Golden Horn Climber's Log

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Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Oct 10, 2020 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2020

Golden Horn  Sucess!

Solo day scramble. Intended to also traverse over to Pilot Knob but went the wrong way and turned back. Do not traverse the west side of that long summit ridge!!

rtrex - Mar 31, 2019 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2017

summit  Sucess!


Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Nov 16, 2018 8:07 pm

Solo back in the 1990s  Sucess!

Ice Lakes Basin has great slopes and bowls for skiing early in the season

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jul 5, 2017 8:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2017

Pretty cool mountain!  Sucess!

After climbing Vermilion we climb back to saddle and from that point we took high traverse across snowfield to the saddle. Interesting scramble to the summit. I really like this mountain, probably the best climb of the day.


jeffrawn - Sep 5, 2016 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

SP Summer Gathering 2007  Sucess!

Made the summit with the SP Summer climb gathering, July 21, 2007. Beautiful hike through Ice Lakes Basin which was loaded with Alpine Flora.


theREALCarpeDM - Feb 3, 2016 11:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

with Vermilion  Sucess!

This basin is awesome! With Dave B. We went up Golden Horn first, then headed up Vermilion's NE ridge. Nice ridge; one 10ft spot seemed tougher than c3 (per Roach), but we may not have been following Roach cuz we were baffled by his instruction to go around one point on the west. Anyway, the worst part was the last 40 or so feet up the dry Vermilion Dollar couloir. Afterwards, we headed to the saddle with Fuller, where I side-tripped up that one while Dave headed down.


displacedchzhead - Jul 28, 2015 10:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2015

Beautiful summit views  Sucess!

Got to summit 10:37AM, heard the first rumble from the Lower Basin 10:45, so I had a whopping ten minutes at the summit. It was great while it lasted! Rains moved in fast. The Upper and Lower basins were both beautiful as always. The summit register, along with the end cap, were missing.


JohnnyCO - Nov 8, 2014 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014

Beautiful  Sucess!

Nice hike approach to a great view towards Lizard Head!!


Kiefer - Oct 29, 2014 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2014

Solo Venture  Sucess!

What an interesting day. After scrambling up Golden Horn, I got to within 120' or so or Vermilion's summit following the NE Ridge. A crux filled with ice stopped me. Couldn't figure out how to bypass it. Downclimbed and traversed the east face & caught the NE Ridge above the saddle.
Hit Fuller afterwards and retraced my steps partially than plung-stepped down to the basin.



shanahan96 - Jul 14, 2014 3:32 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

snowy poverty gulch  Sucess!

snow climb up poverty gulch to golden horn. we wanted vermillion also, but there was too much of cornice on top of the vermillion dollar couloir was our liking. the glissades down poverty gulch were great, lots of vertical!



billscherz - Jul 23, 2013 9:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

Nice Scramble  Sucess!

Long hike up talus from Hope Lake side. From Vermillion / Golden Horn saddle to summit is a short, fun scramble.


boisedoc - Jun 25, 2013 2:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1989

beautiful basin  Sucess!

Ice Lakes basin is a great place and not as crowded as say Yankee Boy Basin due to lack of 14ers. Combined this with Vermillion.


seth@LOKI - Jun 24, 2013 5:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 1996

Poverty Gulch Approach  Sucess!

Climbed with Brian Bray. 4th class scrambled up a left leaning cleft in the northwest of the peak. Had to dan;ge my pack down to hoist Brian up a sheltered dihedral at one point. Great Fall day sliding back down.


kilimanjaro1 - Jun 3, 2013 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Forgot to Sign the Log  Sucess!

Just realized I never signed this log before. Made the summit with the SP Summer climb gathering, July 21, 2007. A fun hike, great views and great people.


SarahThompson - Oct 15, 2012 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Three times  Sucess!

7/3/06 - With Vermilion from camp in Ice Lakes Basin.

5/30/16 - Started from 10,100 feet on the road to the Hope Lake TH. Climbed the west face of Pilot Knob on excellent spring snow and then traversed to Golden Horn.

3/18/17 - Winter ascent from Trout Lake in amazingly consolidated conditions that felt more like late May. Combined with Pilot Knob.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 12, 2012 9:46 am

fun scramble  Sucess!

fun jog from Ice lake TH - first did Fuller, then Vermillion, then Golden Horn's both summits.
2nd time: 10/2 - with a fresh blanket of snow, solo as most of my peaks I prefer meditation and solitude


Trailboss88 - Sep 15, 2012 2:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2012

from Fuller Lake  Sucess!

First peak of the day with Vermilion and Fuller. Followed std. route up to saddle and trail to summit. Classic San Juan views.


miztflip - Aug 28, 2012 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2012

From Vermilion  Sucess!

Pretty easy considering what this thing looks like from Ice lake.

utclimber - Jul 29, 2012 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012

Standard Route  Sucess!

Fun day on a ridge traverse climbing Pilot Knob, Golden Horn, Vermillion Peak, and Fuller Peak.


seano - Jul 17, 2012 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012

From Vermilion  Sucess!

Simple walk-up after a steep scree descent off Vermilion. Trip report.

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