Mount Eolus


Mount Eolus
Mount Eolus

Mount Eolus
Elevation 14,084 ft (4,293 m) NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 2,164 ft (660 m) [1]
Listing Colorado Fourteener
Location
Mount Eolus is located in Colorado
Mount Eolus
Colorado
Location La Plata County, Colorado, USA
Range San Juan Mountains, Needle Mountains
Coordinates 37°37′18″N 107°37′22″W / 37.62167°N 107.62278°W / 37.62167; -107.62278Coordinates: 37°37′18″N 107°37′22″W / 37.62167°N 107.62278°W / 37.62167; -107.62278[2]
Topo map USGS Columbine Pass
Climbing
Easiest route Scramble (Class 3)

Mount Eolus is a fourteener in the U.S. state of Colorado, the highest of the Needle Mountains (a subrange of the San Juan Mountains). It is located in the Weminuche Wilderness (part of the San Juan National Forest) in La Plata County approximately 13 miles (21 km) south of Silverton.

Mount Eolus is one of three fourteeners in the Needle Mountains; the others are Sunlight Peak and Windom Peak. All three peaks are located around the cirque known as Upper Chicago Basin. Eolus lies to the west of the upper basin, while the other peaks lie on the east side. These peaks are among the most remote of the fourteeners and have a strong wilderness character.

North Eolus, elevation 14,039 ft (4,279 m), is a northern subpeak of Mount Eolus, which is not usually counted as a separate peak or as an official fourteener, since it has a topographic prominence of only 159 ft (48 m).[3] However it is sometimes climbed in conjunction with Eolus.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Mount Eolus, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=5860. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Mount Eolus". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:187988. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  3. ^ "North Eolus, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=5859. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  4. ^ Louis W. Dawson II (1996). Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Volume 2. Blue Clover Press. ISBN 0-9628867-2-6. 

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