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Ascent of Castle Peak on 2013-09-19

Climber: Andy Dewey

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, September 19, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Castle Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8306 ft / 2531 m

Ascent Trip Report

Approached via Monument 78 trail. Trail is very overgrown and washed out for about a mile, lots of standing water on trail. From border, bushwhack to south slope was miserable- tons of slide alder, devils club, fallen trees. DO NOT traverse high on the west side of Castle Creek you will regret it. From the basin below the south slope, the ascent was an easy brush-free scramble. Getting there is the hard part ;)
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
    Weather:Drizzle



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