The Castle Climber's Log

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wildstar

wildstar - Aug 14, 2004 12:44 am

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

A very fun scramble to the summit.

Norman

Norman - Sep 9, 2003 12:57 am

Route Climbed: Southeast Chimneys Date Climbed: 9-6-03  Sucess!

Another great climb. Several short route options at the top.

jhalz

jhalz - Aug 25, 2003 9:15 am

Route Climbed: Southeast Chimmneys Date Climbed: August 23, 2003  Sucess!

Great little scramble. Looking forward to doing this one in the winter. Did this as part of the Tatoosh Traverse.

cluck

cluck - Oct 15, 2002 5:48 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Chimneys from Pinnacle Saddle Date Climbed: October 12, 2002  Sucess!

We climbed this as part of a traverse including Pinnacle and Plummer peaks. The chimneys provide nearly unlimited route options for gaining the summit on good, solid rock.



Lessons learned:

It is easier to traverse completely around the backside of the mountain to get to the Southeast side rather than try to climb straight up the rotten rock composing the Southern headwall. On an earlier trip, we climbed straight up from the Pinnacle/Castle saddle. We were met by unprotectable climbing on rotten rock. When we finally reached the top, we found we were on the shorter South ridge and ended up walking off and over to the base of the North ridge to begin the real climb to the summit.

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