Friday, October 17, 2008

Castle Ice

A little ice climb behind Castle mnt. ski hill is starting to fill out, its called Haigs Benedict WI3 30-40m. It was first climbed a few years back by Connie Amuluxnsen and Rod Bullock, I went back mid winter one year with Connie and our friend Tom to climb the route, and I would recomend hitting this one early season due to the fact that the north face of mount Haig is like the dark side of the moon, (cold, lame and windy). There is some avi hazard on the aproach below the climb and you have to cross the ski area boundry to access the climb which is frowned upon.

Infact I dont know if we are allowed to wander back there in the fall either so keep it low key.

Aarron D. was back in the South Castle area chasing sheep and noted that Blue Angel , Lucifer and the Redeemer had formed but not enough to climb. I'm sure the warm weather this weekend may wreck everything for a few weeks.

If anyone needs a climbing partner this fall, I am officially unemployed and my wife is at school all week so gimme a call. Chris M 563 0480


At 10/20/2008 09:59:00 AM , Blogger Scott Harms said...

castle mountain is on leased crown land and has to remain open to the public from what i was told by very good authority. i was trying to find out on access for ski touring and that's what i found out. hope that helps. Cheers.


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