Castle Peak Climber's Log

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thelocs - Jul 30, 2014 3:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2014

Local Peakbaggin'  Sucess!

Many climbs to this fun mountain with a great and diverse trail.
Decided to come up late afternoon and camp in a cave at top.
Bummer the 80 Freeway killed most stars at night but wind was minimal and the views/temp. was impeccable.


MountainTrekker - Jun 20, 2014 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2014

Quick  Sucess!

A nice day for a quick hike up the west side via the PCT. Mule's ears, Indian paintbrush, lupine, and larkspur were in full bloom.


JoeK - Jun 13, 2014 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014

Solo sunset hike  Sucess!

Quick solo sunset hike. First time to the summit and hadn't looked at beta lately, ended up opting for class 4 west side of summit block, really not a bad option.


seano - May 29, 2014 3:00 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2014

Fun times  Sucess!

Short, but surprisingly fun scramble to the summit. Trip report.


ScottyP - May 12, 2014 12:10 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2014

Always Fun  Sucess!

Second time in two weeks. Always fun!


brihuang - May 8, 2014 2:36 am Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2014

Snowboard  Sucess!

First backcountry experience in Tahoe. Enjoyed the hike up very much.

bigbadgoo - Feb 24, 2014 12:49 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2014

Fun  Sucess!

Really fun scramble right near the hwy - I actually thought the true summit was less technical than the middle turret - collect them all!!!


stepho - Dec 28, 2013 1:57 am Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2013

December but minimal snow  Sucess!

Many parts of the ridge were snow free coming up from Castle Pass. Very windy up there but great views all the way to the coast range.

trexkerry - Nov 24, 2013 1:47 am Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2013

Castle/Basin  Sucess!

After first big winter storm hit a few days ago I wanted to get out in some winter conditions, first going up the 3 towers on Castle then over to Basin. Foolishly left snowshoes at home thinking the snow wasn't deep enough yet...that's how it can take over 7 hours to cover 9 miles... Trip Report


MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 8:17 am

Castle  Sucess!

An early start because of monsoon season. On the summit by sunrise.


AceSierra - Aug 8, 2013 11:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

From 80  Sucess!

Extended the day by also walking to Basin Peak and Andesite Peak. 3 totally different peaks in terms of rock composition. East turret of Castle is about at my max comfort level but was quite fun in hindsight.


JGHarrison - Aug 5, 2013 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013


chill mini- scramble


DrHill - Apr 19, 2013 11:27 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012

Intro to mountaineering  Sucess!

With the Sierra Mountaineering Group. Fun climb


tyler4588 - Feb 27, 2013 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2013

With Basin Peak on Skis  Sucess!

Skinned up Castle Peak, traversed over to Basin, then skied down into Round Valley. It was an awesome day full of great snow!

Trip Report


WayneFry - Dec 19, 2012 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012

Central Couloir  Sucess!

Winter ascent of the central couloir with a team of six. Good location to practice roped climbing technique and pro placement.

Steve Pratt

Steve Pratt - Oct 13, 2012 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2012

Solo hike  Sucess!

3:20 CTC, which it not great, but pretty good for me. Probably coulda come in under 3:00 but I was very slow and deliberate on the summit block because I was alone. Cloudy day from the bay area up to the saddle, but hiking up the ridge I came out above the cloud tops and I could look down on the "sea of clouds.". I love that.


ScrambledLeggs - Sep 19, 2012 9:20 pm

PCT Ascent  Sucess!

I climbed Castle as a side trip during my 2012 thru hike.

David Naylor

David Naylor - Sep 3, 2012 1:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

Good fun  Sucess!

Overnight backpack started with Andesite, to Castle, to Basin and down to Paradise Lake. Good fun and lovely setting at the lake. Really enjoyed the class 3 section on the East Turret.


mg1779 - Jul 16, 2012 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2010

Finally!  Sucess!

Snowshoed to the peak from Peter Grubb Hut. This was my 3rd attempt and I finally made it. Got stuck in a white out on my first attempt!


thexcat - Jan 17, 2012 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012

West ridge  Sucess!

With pg and aj via west ridge on a warm sunny winter day. Fun scramble on E Turret. Hiked to Basin and Andesite afterwards. Drive to/from bay area made this a long day

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