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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

christytoesGreat!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010


Got a little worried when we saw people turning back from Chicken Out Ridge, but it turned out to be nothing we couldn't handle. Amazing views from the summit!
Posted Jul 19, 2010 11:01 am

AlpinistChicken Out Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010


Climbed COR with fellow CMCer, Jamie Norris. The trail on the summit ridge was covered with steep snow, so we ascended the final 800ft on the ridgeline. It was easy climbing but very exposed. We were rewarded with a Bluebird day. There was not a cloud in the sky! It took us 13 1/2 hours RT. This is my 37th state HP.
Posted Jul 15, 2010 10:47 pm

climbinmandanCan't Climb it enough  Sucess!


Climbed it before, and will climb it many more times! It's good to have a good climb like this just 3.5 hours from Boise. It can offer some nice hard routes or some simple family ones.
Posted Jun 30, 2010 9:17 pm

bhobbsCollins North Face challenge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009


Wes! It was another great day in the high country! Nice ski run bra!
Posted Apr 16, 2010 1:09 pm

MlaskyA Regular  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1995


Completed also in 03, 04, and 07 and on the menu for '10. Not sure why...probably cuz it is there. close to home. other people keep asking to go...you know the story.
Posted Mar 13, 2010 10:23 pm

MlaskyRe: A Regular


Summited also on 9/3/2010 in celebration of my "big" birthday. I may retire this one. My knees are telling me to consider new peaks over repeats.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 2:57 pm

SchlekewayGreat Day  Sucess!


Climbed with buddy Dick... great day... bad knees on the way down!
Posted Jan 1, 2010 7:24 pm

SnowsloggerBorah and Lewis & Clark's Idaho  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006


Had a fun trip up, enjoyed scrambling along the ridge up. After, checked out where Lewis & Clark crossed the Bitterroots, and the source of the Missouri.
Posted Dec 30, 2009 4:32 pm

NCclimberGreat day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009


Great weather for the climb. Kudos to S&R out of MacKay, helping that poor gentleman who thought it was a good idea to climb with a colostomy bag, over-nighted with no gear.
Posted Nov 28, 2009 3:04 am

Pfeiffer75Steep, but awesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009


One of my most favorite climbs of all time. The first section up to COR was quite steep, although the worst part was the relentless mosquitos. COR was quite fun. The rock was nice and solid. I really enjoyed this peak. The weather was beautiful. I would love to come back and climb Leatherman Peak
Posted Nov 3, 2009 2:31 pm

mvidahoclimberCrampy crampy
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007


Cramped up terribly 1/3 way up COR. This was my first peak attempt.....nice one to pick. I'll be back to tackle this one.
Posted Oct 8, 2009 11:34 am

somiajMy first 12er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1999


Climbed this one weekend with a good friend up the normal trail. Not sure on the exact date as I didn't have good records at the time. It was a great time, but as it was 10 years ago don't recall much except the fact we took a wrong turn on Chicken Out and got to see some rocks go over.
Posted Sep 28, 2009 2:54 pm

derektheredstarted at noon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2009


so we basically had the mountain to ourselves. a great day!
Posted Sep 23, 2009 12:54 am

brendonAgain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009


I have no idea how I ended up here again. I have one more 12er left.

I took my brother's family up by request. Enjoyed it quite a bit, though.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 3:35 pm

BeDrinkablechilly  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2009


This was one of those days where it alternates between quite nice (in the lee of the wind) to very chilly and "am I going to get blown off this thing?"
Posted Sep 22, 2009 11:39 am

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