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We found that the N. Face of Castleton was the easiest way to get off the tower. You can see if anybody is on the route, there's very little chance of getting your rope eaten by cracks, and on this occasion, it was fairly sheltered from the wind.
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Jason Hundhausen
Apr 23, 2008
We found that the N. Face of Castleton was the easiest way to get off the tower. You can see if anybody is on the route, there's very little chance of getting your rope eaten by cracks, and on this occasion, it was fairly sheltered from the wind.  
Alex Temus
Utah
Alex Temus   Utah
From the comments and descriptions I've read, I'm getting the impression that rappelling the North Face is the preferred option (clean, long rappels), while Kor-Ingalls is necessary if you only brought one rope.

Is that accurate? A couple people mentioned that a doubled-up 70 may be too short on the North Face. Aug 30, 2017
Jason Hundhausen
Bozeman, MT
Jason Hundhausen   Bozeman, MT
N. Face rap is definitely preferred. We climbed with twin 60m ropes and it took to rappels to reach the ground. Sep 4, 2017
Alex Temus
Utah
Alex Temus   Utah
Thanks Jason! We went down there back in September so I'll just add that a single 70m rope is definitely too short for the North Face rappels! you can make it work if you're already in that situation and the first man down has some cams to make an intermediate anchor off to the right... But this is NOT ideal and you should definitely look for the Kor-Ingalls chains if you're like me, and prefer to climb on a single rope. Dec 21, 2017

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Jason Hundhausen
Bozeman, MT