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montanajamesSnow in August  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014

montanajames

It snowed on us the whole time we were on Chicken Out Ridge making for some slick surfaces. But we took our time, had fun, and made the top in about 6 hours.
Posted Sep 2, 2014 10:37 am

gimpilatorVery Scenic Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2014

gimpilator

I can see why this route is popular. The scramble section was much easier than I anticipated except for the sections that were completely snow covered. We walked across one section which was an exposed knife-edge snow ridge.
Posted Jul 1, 2014 3:00 pm

Trailboss88fun hike/scamble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2013

Trailboss88

I was the only climber to summit that day due to a few inches of snowfall making chicken out ridge slippery for the 8 novice climbers attempting. Cold, cloudy, and windy in the morning, but turned out to be a nice day in the afternoon. RT time 6.25 hours, with 1/2 hr. spent at the summit. Straightforward peak climb, easier than many Colorado 14ers.
Posted Sep 23, 2013 11:37 pm

kevinhansenCold but nice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2005

kevinhansen

I put together a group of folks from ISU OP to climb this route a few days before the official start of the Winter season. Everyone but Chad called and bailed out the night before we left. Valley temps were Minus 8 Degrees so we were thinking is was going to be like minus 25 degrees up at the tree line camp sites. We couldn't have been more wrong. An inversion gave us +25 degrees up on the ridge. The climb was great with blue bird skys.
Posted Mar 19, 2012 1:40 pm

blakemj33Saweeeet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

blakemj33

Fun climb and yes I'd have to agree that Chicken Out ridge is way overated.
Posted Dec 25, 2011 1:53 pm

GarfimiChicken-Out What?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

Garfimi

Great route. Great hike. COR was fun. I really fun scramble. Don't believe all the hype.
Posted Oct 10, 2011 5:03 pm

reboyles28 and Counting  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011

reboyles

I was reluctant to waste my remaining cartilage on another trip down Chicken Out Ridge but this year I was obligated to take my daughter to the summit before I finally shake off my obsession with this particular chunk of rock. I made my 28th trip to the summit on Sunday along with my daughter Anne and her best friend Kyndal. Good luck was with us on this trip because we had a very active upper atmosphere that produced a very spectacular show all weekend but completely missed Borah this time.

To those who diss off CO Ridge as overrated I should remind them that this route is by far the easiest way up or down the mountain. Outside of the dry season, this route can be quite technical in nature and in winter it's a whole different ball game in this mountain range.
Posted Aug 22, 2011 4:56 pm

asaking11Awesome Route!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

asaking11

This route is a ton of fun. The exposure isn't too bad, and some snow in some sections makes this route a lot of fun. Short but steep.
Posted Jul 9, 2011 11:28 pm

SawtoothExplorerTons of snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011

SawtoothExplorer

Mixed snow conditions. Very windy and cold. Even got a little snow storm on the way back through COR just to make it interesting.
Posted Jun 20, 2011 4:45 pm

splattskiThe whole family  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2003

splattski

Me, my wife, and both my girls.
Trip report
Posted Dec 18, 2010 5:01 pm

jamesmc2The Big Spud  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2010

jamesmc2

This was my fourth idaho 12er since moving to Boise from Seattle this summer. Great views and a unique area of the state. Chicken Out Ridge had some nice exposure and was the highlight of the climb.
Posted Sep 30, 2010 5:41 pm

DougBentonSee my trip report!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010

DougBenton

What a beautiful peak!! The rest is in my report!
Posted Jul 9, 2010 5:09 pm

reboyles27 Times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2008

reboyles

I made my 27th ascent with my neighbor Dave under near perfect conditions. That includes 6 ascents of the North Face and 21 times up CO Ridge. I've made 25 trips down CO Ridge, one down the North Face and a midnight descent of the West Face in winter. If my knees stay healthy, I'll go for 30. On my first trip up in 1973 there was only a rumor of a trail on the ridge. Not finding a trace of a trail, Carl and I used the steep gully to the right of what is now the main trail. We made it to the summit in under 3 hours and came back down by the same route. In the late 70s a climax avalanche roared down this gully snapping trees that were 6' in diameter and left a pile of debris nearly 100 feet deep until it melted away. The evidence of this slide is clearly visible to this day.

I never intended to climb Borah so many times nor do I care about any kind of record. Year-after-year my friends keep asking to go with them so how can I refuse a friend? Be aware though. Climbing Borah with a friend, relative or child just might create a bond that lasts a lifetime.
Posted Mar 1, 2010 10:36 am

byatesChicken out way overrated  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

byates

So this is it? a few slippery hand holds due to over use? On the other hand the thunderstorm was way scary, bolts flying all over the place on Chicken out on the way down at 9 to 9;30 am, I thought they were supposed to hold off till noon. Up in 2:45 down in 2;15 due to being chased by the lightning
Posted Jul 22, 2009 11:53 pm

mtybumpoFun Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

mtybumpo

Chicken Out wasn't so bad. instead of one snow bridge there was actually about four we had to cross because of snow conditions.
Posted Jul 5, 2009 1:21 am

Scott WesemannSaweeet ridge!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2002

Scott Wesemann

I have done COR twice and it is a fantastic ridge with fun exposure. I like to stay right on top of the ridge. There are excellent hand holds and as long as exposure doesn't bother you, you will be fine.
Posted Mar 19, 2009 12:20 pm

BCJLots of fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

BCJ

Great route and a lot more fun than I expected.
Posted Oct 4, 2008 3:37 pm

captainbuudaEasy climbing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2008

captainbuuda

I summited this peak with my fellow crew mates of the Wildhorse Trail Crew. This route is mostly hiking; chicken out was fun and could've been made as hard as you wanted it to be, but there was always an easy way around everything that was never harder than class 2. It was a blast of course and getting down at sunset, just before an enormous thunderstorm added to the tremendous experience.
WILDHORSE '08!!!
Posted Sep 18, 2008 7:07 am

cdogheatwave in may  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2008

cdog

I solo'd the sw ridge route on this blazing friday; crazy temperatures for a may day. I had the mountain to myself and enjoyed the solitude plus 2 quiet nights at the trailhead parking and camping area.
Conditions were moderate in the morning, with the snow being firm along the ridge to the summit. I sat on the summit, with little or no wind, and watched cornices and avalanches break off around me. Conditions became poor in the afternoon, and the descent was quite tedious. There still was a lot of snow up there but it was melting fast! Lots of balling in the crampons and lack of trust along the snow knife edge / arete sections.
Posted May 17, 2008 8:30 pm

idahomtnhighI Love Idaho Mountains  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 1997

idahomtnhigh

I first climbed Borah Peak in 1997 when I took my brother up there for his bachelor party. I returned to the mountain on Labor Day Weekend 2007, there was about 25 people on the mountain that Sunday. Hard to find state high-points with that easy of access and that few people.
Posted Sep 7, 2007 11:30 am

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