Jupiter Mountain Climber's Log

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Kiefer - Aug 28, 2021 8:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2021

Great day  Sucess!

Third time up this bad boy. The slope sucks donkey-balls. But the summit ridge is cool.


theREALCarpeDM - Aug 22, 2019 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2019

Standard SW slopes/ridge  Sucess!

Solo trip to get Jupiter and Grizzly C from Chicago Basin. Very pleasant climb of both. Grizzly C had more scrambling than I had expected. Beautiful day, too. I would've enjoyed the whole thing a lot more if I wasn't having stomach problems.


seano - Sep 29, 2016 1:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2016

Dayhike from Vallecito  Sucess!

There was no more logjam where the bridge is permanently destroyed, so the crux was fording thigh-deep Vallecito Creek early in the morning. Johnson Creek is worth visiting, though it's probably faster to climb via Hazel Lake than continue all the way to just before Columbine Pass. Trip report.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 25, 2013 7:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2013

SW slopes again  Sucess!

Accompanied Kiefer and a climbing party of beautiful people to the snowy summit of this lovely peak. Cold morning in Chicago Basin! Really enjoyed the previous day's traverse out of Ruby Basin to Ruby Pass - quick summit of peak 12 - then over Twin Thumbs Pass.


Kiefer - Sep 25, 2013 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2013

Standard  Sucess!

Hiked with my GF Sarah Simon, Britt Jones, Jim Yaich, Kevin & Sarah Pollach, Greg Gorrell & Jon Froshug. We said goodbye to our dear friend, Steve Gladbach as we released his ashes on a very chilly early fall morning with fresh snow covering everything.

A bit of a trudge up the grassy slope, some moderate excitement on the short ridge crest and a tear-full farewell.

Not a terribly exciting mountain but definitely great views south towards Hazel Lake, Grizzly Peak and of course, the Twin Lakes Cirque.


theuglybear - Sep 4, 2013 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2013

East Ridge  Sucess!

Super short, but a lot of fun. The mountain is in much better shape than its neighboring 14ers. Don't know why anyone would skip this one.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Almost rained out  Sucess!

Woke up to rain, waited an hour and left camp. Turned out to be a beautiful day with amazing wildflowers. Celebrated a friend's 60th BD back at camp with cheesecake!


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011

great time out...  Sucess!

solo trip...

milan - Oct 21, 2012 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012

Last in Needles  Sucess!

Hiked in from Purgatory, stayed over for 5 days, climbed all 14ers in the area and then Jupiter, the same day I hiked out to Purgatory.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Sep 3, 2012 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012

Lovely scramble  Sucess!

Hiked up in the morning with Duchess, and then walked back to Purgatory Flats Trailhead.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Aug 30, 2012 2:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Early morning jaunt  Sucess!

Climbed in the morning and ran down to meet the train


miztflip - Aug 28, 2012 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2012

Standard Route  Sucess!

Overcast and rainy starting at 6am. Not much of a view but nice little route.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 19, 2011 9:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Southwest Slopes  Sucess!

My gosh, the wildflowers on this route were amazing. At times I felt like Heidi, walking through all of the bright colors. Didn't like getting mugged by goats during a break, but otherwise really enjoyed this peak. I was pleasantly surprised by the nice (if occasionally loose) summit scrambling!


strudolyubov - Sep 20, 2010 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Southwest ridge/slopes   Sucess!

Climbed Jupiter Mountain via southwest ridge/slopes before heading back to Needleton. Nice hike, fun blocky summit, gorgeous views of San Juans.


altitude14er - Sep 17, 2009 1:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

Route Climbed: Purgatory TH Approach!  Sucess!

A nice hike after doing the "4" fourteeners the day before, it was hell hiking the 16 miles back to my car on 9-8-9..LOL,

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - May 11, 2009 11:20 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2009

Southwest slopes  Sucess!

This was our last ski day in the Chicago Basin and our last objective, we climbed up and skied the Southwest Slopes. Perfect last ski run and we went all the way down that day to catch the train in the morning.


mattpayne11 - Apr 27, 2009 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2001

Vallecito Backpack Route. Date Climbed: July 6, 2001  Sucess!

Added this route. Enjoy.


chicagotransplant - Jul 8, 2008 10:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

Solo climbed this in the morning before packing out for the train. It was a wet/foggy morning but the sun came out at 9am when I was back at camp, go figure!


SarahThompson - May 23, 2008 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2005

Summer 2005 & Christmas 2013  Sucess!

8/12/05 - The standard route is a fun, short, very worthwhile climb from Chicago Basin.

12/25/13 - Casual climb of more or less the standard route on Christmas Day as part of a week long winter trip to Chicago Basin. Extra icing on the cake after cranking through the area's 14ers.


gremlin - Oct 26, 2007 12:44 am

from windom/pk15  Sucess!

made it from the summit to the trees in about 20 minutes with the motivation of a thunder storm bearing down

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