Good page! Thanks for a nice addtion to SP.
I've waited for someone adding the Castleton Tower. Good job, it's a great area !
Been waiting for this one to show up on SP. Thanks.
Do you know any good books that have Castleton routes listed (esp. if you know of books that YOU think give ACCURATE route descriptions having done the KI route). Cool pictures. thanks.
I listed a couple references on the page. Desert Rock 3 has some pretty good descriptions. There is also Rock Climbing Utah wich is alright. I haven't really looked too much in depth in desert rock 3, but I'm sure it is pretty reliable. With "Rock Climbing Utah", it is good enough info to get you to the top, but some of the things are a little misleading. I haven't really looked through this, Supertopo.com, but they usually give really reliable information.
Thanks for the bks. info.
Good Job. Nice to see another Utah summit.
NIce page, great photos.
Great work on this cool mountain page.
Also, thanks for adding the West Slabs route on Olympus. I was in town for one day of climbing, and looked into some of the technical routes there, but in the end didn't want to solo an unknown route. We ended up just hiking the (steep) trail...
Wonderful! I stumbled on this..nice to see it here! Yeah!
Nice page. I thought I had found the right coordinates, but they were off by a little bit.
Here are the correct coordinates:
lat = 38.6564
lon = -109.3671
Utah Open Lands owns the land at the base of Castleton Tower where the historical primitive camping area exists. This land has been protected for its wildlife, ecological, and scenic values in addition to its recreational value. Use of this camping area has increased dramatically in recent years. Historically, no fee was required for camping or day-use of this area. This area has been maintained as a fee-free area in the face of increased use and the conversion of the surrounding areas to no-camping or fee-only camping. Utah Open Lands has no intention at this time of charging a fee. Due to high levels of use, however, certain requirements have become advisable. You can find these requirements on the Utah Open Lands website (www.utahopenlands.org). Please be advised that the appropriate donation for a wag-bag is $2.00. In addition, please note that donations cover all costs for maintaining the area. Donations of all sizes are appreciated. Beginning October 1, 2010, campers will be required to register to camp on the Property. There will be no cost for registering at this time. You will be able to register at the Utah Open Lands website. Past experience has shown that almost all campers use the area respectfully and appropriately. Help us maintain this tradition by taking personal responsibility for the care of this protected area. Thank you. Please contact Utah Open Lands with any questions or comments.