Sunlight Peak Climber's Log

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davebobk47 - Aug 24, 2009 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009

Combo w/ Windom  Sucess!

Lots of goats on the way from lower camp. Fun scrambling. Perfect weather.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - May 11, 2009 11:15 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2009

South Slopes  Sucess!

Perfect weather and perfect snow conditions made this summit one of my favorite 14er experiences. The snow climbing to the summit was incredible! We skied from the saddle of Sunlight and the Spire for a reat descent and traverse to the base of Windom.


byates - Dec 4, 2008 10:29 am

Brad and Tracie  Sucess!

August 07 a lot of rain, having the summit block wet made that final move even more spooky.


thebeave7 - Aug 27, 2008 10:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008

Purgatory Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhike run from the Purgatory trailhead. 42miles and 12000ft gain/loss over a beautiful route. Perfect weather and a great day out, though the trail was busy. The orange chute is miserable, but the scrambling along the ridge was fun. The final mantle onto the summit block is way over hyped in my opinion.


MollyL - Aug 22, 2008 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

Great trip from the train, to camping at Chicago Basin and a great climb up Sunlight - one of the best climbs yet!


cftbq - Aug 10, 2008 2:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

Standard Route, partly cloudy  Sucess!

Five hours from a campsite in lower Chicago Basin. Every bit as nifty as advertised! Only partial clearing of the clouds, so views were limited, but still a great climb and a great summit. Stood on the actual summit boulder.


spannring29 - Aug 9, 2008 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

12 of 14  Sucess!

Twelfth of 14 14ers in 11 days. A lot of fun scrambling on this peak. We got a bit off route, but that only increased the fun of it all. Nice hop to the summit block, but the jump down gave me pause.


MountainHikerCO - Aug 5, 2008 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

Third Time  Sucess!

We were fortunate with the weather. No rain the day we hiked in. The following day we started at 2:45 am. We lost the trail to Eolus for a stretch in the moonless dark after passing Twin Lakes. We got N Eolus first, then Eolus. It was then over to Sunlight. I have stood on that summit block before so this time I was content to tag the top. On the way down Sunlight we had some rain with hail. It cleared up though for our climb of Windom. We were back to camp at 11,500' at around 5:30. The goats were waiting for us!


Kiefer - Jul 25, 2008 5:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

The scree march sucked. The ridge run and summit pitch were pretty exciting. Great views of the grenidiers.


chicagotransplant - Jul 8, 2008 10:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Slab Alternate  Sucess!

Climbed with Jamie Nellis, we decided to skip the "leap of faith" and climb the slab on the left. I guess it is considered technically harder, but if you are comfortable slab climbing it is less committing than the "leap" route.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 25, 2008 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2001

Lightning  Sucess!

This was my second climb of Windom, Sunlight & Eolus. More significantly this group represented my wife finishing climbing all the fourteeners. We climbed N Eolus & Eolus first, then Sunlight and finished with Windom. There was lightning as we headed back into the valley.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 25, 2008 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1994

From Silverton  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Windom, Sunlight & Eolus. I took the train from Silverton to save a day. After getting off the afternoon train at Needleton, I hiked up to treeline and made camp. I was hiking at first light the next morning. I did Windom first, then Sunlight, N Eolus and then Eolus. I climbed onto the summit rock twice. First I smeared up the side & took my own picture. Then some others arrived and I saw the step over move from the next rock. I climbed up again. This time I stood for a picture.

After tearing down camp I hiked most of the way to the trailhead before sundown. I then caught the morning train to Silverton and drove back to Denver that afternoon.


tomlauren - Jan 29, 2008 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2005

Windom - Sunlight - Eolus in a day  Sucess!

From camp in Chicago Basin, climbed the Northwest Face of Windom Peak, the South Slopes up to Sunlight Peak, and then the Northeast Ridge of Mount Eolus with my friend Jason. I didn't think that the jump/scramble to the summit of Sunlight Peak was that bad, but I also have a rock climbing background.


GerryS - Dec 1, 2007 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2003

A classic  Sucess!

Beautiful day. The summit block in your back yard would be fun to play on. The summit block two hundred feet in the air is a bit scary.


gremlin - Oct 24, 2007 4:18 pm

normal route  Sucess!

summit block is fun, but having a lightning and snow storm move in wasn't so fun - Sep 16, 2007 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

My Best 14er Yet!  Sucess!

Camped at 11,000 feet. This was the best peak I've done yet! The top 200 feet was fun and the move onto the summit block was great!


dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:46 pm

beautiful  Sucess!

Ever looked down from the summit at the geo-marker? go try it. the rock was great up high. wonderful scramble.


bernardhohman - Jul 31, 2007 11:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Wow!  Sucess!

Fantastic place--all it was made out to be. Too bad the monsoon weather forced us to descend before we really wanted to leave.

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Jul 29, 2007 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

S. Slopes  Sucess!

Spectacular summit! The S.Slopes are a bit grungy, but well worth the final 100 feet.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 11, 2007 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

NICE!!!  Sucess!

My favorite climb so far. The last 20 feet is the coolest! The snow conditions were great as well. I wish the exposure got to me more...

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