Borah Peak Climber's Log

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grimbley - Aug 6, 2013 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2002


Quite the steep hike but worth it. Unfortunately I did not reach the top as I became sick and decided to turn around shy of 11,000.

gringoloco - Aug 4, 2013 10:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2013

Boy Scouts on Borah  Sucess!

Took a party of 13 Boy Scouts (14-17 years old) and leaders to the summit. Brought ropes along in case boys were feeling nervous along chicken out ridge, but they just flew up the ridge and didn't have time to look anywhere but up. Made it up in 5 hours and total time on the mountain was 8.5 hours. First time these boys were above 12,000 feet. Fun and challenging mountain!


blueshade - Jul 29, 2013 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2013

1 day in Idaho  Sucess!

Was passing through Idaho and decided what the heck. Physical climb, but nearly all Class 2 besides "Chicken Corner" (short and not that bad if you are used to it, tricky with moderate exposure if not) and the top if avoiding the scree walk. Even talking to people cruised up in 2.5hrs- after 30 miles and climbing Fremont in Titcomb over the weekend.


huskertriguy - Jul 26, 2013 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2013

Now I Know Her Limits

We made it about 1/3 of the way up Chicken-Out Ridge (by my estimation and a couple successful hikers) before it got to be too much for the lady-friend. Ah, well. Now I know her comfort zone; we will both be back, and she will accompany me as far as that last bivy shortly before COR.

We chatted with an Americorps group who had done trail work for over 15 days, planning to take the following day to finally summit after spending all that time below treeline. If you are reading this, thank you for your work and I hope you made it!


merrill - Jul 13, 2013 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2013

Wahoo!  Sucess!

Summited with my son Jared and friends Andy and Drew. My fourth summit on Borah now. We roped the teenagers up on the top of COR and across the snow bridge. The down climb was the only part they were a little worried about. They climbed back up just fine. Made it up in 4.5 hours. Not bad for a couple of teens and (getting) old men.


ianc82 - Jul 12, 2013 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

Short and steep!  Sucess!

Started around 6:30 am. Made summit around 11:30am. Passed 3 other groups of people on the way up. Amazingly colorful range with increadible views.


scgrant - Jul 7, 2013 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013

Borah Peak  Sucess!

7/7/2013 We climbed via the standard Southwest (Chicken Out) Ridge route. We arrived at the Borah trailhead/ campground Saturday night and spent the night there. We were on the trail at 4 am Sunday morning, and reached the summit at just after 7:30 am. Spent close to a half hour on top taking in the amazing views and enjoying very pleasant, wind free, morning temperatures. After a quick hike out we were on the road back to Salt Lake at 10:40 am. Awesome mountain and an amazing experience.


apachedino - Jun 19, 2013 5:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2013

Nice early season summit  Sucess!

Added this trip on to the tail end of a family reunion as I was in the area. Made it up in about 3.5 hours. There was one other large group that were belaying young ones through chicken out ridge and were looking to take all day if they did. Good thing the days are long this time of year. Some hard snow traverses after chicken out that will melt out in a week or so and were soft on the way back, but I used an ice ax on the way to the summit. Crystal clear day and could see several ranges away in all directions.


alisha - Jun 14, 2013 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2011

Borah  Sucess!

A fun, straightforward climb. Went with my sister who has very little backpacking experience and no climbing experience, and she powered through Chicken Out Ridge without any hesitation. Only two other people on the mountain that day and the weather conditions were perfect. The evening after our summit it snowed at the top, which I guess is to be expected in October. Car battery died and with no cell service or any other campers, we had to hike out to the highway early in the morning and hitch a ride into Challis with a truckdriver to find someone going back that way who could give us a jump. A good lesson to check to make sure all your doors are fully closed.


MaverickMerk - Jun 12, 2013 8:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2010

Mount Borah via Southwest Ridge  Sucess!

Great climb with my Dad. First major summit for me, and what fun it was. Started early, finished late, enjoyed all of it.

Kirk B.

Kirk B. - Mar 13, 2013 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011

Just the 1st time  Sucess!

Kind of a slog, but I dug the views, even though they were mostly obscured by mountains in most directions(!)
Headed up there again real soon. Like this coming Friday.

joshua.cook - Mar 5, 2013 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2004

Borah  Sucess!

Third time up this mountain, everytime I do it I tell myself this is the last time...great hike as always!!

kylefrowe - Jan 6, 2013 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012

smoky  Sucess!

poor air quality pretty sunrise


ClimberJon - Dec 24, 2012 1:57 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2012

1st Ascent   Sucess!

Lots of smoke the day I climbed, made for low visibility, and reduced oxygen. Great hike though, made it up in just over 6 hours.


Props - Oct 1, 2012 9:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Great Peak

When my friends and I arrived at the snow bridge, it was icy and frozen solid. I was the only member of my group that didn't bring anything I could self arrest with and, even though my friends made it across o.k., something just didn't feel right. I turned back. Beautiful day and great mountain, just a bummer I didn't summit. Still feel good about my decision though.


dstevenson0204 - Sep 27, 2012 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2012

State HP #5  Sucess!

Fun Hike! Took us about 7 hours round trip! Kept waiting for "chicken out ridge" and realized, when we were about 30 mins from the top, that we had passed it much earlier... My friend's little dog made it too. Fun Fun!!

joshuaray - Sep 4, 2012 12:06 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Borah  Sucess!

Terrific views!! Had some struggles on Chicken Out Ridge, but made it across. Very fun to be on the top of Idaho!


BrianChase - Aug 27, 2012 2:52 pm

Fun Route  Sucess!

Hazy views from the Fires


DougBenton - Aug 12, 2012 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010

Wonderful hike!  Sucess!

Had a great solo experience! What a day!

ALM4400 - Aug 6, 2012 1:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


A great day in the hills. It was pretty crowded but still a great climb.

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