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Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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  Safety Rating G
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Hike up to the road. From here, Castle Peak is on the left and Conundrum is on the right. Hike up the left side of the drainage until you reach the snowfield. Climb the long snowfield which never exceeds 20 degrees to the saddle between Castle and Conundrum. Hike up the ridge to the summit.

The view from the top of Castle is one of the best in Colorado. The glissage is also very fun, and a good place to practice self arrest.

Submitted by: atg200 on 2002-07-01
Views: 356
Route ID: 20183

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: foreverwild on 2005-08-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars One of my favorites from the 2wd stop


Added: 2007-11-01

Red Point Red Point ascent by: dumpsterlove on 2004-05-16 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Up the ridge past point 13,700 to the summit down the saddle and up conundrum couloir and down some steeper chute that I would not recomend

Witnessed by: Hilary Forsyth
Added: 2004-05-16

Red Point Red Point ascent by: bumblie on 1994-07-22 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 1994-07-22