Castle Peak Climber's Log

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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.


cp0915 - Sep 4, 2007 10:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

NE Ridge and Traverse to Conundrum  Sucess!

Solo. Easy. Good views. Descended via the Castle-Conundrum saddle.


ktimm - Sep 3, 2007 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

nice  Sucess!

Nice, easy, great intro to elks

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Aug 24, 2007 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Standard route  Sucess!

The view of the Elk range to the NW from the top of Castle was amazing!


ouray19 - Aug 18, 2007 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2004

Another favorite  Sucess!

Uncompahgre was my favorite 14'er until I did Castle. The whole hike was beautiful!


GeorgeJames - Aug 18, 2007 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

NE\NW Loop  Sucess!

Climbed the northeast ridge from the 4WD parking area. Went across the saddle to Conundrum, and descended down the northwest ridge route. Slid down some sketchy stuff at the top due to lack of snow, scraped up my leg real nice. Glissading after that was great. Next time I won't come in August.


rpace - Aug 14, 2007 1:10 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

First Elk Range 14er  Sucess!

Approaching this peak from the west is much more difficult than the east side, but still a great climb!

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jul 16, 2007 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2001

Done.  Sucess!

Beautiful peak. Nice crevasse, too, for a semi-permanent snowfield.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 14, 2007 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Fun Climb  Sucess!

Cruised up to the top. Great view of the Elks and the Sawatch range. Can't wait to get back to the Elks, but I hate the hubbub of Aspen.


lilmantis - Jul 13, 2007 6:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2007

Beat down after 3 wks at sea level...  Sucess!

Ran into one of the coolest persons I know! Summited together. Awsome time Suey and Jeff!


Gahugafuga - Jun 21, 2007 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007

Tour de Castle  Sucess!

Super warm temperatures made me leary of the Conundrum Couloir, so I climbed the NE Ridge of Castle and traversed the NW Ridge to Conundrum. Despite the Elk's rep for bad rock, there is some fun scrambling along the NE Ridge if you go looking for it, class 3/4 with solid rock.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - Jun 19, 2007 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

North Couloir  Sucess!

The snow wasn't in great shape, but still a good ascent with some great glissades on the way down. Conundrum and Malamute were nice additions to the day.

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