Ascent of Castle Tower on 2012-01-14
|Others in Party:||Harlan Stockman|
Bill Siegal----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, January 14, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Summit:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||4880 ft / 1487 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe hike up to Castle Benchmark was rather straightforward, even though a good amount of it was on steep and loose terrain. The real fun was summitting the 50' tower next to it. It involved some class 4 climbing, and a fun rappel down. Great views from the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1960 ft / 597 m|
| Extra Gain:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||5.8 mi / 9.3 km|
| Route:||East ridge|
| Trailhead:||E of peak @ 3020' 3020 ft / 920 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Rope, Ski Poles|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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