Sunlight Peak Climber's Log

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Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 10:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

Riding the summit block  Sucess!

Like a pony


rasgoat - Sep 6, 2011 7:51 pm

Nice one  Sucess!

Yeah, lots of fun doing the west ridge loop. Summit was fun too, easier than I anticipated.


boisedoc - Sep 5, 2011 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2011

Monsoon and goats  Sucess!

Climbed this after windom. A little route finding and then the summit block. I touched the top but did not stand on it. Beautiful area


seanpeckham - Aug 31, 2011 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011

final day of 6-day solo trip from Elk Park  Sucess!

I spent 4 incredible and wet days backpacking around solo with a tiny tarp and a bivy sac (at times hooking up with some great people I encountered, but at other times having whole drainages to myself) from Elk Park to Chicago Basin, climbed Eolus on day 5, and on day 6 did Sunlight and Windom and went down to the train, which was delayed indefinitely (but turned out to only be a couple hours) due to two rock/mudslides. This was the only day of my trip that wasn't clear in the morning; it wasn't too clear what the clouds were going to do, so even my 7:30 am summit time didn't necessarily seem too early, but the lighting for the views up there at that time of day was out of this world gorgeous! The chute was nasty, but at least it gets you up and down fast. The class 3 part was super fun, with the chimneys and the window. I watched a guy run up and down the final block, then I watched his dad slip attempting to do the same. I'd been sick and slept poorly on my trip, and felt too wobbly to safely attempt it.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 19, 2011 9:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

Standard Chicago Basin route with Windom  Sucess!

The Twin Lakes (upper) basin is absolutely beautiful. Once the scree gully slog is over, this is a very enjoyable scramble. The final summit block made my mouth dry, though. I don't care what other folks think of knees were shaking for 10 minutes after I got back down to the summit marker / register area. I took the "leap of faith" descent like a cat - on all fours, Spider Man style.


myrone - Jul 18, 2011 11:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

1st of the Chicago Basin 4  Sucess!

Started up from camp in Chicago Basin at 6:26AM with my friend Bob and reached a very tiny but rewarding peak summit boulder at 10:36. Crowded with six CMC members so had to wait a bit for "my turn". Then headed over to Windom Peak at 11:02. An absolutely beautiful day, crystal clear all-around and my 55th 14'er....Sweet!


Hyadventure - Jul 5, 2011 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Nice Scramble once you get high  Sucess!

Once you get past 13500 the climb turns into a nice scramble with a fun move onto the summit block.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jan 21, 2011 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2001

Fantastic  Sucess!

What a summit!


centrifuge - Jan 12, 2011 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

had the mountain to myself  Sucess!

and it was awesome!

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Dec 22, 2010 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009

From Vallecito Lake  Sucess!

Great view from a tiny summit. Made friends with a little mountain goat!

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008

Eolus, Sunlight and Windom from Purgatory TH  Sucess!

42 mile day from Purgatory TH with Eric Lee. Got all three 14ers (Eolus, Sunlight and Windom) and North Eolus. Great day!


billscherz - Sep 27, 2010 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Great Climb  Sucess!

Easily the best climb in Chicago Basin.


strudolyubov - Sep 20, 2010 2:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2010

N. Eolus-Eolus-Sunlight-Windom  Sucess!

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.

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Sep 5, 2010 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Sunlight/Windom/Eolus  Sucess!

Climbed four in one day. That makes 30 in the quest for all 58 Colorado 14ers. Great day but a pretty long day.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Aug 29, 2010 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

From Purgatory  Sucess!

Fun--especially the upper scramble to the summit. Trail-workers working on lower part of route. Lots of goats too.

Wiktoria Plawska

Wiktoria Plawska - Jul 30, 2010 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

Yes  Sucess!

Fun scramble, small storm, amd really rocky decend. Did this and Windom on the same day.


theREALCarpeDM - Apr 8, 2010 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

Love Chicago Basin  Sucess!

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.


Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 12:51 am

watch out for the goats  Sucess!

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.


altitude14er - Sep 17, 2009 1:06 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

Route Climbed: All "4" in a long day!  Sucess!

Hiked in from the Purgatory Trailhead! Brutal but fun! Got Eolus, North Eolus, Sunlight & Windom in one summit push!


pyerger - Sep 9, 2009 9:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2008

lightning  Sucess!

Climbed this, with Windom. The lighting was all around, which made for a scary finish. Nice scramble!

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