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Chicago Basin Climb

Postby rquayle » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:23 pm

We plan to climb Eolus, Windom and Sunlight at the end of June.

From reading prior reports, it looks like there might still be a lot of snow.

Do we need:

*Snowshoes?
*Crampons?
*Ice axes?

Are good trail running shoes ok (with Kahtoola microspikes and gaiters) or do we need to wear heavier boots and crampons?

Thanks!
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Re: Chicago Basin Climb

Postby Jcwhite » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:25 pm

Roanmtnman just got back. I bet he'll chime in.
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Re: Chicago Basin Climb

Postby DurangoDude » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:02 pm

Hi there, im new here and just wanted to show some pics from my chicago basin trip last week... hope this helps... You don't need any snowshoes, but crampons and axe for sure! :)

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=6101&parmpeak=Sunlight+Peak&cpgm=tripmain

Re: Chicago Basin Climb

Postby snowmanco » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:54 pm

I'm going end of June as well, maybe I'll see ya there!

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Re: Chicago Basin Climb

Postby muzik83 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:25 am

I'll be there at the end of june as well! Think crampons will be necessary to cross some snow fields at that point?

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Re: Chicago Basin Climb

Postby Keyser Soze » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:47 pm

Was up there around the 4th of July last year. How does the snow compare to last year up there? Any lingering concerns about snow moving around still (stories of dust layers and recent snow in my mind)? While I have experience traveling over snow with a buddy who knows snow conditions I admit I am a novice.

Thanks!

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