Vermilion Peak Climber's Log

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Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Sep 14, 2020 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2020

Combo with Beattie  Sucess!

Started at the San Miguel TH and climbed after Beattie. Nice day! Easier than I expected.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Aug 23, 2019 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2018

Spectacular!  Sucess!

Best wildflowers and lake scenery I've ever experienced. Also visited Island Lake and involved in rescue. Trip report:

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jul 5, 2017 8:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2017

After Fuller Peak  Sucess!

Nice scrambling to the summit, pretty cool small summit, amazing views of surrounding mountains.


Kiefer - Oct 29, 2014 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2014

NE/SE Ridges  Sucess!

What an interesting day. After scrambling up Golden Horn, I got to within 120' or so or Vermilion's summit following the NE Ridge. A crux filled with ice stopped me. Couldn't figure out how to bypass it. Downclimbed and traversed the east face & caught the NE Ridge above the saddle.
Hit Fuller afterwards and retraced my steps partially than plung-stepped down to the basin.



strudolyubov - Aug 24, 2014 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014

Standard route with Fuller  Sucess!

Climbed Vermillion with Fuller via standard route from South Mineral TH. Snow all the way to the saddle and in the summit gully. Nice hike, gorgeous views - another perfect day in San Juans.


birdhead - Aug 3, 2013 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

Ice Lakes Basin was very scenic. The climb up Vermilion was pretty straight forward with excellent views from the summit.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011

Standard route  Sucess!

Just me and a friend, easy route finding from the CG at the bottom via Ice Lake Basin.

Larry V

Larry V - Jul 10, 2013 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

southeast ridge  Sucess!

Beautiful, exciting climb. Good trail from saddle to top. Very little snow up there this summer.


Trailboss88 - Sep 15, 2012 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2012

NE Ridge from GH  Sucess!

Fun climb from Golden Horn, descended down SE ridge to Fuller


theREALCarpeDM - Aug 26, 2012 2:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

NE ridge after Golden Horn  Sucess!

This basin is awesome! With Dave B. We went up Golden Horn first, then headed up Vermilion's NE ridge. Nice ridge; one 10ft spot seemed tougher than c3 (per Roach), but we may not have been following Roach cuz we were baffled by his instruction to go around one point on the west. Anyway, the worst part was the last 40 or so feet up the dry Vermilion Dollar couloir. Afterwards, we headed to the saddle with Fuller, where I side-tripped up that one while Dave headed down.


sbkelley - Aug 9, 2012 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012

Hope Lake - west side  Sucess!

Started from the Hope Lake trail and traveled across the high basin to the Fuller-Beattie saddle. Getting to the Fuller-Vermillion saddle involved some classic San Juan scree crossing, but very solid and fun after that to the top. Storms were rolling in early, so we didn't linger long on the summit.

utclimber - Jul 29, 2012 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

Two ascents. One in 2008, and another on a ridge traverse from Pilot Knob on 7/1/12.


seano - Jul 17, 2012 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012

From Fuller  Sucess!

Pretty well-define use trail from the saddle. Trip report.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Sep 27, 2011 11:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

Via. Ice Lakes Basin  Sucess!

Beautiful fall day and a great climb. Views of the Wilsons were fantastic. Threw in Fuller as well.


WalksWithBlackflies - Sep 14, 2011 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2011

Fantastic Summit  Sucess!

Climbed from Fuller. Looks worse than it is. Great tiny summit. I was going to continue to Golden Horn, but the ridge looked like Class 4/5. Reading other statements, it appears I misjudged. It's OK, since I'd met my daily quota of crumbly scree and talus, and I spent the afternoon exploring the remainder of the Upper Basin.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Aug 27, 2011 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Fun hike with Duchess  Sucess!

We ran that morning from Mineral Creek Campground, and covered Fuller Peak, Vermilion, and Golden Horn. It was a nice day.


shanahan96 - Jan 9, 2011 10:40 am Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

a wonderful winter monster  Sucess!

climbed this nasty bugger w/ihinger on a wonderful, bluebird day....albeit a little cold before 10am. our broken track from the day before helped get us through the early morning darkness towards treeline where ski tracks assisted us for awhile.

vermillion itself was a stiff challenge with possibly dangerous slopes lurking everywhere, causing lots of of zigzagging. summited in the late afternoon light and scurried off the peak before darkness engulfed us once again in the upper valley. sunset on the wilsons was spectacular!



cherylbenson - Jun 21, 2010 12:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

My second summit  Sucess!

Climbed with BigRob. We had a great time. Lot's of snow in upper basin. It was a beautiful day.


BigRob - Jun 20, 2010 1:51 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

Got her did  Sucess!

From the Hope Lake TH. Lots of snow still. Second party this year to sign in, and the first beat us up by a couple of hours.


TiogaBradford - Aug 2, 2009 12:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

Beautiful; Lots of Loose Rock, and a Thunderstorm  Sucess!

Had planned on tacking Vermilion, Beatie, Fuller, V8, and V9 in a day with my brothers and some friends. Headed up Vermilion first, and was greeted with LOTS of loose rock. There was still a fair amount of snow during the last several hundred feet, which forced us to find an alternate route. Thankfully, another climber pointed out a passable (Class 3) route when things got a little hairy.

After summiting Vermilion, clouds rolled in, and we made the decision (a wise one) to head down before it got bad, though my brother and a friend tagged Beatie Peak first.

I was too lazy that day to climb all those peaks anyway :)

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