Castle Peak Climber's Log

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SKI - Dec 30, 2009 7:14 pm

Stomping Grounds  Sucess!

Fun to ski, fun to snowshoe, fun to climb when iced over. Love this place.


wyopeakMike - Nov 22, 2009 11:12 am

party peak  Sucess!

I hiked and scrambled up to the summit a few times in the 90's with some friends. One time we brought a boom box and we ate some strange fungi(back in the party days). That was some wild memories of hanging out on the summit turret.


Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 2:51 am

high point of the pass  Sucess!

The first time I climbed this peak it was in winter, and I was pleased to see it was so close and lots of options for daytrips of all sorts. A great training peak.


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

Triple snow bag  Sucess!

Climbed with Basin and Andestite


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

Ski tour  Sucess!



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 - 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.

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