Windom Peak Climber's Log

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milan - Oct 21, 2012 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012

Thunderstorm on summit  Sucess!

Fortunatelly it was a little on the side so we were able to summit this incredible peak. Great ridge. Nice views.


Diggler - Oct 1, 2012 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

FINALLY  Sucess!


w/ Dad via standard route.

Left campground (~10,900’) @ 6.03. Hauled ass to Twin Lakes (light sprinkle ~7.30- WTF?!! Trepidation ensued), but then ½ hour break.

After that, fun scrambling! Summited @ 11.31.

WOW- after 21 years (!!!), I’m…done!!!! A very weird idea, feeling, & concept! On the one hand, WHAT a goal (for me @ least) to have finally completed; on the other hand, all of the former unknowns are now knowns- there are no more CO 14er blanks on the map anymore. What a paradox. Such is life, I guess…

Enjoyed spectacular views of the San Juan backcountry, trying to soak it all in. Finally left @ 12.24. Weather fluctuated between rain & sunny- ah, Colorado! Finally back @ camp @ 17.11.

Enjoyed great freeze-dried food @ BEER before dropping into sleep.


Misa - Sep 17, 2012 2:42 am

fun scramble  Sucess!

scrambled up on some class 4 - we lost the trail, but found it on the way down.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Sep 3, 2012 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

Fun hike  Sucess!

Fun hike with my son, brother and Duchess. We scrambled on the south side, and then found the easy normal trail down. Duchess was leading the way and she got us of the track :)

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Aug 30, 2012 2:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

After Eolus and Sunlight  Sucess!

Did Eolus, waited out a storm for 4 hours, did Sunlight...then Windom. Got to this summit at 7:30 pm and ran down the trail to make camp before dark


miztflip - Aug 28, 2012 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2012

Nice Scramble  Sucess!

Climbed with Eolus and Sunlight while enroute from Chicago Basin to Ruby Basin. Nice little scramble.


chicagotransplant - Aug 6, 2012 11:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012

Sunlight Creek  Sucess!

Second time up. This time came over from Sunlight Creek on our pack over the Sunlight Spire-Windom saddle. This high saddle is a pretty reasonable way to get from Sunlight Creek to Chicago Basin, but its a lot of tedious talus hopping with a heavy pack. In any case, it provides a nice alternative access to the crowds in Chicago Basin and allows you to combine a 14er trip with Jagged.


hhsilleck - Aug 2, 2012 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2012

From Sunlight  Sucess!

Fun blocky climb ... super views!


bighornmonkey - Aug 2, 2012 11:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

Part of a quadrufer  Sucess!

9th 14er this year.


skorpeo - Jul 28, 2012 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012

Fortnight of Fourtenners  Sucess!

My sixteenth anniversary!


seano - Jul 20, 2012 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

Standard route  Sucess!

After Eolus, on a basin tour from Purgatory. Trip report.


xpda - Oct 29, 2011 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Windom  Sucess!

with Tim, camped in Chicago Basin

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

Another amazing summit  Sucess!

With views unlike other summits in Colorado. Jagged peak front and center with a sweep of the entire San Juan range in the background.


rasgoat - Sep 6, 2011 7:57 pm

Fun!  Sucess!

Alot more fun than I thought. Near the top, the scrambling was great, along with a beautiful summit and views.


boisedoc - Sep 5, 2011 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2011

Nice climb  Sucess!

Left Chicago basin early to beat the storms but turned out to be a good day weather wise.


indianabob - Sep 5, 2011 12:38 pm

Re: final day of 6-day solo trip from Elk Park

We may have crossed paths when you were on Windom. You probably passed us at some point. What a great day!


indianabob - Sep 5, 2011 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011

My first 14er  Sucess!

Left from camp in Chicago Basin at sunrise and made it up after getting bound up in a boulder field on Peak 18. Poor route finding made it a more interesting and challenging climb than it should have been. Magnificent day! Rain, hail and sleet on the way down but no problems.


seanpeckham - Aug 31, 2011 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011

final day of 6-day solo trip from Elk Park  Sucess!

I spent 4 incredible and wet days backpacking around solo with a tiny tarp and a bivy sac (at times hooking up with some great people I encountered, but at other times having whole drainages to myself) from Elk Park to Chicago Basin, climbed Eolus on day 5, and on day 6 did Sunlight and Windom and went down to the train, which was delayed indefinitely (but turned out to only be a couple hours) due to two rock/mudslides. This was the only day of my trip that wasn't clear in the morning; it wasn't too clear what the clouds were going to do, but I saved Windom for last because it'd be easier to bail off of than Sunlight, and things even cleared up a bit on the way up, but the clouds were thickening on the top (and it was only 9-9:30) so I hurried back down (only to find it clearing up again on and off and not actually raining until I was back at camp). Windom was much more fun than I thought it would be (assumed it was just talus slopes the whole way), thanks to staying on the ridge (easy class 3, I'd call it) instead of following the trail out onto the face (why does it do that anyway??)

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 19, 2011 10:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

Standard Chicago Basin route from Sunlight  Sucess!

This summit ridge was more fun than I anticipated! I enjoyed the wide-open summit block area, perfect for sitting and snacking. It was a bit crowded at the summit, but this is a lovely peak. Descended to camp to be harassed by goats.


myrone - Jul 18, 2011 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

2nd peak of the Chicago Basin 4  Sucess!

Headed over with my friend Bob at 11:02AM from Sunlight Peak. Crossed some snow coming over to the saddle/ridge approach then up to the solitary "block" summit at 1:17PM. Lots of people out on this glorious day. Short glissade on perfect snow on the way down and back to camp in Chicago Basin at 3:58. My 56th 14'er on this fine day...........Sweet!

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