Windom Peak Climber's Log

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altitude14er - Sep 17, 2009 1:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

Route Climbd: All "4" in a long day!  Sucess!

Hiked in from the Purgatory Trailhead! Brutal but fun! Got Eolus, North Eolus, Sunlight & Windom in one summit push!


pyerger - Sep 9, 2009 9:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

best of the three  Sucess!

I loved this peak. My favorate of the three Sunlight, Eolus


davebobk47 - Aug 24, 2009 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009

Combo w/ Sunlight  Sucess!

Lots of goats on the way from lower camp. Fun scrambling - rock is super solid, did some extra class 3 stuff. Perfect weather.


lloyd - May 13, 2009 11:51 pm

1st CO Peak  Sucess!

We climbed Windom and Sunlight....should have done Eolus too. What a beautiful place!

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - May 11, 2009 11:17 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2009

West ridge + ski descent  Sucess!

After skiing from Sunlight, we ascended Windom by the standard E Ridge route dropping our skis off a few hundred ft from the summit. Ben and I watched our buddies, Jim and Weston ski the top part of the widowmaker couloir, then made our way back to our skies to descend via the furthest east coulior on the north face. Great day!


Rogers - Dec 12, 2008 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

standard route  Sucess!

First real mountain post-surgery...just barely made the train back to Durango at the end of the day too. Good day all around.


byates - Dec 4, 2008 10:31 am

In the Clouds  Sucess!

Completely in cloud, couldn't see a thing!


Dropmo40 - Nov 11, 2008 1:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2008

cross over  Sucess!

Descend this route after going up N.W. Face, good tour from the loop on sunlight, oh ya did i mention the cave for shelter from the storm muahhaha


thebeave7 - Aug 27, 2008 10:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008

Dayhiking from Purgatory  Sucess!

Dayhike run from the Purgatory trailhead. 42miles and 12000ft gain/loss over a beautiful route. Perfect weather and a great day out, though the trail was busy. Climbed from the saddle with Sunlight spire, stayed on the class 3/4 rock for better footing, still loose.


HokieJim - Aug 23, 2008 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

Second time  Sucess!

Traversed across from Sunlight. Little bit of lingering snow up top made the route finding a bit tricky. Fun summit block!


MollyL - Aug 22, 2008 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

2nd Summit  Sucess!

After Sunlight, a relaxing climb! Great views - but the weather got dicey on the way some hail and even a little lightening!


spannring29 - Aug 9, 2008 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

13 of 14  Sucess!

Thirteenth of 14 14ers in 11 days, with a traverse over from Sunlight. My legs were quite tired by this point, but it was a fun hike and boulder hop.

mattpierce - Aug 8, 2008 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007

Chicago Basin

Only managed Windom on this trip as there was still considerable snow


MountainHikerCO - Aug 5, 2008 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

Third Time  Sucess!

We were fortunate with the weather. No rain the day we hiked in. The following day we started at 2:45 am. We lost the trail to Eolus for a stretch in the moonless dark after passing Twin Lakes. We got N Eolus first, then Eolus. It was then over to Sunlight. I have stood on that summit block before so this time I was content to tag the top. On the way down Sunlight we had some rain with hail. It cleared up though for our climb of Windom. We were back to camp at 11,500' at around 5:30. The goats were waiting for us!


Kiefer - Jul 25, 2008 5:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008

NW face variation  Sucess!

Got a good partial snow climb in on the face and followed it up by some decent scrambling till I hit the ridge.
Windom is a good mountain! I was surprised. Great views. Climbed it after Sunlight.


chicagotransplant - Jul 8, 2008 10:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

Climbed the standard route with Jamie Nellis after climbing Sunlight. Still a lot of snow in the basin between these two, but nothing unreasonable, an ice axe is useful to get to the saddle with Peak 18.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 25, 2008 9:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2001

Grand Slam for MountainHikerette  Sucess!

This was my second climb of Windom, Sunlight & Eolus. We did N Eolus & Eolus first, then Sunlight & Windom. With Windom, my wife finished climbing all of the Colorado fourteeners. With this climb I completed climbing all the Colorado fourteeners a second time.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 25, 2008 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1994

From Silverton  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Windom, Sunlight & Eolus. I took the train from Silverton to save a day. After getting off the afternoon train at Needleton, I hiked up to treeline and made camp. I was hiking at first light the next morning. I did Windom first, then Sunlight, N Eolus and then Eolus. It had rained at lot that week so the top of Windom had a coat of ice.

After tearing down camp I hiked most of the way to the trailhead before sundown. I then caught the morning train to Silverton and drove back to Denver that afternoon.


tomlauren - Jan 29, 2008 10:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2005

Windom - Sunlight - Eolus in a day  Sucess!

From camp in Chicago Basin, climbed the Northwest Face of Windom Peak, the South Slopes up to Sunlight Peak, and then the Northeast Ridge of Mount Eolus with my friend Jason. We started hiking at 4:30 AM and reached the summit of Windom Peak just as the sun was rising. The rocks on the approach were icy and slippery.


gremlin - Oct 24, 2007 4:16 pm

normal route  Sucess!

fun bit of scrambling, and great for multiple peak linkups

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