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Sarah SimonKilpacker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

Sarah Simon

Holy smokes, Kilpacker Basin is amazingly beautiful!!! Just incredible!!! We had nice snow to climb, enjoyable scrambling, incredible scenery! Loved this mountains. Got hammered by hail on the outhike, though. With Jaimee & Grant and Mike. What a day!
Posted Jul 5, 2014 9:31 pm

MadGrad96Traverse  Sucess!

MadGrad96

North buttress and traverse over to Mt Wilson
Posted Nov 1, 2013 10:34 pm

DanielLSouth face from Kilpacker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

DanielL

Enjoyed a fantastic early morning climb of El Diente from Kilpacker Basin - from what I heard from other climbers, the south route is a ton better than the standard North gully. Went on to traverse to Mt. Wilson.
Posted Oct 9, 2013 12:59 am

rockymountaindivaEl Diente-Mt Wilson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012

rockymountaindiva

Fun traverse from El Diente to Mt Wilson from Navajo Basin.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 3:36 pm

earth1South ascent/North descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

earth1

Myself and partner. Backpack loop from Cross Mountain TH- Kilpacker basin- El Diente-Navajo Basin- Rock of Ages Saddle- Lizzard Head- back to Cross Mountain TH. Very sketchy descent on El Diente North couloir, triggered one significant and humbling snow/rockslide, hugged the East flank. Scary descent with heavy packs. Descending N. Couloir late in the summer not recommended. Perhaps the Wilson traverse and down has more stable rock.

Otherwise beautiful trip.
Posted Jul 15, 2013 4:42 pm

blueshadeWest Ridge + Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2013

blueshade

Soloed as a day trip from Navajo TH. West Ridge to El Diente and then continued the Traverse to Mt. Wilson.

Stayed mostly true on the West Ridge and thought it was at least as hard and exposed as the Traverse itself (although did not stay nearly as true on the Traverse).

11.5 hrs incl. time on summits, taking pics, and talking to people (but ran part way back)
Posted Jul 2, 2013 11:36 pm

milanSecond try  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012
First time I wanted to hike this peak with the Wilsons but a torrential downpour washed me out. This time, after a very successful week in the Elks, I succeeded.
Posted Oct 21, 2012 5:47 pm

alpspitzeKilpacker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

alpspitze

Lots of loose rock but a nice climb anyway. Went solo. 9 1/2 hours RT. Lots of animal prints on the trail, but didn't see any animals.
Posted Aug 13, 2012 3:53 pm

boisedocfrom Kilpacker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012

boisedoc

lower Kilpacker creek is pretty. The upper basin is a lot of scree. Route is pretty well cairned but still need to be careful as there is some exposure.
Posted Jul 22, 2012 11:41 pm

Matt LemkeNorth Slopes snow climb/Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

Matt Lemke

After some scrambling off route a little, we summitted then traversed to Mount Wilson. Approached via Rock of Ages
Posted Jul 11, 2012 11:11 pm

Josh LewisNorth Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

Josh Lewis

We got a bit off route near the top, after scrambling back a bit we were feeling silly for missing the obvious turn off. Another fun scramble.
Posted Jul 11, 2012 3:03 am

Alex WoodVia the North Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2012

Alex Wood

Left Navajo Lake at 6am knowing that there was a 30% chance of tstorms. Got to the top of El Diente via the god-awful North Slope Route at 9:20am (I will never do that again). Part of our group was having issues with exposure so we left the summit of El Diente at 10:00am and half our group decided to go down. We continued across the ridge and got to the saddle in 40 mins. A storm rolled in and we watched and heard the lighting from the ridge over Navajo Basin. It cleared up so we kept going. Went off route in the crux section and ended up climbing some scary 5th class choss. We summited Mt. Wilson at 11:30am and then went down the regular route back to lake. All in all, it took 8 hours roundtrip. The summit ridge to Mt. Wilson is spectacular and the coolest summit ridge I have ever done
Posted Jun 29, 2012 3:44 pm

DigglerGlad I survived!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2012

Diggler

West ridge. Left lake at 15.46. Shortly before reaching ridge crest, Faith decided to turn back (windy, late, loose rock). I continued (17.27 @ this pt.). Initial section of ridge straightfwd (class 2ish)- even had a trail! Notches in ridge kept getting deeper & ridge more & more knife-edged. Last 1/4 mile full-value. @ one particular section, it took 4 tries/attempted routes before figuring out a way to get through the section. After that, it relented slightly, but still plenty of stomach-turning exposure, numerous class 4 sections, nightmarishly loose rock. Very relieved when summited @ 20.07 (probably a record for me on a CO 14er), but still had to get down. Had vowed last ~20 min. of climb that I would not repeat that ridge, so did variation of standard (N slopes) route- avoided snow as much as possible as did not bringe ice axe from camp (d'oh!) & didn't have gaiters. Back @ Navajo Lake camp @ 22.54. Spent ~15 min. @ summit. Could tell there was large forest fire to SE. Sad Faith couldn't be on climb, but she would have hated it. Wild climb! One of the scariest soloes I've done.
Posted Jun 28, 2012 5:28 pm

Timothy PearlNorth Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2012

Timothy Pearl

With Ben and Eric. Great snow climb on N Face to the ridge from Navajo Basin. Final pushes to the summit a bit sketchy with loose rock, ice, slush, mud and exposure. Usually find this terrain fun but have been out of the game mentally for some time now. Need to heed some prudence and rebuild some comfort before doing that again.
Posted May 21, 2012 1:16 am

LadyWawaChallenging!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011

LadyWawa

Went up the north route from Navajo Lake. Not enough snow for me to feel comfortable to the summit! Rematch next summer I hope!
Posted Nov 24, 2011 9:03 am

Ken DammenNorth Slopes from Navajo Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Ken Dammen

Climbed the North Slopes route with Dustin Kelley and Matt Jamison. We then did the traverse to Wilson. Tough Day. 2 nights at Navajo Lake.
Posted Nov 5, 2011 7:10 pm

xpdaEl Diente  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

xpda

Solo, Kilpacker trailhead.
Posted Oct 29, 2011 12:51 pm

apachedinoTraverse from Woods Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2011

apachedino

Long day with my brother, probably would have thrown in the other Wilson if I was solo, but it was great to show the bro some mountaineering. Great kick off to 8 14ers in 5 days.
Posted Oct 28, 2011 12:14 am

Ted EliasonCame back for this one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Ted Eliason

Stormed off the traverse from Wilson a year before. The camping in Kilpacker below the waterfall was worth the return visit.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 7:51 pm

Jeremy HakesRough!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2005

Jeremy Hakes

Good snow climb!
Posted Sep 26, 2011 12:00 pm

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