Sunlight Peak Climber's Log

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Moogie737 - Aug 30, 2019 10:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2019

Standard southeast route from the upper basin  Sucess!

#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.


eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2018

Fun scrambling, approached from Purgatory Flats  Sucess!

Solo scramble to the top after doing Sunlight Spire also solo


Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2017

#19  Sucess!

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.

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:21 pm

Sunlight  Sucess!

Hiked up Sunlight during a backpack trip to the Chicago Basin.


RMdaytripsgrl - Jul 21, 2016 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2016

Not too Tough!  Sucess!

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. :)


voxnihili - Aug 17, 2015 11:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2015

Fun  Sucess!

Fun climb. Excellent views.


mgriffin015 - Feb 27, 2015 9:29 pm

First 14er!  Sucess!

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...


triyoda - Oct 19, 2014 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012

Lucky Break  Sucess!

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.


astroclimber - Sep 20, 2014 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2014

Great Trip

Did Sunlight and Windom with Kat and Dave.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jul 30, 2014 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2014

Cool mountain!  Sucess!

What a great mountain, we summited this mountain second day of our trip together with Windom Peak.


SarahThompson - Dec 29, 2013 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005

Summer & Winter  Sucess!

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.


MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 7:55 am


I love Chicago Basin!


DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 12:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2013

Great climb  Sucess!

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!


theuglybear - Sep 4, 2013 2:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2013

South Face  Sucess!

Loose slog on the slopes, fun on top.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

With Windom  Sucess!

From Chicago Basin.


lapotka - Apr 8, 2013 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

more peak baggin   Sucess!

did Sunlinght , then Windom. went back the next day for Eolus


shanahan96 - Mar 20, 2013 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

kickstarter  Sucess!

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....



Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

solo  Sucess!

great trip.

milan - Oct 21, 2012 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012

Incredible  Sucess!

Wow, great hike and the exposure on the summit block scared me so much.


Diggler - Oct 1, 2012 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012

Fun climb!   Sucess!

west ridge, solo. After getting in to Chicago Basin the afternoon/eve before, Dad worn out, so did this one alone- wanted to do this after guy on Wilson Peak recommended it, & recon’ed that Dad wouldn’t be enjoying the 4th class too much. Left campsite (~10,750’-10,900’) @ 6.53. Made good time- just below notch & start of route @ 9.00. Beginning above notch was definitely crux of route. Rest was easier. Summit blocks not too bad either. Summited @ 10.08. Heard voices shortly after, but when couldn’t see them below, looked up & realized climbers on the spire! When saw leader top out, I was initially envious, but then just enjoyed watching. In racing to repeat summit moves so camera timer could get me, ended up breaking CO Native bottle :( Luckily still had Avery 15.8% ale in bag- more careful next attempt yielded good summit shot w/ beer. Enjoyed phenomenal views from just below summit block. Up 1 last time, then left @ 11.40. Mellow descent down standard route. Back @ camp @ 14.14. I'd recommend the W ridge over the standard route to anyone seeking a more sustained, aesthetic, & fun 4th-class route.

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