Borah Peak Climber's Log

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sprosseda - Jul 10, 2008 5:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Borah is a blast!  Sucess!

The standard route is a blast! Chicken Out proved to be a little hairy than I expected with several narrow snow crests to cross. Lots of fun class 3 rock too.


wyopeakMike - Jun 1, 2008 6:27 pm

crown of potato land  Sucess!

I hiked up Borah after spending the night at the trailhead back in 1998. I had spent the week before in the Winds, so I was well acclimatized, and I had a fast time for me. I was surprised at how much junk was on the summit. There was a collection of you name it. Golf clubs, flags, and all sorts of assorted crap. It was a beautiful place to be, nevertheless.


Luddite - May 25, 2008 2:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007

Training for...  Sucess!

the Le Griz in Montana. Up and back in 3.5 hours.


merrill - Feb 8, 2008 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

3 for 5  Sucess!

Gnarly storm front. Took a friend who summited for his first time.


jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 11:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2003

BORAH PK  Sucess!



mtnadventures - Feb 5, 2008 11:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

1st Twelver  Sucess!

Great experience and great weather, ready for the other 11!


mountaintopper - Feb 1, 2008 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

2nd twelver  Sucess!

Great fun with great friends. Borah is a really fun mountain.

utclimber - Jan 14, 2008 12:30 am

Steep Climb  Sucess!

I climbed Borah Peak in 1998.


nbasford - Dec 31, 2007 1:18 am

3 times a charm

NW ridge and chicken out twice

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 7:22 pm

Physical Day  Sucess!

Borah took me by surprise, the way it stood 5-6 thousand feet over the valley below. I enjoyed the climb from a fitness standpoint. With such a good trail, you could push a good pace both up and down, and on the way down it was easier just to run than to attempt to slow down.

Zac Finley

Zac Finley - Nov 16, 2007 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

Chickened Out

Woke up at at our camp just below th trailhead to 4 iches of fresh snow. Started later in the morning that we wanted to. Got about a mile from Chicken-Out-Ridge, and decided it best to turn around due to close-to-nothing visibility, continuous snow fall, and fading daylight. I'll be back


lonewolf2401 - Sep 14, 2007 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 1995

Borah Peak  Sucess!

Climbed this large pile of rocks on Labor Day and had tons on company. It was calm, very hot, and fantastic. Enjoyed Chicken Out Ridge, although many turned back. Very tiring climb, definitely enjoyed the six pack after that one! Be Safe


velodurt - Sep 10, 2007 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Go figure...

I chickened out on Chicken-out Ridge, but the views were still fantastic!! Feel free to check out my pics and trail report on my website Natural Born Hikers-Borah Peak


cackalackyclimber - Sep 4, 2007 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2005

Warm-up for WY  Sucess!

Day trip up the Chick-out Ridge. Used this as a "training" climb for an upcoming trip to Gannett Peak in WY.


reboyles - Aug 28, 2007 11:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2007

26th Ascent  Sucess!

I made my 26th trip to the summit on Monday under perfect conditions. The W. Ridge, or standard route is completely dry and the smoke from the fires stayed south of the mountain for both days that we were there. For those contemplating the N. Face, the upper gully is completely dry so you might want to consider the 1 pitch N.E Ridge, the Direct, or the main gully finish.

I found a nearly new pair of men's N.Face hiking shoes on the table at the bottom. If you send me an e-mail I'll gladly ship these back to you.


atavist - Aug 28, 2007 1:43 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007

steep climb  Sucess!

Made the summit, very steep, looks like some fun rock to climb on the adjacent mountains.


nickkarl - Aug 27, 2007 10:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2007

Chicken Out Ridge  Sucess!

Easy climb. First to the summit, counted 22 people on the mountain that day. Was number 7 of my 9 12ers. Nice to finally be on the top of Idaho. Chicken out ridge was pretty simple but fun.


lasvegaswraith - Aug 16, 2007 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

Steep  Sucess!

Climbed via the standard route and Chicken Out (nice). This mtn. redefines class 3 as "boulder-hopping with consequences!" Good times.


chilkoot - Aug 7, 2007 12:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2003

Wear helmets  Sucess!

We were the first up for the day, but on the way down once the crowds were streaming up the slope, there was lots of rockfall from the loose stuff on the trail. We assisted one hiker (another Vermonter coincidentally) whose face was pretty bloody from a direct hit on the head.

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - Aug 5, 2007 3:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Chicken out what?  Sucess!

"Chicken Out Ridge" disappointed me. We waited 45 minutes to gain the entrance to the ridge due to a large bottleneck of people who were obviously contemplating chickening out. At this point we thought that the ridge must be pretty gnarly if all those people were backing off (they were not descending). Once we gained the entrance to the ridge, it was a piece of cake. Taking the trail on the north face of the ridge allowed us to bypass at least 20 people who were struggling on the south side. I'm still wondering what I got all psyched out about, hoping that it might be difficult, but I guess each person's level of comfort is different. 5.5 hours to the top (including that 45 minute wait at Chicken Out Ridge), 2 hours to get down. Great views, nice hike.

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