Castle Peak Climber's Log

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WayneFry - Jun 6, 2011 12:14 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

NE Couloir

Great peak for getting in some practice. Accended the NE Couloir to the summit. Rappelled off and descended the SW face. Thanks SMG.


Trawinski - Jun 1, 2011 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2004

First snowshoe hike  Sucess!

I've done this several times, but the first was my first snowshoeing hike with my buddy John. Awesome wind-blown snow features on the trees.


mengbo - Apr 14, 2011 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2011

Snowshoes/Crampons  Sucess!

First time of using snowshoes. The weather is not bad in the morning but snowing in the afternoon when we drove back home.


jareds - Mar 31, 2011 1:10 am

great skiing / camping  Sucess!

been up here a couple times - just over 2.5 hours from SF, an easy skin up to the saddle and then short climb to the summit. great sw-facing turns in the spring. prob the quickest place from the city to get on your skis.


PSchubert - Feb 18, 2011 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2009

Great snowshoe'n  Sucess!

A great peak for snowshoeing or winter camping. Even as out of shape as I am I made the northern tower in just under 2.5 hours from the snow park. Great views and plenty of shoots to climb and runouts to practice self arrest.

wawaaba - Feb 15, 2011 3:26 am Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2011

Sunny snowshoe day  Sucess!

Nice, sunny snowshoe day up Castle Peak via Andesite Peak. Sledding down was even better.


Quik564 - Feb 13, 2011 1:41 am Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2011

Spring Climb and Ski in February!

A great day of skiing and riding down the south face! Check out the helmet cam video...


Marmaduke - Jan 30, 2011 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2011

Great Day  Sucess!

Snowshoed to south ridge, traversed over towards summit block. Had to descend then hike back up to summit block. Climbed class 3 south side of summit. Clear skies, fantastic views, Lassen was in clear view to the north.


ElGreco - Jan 18, 2011 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2011

East Turret  Sucess!

Icy snowshoe up the West ridge. Very enjoyable scramble/climb up the east turret (the true summit). Rock is solid, but some chunks did come off from the party above us. Wear a helmet or climb one at a time. Beautiful views of other Tahoe peaks, Lassen and Diablo.

mlarkin2002 - Sep 20, 2010 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhike with Andesite.


mengbo - Sep 14, 2010 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

class 3 on the final  Sucess!

the final section is a fun climb. Lots of handhold and rock is solid.


nickL - Aug 2, 2010 3:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2009

fun stuff  Sucess!

Nice way to end the hike. The class 4 side of the turret is lots of fun, but watch out for loose holds! Went on to Basin Peak and Andesite Mountain on the way down.


wmolland - Jun 1, 2010 4:20 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2010

Snowy ascent to East Turret  Sucess!

Fun snowshoe up to the summits. The west face of the East Peak is a nice little climb.


Vinny - May 28, 2010 12:35 pm


good times but summit was not in the plan. skied once with Robin once with Brian- fun morning out on skins


mrchad9 - May 3, 2010 6:55 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2007

Simple snowshoe  Sucess!

Enjoyable snowshow up from the highway. A bit cold and cloudy...


BCL - Mar 20, 2010 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

West Ridge  Sucess!

x3. West Ridge with MOLLAY.


lukenhampton - Jan 5, 2010 2:34 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2010

New Years Climb  Sucess!

Climbed in a storm from the Peter Grubb Hut. Got very windy and stormy at the top.


SKI - Dec 30, 2009 7:14 pm

Stomping Grounds  Sucess!

Fun to ski, fun to snowshoe, fun to climb when iced over. Love this place.


wyopeakMike - Nov 22, 2009 11:12 am

party peak  Sucess!

I hiked and scrambled up to the summit a few times in the 90's with some friends. One time we brought a boom box and we ate some strange fungi(back in the party days). That was some wild memories of hanging out on the summit turret.


Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 2:51 am

high point of the pass  Sucess!

The first time I climbed this peak it was in winter, and I was pleased to see it was so close and lots of options for daytrips of all sorts. A great training peak.

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