Windom Peak Climber's Log

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Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 17, 2006 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

Trip Report

roozers42

roozers42 - Aug 14, 2006 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Route Climbed: West ridge  Sucess!

Beautiful views and a great summit.

CODave

CODave - Aug 12, 2006 5:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006

West ridge from Sunlight  Sucess!

Went up from Sunlight. Weather rolling in as soon as we summited so we couldn't enjoy the views

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Jul 21, 2006 12:47 am

24 hrs from train to train

too fast to enjoy...

km_donovan

km_donovan - Jul 6, 2006 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

Route Climbed: Northwest Face II  Sucess!

Good snow, could not pass it up.

Kessler

Kessler - Jul 6, 2006 1:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Climbed it  Sucess!

Climbed it with my dad at age 4.

ElliottDavis

ElliottDavis - Jun 26, 2006 4:08 am

W Ridge  Sucess!

If I were a goat, perhaps I would live there.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 23, 2006 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1967

West Ridge  Sucess!

Up the West ridge, then down the north and over to Sunlight.

markhyams

markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 1:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1999

Standard Route  Sucess!

After this one, I climbed Sunlight, and then hiked out all the way to Purgatory, making at 20-mile day.

e-doc

e-doc - Dec 31, 2005 12:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 1998

Route Climbed: Chicago Basin Date Climbed: Sept 1998  Sucess!

Great trip with old friends. Outstanding views from summit. Yes, four people can huddle under a makeshift poncho tarp in a hail storm, cook, and eat dinner.

LS

LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:44 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 03-sep-2005  Sucess!

See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_eolus

LS

LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:44 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 03-sep-2005  Sucess!

Thunderstorms on Windom

doumall

doumall - Nov 11, 2005 6:04 pm

Route Climbed: West Face via Sunlight Date Climbed: September 24th, 2005  Sucess!

Final Colorado 14er! Yahoo. Took me 16 months to do them all. Great feeling. Came back the next day on a different route to get 3000' as this was a combo with Sunlight. #58!!!!

Hobbesgirl

Hobbesgirl - Oct 21, 2005 1:36 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 3, 2005  Sucess!

Almost didn't make it back down the mountain due to hail, lightening, and bad weather. However, it was worth it in the end!

nmmi9100 - Aug 30, 2005 4:20 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Class 2+ Route Date Climbed: 6 July 2001  Sucess!

First 14er! Took the standard route from Chicago Basin. Beautiful climb, lots of mountain goats, very enjoyable trainride. Altogether, a 10!

jhansen007

jhansen007 - Aug 13, 2005 8:45 pm

Route Climbed: Standard -- West Ridge Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Started out the hike in the rain, but it cleared up as we went higher. Turned out to be one of the more decent mornings weatherwise. the entire weekend was rainy -- never been in this much rain before. Fun little hike to the top -- a few spots with a little exposure. Views from the top are incredible -- the Needle Mountains have some impressively sheer faces. Met Tiffany and her crew on the way up (see below). Rained coming down so we post-poned Sunlight til the next day.

mtnhiker13

mtnhiker13 - Aug 12, 2005 3:36 pm

Route Climbed: Standard from Sunlight Date Climbed: August 7, 2005  Sucess!

We climbed this mountain after Sunlight. Fun rock scrambling and airy summit with very nice views (especially of Sunlight and Jupiter). Great day as it didn't rain until we were off the mountain.

Gareth

Gareth - Aug 9, 2005 11:26 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 3, 2005  Sucess!

We should have turned around! After tagging the summit and signing the register, we proceeded to race down the mountain in an effort to outrun a San Juan monsoon thunderstorm. It caught us. Two different times I heard the ice axes humming, twice we had to try and shelter under overhanging rocks to get some protection from the marble-sized hail and to avoid and any lightning bolts. We were glad that we had left our climbing helmets on as they protected our heads. That hail hurt! I crouched with a rock across my knees to deflect some of the hail. Finally, pummeled, soaked, and cold, I ran up a little ways to retrieve our packs, poles, and axes and we were soon quickly on our way down to the relative safety of Chicago Basin.

ktiffany22

ktiffany22 - Aug 8, 2005 4:01 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

What an amazing climb! This was the most fun (and probably toughest of this class) class 2 scramble I've done! The views at the top were amazing as usual:-) The only major bummer is that as we were headed back over to Sunlight (10am), RAIN, sleet, and thunder rolled in... so of course we were unable to bag Sunlight:-( This whole trip was full of rain! No need to worry about snow anymore.... though we did do a great glassade down Windom (didn't need our ice axes)!

jvoss

jvoss - Aug 1, 2005 1:04 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 21, 2005  Sucess!

Lots and lots of snow. Glad I brought my Yaxtrax, but wish I would have had gators along. Summited about 9:30am then bailed off the main trail for an extended glissade to the snowfield between Windom and Sunlight. Be sure to bring your axe! Went on to climb Sunlight.



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