Sunlight Peak Climber's Log

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Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Aug 30, 2012 2:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

Late summit  Sucess!

Climbed Eolus, waited out a storm at Twin Lakes for 4 hours, ran up Sunlight and had to wait out 3 more storms and finally summitted at 6pm. Took my shoes off for summit block due to wet rock. Not that exposed. Then did Windom at 7:30pm

miztflip

miztflip - Aug 28, 2012 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2012

Not that Great  Sucess!

Climbed with Eolus and Windom enroute from Chicago Basin to Ruby Basin. After the quality route on Eolus, this one wasn't much fun. The summit was the only memorable part.

PhenomenalWoman

PhenomenalWoman - Aug 18, 2012 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

Pushed Through  Sucess!

Had a bit of a rough start with nausea and rain competing for the summit. Pushed through the sickness and waited out the storm for a successful summit. Chose not to climb that last rock since I wasn't at 100%, but touched the summit. Came back to my poles and pack I had left at the notch to find a marmot had made a tasty snack out of one of my pole handles... :)

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Aug 2, 2012 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2012

Excellent summit!  Sucess!

Climbed with Paul Wenger ... then over to Windom. Perfect trip!

bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - Aug 2, 2012 11:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

Part of a quadrufer  Sucess!

8th 14er this year.

Eleutheros

Eleutheros - Jul 31, 2012 12:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

In Hail and Sunlight  Sucess!

We waited out two days of rain in the Chicago Basin... finally went for it on the third day despite morning showers. Turned back at the gully when a thunderstorm came in fast. Waited that out and summited in the early afternoon. I was on the summit block when small hail started falling from a wandering cloud. Got down quick and climbed a second time with my partner, PhenomenalWoman, in blue skies and sunshine. Sat on the summit rock and took a leap of faith.

skorpeo

skorpeo - Jul 28, 2012 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012

Fortnight of Fourteeners  Sucess!

My sixteenth wedding anniversary!

seano

seano - Jul 20, 2012 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

From Windom  Sucess!

The summit was nice, and the gully not as bad as feared. End of a day-trip from Purgatory. Trip report.

plawski

plawski - Jun 9, 2012 11:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

father-daughter climb  Sucess!

Chicago Basin

xpda

xpda - Oct 29, 2011 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Sunlight  Sucess!

with Tim, camped in Chicago Basin

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 10:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

Riding the summit block  Sucess!

Like a pony

rasgoat

rasgoat - Sep 6, 2011 7:51 pm

Nice one  Sucess!

Yeah, lots of fun doing the west ridge loop. Summit was fun too, easier than I anticipated.

boisedoc

boisedoc - Sep 5, 2011 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2011

Monsoon and goats  Sucess!

Climbed this after windom. A little route finding and then the summit block. I touched the top but did not stand on it. Beautiful area

seanpeckham

seanpeckham - Aug 31, 2011 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011

final day of 6-day solo trip from Elk Park  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. This was the only day of my trip that wasn't clear in the morning; it wasn't too clear what the clouds were going to do, so even my 7:30 am summit time didn't necessarily seem too early, but the lighting for the views up there at that time of day was out of this world gorgeous! The chute was nasty, but at least it gets you up and down fast. The class 3 part was super fun, with the chimneys and the window. I watched a guy run up and down the final block, then I watched his dad slip attempting to do the same. I'd been sick and slept poorly on my trip, and felt too wobbly to safely attempt it.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 19, 2011 9:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

Standard Chicago Basin route with Windom  Sucess!

The Twin Lakes (upper) basin is absolutely beautiful. Once the scree gully slog is over, this is a very enjoyable scramble. The final summit block made my mouth dry, though. I don't care what other folks think of it...my knees were shaking for 10 minutes after I got back down to the summit marker / register area. I took the "leap of faith" descent like a cat - on all fours, Spider Man style.

myrone

myrone - Jul 18, 2011 11:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

1st of the Chicago Basin 4  Sucess!

Started up from camp in Chicago Basin at 6:26AM with my friend Bob and reached a very tiny but rewarding peak summit boulder at 10:36. Crowded with six CMC members so had to wait a bit for "my turn". Then headed over to Windom Peak at 11:02. An absolutely beautiful day, crystal clear all-around and my 55th 14'er....Sweet!

Hyadventure

Hyadventure - Jul 5, 2011 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Nice Scramble once you get high  Sucess!

Once you get past 13500 the climb turns into a nice scramble with a fun move onto the summit block.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jan 21, 2011 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2001

Fantastic  Sucess!

What a summit!

centrifuge

centrifuge - Jan 12, 2011 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

had the mountain to myself  Sucess!

and it was awesome!

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Dec 22, 2010 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009

From Vallecito Lake  Sucess!

Great view from a tiny summit. Made friends with a little mountain goat!

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