Borah Peak Climber's Log

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SawtoothExplorer

SawtoothExplorer - Jun 19, 2011 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011

Standard Route  Sucess!

Mixed snow conditions. Very Windy and cold. Even got a little snow storm on the way back through COR just to make it interesting.

yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Jun 1, 2011 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2013

Chicken Out Ridge-The Best!  Sucess!

First climb was with Michael, Kimberly and Anne. We had a great time making our way across chicken out Ridge, wishing the fun would never end. We had a calm day and spent time on the summit reciting or rather, trying to recite poetry. Second successful summit on July 24, 2010 with Brent and Jans. American flag on top. Once again a great time had by all. #3 8-30-2013 Touched to have my son on this trip. This is his first Western State Highpoint. Hope we have many more together.

Iron Hiker

Iron Hiker - Mar 29, 2011 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2000

One of my most important climbs!  Sucess!

A memorable summer of 2000, ended with this climb of Borah via Chicken-Out Ridge after spending a week on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. My altitude record for 9 years until I climbed Mount Agassiz in the Sierra Nevada.

Bikclmb

Bikclmb - Mar 29, 2011 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Standard Route  Sucess!

3rd time on the summit, poured the night before and in the morning but cleared up during the day.

MtMtnHiker

MtMtnHiker - Mar 14, 2011 12:59 am

Great Climb  Sucess!

Climbed with MontanaChris. Got a late start but still managed to make awesome time. Good weather, great views. The down climb towards the bottom is a thigh burner.

summitseeker208 - Mar 11, 2011 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2000

Route Climbed: Main Trail

I tried this hike when I was in scouts. I was relatively inexperienced when I first tried this peak. Part of the group we were with left us at the treeline. I made it to the top of COR, but the smaller group that stayed with us decided to turn back, so we didin't summit. Every time I try to go back to do it again, something happens right before we leave and I can't make it to the mountain.

Ilafan

Ilafan - Mar 8, 2011 7:46 pm

Fat and old  Sucess!

Define "successful." I hiked 1/3 of the way up this beautiful mountain on a clear, gorgeous day last July. I stopped because the thought "F*** this" came to my tired mind. So ... my friend and I hiked to a spot where we saw a great open view and dined on cheese, crackers, and cold water. What a great hike!

CastillejaMiniata

CastillejaMiniata - Feb 23, 2011 2:25 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Perfect day.  Sucess!

Perfect, cloudless day of summit. Camped near "treeline" and got a start at a comfortable hour for me. Fun scrambling, beautiful arid landscape.

Scarp172

Scarp172 - Jan 4, 2011 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Standard route  Sucess!

This was our first 12'er. It was a great day with perfect weather.

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Dec 19, 2010 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2000

Crowded  Sucess!

I hope to never again climb this peak on a Saturday.

mansfieo

mansfieo - Dec 19, 2010 5:15 am

Always fun  Sucess!

Have done Borah a few times and always have a great time!!

jmatthys

jmatthys - Oct 22, 2010 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2003

Good Day  Sucess!

While spending my summer working for the Forest Service

jamesmc2

jamesmc2 - Sep 30, 2010 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2010

The big spud!  Sucess!

Great climb in perfect fall conditions. Chicken Out Ridge was definitely the best part. Steep hike and the descent was a quad burner. Great views for miles around

maxhaze

maxhaze - Sep 29, 2010 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 1994

long  Sucess!

Took a while but fun.

Winex

Winex - Sep 15, 2010 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

SAR Dude  Sucess!

My son & I had just started to descend when we met a guy we had seen earlier on COR. We stopped and talked to him for about 10 minutes. He was dressed in jeans,tshirt and wore Timberline work boots. The rest of his party turned around on COR (after alot of arguing & swearing). He decided to proceed on his own. We met him around 2pm, and he still had about an hour to get to the top. I thought it was cool that a 70yr old, cancer survivor was hiking one the more challenging peaks I have done. We told him we would let his party know that he was doing well and that he expected to be down before sunset, which my son did. I was surprised when I read Woundedknee's log that SAR had to rescue him and so was my son when I told him. Hopefully the guy will tackle peaks like Mt. Sunflower in the future.

4020man - Sep 12, 2010 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Great Views!  Sucess!

Great hike! COR is a lot of fun and really not that difficult. Climbed with climbinmandan and had a beautiful day at the summit.

bsubronco40

bsubronco40 - Sep 2, 2010 12:52 am

Summit  Sucess!

This was my first major summit. Climbed with schlek and the downhill destroyed our knees.

moneal

moneal - Aug 22, 2010 11:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

Standard route  Sucess!

First one to top out on a windy blue bird day. Left at 6:15AM and was on top in 3.5 hours. What's all the fuss about Chicken Out Ridge and the snow bridge? The advise I got from everyone was "just stay on top of the ridge", and that rings true. This was an enjoyable climb but the steep section down low just sucks. A shout out to my new friends from Flagstaff: Thanks for the beers!

Ridgerunner755

Ridgerunner755 - Aug 17, 2010 12:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

My 1st state hp and its my home state  Sucess!

This was my 199th named peak, but my 1st state high point. What an awesome mountain and great experience. Only bad part was on the way down there was a traffic jam at the snowbridge. The leader of a boy scout group didn't want to wait it out so he tried to run across the snowfield below the ridge top and about halfway across he lost his footing and started sliding. He slid and tumbled all the way to the bottom, last I heard he broke his leg or ankle and search and rescue were at the trailhead. Quite a few people watching from COR on their way up the mtn turned around after watching that, it was pretty freaky.

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Aug 10, 2010 11:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010

COR before the storms  Sucess!

REALLY watch the weather for this one. We started ~4:15AM, topped out ~8:30AM, and had clouds building as we descended. The previous afternoon had dumped 1/2" hail in a lightning storm.

Before the trip, I thought the comments on the ease of COR were climber hubris, but now I have to agree COR is fairly mild for anyone with exposure and scrambling experience. The routes around the obstacles are generally obvious, and the rock is good and pruned of loose stuff. In heavy snow years, and after a cold night the crossing at the top of the couloir could be very creepy.

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