Peak:  Castle Peak (14er)
 Route:  Castle and Conundrum
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  mattbrill9
 Date of Info:  09/12/2020
 Date Posted:  09/12/2020

Winter conditions on the headwall and appears all the way to summit. Ended up turning around at 13900, due to snow conditions and ridge got very sketchy. We saw 2 parties summit today - and many many more turned around. I would give it a good amount of time to melt out. Props to Clint and Joey for helping break trail - and Jay for the ride back to our campsite!

 Comments or Questions

09/12/2020 17:18
Did you happen to have any pictures? How did the North Face Couloir look and how much snow was on the slope up to the saddle?


North face couloir
09/12/2020 18:54
North Face Couloir was filled in decently - saw some guys hike up and ski down. Slope up to the saddle had 2 ft or so, but areas you post hole 3+ ft - was definitely slow going


North face couloir
09/12/2020 19:00
Thanks for the info! Sounds like a lot of snow.

Castle-Con pond
09/12/2020 22:45
Hey Mattbrill,
did you happen to see whether the pond was still there or perhaps even revived with snow fallen off the slopes?
Thx mountainute

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