Summit Block (East Turret) Climber's Log

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GlennD

GlennD - Sep 4, 2017 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2017

Fun Challenge  Sucess!

A nice little challenge for an otherwise straight-forward hike.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Jun 19, 2016 1:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2016

Made it  Sucess!

Hiked up with two friends. They were happy to make it to top of westernmost turret, but I decided to go for the east turret. I am not a rock climber at all, but made it up the 30-foot class 3 section fairly easily. What a tiny summit where the USGS market is. For most of the entire hike, the entire soles of my hiking boots were coming off, which made the trip difficult.

justinjohnsen - May 30, 2013 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012

Fun scramble  Sucess!

A fun final scramble to the top after the hike in. Went with John S. We went off trail east of the Castle Peak ridge, got off route, descended under the summit and went downhill at the base of the north cliffs. We found a steep dirt and talus chute heading up west of the summits, regained the trail from there, then wound back to the highest point. Maximizing our mountain time for sure!

scoob

scoob - Aug 12, 2011 12:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

views  Sucess!

4th class route.I couldn't find summit register/though it used to be there. good day.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 5:28 pm

class 4 var  Sucess!

fun winter climb

Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Jan 30, 2011 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2011

Class 3 South Side.  Sucess!

Loved it!

rhyang

rhyang - Dec 20, 2010 12:01 pm

December 2004  Sucess!

Did the third class route in plastic boots, just for fun. Storm coming in, windy. Astonished to see rappel chains at the top ..

SKI

SKI - Dec 30, 2009 8:40 pm

Castle Crush  Sucess!

EXCELLENT Views all-round

Darren9

Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 2:49 am

fun anytime of year  Sucess!

I have climbed the "true" summit of Castle many times, it is always fun to get a little bit of climbing in at the very end of a nice hike.

haishan

haishan - Sep 29, 2009 3:48 am

Friable rock  Sucess!

Downclimbing the summit blocks, I pulled a hand hold off and nearly stumbled over the E face. Caution. Have skied the summit a few times, always seem to get breakable crust here. :P

WML

WML - Sep 17, 2009 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2007

good fun  Sucess!

First snowshoed in march 2007, came back in late December 2008 to go up one of the chutes with ice axe and 'pons, first time doing anything one could even remotely consider mountaineering. @AlpineAffinity taught me the basics here.

NewDayRising

NewDayRising - Jul 11, 2007 12:48 am Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2006

SW Ridge  Sucess!

2 days before, tried to gain ridge without crampons or ax. Came back with gear and brother. Fun hike. Tried new gear. Followed E ridge of Andesite Peak to SW ridge of Castle Peak. Descended down the S main chute and glissaded down to the trees. The sun was shining and I was wear shorts and T-shirt.

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