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rok_docRoute Climbed: Southwest Date Climbed: September 21  Sucess!


My 8th trip to the summit of Borah. It was a little chilly on top, but a great day!
Posted Nov 18, 2005 10:47 am

dysctiRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: August 23rd, 2005  Sucess!


First state highpoint for me and an awesome hike. Only saw 2 other people up there the whole day and perfect weather.
Posted Oct 29, 2005 3:47 pm

leftfieldRoute Climbed: Standard trail Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!


I'd climbed it in 1992 but went back with my brother so he could claim it as a highpoint. Beautiful day. 15 folks on the mountain including 9 on top. Didn't realize exactly where Chicken Out Ridge was until we got off it. No big deal. Semi-exposed 3rd class. This one gets old as you're getting down off it - that i remember from '92.
Posted Sep 28, 2005 10:12 pm

AndinistalocoRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: summer '97?  Sucess!


Fun climb and good views of the fault line below....
Posted Sep 23, 2005 8:18 pm

renRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: Sept. 12, '05  Sucess!


6 hours to summit after a long drive from Seattle the day before. Had a little trouble acclimating. Love this area.
Posted Sep 17, 2005 5:49 am

DeanRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2005  Sucess!


I couldn't have asked for better weather, in fact it was perfect. Borah sits in a truly a beautiful setting and I found myself enjoying the views all day. The trail wastes no time in getting its elevation and chicken out ridge was kinda fun. Of course, I had the advantage of meeting "Bob" from Boise who had been up it before and knew the route up chicken out so I didn't have any guessing on the right way to go. He also took two novices under his wing and helped them not chicken out on chicken out ridge. (both grandmothers who just needed a coach).

Outstanding views from the summit and I found the worst part to be the part where the trail goes straight down through the trees for over two thousand feet. My trekking poles saved my butt many many times. Awesome mountain. I did Hyndman the previous week and felt Borah to be tougher.
Posted Aug 20, 2005 5:51 pm

Super DaveRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 12, 1990  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 1990

Super Dave

My first of 3 summit trips prior to age 20 (none since though). Gotta get back... Here’s a trip-report and some photos.
Posted Aug 14, 2005 11:10 pm

desainmeRoute Climbed: Southwest ridge Date Climbed: July 31, 2005


I drove down from Washington through Challis and Grand View Canyon on US 93 spotting this from the SP photos. After camping out, I started at 5:00 a.m. reaching 11,200 feet as it started to storm in the valley. I found hiking sticks to be quite useful on this mountain especially on the way down.
Posted Aug 7, 2005 9:17 am

hkutukRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: August 3, 2005  Sucess!


Joined Steve W. on his quest to reach the Idaho state high point. As a hiker he wanted somebody with climbing experience along but there was hardly any climbing. I wish the Chicken-out ridge was longer to make things more interesting. It is mostly a hike and there is hardly any snow left. Broke my altitude record on this one.
Posted Aug 5, 2005 2:24 am

mfox79Route Climbed: southwest ridge Date Climbed: july,30th,2005  Sucess!


Fun long climb. I started at 5:00 and summited at 11:00. decent exposeure but I still thought that chicken out ridge was not as bad as what I had herd. all and all it made for a long butt kicking day. also my first Idaho 12er. one down eight to go.
Posted Jul 30, 2005 10:58 pm

idahoclimber13Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 16 2005  Sucess!
What a great trip! It was my first time and I had a blast. We started early and made the summit in three hours forty five minutes. Great hike highly recommended
Posted Jul 17, 2005 11:50 pm

shknbkeRoute Climbed: standard route Date Climbed: June 23, 2005  Sucess!


This was probably the most exhilirating climb I have done so far. The late spring snows turned this into a long, sketchy traverse that almost took us 9 hrs to summit! An ice axe is critical with any hint of snow on COR. All easy routes below the ridge are wiped out when snow is present.
Posted Jun 28, 2005 1:40 am

mountaingazelleRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 21, 1997  Sucess!


We started early in the morning. The trail quickly gained elevation and by sunrise we were on the ridgetop. Chicken-out-ridge didn't seem that bad to me. We had the summit to ourselves.
Posted May 1, 2005 9:05 pm

punk_rocker333Route Climbed: Standard South West ridge Date Climbed: Last time was August 04  Sucess!


Climbed this peak 4 times. It is very crowded. Too many people from Boise are getting into this "mountain climbing" thing. Oh well.
Posted May 1, 2005 8:36 pm

Still TruckinRoute Climbed: Direct Southern Route Date Climbed: July 1986  Sucess!
Twelve out of thirteen attempts to the summit, all climbed between July '86 and June '89. All kinds of weather conditions, almost always windy. Didn't know about "Chicken out ridge" until I'd made the summit a half dozen time, still don't understand what the big deal is with that. P.S. Carry plenty of water, none along ascent route.
Posted Apr 19, 2005 4:13 pm

easleygoneRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 1989  Sucess!
Climbing partner, Pete Simpson and myself

started about 8AM and finished around 4PM.

Bypassed Chicken Out Ridge by dropping down

onto north face of ridge and traversing to snow-

chute and climbing up to the gap. A long climb

upwards of almost 6000 feet! Great views from

the top.
Posted Apr 12, 2005 11:24 pm

mr kieranRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!
Climbed solo. Got to trailhead early evening and had an hour or so to myself before the hordes arrived. Left first thing in the morning and had the summit to myself for over an hour. Not difficult, but this beast will test your endurance for sure.
Posted Mar 19, 2005 6:17 pm

amcfarreRoute Climbed: chicken out ridge Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2002  Sucess!


Snow free climb in mid-August, 2002. The chicken-out ridge was an enjoyable exercise and I avoided the climber trails around some of the scrambles and stayed on the top of the ridge for the whole climb up after the notch. This provided some really nice views to the east, and more interesting climbing. I used the trails on the way back down from the summit and around point 11898.

Full report and photos
Posted Feb 17, 2005 10:39 am

csnafzgerRoute Climbed: main route Date Climbed: September 11, 2004  Sucess!


Clear, sunny, cool day. Rather crowded at the summitt, but all in all, a great way to spend a day.
Posted Feb 7, 2005 4:56 pm

Steve GruhnRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: June 12, 2000  Sucess!
Climbed in fog and snow.
Posted Jan 26, 2005 10:25 pm

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