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Ascent of Castle Peak on 2009-07-03

Climber: Brad Boester

Date:Friday, July 3, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Castle Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9103 ft / 2774 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed trail to Castle Pass thenuse trail up ridgeline to East Pinnacle where a class 3 scramble up the last 30 plus feet get you to the highest point and the official benchmark. Good handholds but you need to take your time and use caution a fall could be fatal. Continued on to Basin and Andesite peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1903 ft / 580 m
    Elevation Loss:1903 ft / 580 m
    Grade/Class:III
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1903 ft / 580 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6 km
    Route:Castle Pass/West ridge
    Trailhead:Pacific Crest Trail Parking Area  7200 ft / 2194 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1903 ft / 580 m
    Route:Castle Pass/West ridge
    Trailhead:Pacific Crest Trail Parking Area  7200 ft / 2194 m



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