Peak:  Castle Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  uwe
 Date of Info:  09/29/2012
 Date Posted:  10/01/2012

Snow from last week around - probably for the season. Expect some melting, but the summer season is over. Surprised to see the 'permanent' snow field gone. Made hiking up that rock section a bitch. Our CMC group hit 13,900ish. Based on the conditions and skill sets of some of the folks, called it and turned around. Still a great day. No issues getting to Montezuma basin if you are 4Wheeling up. An ice axe, microspikes or crampons, and helmet might be good to bring. Snow on the ridge from Castle to Conundrum. Snow conditions for a climb straight up Conundrum did not look great.

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