Castle Peak Climber's Log

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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

edge17 - Jan 16, 2012 1:51 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012

fun hike  Sucess!

went over the ridge to Basin Peak, then over to Andesite Mountain


bryangast - Dec 17, 2011 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2011

Where's the snow?  Sucess!

Went looking for snow, found dirt and wind. Some snow in the shade, icy and thin. Snow in the trees, almost none on the standard route.


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!

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