Freya Castle is a 7,288-foot-elevation (2,221 meter) summit located in the Grand Canyon, in Coconino County of northern Arizona, USA. It is situated one mile southeast of the Cape Royal overlook on the canyon's North Rim, 1.5 mile north of Vishnu Temple, and 1.7 mile northeast of Wotans Throne. Topographic relief is significant as it rises 3,400 feet (1,036 meters) above the Unkar Valley in one mile.
Freya Castle is named for Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, fertility, sex, war, gold, and seiðr. This name was applied by geologist François E. Matthes, in keeping with Clarence Dutton's practice of naming geographical features in the Grand Canyon after mythological deities. This geographical feature's name was officially adopted in 1906 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.The first ascent of the summit was made by Harvey Butchart and Allyn Cureton on June 24, 1962. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Freya Castle is located in a Cold semi-arid climate zone.
By elevation Freya Castle is
# 68 out of 280 in Grand Canyon National Park # 89 out of 203 in the Kaibab Plateau
By prominence Freya Castle is
# 90 out of 875 in Coconino County # 43 out of 280 in Grand Canyon National Park # 32 out of 203 in the Kaibab Plateau
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