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
    Total Elevation Gain:3500 ft / 1066 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3500 ft / 1066 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.2 mi / 14.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3000 ft / 914 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:Castle Trail
    Start Trailhead:Bowman-Castle TH  1500 ft / 457 m
    Time:2 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3500 ft / 1066 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3000 ft / 914 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m
    Gain on way out:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:Cornice to Castle Ravine to Bowman
    End Trailhead:Bowman  1500 ft / 457 m
    Time:5 Hours 

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