Ascent of Castro Peak on 2019-02-19

Climber: Greg Sweel

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Castro Peak
    Elevation:2824 ft / 860 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the Latigo Canyon trailhead for the Backbone trail. Descended down into Newton Canyon and up to the saddle at Newton Motorway. Turned left (uphill) approximately 0.5 miles to a large gate with no trespassing signs and a camera mounted on a pole. This is as close to the top as I could get. The trail has significant damage from the Woolsey Fire and the recent series of rainstorms. Very eroded with downed trees and rocks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:799 ft / 243 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:Backbone Trail to Newton Motorway
    Trailhead:Latigo Canyon  2025 ft / 617 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear

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