Peak(s):  Jupiter Mtn  -  13,830 feet
Date Posted:  08/23/2010
Date Climbed:   08/18/2010
Author:  Wyoming Bob
 Jupiter Mountain - Southwest Ridge  

Climbed Jupiter Mountain during the course of a group climb in Chicago Basin. 14'er baggers went to Twin lakes, 13'er bagger went to Jupiter. Sunny half day climb, no other climbers in sight but for one on the summit of Windom.

Enjoyed train, rain, hail, rain, hail, a bit more rain . . . you get the idea . . . and a summit.

For the usual narrative covering the approach from Durango to camp via train, here's a link and for a climb proper narrative another link.

Of course the requisite teaser photos:

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions
Wyoming Bob

Great idea ('cause I gotta go back up there)
08/26/2010 22:31
A good idea for next summer as most of our group ”must” go back. The weather precluded my climbing partner of 10 years from tagging #53. That means a re-do and me looking to kill time on something other than Windom. Then we will be off to Ruby Creek from the top to finish up the week.

More importantly, nice looking Tuxedo cat! I have almost the exact same model. Does this mean there are cat people who climb?



Class 2+.... or 4
08/24/2010 20:39
Thanks for posting this Bob, I have this peak in my sights for next summer and appreciate the beta. Good to know that I should be prepared for a bit of class 4, since Roach's route description rates this as a 2+ affair. But hey, should make for a little excitement, right?

Looks like you're making steady progress on the top 100... keep up the good work and keep the reports coming!

Wyoming Bob

The 4 is quite limited but there . . .
08/24/2010 23:43
Thanks for the thumbs up on the TR. Seems like there are a bunch of 2+ with ”say what” asterisk climbs in that area. Thinking back, I thought that both Windom and Eolus had bits of ”+” terrain as compared to the guidebook ratings.

Do Jupiter as the others will be busy above Twin Lakes . . .



One of my favorites ...
08/25/2010 18:56
I really do enjoy the summit of Jupiter .. just enough spice to make it fun and the views are FANTASTIC. Next time, H, you should give Grizzly Peak a go (from Columbine Pass) ... another fun one with some interesting scrambling mixed in. Thanks for posting. Happy trails, my friend!

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