Really fun mountain!!
Fresh hail coated all the holds and ledges for the crux. Loose holds were no fun, but made it up and down OK.
This mountain pushed me - beyond my comfort zone as I ascended the crux of the climb to the summit. Climbed with fellow SPer, Alan Arnette. Perfect day - no clouds, blue sky, warm temps, and no snow. Even saw a crowd of 8 folks help celebrate one guy's successful climbing the 54 or 58 (depends on your point of view) Colorado 14ers - complete with Coors beer and champagne!
FUN! But a little intense on the crux being solo and all...majot pucker factor given the dangerous circumstances!! LOL,
Backpacked into Navajo Lake and then climbed Mount Wilson and Wilson Peak the next day. Nice scramble to the summit.
Climbed up Wilson Pk from Navajo Lake. Plane wreckage still on top.
Got off route a little past the Gladstone saddle and had to scramble up super-choss back to the trail. Awesome scrambling just below the summit!
We started "too early" so waited for sunlight at the saddle beyond the rock of ages saddle. We dropped the hundred feet to avoid the class 3- had to cross some snow and the ended up on a nasty pile of "choss" (we chose a better route on the way back). Nice scramble at the end with a rewarding summit- #49!
Ninth of 14 14ers in 11 days. Our original plan was to do the entire Wilson group in a day, but storms pushed the Peak to its own day. Summited at sunrise after a fun bit of scrambling.
Took the Woods Lake trailhead to Navajo Lake. Wilson Peak was my #58/final Colorado 14er, and it was a great mountain to finish on!
Accessed through silver pick basin and rock of ages saddle. This was a great climb. I lost an axe I've only used twice if anyone finds it give me a yell. Will gladly reward.
Woods Lake approach. Fun scramble, although eerie seeing the plane wreckage up there.
This was a surprisingly enjoyable climb! I really liked this mountain! We took the Woods Lake approach and dropped into Navajo Basin from the north.
Good trip and good mountain.
This was my second climb of Wilson Peak. We started from Silver Pick and went via Rock of Ages on the way up. We descended a snow filled couloir back into Silver Pick on the return.
This was my first climb of Wilson Peak. I started from Silver Pick Basin and gained Rock of Ages saddle on the way.
From camp at Navajo Lake, climbed the North Slopes of El Diente, performed the traverse to Mt Wilson, then descended Mt Wilson's North Slopes to Wilson Peak's West Ridge with my friend Keith. I bonked on the way down from Wilson Peak, but we luckily ran into an Iraq war veteran who gave me cheese and sausage to boost my energy levels.
fun from backside, but screw rusty from texas
pulled the triple play and came off in a storm down the west fact of Diente. kinda crazy. The san Juans are definitely among my favorite mountains.
Climbed the mountain from Bilk Basin - awesome display of wildflowers - gorgeous. Wonderful hike but long from this approach - 12 miles.