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Castle Peak & Andesite -1/26/14

Postby cefire » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:37 pm

Hiked up to Castle Peak (along route 80) and Andesite yesterday. Pretty much snow free once you get out of the woods, off the PCT, up at the pass. Really slippery where the PCT snow has been hard packed - traction made it much easier. From the descriptions, I was expecting a much scarier scramble :eek: turned out to be fun moreso than butt-clinching :D



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Re: Castle Peak & Andesite -1/26/14

Postby rlown » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:02 pm

any pics?
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Re: Castle Peak & Andesite -1/26/14

Postby cefire » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:33 am

Was being lazy :o Here's a taster of the edge of the middle turret and the true summit turret. Easiest route to the true summit works low around the right side of the summit block and up a broad gully on the SE aspect.

EDIT to fix picture display

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Re: Castle Peak & Andesite -1/26/14

Postby rlown » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:20 pm

wow! that should be covered in snow about now. on your pic thing, i think if you put in "rimg" instead of "img" on your tags, it will stretch.
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Re: Castle Peak & Andesite -1/26/14

Postby cefire » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:10 pm

Cool, thanks! Yeah, crazy how little snow there is up there - hopefully they get more than expected in the next few days
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Re: Castle Peak & Andesite -1/26/14

Postby Vaca Russ » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:16 am

Cefire,

Did you manage to climb the summit turret? Was there a register up there?

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Re: Castle Peak & Andesite -1/26/14

Postby afahrland » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:30 am

I climbed to the top over Christmas and didn't see a summit register up there.
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Re: Castle Peak & Andesite -1/26/14

Postby cefire » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:39 pm

Yeah, was on top of all of the turrets but didn't see a register anywhere :confused:
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