Castle Peak Climber's Log

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96avs01 - Oct 1, 2007 2:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2007

Quick day outing  Sucess!

Short daytrip to Castle and Basin Peaks. A little recon on the chutes between Castle and Basin, otherwise this was a revenge trip on Castle after a winter outing found us without certain gear for the icy conditions.


edevart - Aug 26, 2007 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Mini Loop - Descending the South Face.  Sucess!

I thought I'd try to make a loop of it. Standard Route to Summit to SE Ridge to Warren Lake Trail back to the truck at the PCT Rest Area. The SE ridge is very loose and I couldn't find a way through without dropping low onto the south face of Castle. Decided it wasn't worth it to climb back up to reach the SE ridge again. Descended via the south face back to the PCT.


metasyn11 - Jul 27, 2007 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007

Both sides  Sucess!

Climbed both east and west sides of the summit block because the rock was that great (beautiful holds and solid as a rock). The class 4 west side was much shorter, and barely felt like class 4. 3 hours round trip.


bennovak - Jun 24, 2007 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Class 3 side of summit block  Sucess!

Nice little walk with a scramble.


shaggyp - May 28, 2007 11:37 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

For the moment I was King  Sucess!

Hiked it with my unprepared but willing and stubborn enough to not quit girlfriend. Awesome day to hike, clear skies warm but not hot, no wind. Ended up climbing 3 of the major turrets before I got the right one and climbing the western face rather than the eastern of the true summit(my fault, I had read the reports on here already) signed the register, let that purely serene feel of completion sink in (which hadn't been signed in a week even though the mountain was swarming with people) and headed back out in a meandering and relaxing 5 hours. Still quite a bit of snow on the trail but easy to stay on track.


hgrapid - May 26, 2007 7:34 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Up the last 30 feet  Sucess!

It was a very nice day. Some snow still on the trail made the PCT hard to follow. However, I made it up and climbed the last 30 feet to the true summit. That took a lot of extra time.


birdhead - May 7, 2007 12:51 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2007

Standard  Sucess!

Snowshoed up to the ridge with Don in really nice conditions and then headed over to climb the east turret. Great views. We could see all the way to Lassen and Shasta.

8/7/14 - combined with Basin and Andesite. Fun loop!


supermarmot - Jan 14, 2007 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2007

ski tour  Sucess!

skied up to the base of the summit block, then ditched the gear and made a quick run for the summit before skiing down.. pretty icy.


O' - Oct 16, 2006 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

Route Climbed: Castle peak pass to East Turret  Sucess!

The rock there is easy to climb and a lot of fun to get to the top of the east turret and find to log book. Renohangover crew 49min.


Wallylongridge - Oct 7, 2006 3:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2006

Route Climbed: Southside of the Summit block  Sucess!

I think Steve Roper rated this route Class 3


jonhersh - Aug 31, 2006 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Route Climbed: SW ridge from Castle Pass

My 1st peak in the Tahoe region. Ascended turret via SW side. Descended on east side.

Peak Baguette

Peak Baguette - Aug 21, 2006 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Route: Castle Pass; East Turret Ascent SW, Descent East Side; Date: 08.20.06  Sucess!

So much fun! Summiting via the SW made me feel like Spiderman - my first class 3/4. Ignored the pesky insects at summit to take in the stunning views.


balajisv - May 15, 2006 11:43 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

SW ridge East turret  Sucess!

Drove up with Mammen and Truman from the Bay Area on Sat. morning. Started hiking at 10:30 am - snow wasn't too bad - didn't take snowshoes. It was a perfect day.

neverstops - May 18, 2006 4:52 pm

Re: SW ridge East turret

i'm looking to go up this weekend, are snowshoes needed?? or is the snow hard.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Mar 16, 2006 9:45 pm

PCT  Sucess!

I think I'm padding my stats here . . .


BCL - Feb 23, 2006 5:03 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2005

West Ridge  Sucess!

One of the coolest summit areas.

Dave K - Dec 1, 2005 10:58 am

Route Climbed: Traverse from Basin Peak Date Climbed: October 14, 2005  Sucess!

The class 4 variation on the summit block was a lot of fun. I just wish it lasted longer!


davis13 - Nov 28, 2005 11:54 am

Route Climbed: SW Ridge from Castle Pass Date Climbed: Nov 28 2005  Sucess!

Back on Castle again after 2 years. Climbed with my dog CJ in a couple of inches to maybe a foot of snow in places. Views were great. You could see the Sutter Buttes and the Coastal Range.


emilie - Nov 12, 2005 1:18 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: February 2005  Sucess!

Ascended Basin Peak, crossed the ridge, ascended Castle Peak and then descended into Round Valley and headed back to the snow cave.


ckerth - Oct 30, 2005 6:50 pm

Route Climbed: Castle Pass Date Climbed: October 29, 2005  Sucess!

(July 2008) Fun climbing. Tagged all of the high points along the way.

(May 2006) Climbed the class 3 route to the summit.

(October 2005) Light snow almost all the way up.

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