Peak:  Mt. Wilson (14er)
 Route:  Southwest Slopes
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Pak Pagosa
 Date of Info:  09/03/2020
 Date Posted:  09/19/2020
 Details

The 14er.com route description from the Kilpacker Trailhead is spot on. Once you reach talus, know that the roundtrip on it will be roughly 10 kms, so make sure you're physically up for it. Upon reaching Mt. Wilson's base at the back of Kilpacker Basin, pay close attention to the route description photos, particularly as it relates to your descent. And also be mindful of climbers doing the traverse from El Diente along the connecting ridge. There were a few the day of my climb, but I arrived at the summit well before they did and coordinated my descent with their ascent in order to mitigate the rockfall hazard for me. Absolutely wear a helmet.



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