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kavakFrom Ice Lake Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007


Ice Lake Basin is one of the most beautiful alpine spots I've seen in Colorado. After bagging Fuller Peak we made our way over to Vermilion. Made good time to the summit as route finding seemed obvious.
Posted Dec 11, 2008 9:54 am

Garon CorizFirst Solo of 2008  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2008

Garon Coriz

Freaking awesome area. Camped above the lower basin. Did Fuller first, then Beattie, then Vermilion. I wanted to save Golden Horn for a trip with a friend later on.
Posted Aug 22, 2008 6:01 pm

SarahThompsonStd Ice Lakes Basin Route / From the west  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006


7/3/06 - Standard route from Ice Lakes Basin with Golden Horn. What a spectacular place!

9/3/07 - This time I took a non-standard route from the west near Lake Hope. We made a loop over "V9", "V8", Beattie Peak, Fuller Peak, and finally Vermilion. The scree on this side of the peak looks steep and unwelcoming, but it wasn't too bad. Faint trails helped a bit. This is hands down one of my favorite areas in Colorado and I think I enjoyed my 2nd ascent of Vermilion even more than the 1st.

3/12/17 - Winter ascent from Trout Lake. Exceptional conditions allowed for a safe ascent. The final traverse below the ridge crest to reach the summit was slightly puckery with snow. Awesome day out.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 1:08 pm

gremlin4 peak linkup  Sucess!


quite fun doing so many peaks that close together
Posted Oct 26, 2007 1:14 am

Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007


Hail storms in the mountains are sweet
Posted Aug 26, 2007 5:59 am

01aCRViperSouth East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007


Climbed with Fuller, Golden Horn was next, but hail turned us around early. still a fun climb, even descending through crappy lightning free weather.
Posted Aug 25, 2007 7:17 pm

shknbkes.e. ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007


Vermilion was my final CO county highpoint, so it was a special hike. Very airy summit perch! Went over to Fuller and Beattie before weather rolled in.
Posted Aug 15, 2007 4:40 pm

chicagotransplantSP Summer Gathering  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007


Climbed this one as part of the SP Summer Gathering. I had already climbed Golden Horn earlier in the year and split with the group to head up Vermilion and Fuller instead. It stayed overcast all morning but never rained, we got lucky for sure!
Posted Jul 23, 2007 11:26 am

altitude14erRoute Climbed: Ice Lake Approach, East Face Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007


A great combination with a summit of Golden Horn first. This has to be one of my favorite Colorado 13ers.
Posted Jul 4, 2007 2:31 am

Brian KaletSoutheast Ridge (ascent); Northeast Ridge (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

Brian Kalet

From "V 8", Beattie Peak & Fuller Peak. To Golden Horn. 9 hours roundtrip.
Posted Jun 25, 2007 3:31 pm

st_mcchristiBeautiful Basin
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006


Spent the weekend in the ice lakes basin, made an attempt at vermillion but weather turned against me, no loss though, the ice lakes are awesome and the hike up is great!
Posted May 9, 2007 11:54 am

boisedocnice area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1989


Pretty area. No snow when I went up through Ice Lakes Basin
Posted Dec 17, 2006 4:33 am

mad_paddlerLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2006


Headed out a little too late from mineral creek and made for a long wet day. It's a long round trip from the bottom, but an easy climb. Got snowed out on my previous attemt so I was glad to make the summit!!
Posted Dec 14, 2006 5:50 pm

iceisniceRoute Climbed: From Vermilion-Fuller Saddle Date Climbed: oct 8, '05  Sucess!


Easy route, was a little disapointed that i couldn't go directly down the ridge to link up with Golden Horn. Had to go back to the saddle and traverse under the peak. Scary since it was hard snow on a steep slope and i was in sneakers.
Posted Oct 9, 2005 12:37 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge, descent via Northeast RIdge Date Climbed: August 16, 2005


Spent a tough day in Ice Lakes Basin. T-storms moved in before 8 a.m., so Erin and I hung out under the shelter of a huge boulder in Lower Ice Lakes Basin for a couple of hours. Things started to improve so we hiked to the upper basin. We climbed Vermilion via the standard route, and the weather looked to be holding, so we decided to descend Vermilion's northeast ridge so we could attempt Golden Horn, as well. Descending the icy upper 120' of Vermilion Dollar couloir ate up a lot of time before we could begin the scramble down to the saddle with Golden Horn. We thought we were through the crux of our descent, but the remaining scramble was much tougher than we had anticipated with challenging routefinding. As we emerged from the ridge's difficulties, with the saddle just a little further, a fast-moving storm arrived (we had last seen the storm over the Wilsons), made its presence known with a couple of thunderclaps, and began hammering us with snow and ice. We had good gear for the wintry conditions.... except for our pants, which made things quite miserable. We begrudgingly retreated down to the basin and back to the TH.
Posted Aug 18, 2005 1:15 pm

thebeave7Route Climbed: Ice Lake Basin, Fuller Saddle Date Climbed: July 29th, 2004  Sucess!


A nice scramble, despite moments of scree and talus. Moderate Class 2 at worst, exposure is minimal. Sweet views of the surroundings.

Eric J Lee
Posted Sep 10, 2004 3:12 am

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