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Basic Alpine Climb - The Castle/East Ridge

Successful climb of The Castle and also scrambled Pinnacle.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles

Traveled on snow from reflection lakes trailhead to Pinnacle-Castle saddle. Crossed mostly snow to SE face of the Castle. Set one fixed line to the ridge top and another across ridge to summit. Rappelled to the base from first anchor. Traversed across mostly snow to Pinnacle and scrambled on rock to summit. Returned to trailhead via Castle-Pinnacle saddle. Left trailhead at 9, Castle summit at 1, Pinnacle summit at 3 and back at trailhead at 5.

Two basic students got their first climb. Great day with great climbers.

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    46.768093, -121.731591
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    46.757871, -121.732550
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