Gothic Peak, West Face. The Sultan Basin road goes by the base of the west face of Gothic Peak, long an objective of mine. On July 9, Gary Rose and I started up through the wet brush so characteristic of early morning climbs in this area. Soon a stream bed led us rapidly upward to the prominent but easy slabs directly below Castle Rocks. From here we angled to the right, then over a snow shelf to a steepening rock gully. Climbing to the right we continued over alternating patches of rock and steep heather to the summit. The climb is easy but somewhat long. We descended by a rib parallel to Gothic, about ½ mile south, which took almost as long as the climb.