Windom Peak Climber's Log

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Woodie Hopper - Sep 8, 2021 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2021

Chicago Basin 4 pack (4th of 4 14ers)  Sucess!

Final peak done in a single day push from the Purgatory TH. Gorgeous day with wind, but too warm for me. Dehydration was an issue. Came from Sunlight. I was really glad to finally have an opportunity to get these done!


yadahzoemtn - Mar 15, 2020 10:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2019

Along with Sunlight  Sucess!

My climbing partner had a bout with kidney stones on the descent.


Moogie737 - Aug 30, 2019 10:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2019

Combination route with Sunlight 1st, then Windom west ridge  Sucess!

#1 08-26-19 W/ Yadazoemtn. Beautiful weather: warm and a cloudless sky. Had to cross several snowfields in the upper basin to come from Sunlight to the saddle between Windom and Peak 18. Fun scrambling with a well-cairned trail to the unusual summit blocks.


eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 11:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2018

Standard route from Purgatory Flats  Sucess!

Enjoyed views over Chicago Basin; approached without train (from Purgatory Flats trailhead)


Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2017

#18  Sucess!

It was like a puzzle to connect the parts of snow that were good enough to get traction with running shoes to achieve the ridge. Nice climber's trail through the boulder pile to the top.

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:15 pm

Windom Peak  Sucess!

In the early 2000s.


RMdaytripsgrl - Jul 21, 2016 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2016

Stay on Route!  Sucess!

Did this as a double after Sunlight because we thought "class 2" = "easy". I would not call this class 2 once on the ridge, Class 3 in my book - but we got off route on the ascent-there are cairns EVERYWHERE on this mtn and we were fooled. What we ended up on was some very sketchy very class 3/4 loose gullies and boulders on the N face below the ridge. On the way down (and after a mini-meltdown) the route was much easier to follow and just easier in general. Whatever you do, stay near the ridge crest!


Scott - Nov 3, 2015 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Windom  Sucess!

Climbed with my four year old son. See Trip Report.


voxnihili - Aug 17, 2015 11:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2015

Fun  Sucess!

Fun climb. Excellent views.


astroclimber - Sep 20, 2014 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

Great Trip  Sucess!

Got this one after Sunlight. With Kat and Dave.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jul 30, 2014 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2014

Amazing views!  Sucess!

Last peak out of four Chicago Basin 14ers, easy hike, great views from top!


triyoda - Jul 15, 2014 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012

Nice and blocky  Sucess!

Got kind of a late start out of camp due to some early rain, but was able to get this one in. Nice easy scrambling on big blocks.


SarahThompson - Dec 29, 2013 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005

Summer & Winter  Sucess!

8/10/05 - Climbed std route from camp in Chicago Basin after Sunlight.

12/23/12 - Part of a week long winter trip to Chicago Basin. Backpacked in from train drop at Cascade. Climbed the standard route after tackling Sunlight Peak.


MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 7:57 am

Windom  Sucess!

I love Chicago Basin!


DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 1:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2012

Sunlight-Windom combo  Sucess!

Climbed over from Sunlight and just got Windom before early storms kicked in. This was a straight-forward, more "relaxing" scramble that I'd like to return to sometime!


theuglybear - Sep 4, 2013 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2013

West Ridge  Sucess!

Surprisingly enjoyable, especially the finish. K's first mountain.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

With Sunlight  Sucess!

Climbed Sunlight then Windom from Chicago Basin. Lovely day!


lapotka - Apr 8, 2013 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

2 fer  Sucess!

nice jaunt from Sunlight across the scree valley


shanahan96 - Mar 20, 2013 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

into the hailstorm  Sucess!

sunlight was sunny....windom was not. i climbed up windom for 15-20 minutes in the worst hailstorm i've ever experienced. it wasn't pleasant, but i wasn't turning around unless i heard thunder. once it relented, all was good. it was a tad slippery, but i was never put in an uncomfortable situation.

the summit was surprising!



Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

Solo  Sucess!

steeper than people say...

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