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SenadRAfter Fuller Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2017


Nice scrambling to the summit, pretty cool small summit, amazing views of surrounding mountains.
Posted Jul 5, 2017 8:03 am

KieferNE/SE Ridges  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2014


What an interesting day. After scrambling up Golden Horn, I got to within 120' or so or Vermilion's summit following the NE Ridge. A crux filled with ice stopped me. Couldn't figure out how to bypass it. Downclimbed and traversed the east face & caught the NE Ridge above the saddle.
Hit Fuller afterwards and retraced my steps partially than plung-stepped down to the basin.

Posted Oct 29, 2014 10:19 pm

strudolyubovStandard route with Fuller  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014


Climbed Vermillion with Fuller via standard route from South Mineral TH. Snow all the way to the saddle and in the summit gully. Nice hike, gorgeous views - another perfect day in San Juans.
Posted Aug 24, 2014 2:14 pm

birdheadSoutheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013


Ice Lakes Basin was very scenic. The climb up Vermilion was pretty straight forward with excellent views from the summit.
Posted Aug 3, 2013 8:15 pm

rockymountaindivaStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011


Just me and a friend, easy route finding from the CG at the bottom via Ice Lake Basin.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 5:20 pm

Larry Vsoutheast ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

Larry V

Beautiful, exciting climb. Good trail from saddle to top. Very little snow up there this summer.
Posted Jul 10, 2013 9:15 pm

Trailboss88NE Ridge from GH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2012


Fun climb from Golden Horn, descended down SE ridge to Fuller
Posted Sep 15, 2012 2:02 pm

theREALCarpeDMNE ridge after Golden Horn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012


This basin is awesome! With Dave B. We went up Golden Horn first, then headed up Vermilion's NE ridge. Nice ridge; one 10ft spot seemed tougher than c3 (per Roach), but we may not have been following Roach cuz we were baffled by his instruction to go around one point on the west. Anyway, the worst part was the last 40 or so feet up the dry Vermilion Dollar couloir. Afterwards, we headed to the saddle with Fuller, where I side-tripped up that one while Dave headed down.
Posted Aug 26, 2012 2:41 am

sbkelleyHope Lake - west side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012


Started from the Hope Lake trail and traveled across the high basin to the Fuller-Beattie saddle. Getting to the Fuller-Vermillion saddle involved some classic San Juan scree crossing, but very solid and fun after that to the top. Storms were rolling in early, so we didn't linger long on the summit.
Posted Aug 9, 2012 5:10 pm

utclimberStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008
Two ascents. One in 2008, and another on a ridge traverse from Pilot Knob on 7/1/12.
Posted Jul 29, 2012 6:46 pm

seanoFrom Fuller  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012


Pretty well-define use trail from the saddle. Trip report.
Posted Jul 17, 2012 4:53 pm

Matt LemkeVia. Ice Lakes Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

Matt Lemke

Beautiful fall day and a great climb. Views of the Wilsons were fantastic. Threw in Fuller as well.
Posted Sep 27, 2011 11:54 am

WalksWithBlackfliesFantastic Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2011


Climbed from Fuller. Looks worse than it is. Great tiny summit. I was going to continue to Golden Horn, but the ridge looked like Class 4/5. Reading other statements, it appears I misjudged. It's OK, since I'd met my daily quota of crumbly scree and talus, and I spent the afternoon exploring the remainder of the Upper Basin.
Posted Sep 14, 2011 3:50 pm

Liba KopeckovaFun hike with Duchess  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Liba Kopeckova

We ran that morning from Mineral Creek Campground, and covered Fuller Peak, Vermilion, and Golden Horn. It was a nice day.
Posted Aug 27, 2011 9:29 pm

shanahan96a wonderful winter monster  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011


climbed this nasty bugger w/ihinger on a wonderful, bluebird day....albeit a little cold before 10am. our broken track from the day before helped get us through the early morning darkness towards treeline where ski tracks assisted us for awhile.

vermillion itself was a stiff challenge with possibly dangerous slopes lurking everywhere, causing lots of of zigzagging. summited in the late afternoon light and scurried off the peak before darkness engulfed us once again in the upper valley. sunset on the wilsons was spectacular!

Posted Jan 9, 2011 10:40 am

cherylbensonMy second summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010


Climbed with BigRob. We had a great time. Lot's of snow in upper basin. It was a beautiful day.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 12:02 am

BigRobGot her did  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010


From the Hope Lake TH. Lots of snow still. Second party this year to sign in, and the first beat us up by a couple of hours.
Posted Jun 20, 2010 1:51 am

TiogaBradfordBeautiful; Lots of Loose Rock, and a Thunderstorm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009


Had planned on tacking Vermilion, Beatie, Fuller, V8, and V9 in a day with my brothers and some friends. Headed up Vermilion first, and was greeted with LOTS of loose rock. There was still a fair amount of snow during the last several hundred feet, which forced us to find an alternate route. Thankfully, another climber pointed out a passable (Class 3) route when things got a little hairy.

After summiting Vermilion, clouds rolled in, and we made the decision (a wise one) to head down before it got bad, though my brother and a friend tagged Beatie Peak first.

I was too lazy that day to climb all those peaks anyway :)
Posted Aug 2, 2009 12:24 am

tiogaHope Lake Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009


Started at the Hope Lake Trailhead and left the trail at a cairn. Headed east up to the saddle between Vermilion and Beattie Peaks and climbed Vermilion. Had some difficulties making it to the top, with some snow, but found a route along the ridge. Lots of loose rock on this one.
Posted Jul 6, 2009 8:37 am

PatrickSwazeHazeIce Lakes Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008
Climbed this guy along with the Knob, Golden Horn and Fuller all in one perfect day. That lake is f**king blue......
Posted Feb 17, 2009 11:02 am

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