Mount Eolus Climber's Log

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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.


Hyadventure - Jul 13, 2012 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2012

Mostly Via the Ridge  Sucess!

I started on the regular route but joined the ridge about half the way up. Solid fun 3rd on the ridge.


xpda - Oct 29, 2011 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2008

Eolus  Sucess!

with Tim, camped in Chicago Basin

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2010

Suprisingly underated summit  Sucess!

Reminded me more of North Maroon than of the easy talus heap I was expecting.


boisedoc - Sep 5, 2011 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2011

Exciting scramble  Sucess!

I thought the east face made for good scrambling. It required a fair amount of route finding to find the easiest route. As others have noted, there are too many cairns on the face that complicates things. Great views of pidgeon peak


seanpeckham - Aug 31, 2011 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2011

Day 5 of 6-day solo trip from Elk Park to Needleton  Sucess!

I spent 4 incredible and wet days backpacking around solo with a tiny tarp and a bivy sac (at times hooking up with some great people I encountered, but at other times having whole drainages to myself) from Elk Park to Chicago Basin, climbed Eolus on day 5, and on day 6 did Sunlight and Windom and went down to the train, which was delayed indefinitely (but turned out to only be a couple hours) due to two rock/mudslides. Eolus intimidated me when I first saw it from Columbine Pass, partly because I had been sick and slept poorly on my trip, but that just made it worth travelling all that way to do it. I loved the climb, the scrambling and routefinding were a good match for my abilities or lack thereof. The views were some of the best I've ever had.


catullus - Aug 18, 2011 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011

standard route  Sucess!

Climbed with my dad. This was his first 14er. Catwalk great exposure. Ledges a bit loose and spooky, with too many cairns. All-and-all a great trip. Lots of mountain goats!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 19, 2011 9:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Standard Chicago Basin Route  Sucess!

The approach up the upper basin after leaving Twin Lakes was a little messy (wet gravel, cruddy snow) but once we got above the initial ledges to the Catwalk...MAN, I love this mountain. From the Catwalk on, this peak is non-stop fun, views and beauty. One of our party celebrated his 54th Fourteener on this summit. We all hugged him and almost knocked him off the top! What a great day.


myrone - Jul 18, 2011 11:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

3rd Peak of the Chicago Basin 4  Sucess!

Started up from camp in the Chicago Basin with my friend Bob at 6:02AM. Reached an empty summit at 9:32 after joining a young couple (Eric & Whitney) near the "catwalk" with windy, foreboding skies moving-in. Stayed only briefly before heading over to N. Eolus Peak at 9:45. My 57th 14'er.........Sweet!

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.

Montana Matt

Montana Matt - 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.

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