|Peak:||Castle Peak (14er)|
|Route:||Castle and Conundrum|
|Date of Information:||06/28/2013|
We made it to 11,400 feet along the road in a 4Runner without problems, and a pickup truck made it to probably around 12,000 ft. Still can‘t make it to the 12,800 trailhead due to some snow patches but that may change in the next week or so.
We ascended the snowfield to the upper basin (first picture), and glissaded off the Castle-Conundrum saddle. The snow was pretty soft. We used microspikes and an ice ax, the spikes didn‘t do much but the ax was quite helpful for the ascent and the glissade.
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