Windom Peak Climber's Log

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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!


Hyadventure - Jul 5, 2011 7:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Fun Scramble!  Sucess!

This was a very fun scramble up the ridge.

REM - Jun 6, 2011 11:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2004

From Chicago Basin

Unfinished business...


cftbq - Apr 7, 2011 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

Std. combo w/ Sunlight--west ridge  Sucess!

Don't know how I neglected to note this one. A fabulous climb to an eerie summit, especially in the fog!

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jan 21, 2011 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2001

Great!  Sucess!

Hard to beat this place.


centrifuge - Jan 12, 2011 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

an awesome area  Sucess!

to climb in!

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008

Eolus, Sunlight and Windom from Purgatory TH  Sucess!

42 mile day from Purgatory TH with Eric Lee. Got all three 14ers (Eolus, Sunlight and Windom) and North Eolus. Great day!


billscherz - Sep 27, 2010 11:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Nice scramble  Sucess!

Nice blocky scramble.


strudolyubov - Sep 20, 2010 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2010

N. Eolus-Eolus-Sunlight-Windom  Sucess!

Fourth 14er summit of the day. Ascended the standard West Ridge route after climbing Sunlight. Cool-looking summit block, beautiful weather, incredible views!


punchline - Sep 6, 2010 3:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Great weather  Sucess!

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.

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Sep 5, 2010 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Windom Standard Route  Sucess!

Climbed after reaching Sunlights summit block. Sinlight was my first class 4 rated 14er. Windom was #31 of my Colorado 14er project.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Aug 29, 2010 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

From Purgatory  Sucess!

My favorite summit in the San Juans to-date.


ErikaRN - Aug 26, 2010 10:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010

Rain  Sucess!

A lot of rain on our trip yet beautiful and rugged nonetheless

Wiktoria Plawska

Wiktoria Plawska - Jul 30, 2010 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

Yes  Sucess!

Kind of easy but fun, great views from the top, new friends. After this did sunlight in a day.


theREALCarpeDM - Apr 8, 2010 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

Perfect Weather!  Sucess!

Chicago Basin is awesome!


Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 12:46 am

winning on Windom  Sucess!

Winning on Windom, was winsome. If only I had done it in winter.


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!

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