Castle Peak Photo Essay


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | May 10, 2010      

Breakable crust, wind, and some spring powder on the east face of fourteener Castle Peak:

Jordan starts down the gully with Pearl Basin beyond.

Jordan starts down the gully with Pearl Basin beyond.



Tyler and Jordan tried out the Black Diamond Sabertooth crampons that they'll be bringing to Denali.

It was great to get the crampons out for the first time this season. Jordan and Tyler got to try out the Sabertooths that they'll be taking to Denali.

Working our way out of the gully and onto the face near the summit.

Working our way out of the gully and onto the face near the summit.


On the summit ridge and into the howling wind,

On the summit ridge and into the howling wind,

Nick drops in off the summit.

Nick drops in off the summit.

Tyler carves up the wind buffed powder on the upper east face.

Tyler carves up the wind buffed powder on the upper east face.

Nick gets into the fall line

Nick gets into the fall line

Tyler finds some powder on the northern aspect of a rib.

Tyler finds some powder on the northern aspect of a rib.

Jordan finds another ridge to enjoy

Jordan finds another ridge to enjoy

Tyler launches a cornice in the basin to finish it off.

Tyler launches a cornice in the basin to finish it off.



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6 Responses to “Castle Peak Photo Essay”

  1. pioletski May 10th, 2010 11:38 am

    Nice pictures! I bet the folks at BD will be pleased with #2.

  2. Lou May 10th, 2010 11:56 am

    Good essay Nick and JW, thanks for posting!

  3. Ben C May 10th, 2010 2:04 pm

    Excellent photos and great edit as well. Great to see the watermarks under control as well- I love being able to see the actual pictures!

  4. Jordan May 10th, 2010 2:07 pm

    Thanks Ben,
    I agree with you on the watermarks, looks a lot better when they are small.
    J

  5. Mark W May 10th, 2010 10:12 pm

    Nice pics. Are those black skis DPS?

  6. Tyler May 11th, 2010 8:34 am

    Yeah they are a pair of DPS Wailer 95’s

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