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Brian KaletWest Ridge via Navajo Lake (ascent), Traverse to Mount Wilson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Brian Kalet

12 hours roundtrip from Navajo Lake TH. Trip Report
Posted Aug 21, 2006 4:07 pm

CODaveNorth Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006


Started w/ El Diente from Navajo Basin, traversed to Mt. Wilson, then traversed in talus below Gladstone up to Gladstone-Wilson Peak saddle and then on to Wilson Peak. Descended and left camp. 15 hr day camp to TH
Posted Aug 12, 2006 5:30 am

seth@LOKI2x  Sucess!


2x and counting
Posted Jul 26, 2006 7:16 pm

shanahan96south buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2006


soloed the south buttress from kilpacker basin. it's a class 5.0-5.2 route going through some questionable rock. being early in the season with no one for miles, just throw the bad rock aside and keep going. a scary yet exhilirating route! do this one.

Posted Jul 1, 2006 12:25 am

Mountain JimNorth Slope.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1969

Mountain Jim

Inexperienced climbers might want a rope in a couple of places just below the summit ... mostly for the exposure.
Posted Mar 20, 2006 2:37 am

markhyamsNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 1999


Snow was mostly melted out, with it being a steep dirt climb, with a few patches of ice. I came in from Silver Pick basin.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 12:18 am

LSRoute Climbed: north slopes Date Climbed: 8-sep-2005  Sucess!


See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_wilson
Posted Dec 26, 2005 4:50 pm

km_donovanRoute Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: September 6, 2005  Sucess!


Surprised with how many wild flowers there were and how lush the grass was. It was great to be there after Labor Day since there was only 1 other person on the mountain that day .
Posted Sep 16, 2005 10:48 am

skideep1Route Climbed: Kilpacker Creek South Slopes Date Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!


Started early. Solo ascent. Off Mtn by 9:30am
Posted Jul 22, 2005 4:36 am

doumallRoute Climbed: Traverse from Mt. Wilson Date Climbed: 7-10-05  Sucess!


Summited with ColoradoScott. Traverse was solid and fun, took 3 hours. The descent off El Diente into Navajo Basin is loose and steep. Take this mountain seriously!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 1:55 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: East Ridge traverse from Mt. Wilson Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!


The ridge traverse IS a classic, but not as difficult as I imagined. The downclimbs and scrambles are exiting and the exposure along parts of the ridge are exhilarating (or terrifying to some, probably)!!! The traverse took three hours. On the descent, We scrambled down rocks to reach the main snow couloir and found the top of the snow to be thin (18" over rock) and I took a nasty fall, despite my crampons and axe. After immediately attemping self-arrest, which only slowed my progress on the 55 degree slope, due to the rotten snow conditions, I flipped onto my back when my crampons caught a rock hidding under the shallow snow. Immediately I returned into the arrest positon, finally coming to a stop after a 100 foot slide (and only ten feet above a ten foot drop onto rocks. Fortunately, my quick reactions and equipment prevented any injuries other than scraped knuckles and some soreness.

My partner carefully downclimbed this section w/o incident, although he was shaken to watch my accident. Because of the steepness and soft snow, we downclimbed rock ribs until the slope angle eased back to about 35-40 degrees, where we tested the snow, and began glissading to the bottom, carefully avoiding and rock outcrops below. I finally hobbled into camp 13 hours after our day began.

The moral of the story is: 1)wear a helmet (like I did), 2) have an axe and crampons and know how to used them (it could save your life), 3) climb these with partners, and 4) do not take them lightly...they are difficult climbs with dangerous potential, even if the weather is perfect.
Posted Jul 12, 2005 1:03 pm

Larry VRoute Climbed: north slopes, return to Silver Pick Date Climbed: August 1995  Sucess!

Larry V

Climbed the steep, snow-filled gullies and ribs up and down the north slope, following a partial descent from Mount Wilson to about 13,000'. This was a miserable route, and my most difficult climb in the Colorado Rockies to date. Made for an extremely long day, with the latter part being done in a cold rain.
Posted Feb 20, 2005 6:17 pm

bc44caesarRoute Climbed: North Slopes Date Climbed: 15 Aug 2004  Sucess!


Camped below the route on Sat...started up at 5:00a.m. and caught a beautiful sunrise half way up. We followed the couloir most of the way by climbing the rock on either side and then took a direct path up to the summit. Continued on the ridge traverse to Wilson after that.
Posted Aug 16, 2004 12:20 am

Peter EliassenRoute Climbed: Kilpacker Basin Date Climbed: June 20, 2004  Sucess!

Peter Eliassen

Wow...what a beautiful campsite at Kilpacker. The end of the climb can be difficult as the route can disappear on you when there is snow coverage...pretty awesome though!
Posted Jul 22, 2004 3:50 pm

ctruscotRoute Climbed: El Diente and ridge over to Wilson from Silver Pick trailhead Date Climbed: Jyly 9, 2004  Sucess!
Thursday and Friday joined a guide and three others on this

climb of El-Diente and Wilson via the ridge. See trip report.
Posted Jul 11, 2004 8:21 pm

DaveCRoute Climbed: north chutes Date Climbed: june 02  Sucess!


miserable route. awesome campsite in Navajo basin, but without snow, avoid the north side and do kilpacker.
Posted May 20, 2004 9:33 pm

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!


A late summer freeze cemented the scree on the north face solid, so we had no problems with the infamous rockfall. Still, wear a helmet. Traversed to Mount Wilson. Another group on the mountain had a miserable + dangerous descent of this route - be careful.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 7:09 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: South Slopes via Kilpacker Basin Date Climbed: June 14, 2003  Sucess!


We spent a delightful day in the Lizard Head Wilderness, and even bumped into fellow SPer NickD while we were out there. Here's my TR.
Posted Oct 24, 2003 2:19 pm

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: Silver Pick Date Climbed: July 20, 2003  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

Traversed from Mt. Wilson, then climbed Wilson Pk. The climb down was slow on rotton loose rock when I wasn't glissading.
Posted Jul 27, 2003 10:48 pm

mtnhiker13Route Climbed: Kilpacker Basin Trailhead Date Climbed: July 5, 2003  Sucess!


Kilpacker Basin was wonderful but my favorite part of this hike was the last mile. The rock scrambling and class 3 stuff were great although quite loose. This was by far the toughest mountain I have climbed (not that I have climbed that many). It is a mountain that demands all of your attention. I had the priviledge of climbing this mountain with Aaron Johnson, my sweetheart and favorite climbing partner. We had a great day weather wise which assisted our efforts.
Posted Jul 9, 2003 11:33 am

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