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Ascent to Castle Peak-base of north face couloir on 2012-04-08

Climber: Brian Marsh

Date:Sunday, April 8, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Castle Peak - base of north face couloir
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13800 ft / 4206 m
    Remaining Elevation:465 ft / 141 m (10% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

easy and stable climb up to the head wall basin. snow condition on basin head wall were less than ideal but not so bad to be a threat.
once when i reached the base of the north face couloir the conditions within looked to be unfavorable and inconsistent. unsure of how stable it was i decided to turn back.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4350 ft / 1325 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4350 ft / 1325 m
    Route:Northe face couloir
    Start Trailhead:9450 ft / 2880 m
Descent Statistics



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