Peak:  Castle Peak (14er)
 Route:  North Face Couloir
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  desxmchna
 Date of Info:  09/29/2020
 Date Posted:  09/29/2020

Didn't set out intending to do this route, but after veering too far to the north side coming up the initial headwall/boulder field, as I was cutting back over to try to pick up the standard route I zoned out for a bit following the snow tracks and ended up at the base of the couloir. I was already spiked up at that point, and I was aware of the previous report noting a descent this way, so I took a few tentative steps up using presumably mountainmaestro's tracks as stairs. The snow was supportive and pleasant to climb, so I followed it all the way up for an extremely direct climb. I just wish I'd come back over Castle to take the same route (or the standard ridge) back down instead of the nasty scree off the Conundrum saddle.

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