Peak 5631 (The Castle Keep)

Elevation: 5,631 ft
Prominence: 291

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This peak is not in the book. Published June 2020


The Castle Keep towers over the confluence of White Creek and the North and South forks of Castle Creek. The Castle Keep is the perfect place to survey these magnificent canyons. USGS Pixley Basin

Access

Primary access information for this peak and its surroundings is found at the following link: Castle Creek Area Access

A seldom-used two-track road runs west from the Castle Creek/Pixley Basin Road. Follow this road west to its end and park. There is a great camping spot below a granite outcrop.

South Ridge, Class 2

From the end of the road, a cow trail continues west to a fence line. Follow the east side of the fence line north to a rocky step. There is a convenient spot to cross the fence at this point. Cross the fence and continue on to the summit. This hike covers 1.1 miles with 177 feet of elevation gain round trip.

Black Butte and Peak 5631.

The summit of The Castle Keep as viewed from the south.

The south and north forks of Castle Creek.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains

Year Climbed: 2022

Longitude: -116.49409   Latitude: 42.78509

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