Ascent of Castle Peak on 2011-07-31
|Date:||Sunday, July 31, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
| Elevation:||14265 ft / 4347 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI climbed Castle with my fellow CMC BMS student, Marco. This was my first time in the Elks. We camped below site 3 along the road and hiked all the way from there. We started around 4:45AM and arrived at the summit at 9:30. We had planned to do Conundrum, but the clouds were already rolling in, and the glissade back into the basin looked pretty dodgy, so we had to be content with Castle only. We we able to hitch a ride from the uppermost parking lot back to our campsite. I'll be back sometime to do Conundrum, when snow conditions are better.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||1 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Cool, Partly Cloudy|
| Route:||Northeast Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Castle Creek Road Site 3 |
| Time:||4 Hours 45 Minutes|
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