Borah Peak Climber's Log

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Tbacon251

Tbacon251 - Jan 19, 2014 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

Lightning!   Sucess!

Made the summit. On the way down was nailed by a rain and lighting storm. Found shelter in the tree line. Climbed with Steve, Ingo,and Pete

michaelblodgett

michaelblodgett - Dec 29, 2013 3:54 pm

Borah Peak 12,667  Sucess!

steep, dang flippin steep.

Kevintheclimber

Kevintheclimber - Dec 26, 2013 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2013

Late Spring summit   Sucess!

Hellacious climb. The chicken out ridge route is even better with snow

HedUp

HedUp - Nov 13, 2013 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2012

Cold and fun  Sucess!

Winter conditions. It was cold and windy! Awsome!

Woodswalker

Woodswalker - Oct 18, 2013 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2007

Borah Peak  Sucess!

One of my favorite state highpoints. Climbed it with my brother.

AjaxHiker - Sep 12, 2013 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2013

First climb in Idaho...  Sucess!

And not the last! This was a great summit, unbelievable views, and beautiful weather also. Only the downclimb off COR made me even slightly nervous, the rest is just fun scrambling. Only 4 people on the mountain for this mid-week climb.

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Sep 2, 2013 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2013

Nice Day  Sucess!

With MountainHikerette. Started at 4:05 am, got to Chicken Out Ridge at 8:00, summit just before 10:00, left top 10:35. Back down around 3:10. There seems to be multiple possible lines on Chicken Out Ridge. There is some real exposure in places. Other spots have some loose stuff. There are usually a lot of holds, but be sure to test them.

punchline

punchline - Sep 2, 2013 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2013

No snow on the snowbridge.  Sucess!

A lot steeper than I thought but the notes on SP that we read beforehand were actually pretty accurate. Another account indicated that once you leave timberline the trail was "brutally steep!" HAHA I laughed at that when I read it but wasn't laughing when I got there! No snow on the snowbridge and no issues on COR. Beautiful day with little wind.

PaulRomano

PaulRomano - Sep 1, 2013 8:18 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2013

Ran out of time

Got a somewhat late start for the day and my group decided that we'd set a 1pm cutoff for turning around. We were a bit below chicken-out ridge before hitting the cutoff, so it wasn't destined to be. Weather was fantastic and views were incredible nonetheless!

utahjimk

utahjimk - Sep 1, 2013 7:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2013

windy!  Sucess!

no snow to chicken out on! with WMC group lead by Dennis G.. distant views somewhat obscured by wildfire smoke. 2nd time: 12 Sept 2014 - unlimited visibility on this day! (again with Dennis' WMC group).

yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Sep 1, 2013 12:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2013

We didn't chicken out  Sucess!

Windy but fabulous. My son made this his first Western State Highpoint. Touched my heart to have him with me on this journey to the top. My third visit.

technicolorNH

technicolorNH - Aug 20, 2013 11:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2013

short but steep  Sucess!

My first class four action on an exposed ridgeline. Definite pucker factor. I did not guess the correct path over the final bottleneck on Chickenout Ridge and went right onto the scree slope to bypass it and only saw the way through once I was on the other side. Like some others have said, go directly over it. Oh well. Only added like thirty minutes and on the way back it was easy. Four hours and thirty minutes up, two hours and fifty minutes down. The guy who beat everyone to the top had a torn meniscus last year. It clearly did not slow him down this year.

reboyles

reboyles - Aug 20, 2013 9:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2013

30 Times  Sucess!

I first climbed Borah in 1973 when I was 20. I just made my 30th ascent at 60. I wasn't the first to the top but I was first to get down. I passed everyone on the mountain on my descent and was sitting in a chair with an ice cold Sierra Nevada watching people stumble through the gate at the finish line.

utahguy058

utahguy058 - Aug 18, 2013 2:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

I was lied to!!!  Sucess!

All you hear about is chicken out ridge, chicken out ridge, chicken out ridge... Well chicken out ridge was a lot of fun! I loved it. It took me 4 hours and 45 minutes to get up this mountain. Part of that was spent on a bottleneck to downclimb onto the "snow bridge" There was no snow this year. The final assent up the face was so steep, loose rock. That part gutted me. No one warns you about this part. I am letting my ego slide here! However I totally took that mountain "like a criminal" 8 hours round trip. These are incredibly rugged and gorgeous mountains. Would love to come back and explore some more. Totally worth it in the end.

PrinceOfNorway

PrinceOfNorway - Aug 18, 2013 12:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Bellidge on Borah  Sucess!

I burned to the top in 3.5 hours. It was one of my strongest hikes. Anyway, chicken out ridge is a ton of fun! I never felt scared nor was I ever overwhelmed. If you are use to class 3 you will love this section as I and Utah Guy did.

grimbley

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

Unfortunate

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

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

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

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.

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