Mount Eolus Climber's Log

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yadahzoemtn - Mar 15, 2020 10:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2019

One of my favorites  Sucess!

This is one of my favorite 14ers


Moogie737 - Aug 30, 2019 10:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2019

Eolus first, then North Eolus as an exclamation point  Sucess!

#1 08-27-19 W/ Yadazoemtn. 2nd day in the Chicago Basin, the 1st day having been taken up with Sunlight and Windom. Stunningly beautiful weather. Camped at 11,050' with plenty of other campers in the area and many curious but non-aggressive mountain goats. Still lingering snow in spots beyond Twin Lakes. Fun scrambling from "the notch" prior to the (easy) Catwalk. From there the route was fun. Dropped too far after the Catwalk but went back and found the correct (and well cairned) route. Recommend doing Eolus before North Eolus.


eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 11:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2018

Fun scrambling, approached from Purgatory Flats  Sucess!

Solo sunrise summit


Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2017

#17  Sucess!

The ridge walk to this one is one of the highlights of CO. Pretty nice glissade back to the lakes for this late in the season.

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:14 pm

Standard route  Sucess!

One of my final 14ers in 2002 or 2003.


voxnihili - Aug 17, 2015 1:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2015

Fun  Sucess!

Fun climb. Excellent views.


astroclimber - Sep 20, 2014 10:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2014

Fun Trip  Sucess!

Fun strutting on the catwalk with Kat and Dave, but route finding on the face was a pain.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jul 30, 2014 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2014

Great!  Sucess!

Nice climb to top of this beautiful mountain!


triyoda - Jul 15, 2014 12:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012

Beat the train  Sucess!

Bagged this one along with North Eolus in the morning before the walk out. Catwalk was kind of a disappointment, not as exposed (or at least as narrow) as everyone says. Great peak.


SarahThompson - Dec 29, 2013 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2005

Summer & Winter!  Sucess!

8/11/05 - Climbed via standard route with North Eolus and Glacier Point from camp in Chicago Basin.

12/24/13 - Backpacked in over the course of 2 days from train drop at Cascade. Climbed narrow NE ridge direct as part of a week long winter trip to Chicago Basin. Exposed 4th class scrambling over powder covered granite; serious stuff.


MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 8:12 am

Eolus  Sucess!

One of my favorites!


DanielL - Oct 4, 2013 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2012

Eolus Standard  Sucess!

Fantastic climb! I'll definitely be back to climb this one again.


theuglybear - Sep 4, 2013 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2013

Standard  Sucess!

Thought this was the most enjoyable and aesthetic peak in the basin. Even the beginners I brought up had a blast on it.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Standard route  Sucess!

Took the 4th class ridge to the summit, afterwards celebrated with friends in Chicago Basin as it was someone's last 14er!


lapotka - Apr 8, 2013 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009

last of 3  Sucess!

harder then Sunlight or Windom, we stayed on the ridge to the very top, very airy, not recommended for the feint of heart.


shanahan96 - Mar 20, 2013 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012

final san juan fourteener  Sucess!

cool route with a great summit. i spent 45 minutes lounging on the summit by myself, a great perch. better hussle to meet the guys for peak eleven!



Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2012

Solo  Sucess!

very special trip. I like Eolus the best...

milan - Oct 21, 2012 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012

Back on the horse back!  Sucess!

After shoulder surgeries and lots of physical therapies, another 14er. This was superior trip. I met with new friends, a great group of climbers from 14ers dot com, this was a peak that showed me I was able to start climbing more difficult fourteeners and a starting point of a great summer. I hiked from Purgatory and stayed 5 days in the most incredible wilderness ever.


Diggler - Oct 1, 2012 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012

aesthetic peak, fun climb!  Sucess!

via direct NE ridge; Left our campsite (~10,900’) @ 6.35. Making fair time to Twin Lakes, Dad nonetheless wiped out from the undertaking & took a longer break. Rest helped & we resumed. Trail not to Dad’s liking, & by the time we got to Eolus-N Eolus saddle (~11.05), strain & looks of route ahead combined led to him opting to stay there & not continue.

Too bad, esp. as the crux was right behind him :( Upon reaching start of Catwalk, ran into group coming down, 1 of which just finished his last 14er! Congratulated him & scampered to top via direct ridge (fun!). Summited @ 11.35.

Standing on what seemed to be true summit bock dicey! Heard train whistle WAY down below from summit! Enjoyed CO Native lager & tremendous views before leaving @ 12.01 (“off by noon”- close enough!).

Met up w/ Dad & retraced our steps back to campsite. Light rain on way down + thunder in distance- good timing! Back to campsite by 15.03.

A little sad Dad didn’t make it to the summit, but fun climb other than that (Catwalk esp. + direct ridge cool!), & besides, TOMORROW IS THE BIG ONE!! Nice to do this one with ease (& it was FUN!) after being turned back so many years before.


blueshade - Sep 29, 2012 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Eolus  Sucess!

Bridge looks like it could be intimidating, but it's actually easy with minimal exposure. #25 of 31 on 10 day trip.

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