Hard to beat this place.
to climb in!
42 mile day from Purgatory TH with Eric Lee. Got all three 14ers (Eolus, Sunlight and Windom) and North Eolus. Great day!
Nice blocky scramble.
Fourth 14er summit of the day. Ascended the standard West Ridge route after climbing Sunlight. Cool-looking summit block, beautiful weather, incredible views!
Managed to sneak in a few days of exploring from the Chicago Basin area without a lot of rain. Watched the trail restoration team hard at work across the way on Sunlight.
Climbed after reaching Sunlights summit block. Sinlight was my first class 4 rated 14er. Windom was #31 of my Colorado 14er project.
My favorite summit in the San Juans to-date.
Met with friends from 30 years ago and had a great time in Chicago Basin.
A lot of rain on our trip yet beautiful and rugged nonetheless
Kind of easy but fun, great views from the top, new friends. After this did sunlight in a day.
Chicago Basin is awesome!
Winning on Windom, was winsome. If only I had done it in winter.
Hiked in from the Purgatory Trailhead! Brutal but fun! Got Eolus, North Eolus, Sunlight & Windom in one summit push!
I loved this peak. My favorate of the three Sunlight, Eolus
Lots of goats on the way from lower camp. Fun scrambling - rock is super solid, did some extra class 3 stuff. Perfect weather.
We climbed Windom and Sunlight....should have done Eolus too. What a beautiful place!
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!
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!