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Iron HikerOne of my most important climbs!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2000

Iron Hiker

A memorable summer of 2000, ended with this climb of Borah via Chicken-Out Ridge after spending a week on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. My altitude record for 9 years until I climbed Mount Agassiz in the Sierra Nevada.
Posted Mar 29, 2011 8:48 pm

BikclmbStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010


3rd time on the summit, poured the night before and in the morning but cleared up during the day.
Posted Mar 29, 2011 3:46 pm

MtMtnHikerGreat Climb  Sucess!


Climbed with MontanaChris. Got a late start but still managed to make awesome time. Good weather, great views. The down climb towards the bottom is a thigh burner.
Posted Mar 14, 2011 12:59 am

summitseeker208Route Climbed: Main Trail
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2000
I tried this hike when I was in scouts. I was relatively inexperienced when I first tried this peak. Part of the group we were with left us at the treeline. I made it to the top of COR, but the smaller group that stayed with us decided to turn back, so we didin't summit. Every time I try to go back to do it again, something happens right before we leave and I can't make it to the mountain.
Posted Mar 11, 2011 1:36 pm

IlafanFat and old  Sucess!


Define "successful." I hiked 1/3 of the way up this beautiful mountain on a clear, gorgeous day last July. I stopped because the thought "F*** this" came to my tired mind. So ... my friend and I hiked to a spot where we saw a great open view and dined on cheese, crackers, and cold water. What a great hike!
Posted Mar 8, 2011 7:46 pm

CastillejaMiniataPerfect day.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010


Perfect, cloudless day of summit. Camped near "treeline" and got a start at a comfortable hour for me. Fun scrambling, beautiful arid landscape.
Posted Feb 23, 2011 2:25 am

Scarp172Standard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


This was our first 12'er. It was a great day with perfect weather.
Posted Jan 4, 2011 7:19 pm

ZeeJayCrowded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2000


I hope to never again climb this peak on a Saturday.
Posted Dec 19, 2010 7:22 pm

mansfieoAlways fun  Sucess!


Have done Borah a few times and always have a great time!!
Posted Dec 19, 2010 5:15 am

jmatthysGood Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2003


While spending my summer working for the Forest Service
Posted Oct 22, 2010 10:00 pm

jamesmc2The big spud!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2010


Great climb in perfect fall conditions. Chicken Out Ridge was definitely the best part. Steep hike and the descent was a quad burner. Great views for miles around
Posted Sep 30, 2010 5:35 pm

maxhazelong  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 1994


Took a while but fun.
Posted Sep 29, 2010 3:00 pm

WinexSAR Dude  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009


My son & I had just started to descend when we met a guy we had seen earlier on COR. We stopped and talked to him for about 10 minutes. He was dressed in jeans,tshirt and wore Timberline work boots. The rest of his party turned around on COR (after alot of arguing & swearing). He decided to proceed on his own. We met him around 2pm, and he still had about an hour to get to the top. I thought it was cool that a 70yr old, cancer survivor was hiking one the more challenging peaks I have done. We told him we would let his party know that he was doing well and that he expected to be down before sunset, which my son did. I was surprised when I read Woundedknee's log that SAR had to rescue him and so was my son when I told him. Hopefully the guy will tackle peaks like Mt. Sunflower in the future.
Posted Sep 15, 2010 10:34 pm

4020manGreat Views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010
Great hike! COR is a lot of fun and really not that difficult. Climbed with climbinmandan and had a beautiful day at the summit.
Posted Sep 12, 2010 10:11 pm

bsubronco40Summit  Sucess!


This was my first major summit. Climbed with schlek and the downhill destroyed our knees.
Posted Sep 2, 2010 12:52 am

monealStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010


First one to top out on a windy blue bird day. Left at 6:15AM and was on top in 3.5 hours. What's all the fuss about Chicken Out Ridge and the snow bridge? The advise I got from everyone was "just stay on top of the ridge", and that rings true. This was an enjoyable climb but the steep section down low just sucks. A shout out to my new friends from Flagstaff: Thanks for the beers!
Posted Aug 22, 2010 11:26 am

Ridgerunner755My 1st state hp and its my home state  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010


This was my 199th named peak, but my 1st state high point. What an awesome mountain and great experience. Only bad part was on the way down there was a traffic jam at the snowbridge. The leader of a boy scout group didn't want to wait it out so he tried to run across the snowfield below the ridge top and about halfway across he lost his footing and started sliding. He slid and tumbled all the way to the bottom, last I heard he broke his leg or ankle and search and rescue were at the trailhead. Quite a few people watching from COR on their way up the mtn turned around after watching that, it was pretty freaky.
Posted Aug 17, 2010 12:03 am

MoapaPkCOR before the storms  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010


REALLY watch the weather for this one. We started ~4:15AM, topped out ~8:30AM, and had clouds building as we descended. The previous afternoon had dumped 1/2" hail in a lightning storm.

Before the trip, I thought the comments on the ease of COR were climber hubris, but now I have to agree COR is fairly mild for anyone with exposure and scrambling experience. The routes around the obstacles are generally obvious, and the rock is good and pruned of loose stuff. In heavy snow years, and after a cold night the crossing at the top of the couloir could be very creepy.
Posted Aug 10, 2010 11:59 am

a1skimom22 out of 24  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010
This was my second trip to the top. Took a group of youth and adults from my church. 22 out of 24 made it to the top. Had bad weather, rain, hail, thunder and terrific static electricity. This trip was easier than it was 6 year ago because the snow bridge is at least 5 ft higher. However there is not a good trail across the snow so it was a bit scarry for some of us. To many people were sliding on it instead of helping to build a deep footprint across.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 3:55 pm

seanpeckhamHas to go down among my favorites  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010


We were the 5th of 6 parties to attempt that day, two of which did not make it past Chicken-Out. I thought it was some of the most fun and high-quality scrambling I have done - not the awkward butt-scooting or messy choss piles I have often done. And the views are awesome. There were only two sketchy parts: an overhung descent to a snow bridge (not the main one) without much room or handholds on either side to swing yourself around it without losing the ridge (needed to stay on the ridge unless you had an ice axe), and the traverse of the main snowfield (it was easy but we left our axes in the car so couldn't afford to slip), which could have been avoided by sticking the ridge, but we decided to follow the trail along that part to make better time.
Posted Jul 19, 2010 2:09 pm

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