Mount Wilson Climber's Log

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Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 27, 2013 9:56 pm

nice scramble

From Silver Pick, did West Buttress on El Diente, then the traverse to Mount Wilson, scary clouds. Fun on the ridge...

rockymountaindiva

rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012

3rd try is a charm  Sucess!

1st year it snowed, only got Wilson Peak. 2nd year it snowed so canceled the trip. 3rd year decided to go in July instead of September, did the El Diente to Wilson traverse, great fun and success! Access from Navajo Basin/trailhead with backpack.

blueshade

blueshade - Jul 2, 2013 11:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2013

Traverse from Navajo TH  Sucess!

Soloed as a day trip from Navajo TH. West Ridge to El Diente and then continued the Traverse to Mt. Wilson.

Stayed mostly true on the West Ridge and thought it was at least as hard and exposed as the Traverse itself (although did not stay nearly as true on the Traverse).

11.5 hrs incl. time on summits, taking pics, and talking to people (but ran part way back)

Fletch

Fletch - May 27, 2013 9:53 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2013

500 ft short

Snow conditions were bad up top so we bailed... Great day though... I'll go back for the traverse later... Incredible area...

milan - Oct 21, 2012 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

From Kilpacker  Sucess!

This is a nice alternative route, much easier than the standard. It was raining all weekend but I got a 2 hours window that I was able to use to summit.

miztflip

miztflip - Aug 28, 2012 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2012

Final 14er  Sucess!

My final 14er. Bittersweet as I had planned to traverse from El Diente. Woke up early in Navajo Basin to overcast skies and a drizzle. Opted for the standard route to finish up.

Hyadventure

Hyadventure - Jul 10, 2012 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012

Via the Traverse from El Diente  Sucess!

We just beat the weather to the peak. After descending less then 1000' we heard thunder and the rain followed soon after. I thought the climb from the top of the dirty gully to the summit was no harder then third class. That said, the rotten, dirty rock makes for scary climbing.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jun 29, 2012 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2012

Awesome Summit  Sucess!

Left Navajo Lake at 6am knowing that there was a 30% chance of tstorms. Got to the top of El Diente via the godawful North Slope Route at 9:20am. Part of our group was having issues with exposure so we left the summit of El Diente at 10:00am and half our group decided to go down. We continued across the ridge and got to the saddle in 40 mins. A storm rolled in and we watched and heard the lighting from the ridge over Navajo Basin. It cleared up so we kept going. Went off route in the crux section and ended up climbing some scary 5th class choss. We summited Mt. Wilson at 11:30am and then went down the regular route back to lake. All in all, it took 8 hours roundtrip. The summit ridge to Mt. Wilson is spectacular and the coolest summit ridge I have ever done. One of my top five summits for sure

Diggler

Diggler - Jun 28, 2012 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

Proud peak  Sucess!

via Navajo Basin. Pretty exhausted still from outing on El Diente the day before, but went for it anyway. Route description given here pretty much spot on. Fun, especially last ~50'. Spectacular views (wildfires obvious, though). Back @ camp @ lake shortly after 18.00- enough time to break down camp & backpack out. Magnificent peak & great day! Glad Faith enjoyed it too.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jun 22, 2012 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

Booyah!  Sucess!

We did the El Diente/Wilson traverse which was a lot of fun. I admit I'm not used to the Colorado altitude so I was definitely tired by the end of the day.

larch32

larch32 - Jun 22, 2012 2:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

Wicked.  Sucess!

Fun first 14er for me and a hitchhiker from Colombia.

LadyWawa

LadyWawa - Nov 24, 2011 9:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011

Challenging!

Very intense!

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Nov 5, 2011 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Mount Wilson El Diente Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed this after summit of El Diente. Difficult traverse and downclimb. Epic Day.

xpda

xpda - Oct 29, 2011 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2003

Wilson  Sucess!

With Mike Green

apachedino

apachedino - Oct 28, 2011 12:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2011

Woods lake + El Diente  Sucess!

Exhilerating finish to the traverse. Rock of Ages TH was closed at this time, but may be open now. Had a long day from Woods.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Well Cairned  Sucess!

Easy after just completing the North Ridge on Kit Carson. Bagged on the traverse to El Diente due to weather.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Oct 4, 2011 11:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005

Fantastic  Sucess!

My last 14er in Colorado.

theREALCarpeDM

theREALCarpeDM - Jul 28, 2011 12:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2011

Dayhike from Navajo TH  Sucess!

We noticed that Roach added the Rock of Ages trailhead/approach in the 3rd edition. Tried to get there - the road was gated. Given deteriorating forecasts and our schedules, we decided our best option was to dayhike from the Navajo Basin TH. Started at 2:15am. I felt great and was moving fast, but ran into route-finding issues and summitted at 11am. We were hurried off the summit by gathering weather. Got into rain and hail on the way down. Feel fortunate to have squeezed it into a narrow window.

zoomloco

zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 4:53 pm

traverse  Sucess!

up and down a couple times from the saddle to peak. fun summit. via the traverse, ecommended; tr here http://zoomloco.xanga.com/732717261/purple-mountain-majesties/

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Feb 16, 2011 11:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Summer & Winter  Sucess!

8/27/06 - From camp in Navajo Basin. Traversed from El Diente and descended the standard route.

2/12/11 - Backpacked from Dunton into Kilpacker Basin. Climbed the southwest couloir with a variation near the top to avoid the standard 4th class finish. Lots of fresh snow in the couloir so we roped up and placed pro in the surrounding rock to try to protect against a possible avalanche. Awesome climb!

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