Astral Peak

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Technical Difficulty Level: 
5
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
3rd Class
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Astral Peak has been on my radar for many years now, ever since climbing Devils Head in 2012 and looking back over my shoulder as I walked onto its surprisingly spacious summit. The views from this very distinctive and well-known Ghost Wilderness peak provided me with a list of relatively unknown summits to the west including Poltergeist, Astral and Castle Rock Peak.

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,910
Elevation Gain (m): 
1500
Round Trip Time: 
10.50
Total Distance (km): 
28.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Easy scrambling to hiking, depending on route choice and snow cover. This is a remote peak with a somewhat convoluted canyon approach - do not underestimate the effort!