Castle Peak Rock Climbing
Routes in Castle Peak
|North Face left buttress T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|GPS:||48.984, -120.869 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||blakeherrington on Jun 17, 2009|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
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DescriptionCastle Peak is a remote granite mountain sitting at the intersection of Whatcom County, Okanogan County, and the US/Canada border. It is seldom climbed, and seldom seen (from up close) yet holds fantastic rock and scenery, with an approach that isn't too long by local standards. Additionally, the glacier at the foot of the North Face is mellow enough to allow for easy travel. The alpine meadows at the foot of the north face are sublime.
The Kearney route, on the East Buttress of the South Face, is included in his Selected Climbs book, but has likely only seen one repeat. It is meant to be a good climb.
The Colorado Route (Glick/Pennings/Medara) has likely not been repeated. It looks classic.
The Herrington/Hirst route was attempted by at least one party before being completed in 2008. It may share an initial pitch or 2 with the Colorado Route.
The Berdinka/Layton Route (Sod-On-Me) goes from great climbing to a mossy/dirty, lower-angled feature. It has seen at least one repeat.
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