Ascent of Castle Tower on 2012-01-14

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Harlan Stockman
James Cho
Matt Riley
Ted Williams
Dan Young
Lynda Gallia
Fred Dexter
Ali Haghi
Michelle Napoli
Bill Siegal
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 14, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Castle Tower
    Elevation:4880 ft / 1487 m

Ascent Trip Report

The 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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