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.
See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_wilson
Straight forward route. Summit at 8:50 am, had a nice long nap on top.
Summited in a brief snowstorm before descending to camp in Navajo Basin - a fun scramble. Hopefully access will open up again soon via Silver Pick!
Great climb. Lots of talus. Great views of to the South.
Attempted this with Mark (Pellucid Wombat). Bizarre weather had deposited a layer of powder over everything a day before, making for shitty conditions (but beautiful views!)- snow with no measurable consistancy (a few inches to 2 ft thick) over terrible rock (at times basically near-vertical scree) does not make for ideal climbing.
Made it to 13,600' (perhaps having surpassed the route's crux- steep wall on opposite side of the prominent notch), but still had an appreciable way to go, and it was getting late (going back down that after the snow had started to harden up would have been bad!), so decided to admit defeat & try again another day.
A challenging, steep mountain composed of substandard rock, with exceptional views- it'll be exciting (again)!
6.25.’12, w/ Faith, via new Rock of Ages Trail (#429). New trail (props to the Forest Service!) made it possible to take a trail to circumnavigate piece-of-shit Rusty Nichols’ private property! Well-marked trail to Rock of Ages col. Left TH @ 13.15, following long & late previous day (back @ TH/camp @ 23.30 after LONG day ascending, & then descending Lizard Head). Weather cooperated, though, & trail easy to follow.
I attempted this route over Labor Day weekend with Diggler. A big snowstorm passed through the day before and dumped a lot of extremely light snow in the Rockies (a few inches to a few feet deep on top of the rock). This snow made the loose rock on the route very problematic and dangerous. We turned around at the large notch before the ridge's intersection with a minor ridge.
This place looks awesome with snow cover. When I come back to re-climb the route, I'll have to make sure that it is a snow climb!
missed the first year from silver pick (forgot my damn parka), but made it from navajo the following year.
Tanya and I did this one together from Silver Pick Basin. A pretty straight-forward climb until you get to that false summit right before the top, then it gets fun! Great weather - very warm, but haze from the fires in the area obstructed some of the views.
Backpacked into Navajo Basin Friday night from the south, arriving at 5:30am; slept a few hours before starting out. Reached the saddle between Wilson and Gladstone quickly, but got way off route and climbed the third class ridge almost all the way. The route was covered in snow which made the last sections pretty treacherous - 2nd CO 14er
Excellant route from our Navajo Basin campsite. Weather was perfect on the summit but after getting back down the rock of ages it turned pretty foul pretty quickly. Luckily for us we were heading back to our camp and found shelter in a little old mining shack. The others heading to Silver Pick must've gotten soaked. And one couple started heading up shortly before the weather turned. Hopefully they made it off safely.
enjoyable hike some challenging class 3 near the summit.