Ascent of Castle Mountain on 2011-08-04

Climber: Paul Barish

Date:Thursday, August 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Castle Mountain
    Elevation:8834 ft / 2692 m

Ascent Trip Report

I made the horrible mistake of choosing to free solo climb up the direct center of the north face of Castle Mountain. I quickly found myself climbing up several 5.9 and 5.10 cracks. I also had to climb under many chokstones including two huge ones lodged in the crack were I squeezed myself through a tiny crack under the boulder. I eventually got to the top and was humbled because I realized that I had taken much more risk than I am willing to accept as a climber. I have another chance and I am very humbled and I need to be alot smarter if I want to continue living.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
Ascent Statistics
    Route:North Face Direct
Descent Statistics

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