Castle Peak Photo Essay by Nick Thompson May 10, 2010 written by Nick Thompson 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. 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. On the summit ridge and into the howling wind, Nick drops in off the summit. Tyler carves up the wind buffed powder on the upper east face. Nick gets into the fall line Tyler finds some powder on the northern aspect of a rib. Jordan finds another ridge to enjoy Tyler launches a cornice in the basin to finish it off. 6 comments 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail previous post Colorado Redemption — May Storms Bring the Goods next post Black Diamond Equipment to Go Public and Merge Gregory Mountain Products 6 comments pioletski May 10, 2010 - 11:38 am Nice pictures! I bet the folks at BD will be pleased with #2. Lou May 10, 2010 - 11:56 am Good essay Nick and JW, thanks for posting! Ben C May 10, 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! Jordan May 10, 2010 - 2:07 pm Thanks Ben, I agree with you on the watermarks, looks a lot better when they are small. J Mark W May 10, 2010 - 10:12 pm Nice pics. Are those black skis DPS? Tyler May 11, 2010 - 8:34 am Yeah they are a pair of DPS Wailer 95’s Comments are closed.