Castle Peak Climber's Log

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Up2zmtns - Mar 19, 2011 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Conundrum Couloir to Castle Peak  Sucess!

fun, with tyler, our first couloir


altitude14er - Jan 14, 2011 11:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

Route Climbed: Conundrum Traverse  Sucess!

After a nasty fall on Conundrum I reached this summit on a bloody, swollen knee cap!


centrifuge - Jan 13, 2011 12:43 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

with castle the other big C  Sucess!

amazing september day


thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Castle and Conundrum  Sucess!

Traversed from Conundrum. Climbed Conundrum over 5th class slabs from a notch in the North Ridge.


rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 12:25 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

2nd try  Sucess!

Got blown off about 300' from the top only a month earlier. Glad to make it on the 2nd attempt.


strudolyubov - Sep 27, 2010 11:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010

Castle/Conundrum combo  Sucess!

Summited Castle via Northeast Ridge. Continued on to Conundrum, then returned back the same way. Nice hiking/scrambling with a little bit of snow, great weather, gorgeous views!


byates - Sep 1, 2010 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2010

Up East and to Conundrum  Sucess!

A bit of new snow, went up the Northeast ridge, traversed to Conundrum and down the saddle, I was surprised by the depth and size of the crevases in the snow field going all the way into the tarn.


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.

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