Conundrum Peak Climber's Log

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bc44caesar

bc44caesar - May 30, 2005 11:57 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: 27 May 2005  Sucess!

A nice snow climb to the saddle, but the final ridge to the summit was bare. Used snowshoes the entire time I was on snow, although crampons could've been used on the final slope to the saddle. Was able to do about 7 glissades down Montezuma Basin on stable snow. Following the creek bed was much easier and faster than trying to stay on the snow covered road. The road was impassable slightly above the first river crossing with the foot bridge. I started at 5:40 and reached the top after about 4 hours, and then headed over to Castle. Back to the car in 2.5 from the top of Castle. I started from where I camped 0.4 mi. up from where the Pearl Pass Rd. leaves the Castle Creek Rd. I would recommend an earlier start time to avoid soft snow.

georgbetsy

georgbetsy - Oct 24, 2004 5:30 pm

Route Climbed: Conundrum Couloir Date Climbed: October 23, 2004  Sucess!

Brad, Betsy, and I set out to climb Conundrum and Castle today. However, Betsy's feet were hurting and we encountered more snow high on the mountain. Thus, after an attempt to reach the Conundrum/Castle saddle, Betsy waited for us in the bowl below Conundrum and Castle, while Brad and I had a great time climbing Conundrum Couloir. We had great views.



See Brad's trip report for details on our trip and the conditions.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Oct 24, 2004 4:08 am

Route Climbed: Conundrum Couloir Date Climbed: October 23, 2004  Sucess!

My first real snow climb, and what fun! Never made it to Castle Peak as planned, but had a great introduction to the Elks! Weather was beautiful and clear, but later in the day it started to get annoyingly windy. Lots of skiers out today on the slope between Castle and Conundrum.

Ed F

Ed F - Sep 20, 2004 8:18 am

Route Climbed: Castle Creek TH - Snow Slopes Date Climbed: September 18, 2004  Sucess!

A fun snow / ice climb to the saddle between Conundrum and Castle. Had to do the last 200 feet or so to the saddle on the loose scree. Not fun! Ascended Conundrum, made the traverse to Castle, and then descended the north ridge. A nice tour.

thebeave7

thebeave7 - Sep 10, 2004 3:23 am

Route Climbed: Traverse from Castle Date Climbed: August 1st, 2004  Sucess!

An odd little peak, with no real summit to it. Though it gives you nice views of Castle, and its routes. Just gotta love the scrambling.

Eric J Lee

DaveC

DaveC - May 20, 2004 9:22 pm

Route Climbed: montezuma mine Date Climbed: july 03  Sucess!

return trip, not having bothered back when i did castle. excellent glissading, even this late in the year. loose and nasty above the glacier, though.

f360driver

f360driver - Apr 14, 2004 6:38 pm

Route Climbed: Montezume Basin Date Climbed: July/03  Sucess!

Easy climb.

pphlux

pphlux - Mar 19, 2004 11:37 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: Sep. 20th, 2003  Sucess!

Climbed up _before_ castle.



Castle seems very imposing from this vantage point, and we

were a little worried about the ascent.



However, it did not take much more than an hour to make the

traverse.



Once we were on top of Castle, it was easy to see how this

is considered a sub-peak, since it is very small, and seems to

simply be part of Castle's north ridge.

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jan 10, 2004 7:22 pm

Route Climbed: via Castle Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

Why not stop by after Castle? PS Condundrum Hot Springs in December snow is a looooong tiring hike.

big_g

big_g - Jul 28, 2003 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2003

Route Climbed: traverse from Castle  Sucess!

Came over from Castle via the saddle. A speedy glissade from the saddle back down! Fun, fun.

bernardhohman

bernardhohman - Jul 28, 2003 8:02 pm

Route Climbed: Castle Connecting Ridge Date Climbed: June 8, 2003  Sucess!

Fun little climb from the saddle after summiting Castle. There were several people around. A few even hoofed skis up. Nice small summit area.

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