Ascent of Sunlight Peak on 1995-07-26

Climber: Larry Versaw

Others in Party:Aaon
Date:Wednesday, July 26, 1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Train
Peak:Sunlight Peak
    Elevation:14059 ft / 4285 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got off train at Needleton and hiked up Chicago Basin to above timberline, which was no small feat with our fully loaded backpacks and a steep trail with waterfalls and other obstacles. We were quite tired and didn't find a level or dry place to pitch the tent. It was almost dark when we bedded down. But by the light of morning we could tell that we were very close to the Sunlight Peak, and we were greatly encouraged. We were on the trail early and climbed up a steep snow slope, then maneuvered to the summit rock on Sunlight.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
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