Castle Peak Climber's Log

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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.


Britette - Jun 11, 2007 12:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

North Face Couloir  Sucess!

After climbing and skiing the Conundrum couloir, did the same on Castle's north face. Cold and windy. Snow was hard - great for climbing, not so much for skiing, but fun all the same.


cftbq - Jun 3, 2007 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007

Northeast Ridge with snow  Sucess!

Made a last-minute decision to climb the NE ridge because it looked easier. It wasn't, so we (trishapajean and I) descended the NW ridge. VERY slow ascent and two great glissades on the way down.


Britette - May 29, 2007 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2005

North Face  Sucess!

Climbed the north face couloir to ridge and scrambled to summit. Unable to ski direct from summit so downclimbed to saddle and skied the north face from there.


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1999

good Elk introduction  Sucess!

Interesting but not frightening


lanagordon - Nov 5, 2006 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2006

Beware of the Boulders  Sucess!

A friend had one literally roll off his back. Be careful!

royswkr - Sep 21, 2006 12:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 1990

Up ridge, down from col  Sucess!

Snow too hard to glissade


ClearSkiesAhead - Sep 13, 2006 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Very beautiful day. Climbed up from the pearl pass junction in the road.


haytraci - Sep 12, 2006 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Perfect Day  Sucess!

What a great mountain! Definitely a wonderful intro to the Elks and there super steep and loose scree/boulderfields. Despite a near-death experience when a friend had a several-hundred pound boulder ROLL OVER HIM(!!!), and questionable weather all around us, it was one of my favorite 14ers thus far. (Refer to James Hay's trip report for info. on possible route-finding mistakes in the boulderfield as there are several misleading cairns nestled among the rocks.)


zachary_dc - Sep 7, 2006 11:07 pm

Variation of the Standard  Sucess!

It was a great snow/scree climb. The weather was pleasant basically the whole time except for right when we reached the top clouds surrounded us so we didnt spend much time up there. Overall it was a blast, great views, exciting atmosphere, and a good experience for the first time summiting a fourteener.

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