Peak:  Castle Peak (14er)
 Route:  Castle and Conundrum
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  cvbuffs
 Date of Info:  08/07/2020
 Date Posted:  08/08/2020

Would definitely recommend trying to hug the snow fields in the lower sections leaving the parking area at 12,800 and even climb them to get to the upper basin vs. the scrambling. Saved a ton of time and energy, plus much easier on the legs.

Exit on the saddle down was definitely not worth it. Very loose and you will need traction and an ice axe to safely make it down. Would recommend returning over Castle for inexperienced hikers.

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