Mount Eolus Climber's Log

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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

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

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

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

Eolus  Sucess!

Great mountain.Some snow made for interesting climb.

davebobk47

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Kiefer

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

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

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

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

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

gremlin - Oct 24, 2007 4:17 pm

normal route  Sucess!

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

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