Castle Peak Climber's Log

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fedak

fedak - Aug 3, 2009 10:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Trail from Castle Pass  Sucess!

Peak 6 of a 7 peak summer day and the halfway point on my OGUL list.
One of the steepest class 1 trails I've been on.

Pics are here.

WML

WML - Jul 30, 2009 1:56 am Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2007

snowshoe  Sucess!

First trip snowshoeing ever with the old boats that I had...Tubbs Sojourn epic-sized snowshoes.

ScottyP

ScottyP - May 18, 2009 12:12 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2009

Shoulda had skis  Sucess!

Nice climb up. From the road did not look doable with skis. WE WERE WRONG! Great corn as we WALKED down! Next time..

SummitJunkie

SummitJunkie - Apr 20, 2009 6:14 am Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2009

Triple snow bag  Sucess!

Climbed with Basin and Andestite

snowflake

snowflake - Mar 29, 2009 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2009

Central Chute  Sucess!

Left the skis at the bottom and booted up the chute.
Good day - but too warm. The snow already turned to soup by 12:30.

tooantsy

tooantsy - Feb 20, 2009 5:21 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2006

Three times and counting!  Sucess!

Reached the summit three times, twice during summer and once at winter in my snowshoes (absolutely love the scrambling towards the end). Can't wait to take our 1 1/2 year old son there again!

justing

justing - Jan 20, 2009 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

East side of summit block  Sucess!

Do I still get credit for a winter ascent if it was 40 degrees on the summit? Entertaining scramble while my partner watched from below. Despite the warm weather it was a fun couple of days of snowshoeing.

Katy Y

Katy Y - Aug 23, 2008 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

twofer  Sucess!

threefer, if you count frog's leap cliff (or whatever it's called). 10 hours car to car.

SummitJunkie

SummitJunkie - Aug 12, 2008 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

Great climb with family  Sucess!

Took my girlfriend and her family from Wisconsin up to the summit. Footing is VERY treacherous most of the way up, BE CAREFULL! Mom slipped about 100 feet from top and banged up her knee but made it down ok.

GlennG

GlennG - Jul 19, 2008 3:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Central Chute on South Face  Sucess!

Easy hike on Independence Day, came up the eastern ridge. Was a nice day with Glenn Baker, Captain in the Marine Corps.

BCL

BCL - Jun 3, 2008 2:06 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: May 31, 2008  Sucess!

x2. Quick stop while on the way to Basin.

kovarpa

kovarpa - Apr 15, 2008 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2008

Spring ski tour

Ski tour to Castle and then over to Andesite with V. Skipped the East Turret, didn't look that appealing in AT boots...

requiem

requiem - Mar 11, 2008 2:04 am Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2008

West Turret  Sucess!

from Boreal to Andesite, then traversed the ridge to Castle Peak. gotta get me some snowshoes; those things smoke crampons...

littlefrantz

littlefrantz - Mar 8, 2008 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2007

Ski tour  Sucess!

:)

sacplanner

sacplanner - Dec 29, 2007 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2007

Snow or Ice?  Sucess!

After submitting Andesite to the west in 30-40+ mph winds, we went Castle Peak on the direct route (luckily the winds died down). No snow for a few weeks, temps dropping around zero, and high winds made for an icey trek. Crampons would've been nice, but the teeth on our snowshoes were sufficient. All and all another great summit of Castle Peak.

96avs01

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

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

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

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

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.

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