Borah Peak Climber's Log

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Hiker4life - Feb 28, 2015 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Blustery Borah  Sucess!

I read all of the reports about COR, but it wasn't all that difficult. The high winds made things a little uncomfortable, but overall a great hike.


sroot - Jan 24, 2015 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014

Borah Round 2  Sucess!

My 2nd attempt on this beautiful climb. Went up with some new friends and enjoyed some perfect weather at the top with zero winds whatsoever. Started at 4:30AM and were at the peak at just over 7:30AM.


dino61111 - Jan 23, 2015 4:08 pm

Don't chicken out on Chickenout  Sucess!

An interesting but short cl.3 scramble past the crux to finish on a pretty steep scree and talus slope.

Michael Tilden

Michael Tilden - Dec 29, 2014 1:40 pm

Top of Idaho  Sucess!

Some weather - the ridge was fun - good time with friends from BYUI


S.Lee - Nov 28, 2014 11:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2008

Fun hike/climb  Sucess!

Ridge was awesome!

bshirley - Nov 5, 2014 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2006

another HP  Sucess!

Awesome hike. On a whim driving home from Montana I stopped to bag the peak. Took a bad route near "chicken out ridge" and got stuck in a bad place. Really got my nerves wound up. After summiting and calming down a bit I couldn't figure out why I was so worried going up - it seemed like nothing on the way down. Anyway it was a great hike - one of my favorite state high points so far!


Judd97 - Sep 8, 2014 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2014

HP #23  Sucess!



xbaghat - Sep 3, 2014 10:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014

forty-five  Sucess!



montanajames - Sep 2, 2014 10:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014

Snow in August  Sucess!

Made the top with Isaac and Leah after being snowed on for most of the way. Chicken Out Ridge was a lot of fun. The final push to the summit was not. Nor was going down. Great weekend with family!!!


sroot - Aug 16, 2014 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2013

1st State High Point  Sucess!

Started off my journey of climbing the state high points with Borah Peak from my home state of Idaho. We took the standard route up but dropped a little low around Chicken Out Ridge due to a low snow year. Got up and down the mountain in around 4 and a half hours.


mjp20k - Aug 13, 2014 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2014

Borah success  Sucess!

Via COR, with Mark Duffy

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Aug 13, 2014 1:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2014

Adopted by an Idaho family  Sucess!

8/11/14 Started up before dawn. Ran into a family that was climbing the peak as a bucket list item. We worked our way over the first rock hump to the notch/snow traverse together and ended up climbing with them the rest of the day. I'm the new Cousin Brian to the Schaecher family from Idaho. We took photos with the flag up top not knowing it was a Jehovah's Witness one. Doh! Hiked back down together and then they gave me beer. Fun bunch to hook up with for the day.

6/20/15 Got to 12,450 with Sue. Normal route on the summit pinnacle was ice. Went up south ridge. Spicy mixed ice, rock and snow. Should be melted out soon though.


StartingOver - Jul 10, 2014 7:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1994

Climbed when I was a teenager  Sucess!

Adrenaline made going up easy, but coming back down was scary and hard. I do not recall the exact date I climbed the mountain but it was sometime around the date listed.


gimpilator - Jul 1, 2014 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2014

Borah and Diamond  Sucess!

Heather and I climbed Borah one day and nearby Diamond Peak the next. It's a beautiful area.


harbor - Jul 1, 2014 7:23 pm

Re: Borah and Diamond

I summited the day after you and saw your name in the register. What an awesome climb.


gimpilator - Jul 1, 2014 11:43 pm

Re: Borah and Diamond

Very cool! Nice job getting Borah. It's a great peak.


harbor - Jul 1, 2014 12:14 am

9th State HP  Sucess!

Hiked with my brother from twin falls. We left at 5:50am and summited right at 11:00am. Still a few long patches of snow with really big exposure at this point in the year. One on COR that was about 25 long and only about 2 feet wide at the top. COR was for sure not as bad as people make it out to be. Take your time. Make sure you have good hand holds and foot holds. We used microspikes for the snow bridges and trekking poles. The last 800ft scramble to the summit was super steep and definitely a scramble. It was very ledgy and almost no exposure. There are quite a few routes you could take that are equally obnoxious but very doable.

Hung out at the peak for probably 45 min. It was such a gorgeous day and with so much snow up top of the surrounding peaks it was more than spectacular.

4 hours down. Met 2 dudes from WY/CO that summited ahead of us by about an hour and a guy from Omaha who decided to come back later in the summer after the snow melts.


Carv - Jun 10, 2014 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2014

Sketchy Borah  Sucess!

Sketchy June summit.. Snow helps.. but melting fast, standard route.


MattDurkee - Jun 8, 2014 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Trail  Sucess!

Late start. Second to last group off the mtn. Car barely started.


jlfriesen - Apr 21, 2014 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

Conquering Idaho's tallest point  Sucess!

The highest mountain in Idaho and the highest I've personally climbed. This one never lets up so train hard and get ready to die on summit day.

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