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miztflipNot that Great  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2012


Climbed with Eolus and Windom enroute from Chicago Basin to Ruby Basin. After the quality route on Eolus, this one wasn't much fun. The summit was the only memorable part.
Posted Aug 28, 2012 9:47 pm

PhenomenalWomanPushed Through  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012


Had a bit of a rough start with nausea and rain competing for the summit. Pushed through the sickness and waited out the storm for a successful summit. Chose not to climb that last rock since I wasn't at 100%, but touched the summit. Came back to my poles and pack I had left at the notch to find a marmot had made a tasty snack out of one of my pole handles... :)
Posted Aug 18, 2012 5:48 pm

hhsilleckExcellent summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2012


Climbed with Paul Wenger ... then over to Windom. Perfect trip!
Posted Aug 2, 2012 3:35 pm

bighornmonkeyPart of a quadrufer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012


8th 14er this year.
Posted Aug 2, 2012 11:50 am

EleutherosIn Hail and Sunlight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012


We waited out two days of rain in the Chicago Basin... finally went for it on the third day despite morning showers. Turned back at the gully when a thunderstorm came in fast. Waited that out and summited in the early afternoon. I was on the summit block when small hail started falling from a wandering cloud. Got down quick and climbed a second time with my partner, PhenomenalWoman, in blue skies and sunshine. Sat on the summit rock and took a leap of faith.
Posted Jul 31, 2012 12:24 am

skorpeoFortnight of Fourteeners  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012


My sixteenth wedding anniversary!
Posted Jul 28, 2012 11:14 pm

seanoFrom Windom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012


The summit was nice, and the gully not as bad as feared. End of a day-trip from Purgatory. Trip report.
Posted Jul 20, 2012 9:06 pm

plawskifather-daughter climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010


Chicago Basin
Posted Jun 9, 2012 11:21 am

xpdaSunlight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008


with Tim, camped in Chicago Basin
Posted Oct 29, 2011 1:04 pm

Ted EliasonRiding the summit block  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

Ted Eliason

Like a pony
Posted Oct 13, 2011 10:15 pm

rasgoatNice one  Sucess!


Yeah, lots of fun doing the west ridge loop. Summit was fun too, easier than I anticipated.
Posted Sep 6, 2011 7:51 pm

boisedocMonsoon and goats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2011


Climbed this after windom. A little route finding and then the summit block. I touched the top but did not stand on it. Beautiful area
Posted Sep 5, 2011 12:41 pm

seanpeckhamfinal day of 6-day solo trip from Elk Park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011


I spent 4 incredible and wet days backpacking around solo with a tiny tarp and a bivy sac (at times hooking up with some great people I encountered, but at other times having whole drainages to myself) from Elk Park to Chicago Basin, climbed Eolus on day 5, and on day 6 did Sunlight and Windom and went down to the train, which was delayed indefinitely (but turned out to only be a couple hours) due to two rock/mudslides. This was the only day of my trip that wasn't clear in the morning; it wasn't too clear what the clouds were going to do, so even my 7:30 am summit time didn't necessarily seem too early, but the lighting for the views up there at that time of day was out of this world gorgeous! The chute was nasty, but at least it gets you up and down fast. The class 3 part was super fun, with the chimneys and the window. I watched a guy run up and down the final block, then I watched his dad slip attempting to do the same. I'd been sick and slept poorly on my trip, and felt too wobbly to safely attempt it.
Posted Aug 31, 2011 8:29 pm

Sarah SimonStandard Chicago Basin route with Windom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

Sarah Simon

The Twin Lakes (upper) basin is absolutely beautiful. Once the scree gully slog is over, this is a very enjoyable scramble. The final summit block made my mouth dry, though. I don't care what other folks think of it...my knees were shaking for 10 minutes after I got back down to the summit marker / register area. I took the "leap of faith" descent like a cat - on all fours, Spider Man style.
Posted Jul 19, 2011 9:48 am

myrone1st of the Chicago Basin 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011


Started up from camp in Chicago Basin at 6:26AM with my friend Bob and reached a very tiny but rewarding peak summit boulder at 10:36. Crowded with six CMC members so had to wait a bit for "my turn". Then headed over to Windom Peak at 11:02. An absolutely beautiful day, crystal clear all-around and my 55th 14'er....Sweet!
Posted Jul 18, 2011 11:40 am

HyadventureNice Scramble once you get high  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011


Once you get past 13500 the climb turns into a nice scramble with a fun move onto the summit block.
Posted Jul 5, 2011 7:45 pm

Jeremy HakesFantastic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2001

Jeremy Hakes

What a summit!
Posted Jan 21, 2011 11:11 pm

centrifugehad the mountain to myself  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008


and it was awesome!
Posted Jan 12, 2011 11:07 pm

Panthera unciaFrom Vallecito Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009

Panthera uncia

Great view from a tiny summit. Made friends with a little mountain goat!
Posted Dec 22, 2010 5:57 pm

billscherzGreat Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006


Easily the best climb in Chicago Basin.
Posted Sep 27, 2010 11:48 pm

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