Ascent of Castle Peak on 2019-04-27
|Date:||Saturday, April 27, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||9103 ft / 2774 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI parked on the south side I80 to avoid the no-parking signs on north. As it was already late in the day I quickly felt the need to put on snowshoes. At my first sight of the Castle peak I became interested in its south-east ridge and there I went. There was some other snowshoes traces. The view of the peak from where I rich the ridge was impressive. Few steps latter there was more rock than snow and I removed the snowshoes. Then I climbed a mix of snow and rock (class 3). Getting to the summit block I went on the north-west face which gave me awesome class 3 with good holds. I found register at the top (the first I see in few months). It was full. There is probably a simpler climb on the south-east of the summit block. Just at the north-west of this, I climbed another nice rock block. The way to Basin peak was partially snow free and it felt good to hike on a dirt trail (because I haven't done that in a while). The slop is never too steep to get to the summit. On the way back I first toke again the dirt trail and then the snow ridge to the south-east to Andesite peak. After that, I visited to small bumps just above I80.
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Clément Guillaume
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