Conundrum Peak

Elevation (feet): 14,060
Elevation (meters): 4,285
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Elk Range Area
State: Colorado
Latitude: 39.014266
Longitude: -106.863799
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1873
First successful climber(s): Hayden survey party
Nearest major airport: Denver International
Convenient Center: Aspen, CO

Thanks to Patrick L. Lilly for adding this peak.

Conundrum is the lower companion peak to Castle Peak. It is unranked, and omitted from most "standard" lists of 14ers, as it rises only 260 feet above the connecting saddle. Still, it is a worthy peak to climb, as difficult as Castle, and affording great views. Indeed, it is often combined with Castle for a two-summit day. The name may stem from the fact that it has two high points, not much different in elevation. However, the northern point is the actual high point, and has a summit register. The summit is most commonly reached by following the ridge from the connecting saddle with Castle, over the lower southern summit, or from the basin below (east of) the peak, up the Conundrum Couloir, whose top is between the two high points.

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