Ascent of Southeast Castle on 2013-09-06

Climber: Cheves Walling

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, September 6, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Southeast Castle
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4500 ft / 1371 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a beautiful day. Climbed up Castle Trail over SE and NW Castles to the Cornice Trail. About 2.5 hours to the Castles and then another 30-40 minutes to the Cornice Trail, a bit rough going. Took the Cornice Trail about 20 minutes and then descended the Castle Ravine Trail to Israel Ridge to Castle Trail back to Bowman. Although the book time was about 40 minutes down to Emerald Trail, it took me almost 2 hours. A very steep slow descent on older knees. Excellent views all the way down to Castle Brook.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3500 ft / 1066 m
    Elevation Loss:3500 ft / 1066 m
    Distance:9.2 mi / 14.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3000 ft / 914 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:Castle Trail
    Trailhead:Bowman-Castle TH  1500 ft / 457 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3500 ft / 1066 m
    Extra Gain:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:Cornice to Castle Ravine to Bowman
    Trailhead:Bowman  1500 ft / 457 m
    Time Down:5 Hours 

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