Mount Eolus Climber's Log

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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.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Sep 3, 2012 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

fun peak  Sucess!

an interesting scramble, catwalk, steeper finish, then up North Eolus (somebody took my brother's hiking poles and we were running down to twin lakes to get those back and returned for the north Eolus). Lovely views.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Aug 30, 2012 2:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

From Twin Thumbs  Sucess!

Packed over Twin Thumbs Pass and traversed over to Eolus and N Eolus before descending to Twin Lakes


miztflip - Aug 28, 2012 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2012

Fantastic Little Route  Sucess!

Climbed with Sunlight and Eolus enroute from Chicago Basin to Ruby Basin. Fun quality route.


PhenomenalWoman - Aug 18, 2012 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2012

Don't take the train!  Sucess!

I was surprised that this was rated less difficult than its neighbor, Sunlight. Lots of fun scrambling, the catwalk, good weather, and an incredible view from the summit made this one of my favorite summits to date. Chicago Basin was simply breath taking! Almost made the disgusting train worth it - but I will definitely hike in if I ever return!!


hhsilleck - Aug 2, 2012 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

2nd to last 14er!  Sucess!

Beat the weather coming in ... fun scrambling on the standard route! 1 more 14er (Crestone) to go and I've completed the set!


bighornmonkey - Aug 2, 2012 11:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

Part of a Quadrufer  Sucess!

7th 14er this year.


Eleutheros - Jul 31, 2012 12:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2012

Wow  Sucess!

Beautiful summit. What a view! Scrambling was definitely easier than expected, but still some great exposure. Tripped on the catwalk... an exciting moment.


skorpeo - Jul 28, 2012 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012

Fortnight of Fourteeners  Sucess!

What a great mountain! The catwalk and ledges were just good fun. Class III? Maybe if you are on route the whole time.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jul 27, 2012 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

The Long Way  Sucess!

Hiked in via Pugatory Creek Trail and it rained the whole time in. We camped at the really nice shelter close to the river instead of hiking all the way into Chicago Basin. We missed our alarm the next morning and got a 2 hour late start. We ended up only doing Eulos and North Eulos. If you can afford and extra 2.5 hours, do the hike in! Its not that bad.


seano - Jul 20, 2012 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

Standard route  Sucess!

It's a fun class 3-4 scramble if you stay near the ridge-crest. It was also my introduction to the nasty goats on a day-trip from Purgatory. Trip report.

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