Easily the best climb in Chicago Basin.
Third 14er summit of the day. After summiting Sunlight, went on to climb Windom Peak. Fun scrambling/climbing up the summit tower. Nice summit block, great views.
Climbed four in one day. That makes 30 in the quest for all 58 Colorado 14ers. Great day but a pretty long day.
Fun--especially the upper scramble to the summit. Trail-workers working on lower part of route. Lots of goats too.
Fun scramble, small storm, amd really rocky decend. Did this and Windom on the same day.
But didn't like that loose gully. That summit block was pretty scary! We bellied down off of it instead of doing the leap of faith.
guided clients in from the train, stayed the night. Goats are not afraid of humans, will eat your food, etc.
Sunlight was amazing and made it all worthwhile. Fun finish.
Hiked in from the Purgatory Trailhead! Brutal but fun! Got Eolus, North Eolus, Sunlight & Windom in one summit push!
Climbed this, with Windom. The lighting was all around, which made for a scary finish. Nice scramble!
Lots of goats on the way from lower camp. Fun scrambling. Perfect weather.
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.
August 07 a lot of rain, having the summit block wet made that final move even more spooky.
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.
Great trip from the train, to camping at Chicago Basin and a great climb up Sunlight - one of the best climbs yet!
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.
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.
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!
The scree march sucked. The ridge run and summit pitch were pretty exciting. Great views of the grenidiers.
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.
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.