From Castle on a crystal clear day.
Great day and great views.
June still feel like winter sometimes.
Hiked from the springs. Long day scrambling
A great traverse on a perfect fall day. Fresh snows surrounded us and was on all the ridges.
Climbed the couloir,went up to the top then traversed over to castle and back down. Fun snow climb.
The traverse from Castle was very short (I think only an hour) and the views were fantastic.
fun, with tyler, our first couloir
This area is much better to climb when it has snow, the remnants of the snowfields are all ice and loose talus rock by this point in the season: not recommended.
on a perfect september day
Fun and exciting! Cool cornice at the top. Experienced the best snow conditions I've ever climbed in.
With no vehicle, hiked in from camp at the beginning of the 4wd road. Climbed 5th class slabs from a notch in the North Ridge to the summit of Conundrum. Traversed to Castle and screed down to a good glissade and finally back to the road.
Castle - conundrum - castle, then back to waiting friends. Fresh snowfall & some slick spots added a bit of a challenge.
Traversed from Castle Peak, then went back over Castle summit. Beautiful weather, great views of the Elks.
Worth the views castle and better views to the northern ppeaks.
After climbing Castle, we did a very easy traverse over to the summit of Conundrum. Then we descended the ice field below the saddle.
A fine day in the mountains
Got chased off Castle last June in a white-out and had to forego Conundrum. Second time was a charm this year with regular climbing partners Alan and Robert.