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 Peak:  Castle Peak (14er)
 Route:  Castle and Conundrum
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  jeremy27
 Date of Information:  06/23/2012
 Date Posted:  06/24/2012
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We ascended the NE ridge, summitted Castle, down the NW ridge to the saddle, summitted Conundrum, back to the saddle and descended into the basin. Still snow as you ascend into the basin and down from the saddle. Ice axe was helpful. Glissades were bumpy and slow with the melting and suncups. The descent from the saddle is loose and horrible at least till you hit the snow (1/2 way down probably). Be extra cautious of people below you. Castle's north couloir is gone. Conundrum couloir looks to still be holding continuous snow, but won't for long given the weather. Good luck.



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