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skorpeoVia Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014


Really great day!!
Posted Dec 14, 2016 12:01 am

Matt LemkeFun 4th class on top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

Matt Lemke

Summitted after doing the traverse from El Diente. Had a fantastic day. These were Josh Lewis's forst CO 14ers. The 4th class on top was more technical than anything on Capitol
Posted Jan 12, 2016 7:32 pm

SenadRSouth slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2015


Lots of loose rocks and scree, this route is the best with snow, otherwise be ready for some suffer fest. However, despite loose rock this was grea climb.
Posted Sep 7, 2015 7:10 pm

astroclimberGreat Day   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2014


With Kat and Dave
Posted Aug 17, 2014 6:49 pm

DanielLWilson-El Diente Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013


Took the traverse from El Diente (awesome route) and descended the very loose south face into Kilpacker Basin. The crux move at the end is exhilarating!
Posted Oct 4, 2013 11:42 pm

boisedoclast one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2013


finished the Colorado 14ers after 25 years. Took a route from Kilpacker basin that is not aesthetic but avoids the class 4 section. Basically just some class 2 gully climbing with loose rocks. Great weather on top, especially considering the recent monsoon weather
Posted Sep 1, 2013 12:40 am

Trailboss88via north slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2013


Approached from Rock of Ages. 9 hours roundtrip.
Posted Aug 14, 2013 10:04 pm

Liba Kopeckovanice scramble

Liba Kopeckova

From Silver Pick, did West Buttress on El Diente, then the traverse to Mount Wilson, scary clouds. Fun on the ridge...
Posted Jul 27, 2013 9:56 pm

rockymountaindiva3rd try is a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012


1st year it snowed, only got Wilson Peak. 2nd year it snowed so canceled the trip. 3rd year decided to go in July instead of September, did the El Diente to Wilson traverse, great fun and success! Access from Navajo Basin/trailhead with backpack.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 3:28 pm

blueshadeTraverse from Navajo TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2013


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 11:38 pm

Fletch500 ft short
Date Climbed: May 27, 2013


Snow conditions were bad up top so we bailed... Great day though... I'll go back for the traverse later... Incredible area...
Posted May 27, 2013 9:53 pm

milanFrom Kilpacker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012
This is a nice alternative route, much easier than the standard. It was raining all weekend but I got a 2 hours window that I was able to use to summit.
Posted Oct 21, 2012 5:38 pm

miztflipFinal 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2012


My final 14er. Bittersweet as I had planned to traverse from El Diente. Woke up early in Navajo Basin to overcast skies and a drizzle. Opted for the standard route to finish up.
Posted Aug 28, 2012 10:05 pm

HyadventureVia the Traverse from El Diente  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012


We just beat the weather to the peak. After descending less then 1000' we heard thunder and the rain followed soon after. I thought the climb from the top of the dirty gully to the summit was no harder then third class. That said, the rotten, dirty rock makes for scary climbing.
Posted Jul 10, 2012 7:27 pm

Alex WoodAwesome Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 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 godawful North Slope Route at 9:20am. 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. One of my top five summits for sure
Posted Jun 29, 2012 3:45 pm

DigglerProud peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012


via Navajo Basin. Pretty exhausted still from outing on El Diente the day before, but went for it anyway. Route description given here pretty much spot on. Fun, especially last ~50'. Spectacular views (wildfires obvious, though). Back @ camp @ lake shortly after 18.00- enough time to break down camp & backpack out. Magnificent peak & great day! Glad Faith enjoyed it too.
Posted Jun 28, 2012 6:05 pm

Josh LewisBooyah!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

Josh Lewis

We did the El Diente/Wilson traverse which was a lot of fun. I admit I'm not used to the Colorado altitude so I was definitely tired by the end of the day.
Posted Jun 22, 2012 1:32 pm

larch32Wicked.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012
Fun first 14er for me and a hitchhiker from Colombia.
Posted Jun 22, 2012 2:07 am

Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011


Very intense!
Posted Nov 24, 2011 9:05 am

Ken DammenMount Wilson El Diente Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Ken Dammen

Climbed this after summit of El Diente. Difficult traverse and downclimb. Epic Day.
Posted Nov 5, 2011 7:14 pm

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