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bakcastRoute Climbed: The Catwalk Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!


Our first stop after hiking in over Columbine Pass- I really enjoyed the Catwalk. Nothe Eolus was just as fun!
Posted Nov 17, 2004 10:04 pm

bc44caesarRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: 10 Sep 2004  Sucess!


Reached a cloud encased summit without much event other than bad weather...only a small amount of snow around. The clouds parted dramatically for a few minutes for some great views and then we headed back down to the north ridge. Climbed North Eolus and came back down in a barely controlled slide when my camera started buzzing with the thunder not far behind!
Posted Sep 14, 2004 11:27 pm

DaveCRoute Climbed: the catwalk Date Climbed: sept 99  Sucess!


now, the catwalk should be easy, unless you miss it and cilmb the side instead of the top. i was on the summit for the start of the first snow of the year. hasty descent, finished a fantastic 4 night stand in chicago basin, and headed fer the train.
Posted May 20, 2004 9:38 pm

coloradoiceclimberRoute Climbed: North Ridge From Chicago Basin Date Climbed: September 1, 2001  Sucess!


It felt so good to have the packs off after the trane ride and the long hike to the base camp at Chicago Basin, that Zach and I decided to get Eolus in right away. We knew that is was sketchy as late in the afternoon as it was, but decided that to get up all three mountains surrounding the basin this attempt was needed. We were making great time and were about 200 verticle feet from the top when the hail started to intensify!! I saw a more direct route that involved some easier 5th class scrambling and left Zach to head for the summit. I was about 100 yards from the summit when a couple cruized past me on the way down and warned me that "the rocks are buzzing". I realized that I should be headding down since there was only (1) second between the lightning and the thunder, but knew that I was already more exposed that I should be. I droped my pack and ran to the summit. I met Zach at about the same place that I left him and we ran most of the way back to camp. It ended up taking us right at (3) hours round trip from our camp at 11,450. Needless to say I slept well after the nearly 6,000' of climbing that day!
Posted Apr 10, 2004 5:25 pm

xskier77Route Climbed: East Couloir Date Climbed: July 13,2003  Sucess!


This would be the first of 7 San Juan 14ers over the course of a week. The goal for 7 was set so that I could complete the 14ers I had left in the San Juans. After a long backpack to upper Chicago Basin the previous day we set out to summit Eolus, N Eolus, Sunlight, and Windom in one day. The accent of Eolus was very fun taking the East Couloir route. There was just enough snow left to make this an enjoyable route.
Posted Feb 1, 2004 9:10 pm

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: Purgatory - Catwalk Date Climbed: July 14, 2003  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

Climbed as a 22 hour day hike starting in Purgatory about 5 AM. Summitted just after noon and went on to climb Sunlight and Windom. Trip report.
Posted Jul 27, 2003 10:22 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 2, 2003  Sucess!


What a mountain! Please refer to my trip report for my account, conditions, photos, etc.
Posted Jul 6, 2003 6:57 pm

ColonelpyatRoute Climbed: Chicago Basin Date Climbed: Summer, early 80's  Sucess!


I climbed Sunlight, Windom, and Eolus with my father and brother in what must have been monsoon season. We spent five days up there and it rained during every one of them, usually right at 2:00 PM. Nice area with very rugged peaks. I should go back.
Posted Feb 28, 2003 4:08 am

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: The Catwalk Date Climbed: July 24 1999  Sucess!


Climbed from Twin Lakes. The ramps are a bit slippery. Beautiful summit.
Posted Oct 5, 2002 9:22 pm

climbcoloradoRoute Climbed: North East Ridge Date Climbed: 8/09/02  Sucess!


Best climb of Chicago Basin
Posted Aug 18, 2002 4:54 pm

ctruscotRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: September 1, 2001  Sucess!
Started in the dark so we were the first ones on the mountain. Back to camp by 10:30 am - way cool. Weather held but it spit rain/snow at us even though we were up there very early in am.

Posted Jul 4, 2002 8:24 am

thepluggerRoute Climbed: Standard route from Chicago Basin Date Climbed: 8-18-94  Sucess!


This was our second attempt at doing these three remote 14ers, the first attempt having ended in a rained out trip after camping in Chicago Basin rain for three days the September before. This time the weather was much more cooperative and we got them all climbed. Eolus (and N Eolus as well, though it's not considered a separate 14er) was wonderful fun. I just loved that "sidewalk in the sky"!
Posted Sep 9, 2001 4:55 pm

Peter EliassenRoute Climbed: Chicago Basin/Standard Date Climbed: 9/1/01  Sucess!

Peter Eliassen

Beautiful hike...get up and down off of that summit ridge as soon as you can...weather can come quickly, and you can't see it until you reach the upper ridge near 14,000'.
Posted Sep 6, 2001 5:08 pm

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