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davebobk47Fun scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

davebobk47

Goats were actually on the catwalk. Once they moved the catwalk was a blast as well as the east face scrambling.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 3:52 pm

Eric HolleSpring snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2009

Eric Holle

Climbed in spring snow conditions on a warm day. The snow was very unstable making the route past the catwalk stechy, so we stuck to the ridge making some 4th class moves in AT boots! Backtracked to N Eolus via the E Couloir for a ski descent, and then the same for Glacier Pt.
Posted May 11, 2009 10:57 am

byatesThrough the Clouds  Sucess!

byates

August 2007, We were going to get an Alpine start and do Windom and Sunlight that morning, did Windom in the clouds, as we went toward Sunlight the weather seemed to be getting worse so we decided to call it a day, when we got to the stream crossing below The Twin lakes the skies broke a bit and we decided to go for Eolus, it socked in while we climbed the summit but we did get a few breaks for occasional views.
Posted Dec 4, 2008 10:36 am

cftbqNo, 3rd time's the charm!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2008

cftbq

After being stopped by hard snow 3 years earlier, and lost in the fog a month earlier, successfully climbed this awesome peak under gradkually clearing skies. Fourteener #40!
Posted Sep 6, 2008 2:36 am

thebeave7Purgatory Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008

thebeave7

Dayhike run from the Purgatory trailhead. 42miles and 12000ft gain/loss over a beautiful route. Perfect weather and a great day out, though the trail was busy.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 10:23 am

HokieJimSecond time's a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

HokieJim

Turned back at the catwalk my first attempt in 2005, but made it up this time! Climbing above the catwalk felt every bit as steep as it looks!
Posted Aug 23, 2008 3:31 pm

ktiffany22Scary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

ktiffany22

Due to weather, this return trip to the Basin allowed us to go past the catwalk this time. This was my 48th different 14er summit and I have to admit that it was one of my least favorites. I was not a fan of all of the exposed ledges that you must traverse. And class 3? Well, our route-finding abilities must have been in the toilet that day as we definitely made some class 4 moves. It was good to get back down safe in the basin!
Posted Aug 10, 2008 7:15 pm

spannring2910 and 11 of 14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008

spannring29

Tenth and eleventh of 14 14ers in 11 days, when combined with N. Eolus. After hiking in from Needleton and retreating to our tents to escape the rain, we stepped out to clear skies at 5:00 pm and decided to go for it. The weather was incredible and we were on the summit for sunset. Unfortunately, only one of us remembered to pack a headlamp, so the going was slow on the way down.
Posted Aug 9, 2008 4:14 pm

MountainHikerCOThird Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

MountainHikerCO

We were fortunate with the weather. No rain the day we hiked in. The following day we started at 2:45 am. We lost the trail to Eolus for a stretch in the moonless dark after passing Twin Lakes. We got N Eolus first, then Eolus. It was then over to Sunlight. I have stood on that summit block before so this time I was content to tag the top. On the way down Sunlight we had some rain with hail. It cleared up though for our climb of Windom. We were back to camp at 11,500' at around 5:30. The goats were waiting for us!
Posted Aug 5, 2008 10:35 pm

KieferStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008

Kiefer

The "Catwalk" is way over-rated. The actual climb up the east face was pretty cool. Tacked on N. Eolus at the end. Weather was absolutely horrible.
Need to get back for the others.
Posted Jul 25, 2008 5:04 am

chicagotransplantStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

chicagotransplant

Climbed the standard route with Jamie Nellis and also traversed over to North Eolus and Glacier Point. Fun route, although we thought "catwalk" was a misnomer, its a lot wider than we expected. Great views from Glacier Point of all the 14ers in the basin, a worthy side trip!
Posted Jul 8, 2008 10:38 am

MountainHikerCOLightning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2001

MountainHikerCO

This was my second climb of Windom, Sunlight & Eolus. More significantly this group represented my wife finishing all the fourteeners. We did Eolus & N Eolus first, then over to Sunlight and finished with Windom. The weather was an issue. It was rained some during the day and lightning was striking as we descended back into the valley after completing the mountains.
Posted Feb 25, 2008 9:37 pm

MountainHikerCOFrom Silverton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1994

MountainHikerCO

This was my first climb of Windom, Sunlight & Eolus. I took the train from Silverton to save a day. After getting off the afternoon train at Needleton, I hiked up to treeline and made camp. I was hiking at first light the next morning. I did Windom first, then Sunlight, N Eolus and then Eolus. After tearing down camp I hiked most of the way to the trailhead before sundown. I then caught the morning train to Silverton and drove back to Denver that afternoon.
Posted Feb 25, 2008 9:33 pm

tomlaurenWindom - Sunlight - Eolus in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2005

tomlauren

From camp in Chicago Basin, climbed the Northwest Face of Windom Peak, the South Slopes up to Sunlight Peak, and then the Northeast Ridge of Mount Eolus with my friend Jason. I bonked on the way up Eolus and felt pretty miserable on the summit. Didn't recover until after a two hour nap in the tent back at camp.
Posted Jan 29, 2008 10:37 pm

gremlinnormal route  Sucess!

gremlin

catwalk is super mellow, linked up with turret for one long day
Posted Oct 24, 2007 4:17 pm

dr_gonzsan juans  Sucess!

dr_gonz

I LOVE the San Juans. Chicago basin is all its cracked up to be.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 1:47 pm

bernardhohmanCatwalk???  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007

bernardhohman

Great climb, and the ridge between North Eolus and Eolus was fun but the catwalk was overhyped.
Posted Jul 31, 2007 11:02 am

Mike McNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Mike Mc

Climbed Eolus, N. Eolus, Sunlight, Windom, and Peak 18 on this day. Eolus was overall a great climb.
Posted Jul 29, 2007 6:32 pm

Scott RogersFun Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Scott Rogers

Climbed both Eolus and North Eolus in about 3.5 hours round trip from high camp in Chicago Basin.
Posted Jul 11, 2007 9:57 pm

Panthera unciaFirst solo!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2007

Panthera uncia

Tons of snow! Climbed the east coulior to gain the summit ridge. Looking down on the Animas River nearly 6000 feet below was really sweet!
Posted Jun 17, 2007 6:39 pm

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