Ascent of Castle Dome Peak on 2017-11-26

Climber: Paul McClellan

Others in Party:Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Stacey Samuels
Adam Humphreys
Date:Sunday, November 26, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Castle Dome Peak
    Elevation:3788 ft / 1154 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drive US 95 south from Quartzsite, AZ, or north from Yuma, AZ. At milepost 55 turn east on a paved road towards Castle Dome City and Museum. The pavement ends in about 2 miles. Continue on another 4 miles and enter the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. Dispersed camping is available in the refuge within 100 feet of this road. Drive another 4 miles and pass through two unlocked gates by the Castle Dome Mining Museum. Continue following the road through one more unlocked gate to the mouth of a canyon and wide wash. This is the trailhead.

Follow the wash to the east about 1.75 miles. Leave the wash on a climbers trail and follow it southeast towards the northeast side of the peak to reach a narrow notch between a rock column and the main peak, itself. Just below the notch on your right is a knobby class 3 face/ramp leading up to easier scrambling on a well-cairned route across ledges and up gullies to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2088 ft / 636 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:Trail/East Face
    Trailhead:Road at wash NW of Peak  1700 ft / 518 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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