Vermilion Peak Climber's Log

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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 :)


tioga - Jul 6, 2009 8:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

Hope Lake Trail  Sucess!

Started at the Hope Lake Trailhead and left the trail at a cairn. Headed east up to the saddle between Vermilion and Beattie Peaks and climbed Vermilion. Had some difficulties making it to the top, with some snow, but found a route along the ridge. Lots of loose rock on this one.

PatrickSwazeHaze - Feb 17, 2009 11:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

Ice Lakes Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed this guy along with the Knob, Golden Horn and Fuller all in one perfect day. That lake is f**king blue......


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 - 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 - Oct 26, 2007 1:14 am

4 peak linkup  Sucess!

quite fun doing so many peaks that close together


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


Hail storms in the mountains are sweet


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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