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Darren9watch out for the goats  Sucess!

Darren9

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

altitude14er

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

pyerger

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

davebobk47

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!

byates

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

thebeave7

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

MollyL

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

cftbq

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

spannring29

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

MountainHikerCO

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

Kiefer

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

chicagotransplant

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

MountainHikerCO

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

MountainHikerCO

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

tomlauren

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

GerryS

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

cacheshierWest Ridge (Class 4)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2007
I climbed the West Ridge bypassing the 5th class climbing on the lowest portion of the ridge by traversing from the Red Couloir Route. What a great summit and mountain!
Posted Nov 21, 2007 3:33 pm

gremlinnormal route  Sucess!

gremlin

summit block is fun, but having a lightning and snow storm move in wasn't so fun
Posted Oct 24, 2007 4:18 pm

s_tuning@msn.comMy Best 14er Yet!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

s_tuning@msn.com

Camped at 11,000 feet. This was the best peak I've done yet! The top 200 feet was fun and the move onto the summit block was great!
Posted Sep 16, 2007 11:02 pm

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