Chief Cheley Peak Climber's Log

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SarahThompson - Aug 25, 2019 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2019

Gorge Lakes Traverse  Sucess!

Milner Pass -> Ida -> Chief Cheley -> UN 12,820 -> Cracktop -> Julian -> Terra Tomah and back. Awesome outing.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Aug 14, 2016 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

From Ida  Sucess!

With Ida and Cracktop.


chicagotransplant - Sep 30, 2013 11:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2013

Ridge Run  Sucess!

Started at Timber Lake TH, hiked to the valley separating Jackstraw and Ida and bushwhacked to treeline, then traversed Ida, Chief Cheley, PT 12820 and Cractop to Julian. Lots of scrambling and interlocking grass ledges from Cractop to Julian, fun stuff! Also climbed Jackstraw and Gray Jay on the way down, long day! Lots of wildlife: elk, deer, moose and bighorn all present today!


jczog - Jul 30, 2013 10:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2013

from Ida in the Fog  Sucess!

The amazing fog made it more difficult and a bit longer than I would have liked. I love that when with friends on Trail Ridge Road, I can now say I nabbed it! ;)


wmolland - Sep 18, 2012 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2012

From Ida  Sucess!

Over from Ida and onward to Cracktop and the rest. Fun ridge, not super difficult, and it's easy to get down to Highest Lake from the summit.


heather14 - Sep 14, 2010 12:40 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

from Milner Pass  Sucess!

Did the cirque from Ida to Terra Tomah. Windy, but beautiful September day. I would do this again just for the solitude.


CSUMarmot - Sep 11, 2010 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

From Ida  Sucess!

Then onwards to Cracktop

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 7, 2010 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

From Ida  Sucess!



argothor - Sep 22, 2008 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008

Chief Cheley via Mount Ida and Milner Pass  Sucess!

Beautiful day, amongst beautiful scenery. Started at Milner Pass, summitted Ida and then dropped down into the saddle between Ida and Chief Cheley and then summited Cheley. Planned on heading to Cracktop, Julian and Terra Tomah but the weather was looking a bit iffy and one of the group was a bit overwhelmed by the downclimb off of Ida, so given that continuing onward would have been more difficult than what we just did, we returned the way we came. Snowed a bit on the way back to Milner Pass. Great views. I'm heading back someday!


lindasyh - Nov 10, 2006 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2000

Survived the "Death March"  Sucess!

A long day ...

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Nov 9, 2006 1:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2000

Death March  Sucess!

A continental divide hike from Milner Pass to Bear Lake, later referred to as "The Death March", took us over Mount Ida, Chief Cheley Peak, and Flattop Mountain.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Jul 30, 2006 1:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1969

From Ida  Sucess!

On a traverse of Ida, Chief Cheley, Cracktop, Julian, Terra Tomah, Sprague and Flattop.
Total ascents = 4.

Dan Leonhard

Dan Leonhard - May 31, 2006 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005

Great trip  Sucess!

This mountain is spectacular. The views are amazing, climbing pristine, and the level of satisfaction couldn't be better. What a great trip!


Joe_Parvis - Oct 6, 2005 5:57 pm

Route Climbed: From Milner Pass over Ida Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed Chief Cheley on Continental Divide traverse from Milner Pass to Bear Lake. Beautiful day for this long hike (perfect fall weather, with no storms till very late in day). Saw Fabio and pksander in saddle between Ida and Chief Cheley, but didn't know who until read these summit logs.


jennakate - Sep 30, 2005 9:50 pm

Route Climbed: via Mt. Ida Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

We climbed Chief Cheley on route to Bear Lake from Milner Pass.


pksander - Sep 11, 2005 10:49 pm

Route Climbed: via Mount Ida Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed Mount Ida and Chief Cheley Peak with Fabio on a beautiful September day. The apline lakes seen from Chief Cheley Peak are amazing.


smudge - Nov 4, 2004 7:09 pm

Route Climbed: Standard (Ida Trail) Date Climbed: June 28, 2003  Sucess!

Nice little ridge.

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