Was steeper than it looked from below, but made for fun scrambling! Storms were going great guns early in the morning, so didn't have much time to enjoy the top at 10 am.
nuttylos (carlos) and i summited and i love the Chicago Basin one of the best ares in Coloardo some killer views
Windom was summit #5 on the day for me as the weather held, so the scrambling on the west ridge really wore me out.
Beautiful views and a great summit.
Went up from Sunlight. Weather rolling in as soon as we summited so we couldn't enjoy the views
too fast to enjoy...
Good snow, could not pass it up.
Climbed it with my dad at age 4.
If I were a goat, perhaps I would live there.
Up the West ridge, then down the north and over to Sunlight.
After this one, I climbed Sunlight, and then hiked out all the way to Purgatory, making at 20-mile day.
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.
See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_eolus
Thunderstorms on Windom
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!!!!
Almost didn't make it back down the mountain due to hail, lightening, and bad weather. However, it was worth it in the end!
First 14er! Took the standard route from Chicago Basin. Beautiful climb, lots of mountain goats, very enjoyable trainride. Altogether, a 10!
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.
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.