That last step takes your breath away
#1 08-26-19 W/ Yadazoemtn. From camping spot at 11,050' it took us about 5 hours to reach the daunting summit. We're a little slow but we're steady. The red-dirt gully was tedious but the rest was classic fun scrambling with decent cairns "most" of the time. Then dropped to the upper basin and crossed four snowfields to reach the saddle between Peak 18 and Windom and did Windom's west ridge.
Solo scramble to the top after doing Sunlight Spire also solo
Apparently I saved the best for last because there was options for legit rock climbing which I opted for for better or worse. Never too committing to not be able to back out of so all in all a more exciting mountain.
Hiked up Sunlight during a backpack trip to the Chicago Basin.
Some minor route-finding trouble on the summit ridge, but not too bad. This is a fun and beautiful mountain! Hubz did the tough moves at the top, not me, I was happy to tag the Geological Survey stamp at the almost-top. :)
Fun climb. Excellent views.
Overcame altitude sickness to do my first 14er! Amazing area! We took the train, which was pretty cool but I could do without it next time...
Thought I was rained out, but made a late start after the rain broke and was able to get this one in. The move off the summit block is the one that makes you pucker, I didn't really think about when I stepped over to get on top.
Did Sunlight and Windom with Kat and Dave.
What a great mountain, we summited this mountain second day of our trip together with Windom Peak.
8/10/05 - Std route from camp in Chicago Basin along with Windom. Opted for the friction finish, not the jump/step across.
12/23/13 - Part of a week long winter trip to Chicago Basin. Backpacked in from train drop at Cascade. Climbed via the South Face, some variation of the standard route. Zipped up Windom afterwards.
I love Chicago Basin!
Early morning summit of Sunlight Peak from Chicago Basin camp (11,000') - a fun scramble with a lot of exposure on the final few moves!
Loose slog on the slopes, fun on top.
From Chicago Basin.
did Sunlinght , then Windom. went back the next day for Eolus
first peak of an awesome weminuche trip! climb to the sunlight-sunlight spire saddle from sunlight basin is the home of nightmares. from there the climb was sweet, and the summit block is pretty simple, just a bit airy. good stuff! onto windom....
Wow, great hike and the exposure on the summit block scared me so much.