First real mountain post-surgery...just barely made the train back to Durango at the end of the day too. Good day all around.
Completely in cloud, couldn't see a thing!
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
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.
Traversed across from Sunlight. Little bit of lingering snow up top made the route finding a bit tricky. Fun summit block!
After Sunlight, a relaxing climb! Great views - but the weather got dicey on the way down....got some hail and even a little lightening!
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.
Only managed Windom on this trip as there was still considerable snow
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
fun bit of scrambling, and great for multiple peak linkups
finished this one after doing sunlight... then walked out the vallecito trail. gorgeous. lots of rain and lightning in the pass leaving Chicago Basin.
Monsoon weather held off long enough for us to enjoy this one.
Climbed the little remaining snow on the N. face to the W. ridge. Cool summit! I cannot verify this, but apparently, my partner claims a very large block on the summit shifted when we sat on it...Don't put too much faith in the rock up there!
We got to the saddle at 11:20 when clouds were building. I wanted to snag it so I nearly ran up and got to the summit 15 minutes later!
Climbed the snow covered west ridge to the summit.