The Castle Climber's Log

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SKI

SKI - Sep 5, 2017 4:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2017

Traverse  Sucess!

With Neiffer

alexggoodwin

alexggoodwin - Apr 23, 2015 10:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Good Scramble  Sucess!

Nice scramble. Came up through Knapsack pass, scrambled up First Mother and then back down and over to Castle. Fun day.

awilsondc

awilsondc - Oct 5, 2014 11:15 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2014

20 ft short - rained out

Topped out 20 ft shy of the true summit. I was solo and it started raining. No protection + class 4 + wet rock = bad idea. I settled for the sub summit to the west. Amazing view of Pinnacle and of course Rainier looks great from all the Tatoosh peaks.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Jun 22, 2014 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

4 peaks in a day  Sucess!

Unicorn, Foss, The Castle, and Pinnacle. See my report:
http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=944005

We climbed a technical line rather than the 4th class scramble route.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Nov 11, 2013 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2004

Wimped out and used a rope  Sucess!

Glad to have it for a rappel down.

telemarkdude

telemarkdude - Nov 13, 2012 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 1987

SE Face  Sucess!

Skied in around the east side and then climbed up the standard route described in Becky guide.

pingzingr

pingzingr - Oct 9, 2012 1:21 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

#2 of 3 for the day!  Sucess!

The middle summit of a good day in the Tatoosh that included Pinnacle Peak, The Castle, and Foss Peak. Went up on the FAR right side of the north ridge that hung over the southeast wall. Better options (that I downclimbed) in the middle for unprotected climbing.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Jul 19, 2011 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2011

Southeast Face  Sucess!

With Moni - picked a way and went up - very easy 5th class.

Moni

Moni - Jul 19, 2011 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2011

SE Face  Sucess!

With Fred. Combined with Pinnacle. Went in the regular way to Pinnacle then around from the east side of the The Castle back to Reflection Lake to make a nice loop. Still tons of snow - ice axe and crampons were helpful. Rock itself was dry. Managed to snag the one decent weather day - drove home in the rain the next day.

ExcitableBoy

ExcitableBoy - Dec 28, 2010 9:33 am

Winter  Sucess!

Skiied and climbed in the winter.

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Oct 7, 2009 1:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 1993

Route unknown  Sucess!

We just found a way, somewhere on the south side. The Castle Access Map

Doehle

Doehle - Aug 3, 2009 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

The Castle and Unicorn  Sucess!

Climbed after coming up from Snow Lake and climbing Unicorn. Traversed the ridge, and back out the Pinnacle/Plumber saddle

Rick Huff

Rick Huff - Feb 6, 2009 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2009

East Face  Sucess!

A nice winter solo day trip. The biggest obstacle was getting through the gate at Longmire. I was lucky enough to be there when a ranger drove up. The snow was perfect and the rock not as loose as advertised. I downclimbed the 4th class face, as I hadn't brought a rope for the rap station. Beautiful views!

nickmech

nickmech - Jan 1, 2009 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2003

Southeast Chimneys  Sucess!

Did this together with Pinnacle and Plummer.

YEM

YEM - Sep 15, 2008 1:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

Castle Pinnacle Plummer  Sucess!

We climbed the relatively solid class 4 on the SE side and rappelled down. A nice airy summit.

osatrik

osatrik - Aug 26, 2006 6:09 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 1994

SE Chimney  Sucess!

First time was with Joseph in 1994.

A few years later all but one of the six of us on the OSAT Tatoosh Traverse did the scramble, both up and down. The other times I've climbed The Castle, we've done the rap off the summit.

agreenstreet

agreenstreet - Apr 22, 2006 6:23 am

Route Climbed: Southeast side Date: May 21, 2002  Sucess!

Fun climb with very impressive views of rainier. Combined with Pinnacle peak.

M and N Denyer

M and N Denyer - Oct 31, 2005 1:15 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Routes up The Castle, Pinnacle, Lane, Denman, Plummer, Eagle and Chutla Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!

I know. We are really behind in signing summit logs--been too busy. Anyway, we enjoyed a beautiful day of peak bagging in the Tatoosh Range. We did the standard routes up, Denman, Plummer, Lane, The Casterl and Pinnacle. Breathtaking views.



Hiked up Eagle and Chutla the next day in gorgeous weather. Had the peaks to ourselves.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jul 25, 2005 10:02 am

Route Climbed: Southeast Face Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!

Led the short climb after traversing over from Unicorn. Placed one cam in this quick easy climb. Due to the exposure we set up a line from a block to the summit too. Not sure how but we had this mountain to ourselves on this sunny warm weekend day.

skook

skook - Aug 22, 2004 3:34 pm

Route Climbed: SE Chimneys Date Climbed: August 13th 2004  Sucess!

Great views on the traverse from Unicorn, and the scramble to the top had some fun moves.

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