Fun climb, but the plane wreckage at the top was somewhat morbid
climbed the northwest face(50+ degrees) from silver pick basin with jamie and mike. the upper couloir and summit had a real airy feel to them. it felt like we were on the summit of a big mountain in the andes!
Climbed the NW Face with Shanahan96 and Jamie Nellis, ZERO tresspassing required! Road snow left us parked at the Wilson Mesa TH, hiked up the road to just below the second gate (private land) and bypassed private property by contouring around the NW ridge to get in the basin below the face. Moderate snow down low gave way to a 50 degree couloir that spit us out 25 feet from the summit, great route and a great day!
From Silverpick Basin.
great scramble, my first 14er!
A fun scramble and a good intro to the San Juans.
Hey James, I had no idea you were an SP member! Good to see you around here. I looked for your summit log entry for Granite Peak to no avail, and I'm sure there are many more that you could sign. Would like to see the list! Have a great 2007! -Bob
I came in from the Silver Pick TH (back when it was open) and did the hike to Wilson Pk. It turned out to be a great day of scrambling with perfect weather and uncrowded trails.
Used the typical route from Navajo Basin. I found the basin to be rather dreary with big fields of chip rock. Got in a heck of a thunderstorm on the summit. Did an extremely fast descent down a gully on the west side rather than going back down the southwest ridge.
Climbed Wilson Pk from our camp at Navajo Lake. The weather was iffy, but there was no electricity. Wilson Pk is an enjoyable climb. The class 3 crux gully was reasonably stable for San Juan rock. Did Mt Wilson later in the day.
6 hours 40 minutes roundtrip avoiding private property.
Climbed through Navajo Basin up to Rock of Ages Mine. Hiked over the ridge. If I did it again, I would walk around the initial ridge and gradually gain the ridge. False summit city! Good climb.
Traversed talus high in Navajo Basin below Gladstone to the Gladstone-Wilson Peak saddle and joined the standard route there. Started w/ El Diente from Navajo Basin, traversed to Mt. Wilson, then traversed in talus below Gladstone up to Gladstone-Wilson Peak saddle and then on to Wilson Peak. Descended and left camp. 15 hr day camp to TH
Climbed wilson my senior year of high school with family and friends. A great class 3 climb from the saddle to the summit, solid rock, plenty of exposure. My favorite so far.
what is ne ridge? what we did?
silver pick. on the way up i spotted a crevice in the n ridge. i said to my buddy, seth@loki. letsgive it a shot for the summit! he agreed and we veered off trail due sw up talus to the base of the notch. a short fun class 3 scramble got us to the top of the notch . from there an exposed class 4 move got us to the n ridge nottoo wide mind you, where we walkd to the summit. funny we said, this should be in roaches book! descended w ridge
cICKEN IN A BISCUIT syndrome kicked in when we tried to sleep at 13 near the silver pick mine. Returned later to do Mounatin and El Diente. Dirk got sick that time...
The conditions were near perfect.
Great to summit the Coors beer mountain. Somewhat loose.
Solo, in fog and rain.