Great day out
Great backpacking and climb!
I hiked up Mount Wilson, then traversed over to El Diente. Part of a really great backpacking trip with my Dad.
The snow didn't hurt the traverse, and immensely helped the descent -- plunge steps FTW. I didn't get sidetracked much, and it still took me about 1h30. 1 hour would really be cruising.
Did the traverse from El Diente in perfect weather. Hard work, but very rewarding.
Went up the class 4 crux and down one of the gully's.
After a foggy traverse, ended up climbing Mount Wilson from behind up loose class 4 ledges. Descended correct summit blocks, then went too far west and down north face. Paid for route-finding error with a slide and some cuts, but fortunately that's it. Eventually got back on track before thunderstorms hit.
Went up Standard route from Navajo Lake Basin. Came down Kilpacker Basin. Car to Car in 13 hours.
Backpacked into Navajo Lake and then climbed Mount Wilson and Wilson Peak the next day. Socked in for about an hour until the clouds lifted and the weather held steady. A great mountain.
We were going to do the traverse from El Diente, got to El Diente, traversed to the Organ Pipe's, Snow was rotting out and post holing to rock, glissaded down, to Basin saw an up track going half way up, broke the rest and truely climbed them both on the same day! Rotting out snow on final pitch very nasty. 10 hours total from the lake.
Traversed over from Diente and glissaded down Mt Wilson's N face. The last move to reach the summit (the crux) was pretty sweet and airy!
Wow. What a surprising finish. I had glossed over a number of details when reading the route description which I left at the TH. Very enjoyable!
Via El Diente East ridge (Wilson's West ridge).
We managed to avoid the horrible weather in the Denver area and escape to the San Juans for a little mountain climbing! We backpacked into Navajo Lake and then climbed Mount Wilson and Wilson Peak the next day. The climb of Mount Wilson was great - enjoyed the final ridge immensely.
Eighth of 14 14ers in 11 days via the traverse from El Diente. What an amazing route! The best descent route was a bit unclear, but we managed to make it out unscathed. My favorite day of the trip.
This was a really enjoyable mountain! The last 20-25 ft were great!
This was my second climb of Mount Wilson. We approached from Silver Pick over Rock of Ages. There was still snow on the route which made the climbing easier than the scree it covered.
We approached from Silver Pick over Rock of Ages saddle. We climbed El Diente first and then traversed over to Wilson.
From camp at Navajo Lake, climbed the North Slopes of El Diente, performed the traverse to Mt Wilson, then descended Mt Wilson's North Slopes to Wilson Peak's West Ridge with my friend Keith. It is a common mistake to descend directly down from Mt Wilson instead of traversing to the east first, thus missing the official North Slopes route when descending Mt Wilson.