Windom Peak Climber's Log

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HokieJim

HokieJim - Aug 23, 2008 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

Second time  Sucess!

Traversed across from Sunlight. Little bit of lingering snow up top made the route finding a bit tricky. Fun summit block!

MollyL

MollyL - Aug 22, 2008 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

2nd Summit  Sucess!

After Sunlight, a relaxing climb! Great views - but the weather got dicey on the way down....got some hail and even a little lightening!

spannring29

spannring29 - Aug 9, 2008 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

13 of 14  Sucess!

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.

mattpierce - Aug 8, 2008 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007

Chicago Basin

Only managed Windom on this trip as there was still considerable snow

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Aug 5, 2008 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

Third Time  Sucess!

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!

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jul 25, 2008 5:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008

NW face variation  Sucess!

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.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jul 8, 2008 10:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

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.

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Feb 25, 2008 9:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2001

Grand Slam for MountainHikerette  Sucess!

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.

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Feb 25, 2008 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1994

From Silverton  Sucess!

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.

tomlauren

tomlauren - Jan 29, 2008 10:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2005

Windom - Sunlight - Eolus in a day  Sucess!

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.

gremlin

gremlin - Oct 24, 2007 4:16 pm

normal route  Sucess!

fun bit of scrambling, and great for multiple peak linkups

dr_gonz

dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:48 pm

long day  Sucess!

finished this one after doing sunlight... then walked out the vallecito trail. gorgeous. lots of rain and lightning in the pass leaving Chicago Basin.

bernardhohman

bernardhohman - Jul 31, 2007 11:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Excellent Weather  Sucess!

Monsoon weather held off long enough for us to enjoy this one.

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Jul 29, 2007 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

N. Slopes  Sucess!

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!

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 11, 2007 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

Ran up!  Sucess!

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!

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Jun 17, 2007 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007

Great climb!  Sucess!

Climbed the snow covered west ridge to the summit.

genmai3

genmai3 - May 25, 2007 3:29 pm

West Ridge  Sucess!

A fun talus-hopping route. Windom may not be the most exciting peak in the area, but it is a great spot to view and contemplate C-Basin and the environs.

sbkelley

sbkelley - May 24, 2007 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006

Standard Route from Sunlgiht  Sucess!

Was steeper than it looked from below, but made for fun scrambling! Storms were going great guns early in the morning, so didn't have much time to enjoy the top at 10 am.

snowhiker

snowhiker - Feb 28, 2007 8:46 pm

Chicago Basin  Sucess!

nuttylos (carlos) and i summited and i love the Chicago Basin one of the best ares in Coloardo some killer views

shknbke

shknbke - Sep 5, 2006 4:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

west ridge

Windom was summit #5 on the day for me as the weather held, so the scrambling on the west ridge really wore me out.

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