Borah Peak Climber's Log

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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 - 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.

a1skimom - Aug 2, 2010 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

22 out of 24  Sucess!

This was my second trip to the top. Took a group of youth and adults from my church. 22 out of 24 made it to the top. Had bad weather, rain, hail, thunder and terrific static electricity. This trip was easier than it was 6 year ago because the snow bridge is at least 5 ft higher. However there is not a good trail across the snow so it was a bit scarry for some of us. To many people were sliding on it instead of helping to build a deep footprint across.


seanpeckham - Jul 19, 2010 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Has to go down among my favorites  Sucess!

We were the 5th of 6 parties to attempt that day, two of which did not make it past Chicken-Out. I thought it was some of the most fun and high-quality scrambling I have done - not the awkward butt-scooting or messy choss piles I have often done. And the views are awesome. There were only two sketchy parts: an overhung descent to a snow bridge (not the main one) without much room or handholds on either side to swing yourself around it without losing the ridge (needed to stay on the ridge unless you had an ice axe), and the traverse of the main snowfield (it was easy but we left our axes in the car so couldn't afford to slip), which could have been avoided by sticking the ridge, but we decided to follow the trail along that part to make better time.


christytoes - Jul 19, 2010 11:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Great!  Sucess!

Got a little worried when we saw people turning back from Chicken Out Ridge, but it turned out to be nothing we couldn't handle. Amazing views from the summit!


Alpinist - Jul 15, 2010 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Chicken Out Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed COR with fellow CMCer, Jamie Norris. The trail on the summit ridge was covered with steep snow, so we ascended the final 800ft on the ridgeline. It was easy climbing but very exposed. We were rewarded with a Bluebird day. There was not a cloud in the sky! It took us 13 1/2 hours RT. This is my 37th state HP.


climbinmandan - Jun 30, 2010 9:17 pm

Can't Climb it enough  Sucess!

Climbed it before, and will climb it many more times! It's good to have a good climb like this just 3.5 hours from Boise. It can offer some nice hard routes or some simple family ones.


bhobbs - Apr 16, 2010 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009

Collins North Face challenge  Sucess!

Wes! It was another great day in the high country! Nice ski run bra!


Mlasky - Mar 13, 2010 10:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1995

A Regular  Sucess!

Completed also in 03, 04, and 07 and on the menu for '10. Not sure why...probably cuz it is there. close to home. other people keep asking to know the story.


Mlasky - Aug 13, 2011 2:57 pm

Re: A Regular

Summited also on 9/3/2010 in celebration of my "big" birthday. I may retire this one. My knees are telling me to consider new peaks over repeats.


Schlekeway - Jan 1, 2010 7:24 pm

Great Day  Sucess!

Climbed with buddy Dick... great day... bad knees on the way down!


Snowslogger - Dec 30, 2009 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Borah and Lewis & Clark's Idaho  Sucess!

Had a fun trip up, enjoyed scrambling along the ridge up. After, checked out where Lewis & Clark crossed the Bitterroots, and the source of the Missouri.


NCclimber - Nov 28, 2009 3:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009

Great day  Sucess!

Great weather for the climb. Kudos to S&R out of MacKay, helping that poor gentleman who thought it was a good idea to climb with a colostomy bag, over-nighted with no gear.


Pfeiffer75 - Nov 3, 2009 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

Steep, but awesome  Sucess!

One of my most favorite climbs of all time. The first section up to COR was quite steep, although the worst part was the relentless mosquitos. COR was quite fun. The rock was nice and solid. I really enjoyed this peak. The weather was beautiful. I would love to come back and climb Leatherman Peak


mvidahoclimber - Oct 8, 2009 11:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Crampy crampy

Cramped up terribly 1/3 way up COR. This was my first peak attempt.....nice one to pick. I'll be back to tackle this one.


somiaj - Sep 28, 2009 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1999

My first 12er  Sucess!

Climbed this one weekend with a good friend up the normal trail. Not sure on the exact date as I didn't have good records at the time. It was a great time, but as it was 10 years ago don't recall much except the fact we took a wrong turn on Chicken Out and got to see some rocks go over.


derekthered - Sep 23, 2009 12:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2009

started at noon  Sucess!

so we basically had the mountain to ourselves. a great day!


brendon - Sep 22, 2009 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Again  Sucess!

I have no idea how I ended up here again. I have one more 12er left.

I took my brother's family up by request. Enjoyed it quite a bit, though.


BeDrinkable - Sep 22, 2009 11:39 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2009

chilly  Sucess!

This was one of those days where it alternates between quite nice (in the lee of the wind) to very chilly and "am I going to get blown off this thing?"

Unger68 - Sep 19, 2009 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Summit  Sucess!

Up in 5 hours on first attempt. Excellent mountain!

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