Vermilion Peak Climber's Log

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kavak

kavak - Dec 11, 2008 9:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

From Ice Lake Basin  Sucess!

Ice Lake Basin is one of the most beautiful alpine spots I've seen in Colorado. After bagging Fuller Peak we made our way over to Vermilion. Made good time to the summit as route finding seemed obvious.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Aug 22, 2008 6:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2008

First Solo of 2008  Sucess!

Freaking awesome area. Camped above the lower basin. Did Fuller first, then Beattie, then Vermilion. I wanted to save Golden Horn for a trip with a friend later on.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Mar 3, 2008 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Std Ice Lakes Basin Route / From the west  Sucess!

7/3/06 - Standard route from Ice Lakes Basin with Golden Horn. What a spectacular place!

9/3/07 - This time I took a non-standard route from the west near Lake Hope. We made a loop over "V9", "V8", Beattie Peak, Fuller Peak, and finally Vermilion. The scree on this side of the peak looks steep and unwelcoming, but it wasn't too bad. Faint trails helped a bit. This is hands down one of my favorite areas in Colorado and I think I enjoyed my 2nd ascent of Vermilion even more than the 1st.

3/12/17 - Winter ascent from Trout Lake. Exceptional conditions allowed for a safe ascent. The final traverse below the ridge crest to reach the summit was slightly puckery with snow. Awesome day out.

gremlin

gremlin - Oct 26, 2007 1:14 am

4 peak linkup  Sucess!

quite fun doing so many peaks that close together

Texjbq

Texjbq - Aug 26, 2007 5:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Hail

Hail storms in the mountains are sweet

01aCRViper

01aCRViper - Aug 25, 2007 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

South East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with Fuller, Golden Horn was next, but hail turned us around early. still a fun climb, even descending through crappy lightning free weather.

shknbke

shknbke - Aug 15, 2007 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

s.e. ridge  Sucess!

Vermilion was my final CO county highpoint, so it was a special hike. Very airy summit perch! Went over to Fuller and Beattie before weather rolled in.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jul 23, 2007 11:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

SP Summer Gathering  Sucess!

Climbed this one as part of the SP Summer Gathering. I had already climbed Golden Horn earlier in the year and split with the group to head up Vermilion and Fuller instead. It stayed overcast all morning but never rained, we got lucky for sure!

altitude14er

altitude14er - Jul 4, 2007 2:31 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Route Climbed: Ice Lake Approach, East Face Variation  Sucess!

A great combination with a summit of Golden Horn first. This has to be one of my favorite Colorado 13ers.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jun 25, 2007 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

Southeast Ridge (ascent); Northeast Ridge (descent)  Sucess!

From "V 8", Beattie Peak & Fuller Peak. To Golden Horn. 9 hours roundtrip.

st_mcchristi

st_mcchristi - May 9, 2007 11:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

Beautiful Basin

Spent the weekend in the ice lakes basin, made an attempt at vermillion but weather turned against me, no loss though, the ice lakes are awesome and the hike up is great!

boisedoc

boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 4:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1989

nice area  Sucess!

Pretty area. No snow when I went up through Ice Lakes Basin

mad_paddler

mad_paddler - Dec 14, 2006 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2006

Long Day  Sucess!

Headed out a little too late from mineral creek and made for a long wet day. It's a long round trip from the bottom, but an easy climb. Got snowed out on my previous attemt so I was glad to make the summit!!

iceisnice

iceisnice - Oct 9, 2005 12:37 pm

Route Climbed: From Vermilion-Fuller Saddle Date Climbed: oct 8, '05  Sucess!

Easy route, was a little disapointed that i couldn't go directly down the ridge to link up with Golden Horn. Had to go back to the saddle and traverse under the peak. Scary since it was hard snow on a steep slope and i was in sneakers.

RyanS

RyanS - Aug 18, 2005 1:15 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge, descent via Northeast RIdge Date Climbed: August 16, 2005

Spent a tough day in Ice Lakes Basin. T-storms moved in before 8 a.m., so Erin and I hung out under the shelter of a huge boulder in Lower Ice Lakes Basin for a couple of hours. Things started to improve so we hiked to the upper basin. We climbed Vermilion via the standard route, and the weather looked to be holding, so we decided to descend Vermilion's northeast ridge so we could attempt Golden Horn, as well. Descending the icy upper 120' of Vermilion Dollar couloir ate up a lot of time before we could begin the scramble down to the saddle with Golden Horn. We thought we were through the crux of our descent, but the remaining scramble was much tougher than we had anticipated with challenging routefinding. As we emerged from the ridge's difficulties, with the saddle just a little further, a fast-moving storm arrived (we had last seen the storm over the Wilsons), made its presence known with a couple of thunderclaps, and began hammering us with snow and ice. We had good gear for the wintry conditions.... except for our pants, which made things quite miserable. We begrudgingly retreated down to the basin and back to the TH.

thebeave7

thebeave7 - Sep 10, 2004 3:12 am

Route Climbed: Ice Lake Basin, Fuller Saddle Date Climbed: July 29th, 2004  Sucess!

A nice scramble, despite moments of scree and talus. Moderate Class 2 at worst, exposure is minimal. Sweet views of the surroundings.

Eric J Lee

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