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Castle Towers intermediate-advanced scrambling · Sat. Aug. 2nd - Mon. Aug. 4th

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Organized by: Ben Heaps.

Start: Saturday, Aug. 2nd, 6:00 am
End: Monday, Aug. 4th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Jul. 31st, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: outside clubroom

Description:

Castle Towers scrambling. from cheakamus lake parking lot.

I completed the scramble last year and looking to do it again.

Read about it in the scrambles book. Last year camped on gentian ridge, and attempted castle towers on the first day, turned around an hour from the summit. Second day we summited, returned to campsite then back to car in 13 hours, with very few short breaks.

This year I'm thinking three short days with extra time on the summit. I am not a rockclimber but there is a short rockclimb to the true summit about 200 feet? above the hikers summit. There is also a rockclimb called phyllis' engine not far from castle towers.

I will not be making safety calls for the group, this trip is not beginner friendly, make your own decisions, climb what you want and get back to the campsite at the agreed time. Join me in the scramble to the castle towers but make your own safety calls.

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gentian ridge (snow ridge) campsite

Campsite and castle towers sunset day 1

Black tusk from scramble

Posted: 2014-06-09 10:29:38
Last modified: 2014-07-31 20:22:47