Mount Eolus Climber's Log

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REM - Jun 6, 2011 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 1982

From Chicago Basin

Bailed at the "Sidewalk in the Sky."

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jan 21, 2011 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2001

A fav.  Sucess!

Not many better than this.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008

Eolus, Sunlight and Windom from Purgatory TH  Sucess!

42 mile day from Purgatory TH with Eric Lee. Got all three 14ers (Eolus, Sunlight and Windom) and North Eolus. Great day!


shanrickv - Nov 10, 2010 8:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Close Call  Sucess!

Great climb with John Little and friends, but had a close call with a rock giving on me on the way down from the summit.
Phil 4:13


billscherz - Sep 27, 2010 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Great Sunrise  Sucess!

Nice morning from a high camp in Chicago Basin. Catwalk was fun, after that it's loose.


strudolyubov - Sep 20, 2010 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2010

N. Eolus-Eolus-Sunlight-Windom  Sucess!

Climbed Mount Eolus from the camp in the upper Chicago Basin. From the saddle, climbed directly to the summit staying on the NE ridge crest. Continued on to Sunlight and Windom Peaks. Gorgeous weather, fun scramble, great views!

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Sep 5, 2010 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Last of the Day  Sucess!

Climbed after finishing Sunlight, Windom, North Eolus. Weather was not good. Low clouds, moist conditions made route finding a little difficult. Finally located the summit. All of the cairnes a little confusing. Lots of exposure makes this a little nerve racking especially when the conditions are damp. #33 of #58.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Aug 29, 2010 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010

From Purgatory  Sucess!

Too many cairns. Good views of the remote San Juans.


theREALCarpeDM - Apr 8, 2010 6:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009

A favorite!  Sucess!

The catwalk and summit pitch were loads of fun! Had perfect weather in Chicago Basin!


altitude14er - Sep 17, 2009 1:05 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

Route Climbed: All "4" in a long day!  Sucess!

Hiked in from the Purgatory Trailhead! Brutal but fun! Got Eolus, North Eolus, Sunlight & Windom in one summit push!


pyerger - Sep 9, 2009 9:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2008

Eolus  Sucess!

Great mountain.Some snow made for interesting climb.


davebobk47 - Aug 24, 2009 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Fun scramble  Sucess!

Goats were actually on the catwalk. Once they moved the catwalk was a blast as well as the east face scrambling.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - May 11, 2009 10:57 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2009

Spring snow  Sucess!

Climbed in spring snow conditions on a warm day. The snow was very unstable making the route past the catwalk stechy, so we stuck to the ridge making some 4th class moves in AT boots! Backtracked to N Eolus via the E Couloir for a ski descent, and then the same for Glacier Pt.


byates - Dec 4, 2008 10:36 am

Through the Clouds  Sucess!

August 2007, We were going to get an Alpine start and do Windom and Sunlight that morning, did Windom in the clouds, as we went toward Sunlight the weather seemed to be getting worse so we decided to call it a day, when we got to the stream crossing below The Twin lakes the skies broke a bit and we decided to go for Eolus, it socked in while we climbed the summit but we did get a few breaks for occasional views.


cftbq - Sep 6, 2008 2:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2008

No, 3rd time's the charm!  Sucess!

After being stopped by hard snow 3 years earlier, and lost in the fog a month earlier, successfully climbed this awesome peak under gradkually clearing skies. Fourteener #40!


thebeave7 - Aug 27, 2008 10:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008

Purgatory Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhike run from the Purgatory trailhead. 42miles and 12000ft gain/loss over a beautiful route. Perfect weather and a great day out, though the trail was busy.


HokieJim - Aug 23, 2008 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

Second time's a charm  Sucess!

Turned back at the catwalk my first attempt in 2005, but made it up this time! Climbing above the catwalk felt every bit as steep as it looks!


ktiffany22 - Aug 10, 2008 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

Scary  Sucess!

Due to weather, this return trip to the Basin allowed us to go past the catwalk this time. This was my 48th different 14er summit and I have to admit that it was one of my least favorites. I was not a fan of all of the exposed ledges that you must traverse. And class 3? Well, our route-finding abilities must have been in the toilet that day as we definitely made some class 4 moves. It was good to get back down safe in the basin!


spannring29 - Aug 9, 2008 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008

10 and 11 of 14  Sucess!

Tenth and eleventh of 14 14ers in 11 days, when combined with N. Eolus. After hiking in from Needleton and retreating to our tents to escape the rain, we stepped out to clear skies at 5:00 pm and decided to go for it. The weather was incredible and we were on the summit for sunset. Unfortunately, only one of us remembered to pack a headlamp, so the going was slow on the way down.


MountainHikerCO - Aug 5, 2008 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

Third Time  Sucess!

We were fortunate with the weather. No rain the day we hiked in. The following day we started at 2:45 am. We lost the trail to Eolus for a stretch in the moonless dark after passing Twin Lakes. We got N Eolus first, then Eolus. It was then over to Sunlight. I have stood on that summit block before so this time I was content to tag the top. On the way down Sunlight we had some rain with hail. It cleared up though for our climb of Windom. We were back to camp at 11,500' at around 5:30. The goats were waiting for us!

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