Ascent of Castle Crags High Point on 2018-08-15

Climber: Robert Jenner

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Castle Crags High Point
    Elevation:7200 ft / 2194 m

Ascent Trip Report

After an 8 hour drive from Olympia, I left I-5 at town of Mt Shasta and drove 30 miles on a paved road into Shasta Trinity National Forest where I found a good campsite along the south fork of the Sacramento River (which is just a small stream at this point) and spent the night. Waking at 5:30, I crossed a bridge over the river and drove the remaining few miles on gravel road to the Gray Rock Lakes trailhead and parked at a spot where the road has a short 4 wheel drive section 1/4 mile below trailhead. Trail to upper lake easy to follow, then ends. As gps track shows, I went around upper lake on east side but would recommend west side as easier and more direct. Mostly easy scrambling through fairly open country up to the western ridge. During the summit approach, it’s possible to avoid some thick manzanita by dipping into the forest on the western side. There is a summit register in a bandaid sized metal box wrapped in a plastic bag. The bivy site that Vic Hanson describes is on a small sheltered saddle on the western side of the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1525 ft / 464 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Dry, haze from Mendecino wildfires
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1525 ft / 464 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Approach from Gray Rock Lakes
    Start Trailhead:5675 ft / 1729 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Robert Jenner
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