Sunlight Peak Climber's Log

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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.


Misa - Sep 17, 2012 2:46 am

scary finish  Sucess!

together with Windom.

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