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seanoDayhike from Vallecito  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2016


There was no more logjam where the bridge is permanently destroyed, so the crux was fording thigh-deep Vallecito Creek early in the morning. Johnson Creek is worth visiting, though it's probably faster to climb via Hazel Lake than continue all the way to just before Columbine Pass. Trip report.
Posted Sep 29, 2016 1:25 pm

Sarah SimonSW slopes again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2013

Sarah Simon

Accompanied Kiefer and a climbing party of beautiful people to the snowy summit of this lovely peak. Cold morning in Chicago Basin! Really enjoyed the previous day's traverse out of Ruby Basin to Ruby Pass - quick summit of peak 12 - then over Twin Thumbs Pass.
Posted Sep 25, 2013 7:37 pm

KieferStandard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2013


Hiked with my GF Sarah Simon, Britt Jones, Jim Yaich, Kevin & Sarah Pollach, Greg Gorrell & Jon Froshug. We said goodbye to our dear friend, Steve Gladbach as we released his ashes on a very chilly early fall morning with fresh snow covering everything.

A bit of a trudge up the grassy slope, some moderate excitement on the short ridge crest and a tear-full farewell.

Not a terribly exciting mountain but definitely great views south towards Hazel Lake, Grizzly Peak and of course, the Twin Lakes Cirque.
Posted Sep 25, 2013 5:24 pm

theuglybearEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2013


Super short, but a lot of fun. The mountain is in much better shape than its neighboring 14ers. Don't know why anyone would skip this one.
Posted Sep 4, 2013 2:44 pm

rockymountaindivaAlmost rained out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011


Woke up to rain, waited an hour and left camp. Turned out to be a beautiful day with amazing wildflowers. Celebrated a friend's 60th BD back at camp with cheesecake!
Posted Jul 26, 2013 6:47 pm

Fletchgreat time out...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011


solo trip...
Posted Dec 28, 2012 3:42 pm

milanLast in Needles  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012
Hiked in from Purgatory, stayed over for 5 days, climbed all 14ers in the area and then Jupiter, the same day I hiked out to Purgatory.
Posted Oct 21, 2012 5:31 pm

Liba KopeckovaLovely scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012

Liba Kopeckova

Hiked up in the morning with Duchess, and then walked back to Purgatory Flats Trailhead.
Posted Sep 3, 2012 11:41 pm

Matt LemkeEarly morning jaunt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Matt Lemke

Climbed in the morning and ran down to meet the train
Posted Aug 30, 2012 2:13 am

miztflipStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2012


Overcast and rainy starting at 6am. Not much of a view but nice little route.
Posted Aug 28, 2012 9:44 pm

Sarah SimonSouthwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Sarah Simon

My gosh, the wildflowers on this route were amazing. At times I felt like Heidi, walking through all of the bright colors. Didn't like getting mugged by goats during a break, but otherwise really enjoyed this peak. I was pleasantly surprised by the nice (if occasionally loose) summit scrambling!
Posted Jul 19, 2011 9:59 am

strudolyubovSouthwest ridge/slopes   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010


Climbed Jupiter Mountain via southwest ridge/slopes before heading back to Needleton. Nice hike, fun blocky summit, gorgeous views of San Juans.
Posted Sep 20, 2010 2:54 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: Purgatory TH Approach!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009


A nice hike after doing the "4" fourteeners the day before, it was hell hiking the 16 miles back to my car on 9-8-9..LOL,
Posted Sep 17, 2009 1:09 am

Eric HolleSouthwest slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2009

Eric Holle

This was our last ski day in the Chicago Basin and our last objective, we climbed up and skied the Southwest Slopes. Perfect last ski run and we went all the way down that day to catch the train in the morning.
Posted May 11, 2009 11:20 am

mattpayne11Vallecito Backpack Route. Date Climbed: July 6, 2001  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2001


Added this route. Enjoy.
Posted Apr 27, 2009 11:28 pm

chicagotransplantStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2008


Solo climbed this in the morning before packing out for the train. It was a wet/foggy morning but the sun came out at 9am when I was back at camp, go figure!
Posted Jul 8, 2008 10:39 am

SarahThompsonSummer 2005 & Christmas 2013  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2005


8/12/05 - The standard route is a fun, short, very worthwhile climb from Chicago Basin.

12/25/13 - Casual climb of more or less the standard route on Christmas Day as part of a week long winter trip to Chicago Basin. Extra icing on the cake after cranking through the area's 14ers.
Posted May 23, 2008 3:54 pm

gremlinfrom windom/pk15  Sucess!


made it from the summit to the trees in about 20 minutes with the motivation of a thunder storm bearing down
Posted Oct 26, 2007 12:44 am

shknbkesw slopes
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006


This is a quick climb from upper Chicago Basin from the Columbine Pass trail and up the s.w. slopes. Incredible views of the nearby 14ers, with a fun finish.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 4:06 am

Brian KaletSouthwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

Brian Kalet

3 hours roundtrip from camp. Trip Report
Posted Aug 15, 2006 4:53 pm

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