Stormin’ the Castle
Adam on the East Face.
The days are longer, the temperatures milder and the lines are more filled in- it just feels and looks like spring.
Seizing a sunny day between spring storms that have been dumping on us lately, Anda Smalls, Adam Mosczynski, Christy and I set out to climb Castle Peak and ski its East Face. It was a great day by all accounts– blue skies, fun climbing and spring powder conditions on an Elk Range classic.
A perfect morning.
First light high in the basin.
Adam and Christy in the couloir that leads to the NE Ridge.
Anda and Christy on the ridge. The summit is to the top right in the photo.
The winds picked up a bit, which served to keep the snow on the East Face from warming up too fast.
Christy, just below the summit.
Anda, enjoying the snow on her 1st 14er ski descent. I hope she realizes they aren’t always this good.
Christy has had this line on her list for some time now.
Adam, loving the snow.
Anda, a bit further down.
Christy, taking it home.
Castle Peak’s East Face. We climbed the couloir to the right (blue), and skied the red marked line down. It’s a good one.