Sunlight Peak Climber's Log

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Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 23, 2006 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1967

From Windom  Sucess!

Nice summit !!!

markhyams

markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 1:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1999

Standard Route  Sucess!

Snowed on the summit that day. After summitting, I hiked out to Purgatory, making for a 20-mile day.

LS

LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:42 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 03-sep-2005  Sucess!

See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_eolus

doumall

doumall - Nov 11, 2005 6:06 pm

Route Climbed: Standard from Chicago Basin Date Climbed: September 24th, 2005  Sucess!

Summit block gave me a semi :) Too much wind for my comfort to stand, next time. Not the hardest 14er in Colorado by any means... 57th 14er!

SiberianSayan

SiberianSayan - Nov 6, 2005 4:16 pm

Route Climbed: From Chicago Lakes Date Climbed: 1997?  Sucess!

Hated the scree. Much preferred the previous day on Eolus, though the weather was beautiful.

Hobbesgirl

Hobbesgirl - Oct 21, 2005 1:38 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: August 3, 2005  Sucess!

A challenging climb, but well worth it!

POWERJL - Aug 18, 2005 4:04 pm

Route Climbed: Red Coulior Date Climbed: August 26, 1998  Sucess!

Camped at Chicago basin first night, then made the climb to the upper basin for the second night just under Eolus. Summited Sunlight and Windom, leaving Eolus for the next day. Unfortunatly my girlfriend got a touch of Altitude sickness, and while she encouraged me to do Eulous without her, I was a good boyfriend and we hiked out. So, I'll have to go back! It's a wonderful hike, and the solitude is great!



Watch out for Marmots! A funny story: (No This is NOT an Advert. for Marmot Mtn Works!) When we were approching our tent after summitting, we heard some rustling from within. As we got closer (Ice axes at the ready of course) a couple of large Marmots came scurrying out of the tent.



Upon arriving at the tent and inspeting the damage, they had cut a hole in our Tent, (North Face), torn up a couple shirts (North Face), my girlfriend's sports-bra, (yep, you guessed it, also North Face), and tore a North Face jacket.



What was not touched: Two Marmot Mtn Works down sleeping bags, a Marmot Mtn Wrks coat, and a Marmot Mtn works T-shit as well as some long underwear.



I guess they [marmots] didn't like the competition!



Anyway, its a beautiful climb, and I am looking forward to my return when I will complete Eolus! The train ride is really cool!



Jeff Power

Brenna Owen

jhansen007

jhansen007 - Aug 13, 2005 10:18 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: August 7, 2005  Sucess!

One of the most enjoyable 14ers I've done to date. Lots of fun class 3 scrambling through big clunky blocks. The view when you pop outa the keyhole is amazing. The last few hops to the final summit block are kinda exposed. Didn't use a rope, but jumping down from the summit blocks made my palms all sweaty like a schoolgirl. Seemed to be multiple routes on the south slopes. There are cairns everywhere, routefinding is quite easy.

mtnhiker13

mtnhiker13 - Aug 12, 2005 3:34 pm

Route Climbed: red colouir and class 4 Date Climbed: August 7, 2005  Sucess!

We managed to get into the class 4 climbing near the summit and we loved it! The final jump to the summit rock was exilirating. Loved this mountain.

Gareth

Gareth - Aug 9, 2005 11:15 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: August 3, 2005  Sucess!

Lots of fun! Be sure to look carefully for the route near the top. Defiantly the most thrilling summit to stand up on!

jvoss

jvoss - Aug 1, 2005 1:15 pm

Route Climbed: Red couloir Date Climbed: July 21, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed in combo with Windom. Snow, snow, and more snow! Bring your Yaxtrax (crampons are overkill) gators, ice axe AND something to use for glissading.



Crowded Chicago basin was lacking for available campsites and the mountain goats are downright agressive. Be sure to check out the old mine on the left side right after the main crossing of the stream.



Climb on!

highadventure15 - Jul 4, 2005 12:16 pm

Route Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: July 15 2004  Sucess!

I climbed this in combination with Mount Eolus and I wanted to climb Windom but weather set in as we summitted Sunlight. This was a day hike as a part of a larger backpacking trip. The climb was tough but the summit block wasnt, I easily gained access to it and spent a good share of my summit time up there. I love these 3 peaks, they are remote and a blast to climb.

Larry V

Larry V - Feb 6, 2005 11:27 pm

Route Climbed: south slopes Date Climbed: July 1995  Sucess!

Early morning snow climb (1995 was a big snow year) from our camp site at 12,400'. Good conditions - did Sunlight, Windom and Eolus, then moved campsite back down into the trees. Climbed with Aaron P. Enjoyed the train ride.

bakcast

bakcast - Nov 17, 2004 9:59 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

There is nothing quite like looking off of the NF into the beutiful Needles!

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - Sep 15, 2004 8:53 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 11 Sep 2004  Sucess!

Climbed up the classic West Ridge in beautiful weather. Snow on the northern aspects complicated things slightly at the start, but most of the route was a real joy and a lot better than the slog up the South Face!

DaveC

DaveC - May 21, 2004 9:37 pm

Route Climbed: red couloir Date Climbed: sept 99  Sucess!

had the day to myself, this late in the year. came over from windom, and the weather held for a late (3pm) summit. just me and the marmot.

f360driver

f360driver - Apr 14, 2004 6:52 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August/03  Sucess!

Great climbing experience. This mountain is true wilderness adventure.

coloradoiceclimber

coloradoiceclimber - Apr 10, 2004 5:34 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 2, 2001  Sucess!

This is one of the coolest looking 14ers that I have climbed so far!! After summiting I headed for Windom Peak to meet Zach and Erica and to complete the 3rd peak of a very successfull weekend!!

RyanS

RyanS - Apr 9, 2004 5:39 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 3, 2003  Sucess!

Didn't think I'd make the summit block, but I with some encouragement, I stood triumphant. A trip report is available here.

xskier77

xskier77 - Feb 1, 2004 9:44 pm

Route Climbed: All over the place Date Climbed: July 13,2003  Sucess!

Summmited Eolus, then N Eolus and then over to Sunlight. Routefinding is key on this peak and we managed to get off route a few times and this put us into 4th and 5th class climbing. We got pretty close to the summit along the ridge that connects the spire and were faced with about 20 ft vertical class 5 wall. I went ahead and climbed it without any protection and thinking about it today gave me chills. The actual summit block was alot of fun and I had heard of a guy who did the Daniel San pose on the summit so I thought I'd give it a try.

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