Interesting tower south of the Noddle Heads on Campbell Mtn I believe.
Still some fall color out there at lower elevations.
The s.e. face of South Noddle Head.
Our initial ascent route up the slabby, grippy north ridge.
Adam enjoying some fine scrambling.
Adam surveys the summit block. The easier way is out of view to right.
Adam on 4th and low 5th class crux.
Adam checking to see if North Noddle looks higher.
Pikes north face
Looking down the n.w. face.
North Noddle from S. Noddle. Look higher?
Adam raps the crux.
We traversed across this ledge to wrap around to the n.w. face.
More colorful aspens.
A boo boo on the way to The Castle. A motorcycle crossed the center lane and lost control. Luckily the guy bailed before I ran over his bike. Nobody was hurt though!
Airbags do their job.
To salvage the day, we decided to still head up The Castle.
Adam on steep, slabby terrain. I backed off this and found an easier gully to the left.
Adam at top of short 4th-5th class gully that we roped up for.
Typical scrambling on The Castle.
One of the many summits in the area.
The easier tree route to the summit. More low 5th class climbing above this.
5.5 or 5.6ish crux crack climb on The Castle. I scored no style points on this, but brute force won.
Adam leads the crux.
The easiest of the 4 summits on The Castle.
The "leap of faith" summit. No time to attempt this one.
The hardest of the 4.
Views to the west.
The exposed walkup above the crux.
Adam raps the tree route.