Route: North Face Couloir Team: Ted (solo) This was standard Castle Peak. Autumn rain in town falls as snow up in Montezuma Basin. Mike Sladdin, Johnny Love, and I piled in the Tacoma and headed up. I had been up here earlier in the week and knew the couloir was skiable. Mike unfortunately wasn’t too interested and Johnny regretfully left his ski poles in the back of his truck in...
It’s amazing what a good day you have up in Montezuma Basin in October. Since Dirk and I were headed out on a climbing trip to Ecuador in a week or so we wanted some time up high. A bluebird day with easy skiing snow greeted us.
A 2004 ski descent of the East Face of Castle Peak from Tagert Hut with Amos Whiting and Dirk Bockelman.
An October ski descent of Castle Peak’s North Couloir.