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GeorgeJamesViewtastic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

GeorgeJames

Over from Parnassus via Watrous Gulch, descended down the valley between the two, all the way down to I-70. Had to hike a couple miles along the highway to get back to the Herman Gulch TH, which was silly, but not nearly as bad as I had imagined. Exceptional views from this Peak. Very few other people on these mountains for a beautiful Sunday in summer.
Posted Jun 30, 2008 1:12 pm

MountainHikerCOwith Parnassas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2002

MountainHikerCO

We first climbed Parnassus from the Herman Gulch trailhead, then over to Bard. For the return we dropped down to a trail that stays on the I-70 side of the mountain until it gets back to Watrous Gulch.
Posted Mar 19, 2008 9:40 pm

peakrat76Bard + Englemann+Robeson+Parnassus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 1987

peakrat76

A 4-Peak loop starting from the old Urad Mine area. Solo. Started on old Ruby Creek Road (foot traffic only) and worked towards Englemann. No trails, just up the slopes. Found nifty marmot jawbone. Once on top, just made a long traverse across the peaks. Very, very windy and cold day. But a great, great climb. One doesn't get four 13'ers in a day too often.
Posted Jan 3, 2008 3:03 pm

MattKParnassus and Bard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

MattK

Wedding anniversary trip. Backpacked in below saddle of Parnassus and Woods. Hiked Parnassus and Bard. Beautiful days!!
Posted Dec 28, 2007 6:23 pm

Foxy Long BottomsEngelmann, Robeson and Bard.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

Foxy Long Bottoms

yep
Posted Jun 10, 2007 9:06 pm

Eric HolleBarbnassus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2007

Eric Holle

Ben and I finished the climb that Tim and I started last week. There were 30 elk and 7 bighorn sheep up there. Greatest glissade ever coming back down.
Posted Feb 7, 2007 3:58 am

Eric Holle"BARBEMANN" point to point.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2007

Eric Holle

We almost got search and rescued, a chopper flew down the valley and stopped to check on us less than an hour into the hike!
Posted Feb 2, 2007 6:26 am

Timothy Pearl"BARBEMANN" point to point.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2007

Timothy Pearl

Hwy 40 to I-70 Bakersville including Engelmann, Robeson and Bard. No Pernassus this time due to time, wind and energy constraints. A nice long march in the winter wind. With my death-march partner Eric Holle, of course.
Posted Jan 30, 2007 11:22 pm

chicagotransplant"Barnassoods" Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2006

chicagotransplant

Climbed solo with Mt Parnassus and Woods Mtn the Sunday after Thanksgiving to burn off that turkey. Windy and cold on the summit, but I was able to find a calm pocket to enjoy the views!
Posted Nov 27, 2006 3:16 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: From Watrous Gulch via Mt. Parnassus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2006

altitude14er

A GREAT way to spend a day of vacation on a Tuesday. Clear skies and complete solitude was the prevailing theme for this adventure! I know of areas farther from Denver that see more visitors than this superb place.
Posted Sep 17, 2006 4:28 pm

KieferWaterous Gulch via Parnassius  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2006

Kiefer

Some massive snowfields high up on the saddle extending down for maybe 100 meters. The connecting ridge also had some nice snow pinnicles and wierdly high snowdrifts on Bards ridge. Challenging & exhausting work but enjoyable. The snow was pretty good even at 2:00pm in the afternoon. As Grant says, very nice panoramic views too! No one else to be seen all day.
Posted May 17, 2006 7:20 pm

markhyamsfrom Bakerville  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 1999

markhyams

Lots of postholing in the trees, but straightforward after that. Great 2000' glissade on the way down.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 4:47 pm

djilkRoute Climbed: Watrous Gulch via Parnassus Date Climbed: July 1, 2005  Sucess!
Was planning only to climb Parnassus but it was such a beautiful day I traversed over to Bard. To avoid a large snowfield it was necessary to descend about 300' below the ridgeline. Saw some bighorns on the tundra descending from Bard to the Bard Creek Trail!
Posted Jul 14, 2005 6:22 pm

miztflipRoute Climbed: South Ridge of Parnassus to Bard Date Climbed: June 14, 2005  Sucess!

miztflip

I hiked the Bard Creek trail until I was below the south ridge of Parnassus. I then climbed to Parn. summit and traversed to Bard. I returned via the Bard Creek Trail. Encountered snow up high but otherwise dry. Great hike across alpine tundra.
Posted Jun 14, 2005 2:45 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: May 21, 2005  Sucess!

RyanS

We did the Grand Circle route up Englemann, Robeson, Parnassus, Bard and Woods starting from the Urad Mine and ending at the Herman Gulch TH.
Posted Jun 8, 2005 2:45 pm

AsphazellRoute Climbed: Bard Creek Trail Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Asphazell

Great place to go, I love the Watrous Gulch area. It was 4th of July weekend, 2004 and we were the only people back there camping. Unbelievable! Another Bi-Centennial to mark off.
Posted Mar 1, 2005 3:27 pm

mr_gRoute Climbed: Bard Creek Trail Date Climbed: October 8, 2004  Sucess!

mr_g

The weather was beautiful, which was a good thing. I wrongly assumed there would not be too much snow due to the route facing south. I was sadly mistaken.

Once I reached the flat shoulder at 11,900 and traversed the rock field, the fun began! I climbed though areas of snow that were close to 3 feet deep in spots! The summit was covered totally in snow, and I had a hard time determining if I actually was there until I found the survey marker. There was no summit cairn or summit log (that I could find, that is).

My time up was close to five hours - two more than I anticipated, although the weather was great and the temperatures were moderate. It took me about three hours to get back down.

A nice climb, although my legs really felt it the next day. My face got a little red too from all of the reflective sun from the snowfield. All in all, a good trip with lots of great view of surrounding peaks.

Posted Oct 9, 2004 9:44 pm

HalikuRoute Climbed: Bakerville Date Climbed: 1 Aug 2004

Haliku

For 'only' a five mile climb I was impressed; a much harder day than I had planned. The route finding added a nice change. I didn't see anyone from the time I left the truck till I returned 5 hours later. The 360 view from the top is great. This route was harder than many 14ers. A compass and map should be taken.
Posted Aug 1, 2004 11:26 pm

Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: Traverse from Mount Parnassus from Herman Gulch TH Date Climbed: August 23, 2003  Sucess!

Ryan Kowalski

A great summit considering its easy access and close proximity to Denver. Watrous Gulch is a great alternative to the extremely crowded Herman Gulch
Posted Feb 24, 2004 4:17 pm

JonBradfordRoute Climbed: Traverse from Mount Parnassus from Herman Gulch TH Date Climbed: August 4, 2002  Sucess!

JonBradford

A nice summit for being so close to noisy smelly I-70. Climbed with my dog Sopris.

Jon Bradford
Posted Oct 24, 2003 10:01 pm

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