Castle Peak West Ridge

  • 05/31/2019
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Castle Peak, Exit 176 off I-80
  • 3


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Join MAA members for a climb of Castle Peak. This is a moderate trail and snow climb to a high point with a great view of the Donner Pass area, Andesite Peak and Lake Tahoe. Likely crunchy snow will still be on the route so we'll get a chance for some elevation and to practice easy snow climbing. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 8. Hope to have you out with us!


  • What's happening: Castle Peak 9,103 near I-80, ascending trail and some snow up the West Ridge. 6 miles total, 2,000' total gain. 
  • Where to meet: Boreal Ski area parking lot, Exit 176 off I-80
  • Event Leader: Kimberley Alvarez
  • Minimum / Maximum: 4,8
  • What to bring: boots, mountain axe*, crampons compatible with your boots*, helmet*,  gaiters*, gloves, backpack, water, food, sunglasses, trekking poles, climbing layers (wicking, warm, waterproof), compass, map, first aid. (*If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve.)
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

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