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Brad SniderFrom Purgatory  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Brad Snider

Fun--especially the upper scramble to the summit. Trail-workers working on lower part of route. Lots of goats too.
Posted Aug 29, 2010 8:13 pm

Wiktoria PlawskaYes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

Wiktoria Plawska

Fun scramble, small storm, amd really rocky decend. Did this and Windom on the same day.
Posted Jul 30, 2010 5:40 pm

theREALCarpeDMLove Chicago Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009


But didn't like that loose gully. That summit block was pretty scary! We bellied down off of it instead of doing the leap of faith.
Posted Apr 8, 2010 6:56 pm

Darren9watch out for the goats  Sucess!


guided clients in from the train, stayed the night. Goats are not afraid of humans, will eat your food, etc.
Sunlight was amazing and made it all worthwhile. Fun finish.
Posted Nov 7, 2009 12:51 am

altitude14erRoute Climbed: All "4" in a long day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009


Hiked in from the Purgatory Trailhead! Brutal but fun! Got Eolus, North Eolus, Sunlight & Windom in one summit push!
Posted Sep 17, 2009 1:06 am

pyergerlightning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2008


Climbed this, with Windom. The lighting was all around, which made for a scary finish. Nice scramble!
Posted Sep 9, 2009 9:58 am

davebobk47Combo w/ Windom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009


Lots of goats on the way from lower camp. Fun scrambling. Perfect weather.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 3:49 pm

Eric HolleSouth Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2009

Eric Holle

Perfect weather and perfect snow conditions made this summit one of my favorite 14er experiences. The snow climbing to the summit was incredible! We skied from the saddle of Sunlight and the Spire for a reat descent and traverse to the base of Windom.
Posted May 11, 2009 11:15 am

byatesBrad and Tracie  Sucess!


August 07 a lot of rain, having the summit block wet made that final move even more spooky.
Posted Dec 4, 2008 10:29 am

thebeave7Purgatory Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008


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. The orange chute is miserable, but the scrambling along the ridge was fun. The final mantle onto the summit block is way over hyped in my opinion.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 10:33 am

MollyLStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008


Great trip from the train, to camping at Chicago Basin and a great climb up Sunlight - one of the best climbs yet!
Posted Aug 22, 2008 2:36 pm

cftbqStandard Route, partly cloudy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008


Five hours from a campsite in lower Chicago Basin. Every bit as nifty as advertised! Only partial clearing of the clouds, so views were limited, but still a great climb and a great summit. Stood on the actual summit boulder.
Posted Aug 10, 2008 2:17 am

spannring2912 of 14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


Twelfth of 14 14ers in 11 days. A lot of fun scrambling on this peak. We got a bit off route, but that only increased the fun of it all. Nice hop to the summit block, but the jump down gave me pause.
Posted Aug 9, 2008 4:18 pm

MountainHikerCOThird Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008


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 10:37 pm

KieferStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008


The scree march sucked. The ridge run and summit pitch were pretty exciting. Great views of the grenidiers.
Posted Jul 25, 2008 5:06 am

chicagotransplantSlab Alternate  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008


Climbed with Jamie Nellis, we decided to skip the "leap of faith" and climb the slab on the left. I guess it is considered technically harder, but if you are comfortable slab climbing it is less committing than the "leap" route.
Posted Jul 8, 2008 10:34 am

MountainHikerCOLightning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2001


This was my second climb of Windom, Sunlight & Eolus. More significantly this group represented my wife finishing climbing all the fourteeners. We climbed N Eolus & Eolus first, then Sunlight and finished with Windom. There was lightning as we headed back into the valley.
Posted Feb 25, 2008 9:45 pm

MountainHikerCOFrom Silverton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1994


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. I climbed onto the summit rock twice. First I smeared up the side & took my own picture. Then some others arrived and I saw the step over move from the next rock. I climbed up again. This time I stood for a picture.

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 9:42 pm

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


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 didn't think that the jump/scramble to the summit of Sunlight Peak was that bad, but I also have a rock climbing background.
Posted Jan 29, 2008 10:30 pm

GerrySA classic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2003


Beautiful day. The summit block in your back yard would be fun to play on. The summit block two hundred feet in the air is a bit scary.
Posted Dec 1, 2007 11:41 pm

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