Windom Peak Climber's Log

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eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 11:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2018

Standard route from Purgatory Flats  Sucess!

Enjoyed views over Chicago Basin; approached without train (from Purgatory Flats trailhead)


Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2017

#18  Sucess!

It was like a puzzle to connect the parts of snow that were good enough to get traction with running shoes to achieve the ridge. Nice climber's trail through the boulder pile to the top.

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:15 pm

Windom Peak  Sucess!

In the early 2000s.


RMdaytripsgrl - Jul 21, 2016 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2016

Stay on Route!  Sucess!

Did this as a double after Sunlight because we thought "class 2" = "easy". I would not call this class 2 once on the ridge, Class 3 in my book - but we got off route on the ascent-there are cairns EVERYWHERE on this mtn and we were fooled. What we ended up on was some very sketchy very class 3/4 loose gullies and boulders on the N face below the ridge. On the way down (and after a mini-meltdown) the route was much easier to follow and just easier in general. Whatever you do, stay near the ridge crest!


Scott - Nov 3, 2015 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Windom  Sucess!

Climbed with my four year old son. See Trip Report.


voxnihili - Aug 17, 2015 11:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2015

Fun  Sucess!

Fun climb. Excellent views.


astroclimber - Sep 20, 2014 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

Great Trip  Sucess!

Got this one after Sunlight. With Kat and Dave.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jul 30, 2014 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2014

Amazing views!  Sucess!

Last peak out of four Chicago Basin 14ers, easy hike, great views from top!


triyoda - Jul 15, 2014 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012

Nice and blocky  Sucess!

Got kind of a late start out of camp due to some early rain, but was able to get this one in. Nice easy scrambling on big blocks.


SarahThompson - Dec 29, 2013 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005

Summer & Winter  Sucess!

8/10/05 - Climbed std route from camp in Chicago Basin after Sunlight.

12/23/12 - Part of a week long winter trip to Chicago Basin. Backpacked in from train drop at Cascade. Climbed the standard route after tackling Sunlight Peak.


MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 7:57 am

Windom  Sucess!

I love Chicago Basin!


DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 1:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2012

Sunlight-Windom combo  Sucess!

Climbed over from Sunlight and just got Windom before early storms kicked in. This was a straight-forward, more "relaxing" scramble that I'd like to return to sometime!


theuglybear - Sep 4, 2013 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2013

West Ridge  Sucess!

Surprisingly enjoyable, especially the finish. K's first mountain.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

With Sunlight  Sucess!

Climbed Sunlight then Windom from Chicago Basin. Lovely day!


lapotka - Apr 8, 2013 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

2 fer  Sucess!

nice jaunt from Sunlight across the scree valley


shanahan96 - Mar 20, 2013 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

into the hailstorm  Sucess!

sunlight was sunny....windom was not. i climbed up windom for 15-20 minutes in the worst hailstorm i've ever experienced. it wasn't pleasant, but i wasn't turning around unless i heard thunder. once it relented, all was good. it was a tad slippery, but i was never put in an uncomfortable situation.

the summit was surprising!



Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

Solo  Sucess!

steeper than people say...

milan - Oct 21, 2012 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012

Thunderstorm on summit  Sucess!

Fortunatelly it was a little on the side so we were able to summit this incredible peak. Great ridge. Nice views.


Diggler - Oct 1, 2012 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

FINALLY  Sucess!


w/ Dad via standard route.

Left campground (~10,900’) @ 6.03. Hauled ass to Twin Lakes (light sprinkle ~7.30- WTF?!! Trepidation ensued), but then ½ hour break.

After that, fun scrambling! Summited @ 11.31.

WOW- after 21 years (!!!), I’m…done!!!! A very weird idea, feeling, & concept! On the one hand, WHAT a goal (for me @ least) to have finally completed; on the other hand, all of the former unknowns are now knowns- there are no more CO 14er blanks on the map anymore. What a paradox. Such is life, I guess…

Enjoyed spectacular views of the San Juan backcountry, trying to soak it all in. Finally left @ 12.24. Weather fluctuated between rain & sunny- ah, Colorado! Finally back @ camp @ 17.11.

Enjoyed great freeze-dried food @ BEER before dropping into sleep.


Misa - Sep 17, 2012 2:42 am

fun scramble  Sucess!

scrambled up on some class 4 - we lost the trail, but found it on the way down.

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