Ascent of Castle Dome Peak on 2017-11-26
|Others in Party:||Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
|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 ReportDrive 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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