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alpspitzeNorth Face via Navajo Lake   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2009


Went up the class 4 crux and down one of the gully's.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 12:10 pm

Brad SniderRoute-finding Issues  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

Brad Snider

After a foggy traverse, ended up climbing Mount Wilson from behind up loose class 4 ledges. Descended correct summit blocks, then went too far west and down north face. Paid for route-finding error with a slide and some cuts, but fortunately that's it. Eventually got back on track before thunderstorms hit.
Posted Jul 31, 2009 11:11 pm

BigRobFrom Navajo Lake TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009


Went up Standard route from Navajo Lake Basin. Came down Kilpacker Basin. Car to Car in 13 hours.
Posted Jul 18, 2009 11:03 pm

COhawkeyeFrom Navajo Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008


Backpacked into Navajo Lake and then climbed Mount Wilson and Wilson Peak the next day. Socked in for about an hour until the clouds lifted and the weather held steady. A great mountain.
Posted Mar 18, 2009 1:22 pm

byatesThe long way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2008


We were going to do the traverse from El Diente, got to El Diente, traversed to the Organ Pipe's, Snow was rotting out and post holing to rock, glissaded down, to Basin saw an up track going half way up, broke the rest and truely climbed them both on the same day! Rotting out snow on final pitch very nasty. 10 hours total from the lake.
Posted Dec 6, 2008 11:27 pm

Panthera unciaIndependence Day Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Panthera uncia

Traversed over from Diente and glissaded down Mt Wilson's N face. The last move to reach the summit (the crux) was pretty sweet and airy!
Posted Aug 27, 2008 2:36 pm

big_gN Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008


Wow. What a surprising finish. I had glossed over a number of details when reading the route description which I left at the TH. Very enjoyable!
Posted Aug 25, 2008 9:39 pm

IngmanWilson/Diente Traverse
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2008


Via El Diente East ridge (Wilson's West ridge).
Posted Aug 23, 2008 5:36 pm

mtnhiker13From Navajo Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008


We managed to avoid the horrible weather in the Denver area and escape to the San Juans for a little mountain climbing! We backpacked into Navajo Lake and then climbed Mount Wilson and Wilson Peak the next day. The climb of Mount Wilson was great - enjoyed the final ridge immensely.
Posted Aug 20, 2008 4:07 pm

spannring298 of 14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008


Eighth of 14 14ers in 11 days via the traverse from El Diente. What an amazing route! The best descent route was a bit unclear, but we managed to make it out unscathed. My favorite day of the trip.
Posted Aug 9, 2008 4:04 pm

Kiefervia Silver Pick  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


This was a really enjoyable mountain! The last 20-25 ft were great!
Posted Jul 25, 2008 4:55 am

MountainHikerCOSilver Pick  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1998


This was my second climb of Mount Wilson. We approached from Silver Pick over Rock of Ages. There was still snow on the route which made the climbing easier than the scree it covered.
Posted Feb 16, 2008 10:56 am

MountainHikerCOwith El Diente  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1992


We approached from Silver Pick over Rock of Ages saddle. We climbed El Diente first and then traversed over to Wilson.
Posted Feb 16, 2008 10:53 am

tomlaurenEl Diente - Mt Wilson - Wilson Pk in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007


From camp at Navajo Lake, climbed the North Slopes of El Diente, performed the traverse to Mt Wilson, then descended Mt Wilson's North Slopes to Wilson Peak's West Ridge with my friend Keith. It is a common mistake to descend directly down from Mt Wilson instead of traversing to the east first, thus missing the official North Slopes route when descending Mt Wilson.
Posted Feb 2, 2008 8:11 am

shanahan96wilson traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007


traversed to wilson after climbing el diente. the narrow section just before obtaining mount wilson's summit was gnarly! one of the few bright spots of a day filled with shotty, scree slogging.

Posted Sep 9, 2007 9:51 pm

dr_gonzwilson  Sucess!


second time's a charm. (for me)
Posted Sep 4, 2007 4:08 pm

chicagotransplantKilpacker w/ Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007


Climbed with Shanahan96, JamieNellis and ATTM. Most of the traverse is done below the ridge, but the part on the ridge crest from West Wilson over the "coxcomb" to the summit as a lot of fun and very airy. Descended the SW Face, very loose up top and a long scree slog back to the trail, but a great way to avoid the crowds. We saw no one ascending or descending, only saw people on the traverse.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 11:32 am

Mike McTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007

Mike Mc

Not as bad or exposed as I anticipated; 95 minutes summit to summit. The first moves off of Wilson were spectacular!
Posted Jul 29, 2007 6:48 pm

jhansen007North Face via Navajo Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007


My favorite climb of the three 14ers in this basin. Pretty straight forward route -- lots of cairns in most places. The last little stretch was a blast and exposure at least gets your adrenaline going a little. Also has the best view (of the three peaks) from the top. Gladstone looks awesome from this point. The long glissades down were great on soft snow.
Posted Jul 24, 2007 12:33 am

Scott RogersTraverse = Awesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

Scott Rogers

Reached the top after traversing from El Diente. The 2000 foot glissade was amazing!
Posted Jul 10, 2007 7:56 pm

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