Borah Peak Climber's Log

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OkayZen - Sep 28, 2023 10:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2019

First Time...  Sucess!

...and probably won't be my last! Did this with a few friends from Boise. We had a great time camping at the trailhead with a pre-sunrise start. Saw some headlamps near the summit as we were stepping off - they must've had a serious alpine start! It sure is a steep climb but at least it's short. My friends had been up before and guided me through Chickenout - my first time on real exposure and it was fun. Left one who wasn't feeling well on the flat ridge just below the final summit scramble. Made the summit about midday with about 20 others up there. And of course we made it back down in about half the time!


ethanemcgregor - Sep 26, 2023 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2023

Right before the snow  Sucess!

Uncrowded, just before the snow hit. Cold in the morning, otherwise great conditions. Took about 6 hours.

Vistagrabber - Sep 5, 2023 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2023

Borah Summit  Sucess!

Perfect sunny day except for some windy conditions for standard ridge route. Nine hours total with appx five hours moving time. My 42nd state highpoint.


dawnclymb - Aug 25, 2023 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2023

Scrambling Fun on COR  Sucess!

We had a gorgeous day, clear views and a successful summit. This was my first time on the summit and my 3rd 12er here in Idaho. The scramble was fun! The route through COR is a bit all over the place, but doable. Its a solid Class 3 scramble on solid rock, which is nice. We found very nice, but full camping at the TH. Our party of 4 started at 5am, and finished C2C in 10 hours and 18 minutes. We spent an hour on the summit basking in the sun, and took our time as we headed back down the mountain. It was a Wednesday, and there were many other parties on the mountain.

Kyle Van Vleet

Kyle Van Vleet - Jul 25, 2023 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2023

ID HP  Sucess!

Climbed this with someone special. Ice axes and crampons were used.


britfoot - Oct 30, 2022 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2016

Don't Climb this on the Week-End!  Sucess!

Arrived on week-end, parking lot bulging with cars. Wisely waited till Monday when we had it (and the mountain) to ourselves. Enjoyed the Chicken-Out Ridge Route.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Oct 16, 2022 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2022

Didn't chicken out!  Sucess!

Fourth time up Borah but first time in many years. Great climb!Trip Report


whatdoIknow - Oct 5, 2022 7:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2022

Fantastic!  Sucess!

The smoke bellow made the sunrise fabulous. Chicken out was easy and a lot of fun. Right after me two young guys summited, one pulled a paraglider out of his bag and flew off. Round trip 6 hours.

Keely Eliason

Keely Eliason - Sep 22, 2022 8:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2022

Idaho's Tallest  Sucess!

My 13th Idaho County High Point!


samquandt - May 15, 2022 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2019

First Highpoint, climbed Aug 2019  Sucess!

Fun mountain. Some great don't fall moments, and awesome scrambling. Memorable summit for sure.


MichelleKies - Apr 30, 2022 9:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2015

Favorite Climb Yet  Sucess!

Most memorable experience I’ve ever had climbing. Did end up with HAPE…that’s no joke! Descending was difficult to do, in the shape I was in. But the ascension was amazing! The Golden Mile should be respected for what it is!


bdreese2 - Jul 30, 2021 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2021

Backup Plan  Sucess!

Went to the area planning to attempt Wyoming's Gannett. Due to several things outside of my control a successful summit of Gannett became unlikely and Borah became the first part of plan B. While this was a strenuous hike, the climbing portion (scrambling) wasn't bad at all, and I'm certainly not an experienced climber. We did get caught in a small storm while very close to the top, but came out unscathed. A little scary. Beautiful views, certainly worth doing. I'm no speedster, took me a little less than 9 hours round trip, including all breaks and waiting out the storm.


Hyadventure - Jul 23, 2021 11:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2021

20th State High Point   Sucess!

Fun climb, but I wish I had stayed on the ridge more

JohnDunc - Oct 28, 2020 7:03 am

surprisingly steep in the beginning  Sucess!

first state highpoint. great climb, not much memory of chicken out ridge. hip belayed because we had a rope. not a bad idea. Will do again.


missoula - Sep 13, 2020 8:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2020

Just beat the smoke  Sucess!

My friend Morgan and I drove down from Missoula and camped at the trailhead Friday night. People were loud and rowdy all the way till 1am. Then cars started to nonstop drive in starting at 3am. Not a great nights sleep. Climbed chicken out ridge route, which was quite easy. 3.5 hours to the summit, 5.5 hours RT. Probably 50 people summited that day, definitely a popular mountain. First state highpoint!

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Sep 8, 2020 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2020

Road trip blitz  Sucess!

Fast climb after an overnight storm. Turned out fine: relatively fast climb (4:40 RT) with perfect weather and just 2 other parties of 2.


rennerkj - Aug 17, 2020 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2019

First 12er  Sucess!

Standard route. This was my first 12er and wasn't sure what to expect, it was a fun exhausting day! COR was sketchy but alot of fun, this kicked off my quest to do all the Idaho 12ers.


xDoogiex - Jul 17, 2020 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2020

#31  Sucess!

Nice day.


BKW - Jul 1, 2020 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2020

Pride of Idaho...  Sucess!

I climbed this with my bro and our friend from Boise. Camped at the trailhead and left at 5am. There was still a good amount of snow on Chickenout Ridge, which made for several interesting snow crossings. Several parties we spoke with turned around there. Beautiful weather and views from the summit. Back at the car by 1:30pm, even with a nice slow descent.


ToTheHeights - May 11, 2020 3:07 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2020

Borah  Sucess!

05/09/20 w/Ryan Stadheim. Spring ascent of chicken-out ridge. Lots of fun! Skied from the summit of Point 11,308 the following day after seeing its north face from the ridge

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