Mount Eolus and North Eolus – Colorado 14ers number 32 and 33 done.
An oh-dark-thirty start out of our campsite in the Chicago Basin, and we arrived at Twin Lakes just as the sun was starting to come up.
We had read a lot about the famous Catwalk across to Mount Eolus, but we both agreed that the routefinding to the summit was more difficult than traversing the narrow ridge.
North Eolus is a short simple climb once you return across the Catwalk to the saddle, and then you have the long slog back down.
After yesterday’s rain on the hike in, we were thankful to have dry skies and puffy picturesque clouds to enjoy a day of fun climbing!
Twin Lakes Morning
The Twin Lakes are still as glass as we make our way up the mountain.
The Famous Catwalk over to Mount Eolus. We agreed it should be called the Cakewalk.
North Eolus is beckoning us from the catwalk.
Up Up Up
Greg makes his way up Mount Eolus
I take a moment to ponder the best line up this wall.
Greg coming up North Eolus behind me.
North Eolus Marker
Taking a moment to look out over the San Juan Mountains from the top of North Eolus.
You can tell that Greg is enjoying this climb!
Looking towards Sunlight Peak and Windom Peak, tomorrow’s climb.
The lush greenery as we head down into Chicago Basin is quite a contrast from the rugged rock above.
Eolus and North Eolus Google Earth
Google Earth visual of the route up Mount Eolus and North Eolus
This isn’t my video, but it’s a good perspective of the Catwalk!
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