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Ascent of Windom Peak on 2000-07-03

Climber: Jeff Crow

Others in Party:Alisa Bernard
Greg Bernard
Date:Monday, July 3, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Windom Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14087 ft / 4293 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ride Durango, Narrow Gauge Train from Durango, CO to Needleton TH. Needleton TH to Chicago Basin where we set up an excellent high camp near the lakes & tarns. Route up from upper basin summiting Windom, (14,087') then traversing the Catwalk to Eolus, (14,084'), while partners watched from below. Left basin to retrace route out to train. Stopped train & boarded to ride back to Durango, CO.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 3 & 4
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Rope, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:3 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
High Pressure



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