Castle Peak Climber's Log

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sierramtngoat - Oct 23, 2011 11:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2011

Castle Pass / east side of east turret  Sucess!

Hiked up with my wife Anna; it was warm with a gentle breeze to the west. The down-climb of the east turret was spookier than I remembered, but quite do-able. We saw a lot of flying spider webs and tons stuck in the trees on the hike down, bizarre?

Route Climbed: Castle Pass / east side of east turret Date Climbed: May 22, 2004 - Successful!
Solo hike; good snow coverage though the valley below made the cross country to Castle pass easy. Got very windy as I climbed the west ridge though; it was very windy on top too. Fun class three scramble on the east side of the east turret (summit block).

dkangas - Sep 18, 2011 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2011

Lots of Early Snow  Sucess!

Did the 4th class summit-block as well as the other high points, then over to Basin Peak. Found a fun little chute up the face.


scoob - Jul 23, 2011 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

castle peak trail  Sucess!

3rd time!snow from green gate to base of ridge/nice trail to top. good views with lassen in the distance.first hike back for my girl after she had our daughter 2 months ago. used to have a summit register, couldn't find one! checked everywhere. 4th cl. route up east summit block...

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 5:27 pm

winter 2011

via 4th class summit block...went on to Basin after


tyler4588 - Jun 11, 2011 2:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011

Snowshoes in June  Sucess!

Snow from highway to summit. Clear skies, beautiful day, mushy snow. Fun!


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...

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