Peak:  Castle Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Coloradokid_
 Date of Info:  12/08/2020
 Date Posted:  12/09/2020
 Details

Road closed in Ashcroft about 2 miles short of TH. Put snowshoes on at Pearl junction and wore them to the top of the head wall. From there went boots up the ridge and to the summit.


Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Conundrum#2) Just below the summit#3) Head wall



 Comments or Questions
JtheChemE

Sweet!
12/09/2020 14:49
Nice work, its a gorgeous area with snow. Did you by chance get any photos of the southern slopes on Malumute, or looking back into the basin from the summit?


Coloradokid_
Malemute
12/09/2020 19:22
I don‘t have any pics but it was my original plan to head up Malemute after Castle. My plans changed because I expected there to be much more snow on the slopes heading up to the ridge of Malemute. You could probably avoid almost all snow up the slope until you got to the ridge. I chose not to deal with all the loose scree in my mountaineering boots.


ltlFish99

Nice report
12/09/2020 23:02
Good work getting that one this time of year.



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