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Ascent of Castle Peak on 2014-08-15

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Friday, August 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Castle Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14265 ft / 4347 m

Ascent Trip Report

The castle creek road had some challenges below where we parked (11,160) but the road above was somewhat better. We parked where we did, because we wanted to hike some.

On the ascent we made a big mistake turning left too early, not realizing there was a real trail all the way to the summit. We recovered and returned to the trail (once we crested a ridge and could see it). The trail crossed a about 50' of snow at one point and maybe 10' at another, and that was it for snow.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3105 ft / 946 m
    Elevation Loss:3105 ft / 946 m
    Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3105 ft / 946 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Northeast ridge
    Trailhead:Castle Cr. Rd. at Pearl Pass Rd.  11160 ft / 3401 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3105 ft / 946 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:Northeast ridge
    Trailhead:Castle Cr. Rd. at Pearl Pass Rd.  11160 ft / 3401 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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