standard YP route - visited upper and lower Yellow Pine Lakes, then up to pretty lily-pad pond just south of peak - scrambled up from there, descended to saddle N of peak and looped around Castle Lake. With WMC group.
02/15/2009 Skied Upper Setting Road until about 9440. Headed for Castle Lake and NNE saddle of Castle Peak and then followed ridge SSW to Castle Peak. With Mike and Sharon on a perfect winter day.
01/13/08 Skied Upper Setting Road until the switchback at about 8520' and then made a bee line for the SSW ridge of Castle Peak. With Sharon, Vince, MOCKBA, and Mike.
Always nice to be in the Uintas.
Upper Setting Road is very rough and rocky and there are few people who drive to the end. Castle Lake is nice and I saw several deer in the area. I climbed up the north ridge of the mountain. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see very far because it was so smoky from all the wildfires.
Climbed several times in a short period and by different routes while writing a guidebook.
Ist of my ascents was June 8, 1996
Camped close to the summit in late fall/early winter (-8 degrees) November 23, 1997.