The traverse to Castle was easy (a little hard in ski boots). I was hoping to ski off the summit of Castle, but we were two weeks late..bleh. So I skied the Castle headwall and got about 2k vert on the descent.

alpineair - Oct 28, 2013 10:28 am

Castle  Sucess!

Great glissade on the way down.


DanielL - Oct 5, 2013 11:04 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2013

Beautiful Day  Sucess!

Beautiful day on Castle and Conundrum. I got to use my ice axe for the first time glissading most of the way back to the upper trailhead!


EndlessPat - Sep 17, 2013 6:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2013

My first Elk peak  Sucess!

Easy climb when you've got a good 4x4. The clouds/fog made it very interesting.

utclimber - Aug 7, 2013 10:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2013

Castle and Castleabra  Sucess!

Second summit of Castle Peak. Went up and over to get to Castleabra Peak, the main objective for the day.


Daria - Jul 29, 2013 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

with Conundrum  Sucess!

Hiked 5 miles up the 4wd road, with Conundrum. Was disheartening to see the Jeep's driving up and down the roads...while we walked.


GrumpyJohn - Jul 27, 2013 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2013

Drive-Up 14er  Sucess!



jonpierre - Jul 21, 2013 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2005

Snowboard Descent  Sucess!

Great backcountry snowboard run down the north face of Castle.. amazing sunrise


Hyadventure - Jul 11, 2013 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

Northeast Ridge Route  Sucess!

I got out of the truck at 11k and hiked the road up the the trailhead. Quick and painless with just a little snow for fun.


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

soggy day  Sucess!

Also did Conundrum, with Sarah and Jill


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

fun day  Sucess!

with the roo...


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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