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markhyamsStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1996


Great to summit the Coors beer mountain. Somewhat loose.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 1:06 am

Mountain JimRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 29, 1968  Sucess!

Mountain Jim

Solo, in fog and rain.
Posted Feb 9, 2006 10:04 am

LSRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 7-sep-2005  Sucess!


See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_wilson
Posted Dec 26, 2005 4:46 pm

doumallRoute Climbed: West Ridge via Navajo Lake Date Climbed: 7-9-05  Sucess!


Straight forward route. Summit at 8:50 am, had a nice long nap on top.
Posted Jul 13, 2005 1:58 pm

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: SW ridge Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!


Summited in a brief snowstorm before descending to camp in Navajo Basin - a fun scramble. Hopefully access will open up again soon via Silver Pick!
Posted Jun 2, 2005 1:16 am

Mike NRoute Climbed: Northwest ridge Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

Mike N

Great climb. Lots of talus. Great views of to the South.
Posted May 13, 2005 7:15 pm

DigglerRoute Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: 5 September  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2012


Attempted this with Mark (Pellucid Wombat). Bizarre weather had deposited a layer of powder over everything a day before, making for shitty conditions (but beautiful views!)- snow with no measurable consistancy (a few inches to 2 ft thick) over terrible rock (at times basically near-vertical scree) does not make for ideal climbing.

Made it to 13,600' (perhaps having surpassed the route's crux- steep wall on opposite side of the prominent notch), but still had an appreciable way to go, and it was getting late (going back down that after the snow had started to harden up would have been bad!), so decided to admit defeat & try again another day.

A challenging, steep mountain composed of substandard rock, with exceptional views- it'll be exciting (again)!

6.25.’12, w/ Faith, via new Rock of Ages Trail (#429). New trail (props to the Forest Service!) made it possible to take a trail to circumnavigate piece-of-shit Rusty Nichols’ private property! Well-marked trail to Rock of Ages col. Left TH @ 13.15, following long & late previous day (back @ TH/camp @ 23.30 after LONG day ascending, & then descending Lizard Head). Weather cooperated, though, & trail easy to follow.
Posted Oct 8, 2004 4:33 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: September 5, 2004


I attempted this route over Labor Day weekend with Diggler. A big snowstorm passed through the day before and dumped a lot of extremely light snow in the Rockies (a few inches to a few feet deep on top of the rock). This snow made the loose rock on the route very problematic and dangerous. We turned around at the large notch before the ridge's intersection with a minor ridge.

This place looks awesome with snow cover. When I come back to re-climb the route, I'll have to make sure that it is a snow climb!
Posted Sep 8, 2004 2:41 pm

mountainmotaRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!


Fun 14er!
Posted Jun 15, 2004 7:15 pm

DaveCRoute Climbed: from rock of ages Date Climbed: july, 01 and 02  Sucess!


missed the first year from silver pick (forgot my damn parka), but made it from navajo the following year.
Posted May 21, 2004 9:47 pm

sbkelleyRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!


Tanya and I did this one together from Silver Pick Basin. A pretty straight-forward climb until you get to that false summit right before the top, then it gets fun! Great weather - very warm, but haze from the fires in the area obstructed some of the views.
Posted May 12, 2004 6:22 pm

bc44caesarRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: 13 Sep 2003  Sucess!


Backpacked into Navajo Basin Friday night from the south, arriving at 5:30am; slept a few hours before starting out. Reached the saddle between Wilson and Gladstone quickly, but got way off route and climbed the third class ridge almost all the way. The route was covered in snow which made the last sections pretty treacherous - 2nd CO 14er
Posted Feb 16, 2004 12:50 pm

xskier77Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 16, 2003  Sucess!


Excellant route from our Navajo Basin campsite. Weather was perfect on the summit but after getting back down the rock of ages it turned pretty foul pretty quickly. Luckily for us we were heading back to our camp and found shelter in a little old mining shack. The others heading to Silver Pick must've gotten soaked. And one couple started heading up shortly before the weather turned. Hopefully they made it off safely.
Posted Feb 1, 2004 10:12 pm

cmccallRoute Climbed: Silver pick trailhead Date Climbed: August 2, 2003  Sucess!
enjoyable hike some challenging class 3 near the summit.
Posted Aug 10, 2003 4:41 pm

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: Silver Pick Date Climbed: July 20, 2003  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

Climbed in PM after traversing Mt. Wilson to El Diente for 12 hours total. There is a surprising false summit. The true summit is not seen until you are one step from what appears to be the top. Then the hard class 3 downclimb and back up reveals itself.
Posted Jul 27, 2003 10:54 pm

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Silver Pick Date Climbed: August 26 2000  Sucess!


Originally were going to try the triple slam. Settled on Wilson Peak due to bad weather. It hailed about 2 inches up high which made conditions slippery.
Posted Oct 6, 2002 1:38 pm

mountrobsonRoute Climbed: Silver Pick Date Climbed: 02-14-02  Sucess!


Spent a couple of casual days skiing and slogging up to the Rock of Ages Col. It could be done in one very long day, but we were just enjoying the outing! Dug the snow out of the miner's shack on the Navajo Basin side for a (relatively) comfy place to stay. Climbed Wilson the next day in horrible weather (got bona fide frostbite on one toe!). Summit day was so raw and intense -- best day of mountaineering ever!!! This was our (Rain Sussman and I) second winter ascent of a 14'er.
Posted Mar 2, 2002 5:52 am

Peter EliassenRoute Climbed: Silver Pick Date Climbed: 10/18/01  Sucess!

Peter Eliassen

Not bad...I did it on the way back from Mount Wilson...climbing back up to the 13,000 foot ridge from Navajo Basin makes this final thousand feet pretty quick. Only took about an hour from the 13,000 foot saddle. The South slopes (most of the route) were completely clear of snow...but the final crux move was quite interesting with a few inches of snow on those small hand and footholds...beautiful views! Do the mountain in september, as the leaves are simply amazing up there!
Posted Sep 22, 2001 3:55 pm

thepluggerRoute Climbed: Silver Pick Basin Date Climbed: 09-15-90  Sucess!


We climbed this when one could drive a 4WD vehicle to the Silver Pick Mine bunkhouse. Instead of going to the Rock of Ages saddle and following the trail behind, we climbed directly up the NW side through a very mobile pile of talus. Not recommended!!! We got wiser coming down and descended via the "standard" route.
Posted May 9, 2001 8:19 pm

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