Mount Eolus Climber's Log

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Kiefer - Jul 25, 2008 5:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

The "Catwalk" is way over-rated. The actual climb up the east face was pretty cool. Tacked on N. Eolus at the end. Weather was absolutely horrible.
Need to get back for the others.


chicagotransplant - Jul 8, 2008 10:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

Climbed the standard route with Jamie Nellis and also traversed over to North Eolus and Glacier Point. Fun route, although we thought "catwalk" was a misnomer, its a lot wider than we expected. Great views from Glacier Point of all the 14ers in the basin, a worthy side trip!


MountainHikerCO - Feb 25, 2008 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2001

Lightning  Sucess!

This was my second climb of Windom, Sunlight & Eolus. More significantly this group represented my wife finishing all the fourteeners. We did Eolus & N Eolus first, then over to Sunlight and finished with Windom. The weather was an issue. It was rained some during the day and lightning was striking as we descended back into the valley after completing the mountains.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 25, 2008 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1994

From Silverton  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Windom, Sunlight & Eolus. I took the train from Silverton to save a day. After getting off the afternoon train at Needleton, I hiked up to treeline and made camp. I was hiking at first light the next morning. I did Windom first, then Sunlight, N Eolus and then Eolus. After tearing down camp I hiked most of the way to the trailhead before sundown. I then caught the morning train to Silverton and drove back to Denver that afternoon.


tomlauren - Jan 29, 2008 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2005

Windom - Sunlight - Eolus in a day  Sucess!

From camp in Chicago Basin, climbed the Northwest Face of Windom Peak, the South Slopes up to Sunlight Peak, and then the Northeast Ridge of Mount Eolus with my friend Jason. I bonked on the way up Eolus and felt pretty miserable on the summit. Didn't recover until after a two hour nap in the tent back at camp.


gremlin - Oct 24, 2007 4:17 pm

normal route  Sucess!

catwalk is super mellow, linked up with turret for one long day


dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:47 pm

san juans  Sucess!

I LOVE the San Juans. Chicago basin is all its cracked up to be.

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Jul 29, 2007 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed Eolus, N. Eolus, Sunlight, Windom, and Peak 18 on this day. Eolus was overall a great climb.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 11, 2007 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Fun Climb  Sucess!

Climbed both Eolus and North Eolus in about 3.5 hours round trip from high camp in Chicago Basin.

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Jun 17, 2007 6:39 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2007

First solo!  Sucess!

Tons of snow! Climbed the east coulior to gain the summit ridge. Looking down on the Animas River nearly 6000 feet below was really sweet!


sbkelley - May 24, 2007 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

My final 14er was a great one. The Catwalk was cool and the scramble to N. Eolus gave a good view of the whole region.


shknbke - Sep 5, 2006 3:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

standard route  Sucess!

Climbed Eolus after N. Eolus on a superb day. The weather held all day to make it over to Glacier Pt, Sunlight, and Windom as well. The catwalk is a walk in the park and the climb of the ledges on the face was a blast.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 17, 2006 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Northeast Ridge/East Face  Sucess!

Trip Report


roozers42 - Aug 14, 2006 11:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

A fantastic route - loved the catwalk and the ledges were also fun scrambling.


CODave - Aug 12, 2006 5:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Standard route  Sucess!

Beautiful day on Aeolus & N. Aeolus


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 1995

24 hrs with all three fourteeners and back to the train

It sucked...take your time and enjoy it.


ElliottDavis - Jun 21, 2006 1:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2005

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed from Ruby Basin via the gully between North Eolus and Glacier Point. It was my first significant snow climb and I sure loved it. =) Once there, climbed North Eolus - Catwalk (underwhelming, actually) - and Northeast Ridge of Eolus proper. I even posed naked for a summit photo; a mighty fine day indeed.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 23, 2006 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 1967

From Chicago Basin  Sucess!

Straight up the South Slope/Ridge from our camp in Chicago Basin.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 1:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1999

Standard Route  Sucess!

Stunning area, and lots of rain makes me want to go back and actually have a view from the summit.


LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:41 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 03-sep-2005  Sucess!

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