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BradBartickFrom Bakerville exit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2016


Park your car and walk due north to the summit. 2 miles car to summit with 3800 gain. The description on the main page that starts 100 yards down the on ramp is succinct and accurate. I did my best to make cairns to get you to a footpath that is a huge help. One great thing about the line I took was that it led to a ridge of squat bristlecone pines at treeline, which are often hundreds of years old. They are beautiful trees and it's great they are perched where few people ever set foot. The upper slopes hold awesome spring BC ski potential.
Posted May 30, 2016 5:33 pm

Matt LemkeFrom Bakerville Exit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2010

Matt Lemke

An anomaly! Weather was 60 degrees, sunny and calm...in January!
Hiked up the trail and climbed right up the wind blown west slopes to Parnassus and traversed to Bard. Ridge was also clear of snow.
My first trip of the decade.
Posted Jan 12, 2016 7:43 pm

shanahan96winter is coming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2008


different route, bard's south ridge starting from I-70 at the bakersville TH. heavy winds and blowing snow all day long gave us a clear indication that summer is long gone.

Posted Nov 29, 2015 10:04 pm

rmjwintersFrom Waltrous over Parnassus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2015


From Waltrous over Parnassus
Posted Aug 23, 2015 6:17 pm

Liba Kopeckovawindy hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2014

Liba Kopeckova

From Herman TH, not much snow at all, easy hiking, strong wind, went up Parnassus, onto Bard, then continued to Robeson, retraced back and returned (had to rehike Bard and Parnassus) over Woods and Machebeuf. Easy bushwasck back down to the trail.
Posted Nov 9, 2014 9:51 am

belexesRuby Creek Mega-Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2014


Meetup.com hike with Leonard & Bernice (and Leonard's dog, Maya). We got Engelmann & Robeson, then climbed up Bard. We saw no other hikers on the first three peaks. Then it was on to Parnassus.
Posted Oct 26, 2014 5:54 pm

rockymountaindivaPerfect day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2014


We found the trailhead near the yellow "chain-up" sign west of the westbound on ramp. Lost the trail a few times but overall a great hike on a perfect day in the mountains. A bull elk and his harem were hanging out above treeline, watching us ascend. From the top we could see that Denver was enveloped in clouds!
Posted Sep 12, 2014 6:22 pm

jfulcherw/Parnassus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


Up Parnassus via Watrous gulch. Down from the Parnussus-Bard saddle to pick up the Bard gulch trail. ~9 mile day.
Posted Aug 17, 2013 3:19 pm

argothorWoods - Parnassus - Bard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2013


Started at Herman Gulch, hiked up the Watrous Gulch trail, and then headed up to the Woods-Parnassus saddle before heading up to the summit of Woods Mountain. Then headed back down to the saddle and hiked up the tundra covered slope of Parnassus before heading over to Bard. There was quite a bit of snow on the slopes over to Bard, but it was consolidated enough that it was pretty easy to walk on. On the descent we headed back to the saddle between Bard and Parnassus to the Bard Creek Trail. We only briefly found the trail near the boulder field before losing it, at which point we hiked up the steep slopes of the southern arm of Parnussus to a small shelf where we found the trail which we took back to the trailhead.
Posted Jun 13, 2013 10:04 am

telemarkdudeFrom Bakerville Exit TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013


Very nice route. Continuous snow up the gully and the west ridge to the summit. Did it early enough that there was very minimal postholing.
Posted Jun 1, 2013 9:07 pm

milanGaining the prominence  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2012
Since I wasn't able to hike it from Parnassus due to high wind and cold weather, I hiked it from the opposite side with Engelmann and Robeson.
Posted Oct 24, 2012 4:49 pm

Brian Kalet6 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

Brian Kalet

With Silver Plume Mountain, Republican Mountain, Sherman Mountain, Democrat Mountain & Columbia Mountain.
Posted Jul 6, 2012 1:29 pm

DerekFreedBard, Parnassus, Woods and Machebeuf  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2012


Started from Herman Gulch, wrapped around Parnassus and up the SW slopes of Bard. Followed the ridge on over Parnassus, over to Woods, over to Machebeuf, then bushwhacked back down to the Watrous Gulch/Bard Trail Intersection. Nice loop, easy terrain.
Posted Jun 16, 2012 12:21 pm

SenadRStrenuous hike from I-70  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2012


Strenuous hike from Stevens Gulch, this route will test your legs for sure, some big time postholing but overall nice day.
Posted Apr 1, 2012 7:11 pm

theREALCarpeDMRuby Loop - w/o the loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2012


We had the luck of the Irish today. Okay, maybe not. I wanted Parnassus, too, but my partners had time limitations. Went up Engelmann, Robeson, and Bard only.
Posted Mar 17, 2012 8:23 pm

chicagotransplantRuby Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2011


Second time, loop of Ruby Creek from Urad Mine with Scot and Brian climbing Engelmann, Bard and Parnassus. Very windy day, so we skipped the unranked Robeson to stay off the ridge and out of the wind!
Posted Oct 30, 2011 6:59 pm

hhsilleckFrom Watrous Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2011


With my cousin-in-law Alex ... nice walk up the tundra. The beetle kill trees down low are sad.
Posted Jul 22, 2011 12:48 pm

Jeremy HakesShuttle!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

Jeremy Hakes

Bard Creek Basin loop - Democrat, Republican, Sherman, Silver Plume, Bard, Robeson, Engleman. Started at 11,500 from the east, did the basin, back to the Bard Creek TH. Just under 14 miles, just under 5k' gain.
Posted Oct 3, 2010 10:42 am

shknbkenorth ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2010


Started from Bard Creek TH and hit Engleman, Robeson, Bard, Silver Plume, Sherman, and Republican.
Posted Aug 10, 2010 7:05 pm

Jeremy HakesRe: north ridge

Jeremy Hakes

Where did you come down off of Republican, Kevin?
Posted Oct 3, 2010 10:37 am

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