Castle Rock (Montrose) Climber's Log

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Kiefer - Jul 29, 2021 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2021

Via Buckhorn Lakes  Sucess!

Bushwhacked through the forest (awful!) and caught a a road. Climbed an avy path to the ridge and caught the summit. Super wet from the monsoon rains. Mosquitoes were a bitch.


chicagotransplant - Jul 6, 2014 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2014

from North  Sucess!

Went up this one with Storm King from the north, started somewhere above Buckhorn Lakes. Went up while Aaron and Jamie were making an attempt on the South Sawtooth Rock.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 30, 2014 1:30 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2014

snow hike  Sucess!

A lot of snow on the road and obviously on the hike. I had to park about 2 miles below the Buckhorn lakes and hike up. It was snowing en route, and we (Duchess and me) did not have any views.


Trailboss88 - Feb 27, 2012 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011

from above Buckhorn Lakes  Sucess!

After getting lost trying to find the way up after my GPS quit on me, I returned to next day after figuring out the unmapped trail network. Park at the radio towers above Buckhorn Lakes (just stay on the main road). There's a small road used by ATVs heading south from there. Follow that until you reach the north ridge's most gradual topo lines and bushwhack up the east side of the ridge. There's a very faint "trail" marked occasionally with flagging. Follow the ridge once on top. Summit is at the radio repeater. I went farther along the ridge to the county corner BM. A GPS is very helpful and I used a mountain bike to cut time off the trail descent.


kavak - Dec 8, 2008 10:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

From Buckhorn Lakes  Sucess!

My wife and I had all kinds of route information on this peak, but never really found the "correct" way up. I suspect we used bits and pieces from all of them. We had beautiful weather and the view of the main range of the San Juans was spectacular.

Larry V

Larry V - Oct 5, 2006 3:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Wet!  Sucess!

Route from Buckhorn Lakes was mostly covered with wet snow. Fortunately for me, a new, followable route presented itself. I documented the route here on SP. The muddy roads are no joke - I almost got my 4x4 (with well worn tires) stuck.

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