Sunlight Peak Climber's Log

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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.


Misa - Sep 17, 2012 2:46 am

scary finish  Sucess!

together with Windom.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Sep 3, 2012 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

another great peak  Sucess!

Duchess stayed below the main summit, fun scramble and fun stand on its small top.

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

Part of a quadrufer  Sucess!

8th 14er this year.


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

Fortnight of Fourteeners  Sucess!

My sixteenth wedding anniversary!


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

father-daughter climb  Sucess!

Chicago Basin


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

Sunlight  Sucess!

with Tim, camped in Chicago Basin

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