Mount Eolus Climber's Log

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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.

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.

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