Castle Rock Peak


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,970
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,744
Elevation Gain (m): 
1500
Round Trip Time: 
10.00
Total Distance (km): 
28.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

With careful routefinding this is no more than easy to moderate scrambling at most. But it's a long and remote trip that shouldn't be underestimated. There are 9 river crossings to knee deep from marker 39 and that assumes your vehicle can drive that far.

Map

Trip Report

With the upcoming Thanksgiving long weekend and some unexpected days off work the Thursday and Friday beforehand, I was looking to take advantage of a pretty nice wx with a scramble or two before the snow starts to pile up around the Rockies. Lucky for me, I received an invite from two recent scrambling acquaintances in the form of an email from Cornelius Rott and Trevor Boyce, inviting me for a jaunt up the relatively obscure front range "Castle Rock" peak in the front ranges of the Ghost Wilderness Area just east of Banff National Park.

 


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