Conundrum Peak Climber's Log

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MountainHikerCO - Feb 18, 2008 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1990

with Castle  Sucess!

This was my first time climbing Conundrum. I climbed Castle so since I was there I went over and got Conundrum as well.


altitude14er - Oct 29, 2007 1:32 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2007

Route Climbed: South Ridge  Sucess!

I bagged the summit just before the 'winter' storm front moved over the Rockies! The clouds closing in on the Bells & Pyramid to my West was awesome. About a foot of poorly consolidated snow in Montezuma Basin. At times, I was in a white out :) Not the best day to be solo!


dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:52 pm

fun stuff  Sucess!

Fun couloir. great views of the Elk Range.


cp0915 - Sep 4, 2007 10:28 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

South Ridge from Castle  Sucess!

Traversed over from Castle and its northeast ridge. Descended the Castle-Conundrum saddle.


GeorgeJames - Aug 18, 2007 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

South Ridge  Sucess!

Over from Castle Peak. A great day for sure, but not enough snow. Next time I won't come in August.


Kiefer - Jul 18, 2007 1:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

Traverse from Castle  Sucess!

Went by surprisingly fast. Nothing real big or exciting about this mountain. Nice views of Castle though.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 14, 2007 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

'Hooray'  Sucess!

Did the traverse and then came back to Castle to meet my friends who were just arriving at the summit of Castle. They were skeptical when I had told them I had already gone to the other peak and then come back already!


Gahugafuga - Jun 21, 2007 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007

S Ridge  Sucess!

Traversed over from Castle. Descended via a glissade of the standard route.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - Jun 19, 2007 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

From Castle  Sucess!

The highlight for me was the 15 minute nap on top! A good day.


smason505 - Jun 11, 2007 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Route: Conundrum Couloir  Sucess!

Nice steep couloir climb with some ice at the choke. Very windy.


Britette - Jun 11, 2007 12:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Conundrum Couloir  Sucess!

Climbed and skied the Conundrum Couloir. It was cold and windy, so i wasn't sure if it was going to warm up or not, and since I also wanted to do Castle, I skied it when it was frozen. That choke is steep and narrow and not so much fun when it is icy!


winterfae - Nov 9, 2006 1:02 am

started too early

Didn't make the summit, was my first unsuccessful attempt...gotta happen sometime right? My pontiac wasn't about to attempt going all the way, so we had an extra few miles on our hike...started so early that some clouds rolled through that looked questionable and we were off the trail. Of course once we got down it turned out to be an absolutely beautiful day. I'll be back.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Oct 16, 2006 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

Climbed Twice  Sucess!

10/14/2006: South Ridge
10/25/2008: South Ridge (ascent); Conundrum Couloir (ski descent)

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Aug 25, 2006 6:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006

Nice peak  Sucess!

Climbed via Castle-Conundrum saddle, after summitting Castle. Accidentally kept going across the actual summit at first, then spotted the summit register, which no one had signed in several days. A good peak for solitude even when Castle is busy!

Headed back over Castle rather than contend with the snowless dirt slope below the Castle-Conundrum saddle


sdhager - Aug 8, 2006 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006

Traverse from Castle  Sucess!

Short Trip from Castle. I love the glissade!

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Aug 7, 2006 3:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2006

West Slopes  Sucess!

Climbed west basin between Castle and Conundrum. Miserable Rock!


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 1996

Skeeeed It 3X  Sucess!

I'm no Louis Dawson yet but I get around!

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Jul 19, 2006 3:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Route Climbed: traverse from Castle  Sucess!

Climbed with Castle Pk. Glissade descent, wish I would have brought my axe.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Jul 5, 2006 5:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

South Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked as part of a two-fer with Castle. Crampons were helpful, but not necessary.


crzyjt - Jun 24, 2006 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Traverse from Castle, ski descent of Conundrum Couloir  Sucess!

The traverse was easy, the skiing was sketchy. The choke was shaded and bulletproof with slush above and below. I side slipped through the ice, but my partner ate it and tumbled 300 feet downslope. Nothing hurt but his pride and his binding.

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