Ascent of Castle Peak on 2012-08-18

Climber: Ethan Aumann

Date:Saturday, August 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Castle Peak
    Elevation:14265 ft / 4347 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left Glenwood Springs 4am, parked and began hiking around 5:30am. Difficult route finding beginning with a steep boulder / talus field. Fun class 2 / class 3 sections near Castle Peak. Continued on to Conundrum Peak and returned up over Castle Peak rather than descent from saddle - very steep and loose rock / rockfalls. Great weather, but very hazy.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5465 ft / 1664 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5465 ft / 1665 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14.5 mi / 23.3 km
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5065 ft / 1543 m
    Distance:7.3 mi / 11.7 km
    Route:Northeast Ridge
    Start Trailhead:9200 ft / 2804 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5465 ft / 1665 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5065 ft / 1543 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Gain on way out:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:7.3 mi / 11.7 km
    End Trailhead:9200 ft / 2804 m

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