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 Peak:  Castle Peak (14er)
 Route:  Castle and Conundrum
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  fleetmack
 Date of Information:  08/05/2012
 Date Posted:  08/06/2012
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Tons of rockfall both heard and seen on 8/5/12. Only saw one group descend from the saddle and they looked miserable. They left Conundrum probably 20 minutes before we did, we re-ascended Castle to go down, and I'd bet if we'd left at the same time from Conundrum we would have beat them down, they looked like they weren't having much fun. Looked very dangerous to go down the snow-free saddle. Loose rock everywhere, per usual.


  • Comments or Questions (3)
ThuChad


Concur     2012-08-06 08:29:52
I climbed both on 8/4 and reascended Castle. No one I saw that day went off the saddle. Rockfall happening all day from the snow/ice sheet cracking and sliding down the mountain.


Tornadoman


Also agreed!     2012-08-09 19:01:23
I did both on 8/6 and also reclimbed Castle. Saw 3 guys go down from the saddle. I reclimbed Castle, rested for 15 minutes, and still was only a few minutes behind them at the top of the road. The exact words they used to describe their descent was ”sketchy as f&%&!”


Tornadoman


Duplicate     2012-08-12 17:56:03
Deleting.



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