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PeakbugEldorado #18  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2013

Peakbug

Good spring hike with rkymtn. Enjoyed finding our way to the summit with some off-trail fun. Took a bit longer than expected though...
Posted Jul 7, 2013 6:06 pm

BergerDeep Snow/North Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2013

Berger

With Buster. Lots of deep snow once we left Rattlesnake trail. Tough going but fun. Buster keeps on impressing me with the crap he will put up with and plow through with me. Truely an amazing mountain dog. We could not find a trail down and just bush wacked through the snow down the steep slope to the train tracks. Fun day.
Posted Apr 22, 2013 10:25 pm

rkymtnNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2013

rkymtn

A fun hike with my wife. Route finding and easy scrambles along the ridge made for a more engaging outing than a typical walk-up ascent. There are beautiful views of Eldorado Canyon, the Continental Divide, and the eastern plains. The weather was phenomenal as well.
Posted Apr 1, 2013 3:05 pm

SenadR North Ridge   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2013

SenadR

North Ridge was fun, regardless of late start, almost noon, this hike/climb haven't disappointed me at all. Great sunday afternoon in the hills!
Posted Mar 31, 2013 8:19 pm

shknbkeNW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2011

shknbke

Took the scrambly n.w. ridge to the lower northern summit. Had to tag the 4th class summit in stealth mode as somebody was working at the radio tower. Pretty exposed little summit block! I used the tree to aid with the downclimb.
Posted Feb 25, 2011 7:40 pm

Jeremy HakesJust inside JeffCo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Jeremy Hakes

Wish there wasn't a radio tower on top.
Posted Jan 21, 2011 11:19 pm

metal4lyfbest hike in the Boulder group!  Sucess!

metal4lyf

hiked twice this summer. both times ascended north ridge and descended northeast ridge. the ridge is a fun escape from the steep, plodding trails to the rest of the Boulder summits
Posted Sep 13, 2009 4:09 pm

MattKNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2009

MattK

Dog and I from the trailhead off CR-67.
Posted Feb 9, 2009 8:17 am

McCannsterN. Ridge>NE Ridge Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2009

McCannster

Biked from Boulder to the trailhead. Ascended North Ridge, descended the NE ridge. The going really isn't bad at all once you are on top of the ridges, it's in obtaining the ridges where problems might arise. 1hr 40 mins up, 1 hr 30 mins down.
Posted Feb 7, 2009 4:40 pm

kavakNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 1986

kavak

We went up the north ridge and descended the northeast ridge. Actually, I kind of preferred the north ridge on this one. While on top we listened to the playoffs while eating lunch. This was when John Elway engineered his famous game ending drive to defeat the Cleveland Browns.
Posted Jan 28, 2009 9:48 am

BigCountryNE ridge and descended N  Sucess!

BigCountry

NIghtmare slog in the snow
Posted Oct 3, 2008 5:38 pm

tomlaurenNortheast Ridge Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2008

tomlauren

Hiked the Northeast Ridge Route from Rattlesnake Gulch Trailhead. Somehow I ended up on the North Ridge Route on the descent, even though I was trying to return the way that I came up. It can get very disorienting in the trees. I ended up descending via a long talus field just east of the North Ridge Route. Definitely the most challenging out of the four major Boulder Group peaks.
Posted Jun 12, 2008 10:14 am

big_gNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

big_g

I tried this mountain earlier in the year and got to within 100-200 ft of the summit before I turned around - ouch. I wasn't expecting so much deep snow on the upper mountain and it ate up my time. I barely made it back to the car with daylight.

This time was much smoother and I made the summit without incident. Saw two others on the route! Awfully busy for an obscure mountain without a trail.
Posted Jun 8, 2008 11:56 pm

mtnhiker13North Ridge Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2006

mtnhiker13

my recommendation - go down the way you climb up this mountain. We decided to do a loop and did some tedious bushwacking - nearly wore our group out. Nice little mountain otherwise.
Posted Jul 27, 2007 8:37 pm

Casey BatesSolo Sunset  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2007

Casey Bates

Set off in late afternoon for a speedy scramble to the summit from open space access on the NE side of the mountain. Great scrambling. Deep snow up top. Nighttime descent was interesting.
Posted Mar 9, 2007 5:02 am

miztflipNot Keiners, but  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

miztflip

Mike and I had originally planned to climb Keiners on Long's this day, but with the forecast for snow we decided on something else. We set out to run/hike the major peaks along the Boulder skyline from Eldorado to Sanitas. Eldorado proved to be a challenge as we ascended the North Ridge and down the NE Ridge. The N Ridge was by far more enjoyable. We stopped just after noon with 18 miles and 7200 ft, due to the call of Falafel King. Great outing.
Posted Aug 29, 2006 1:21 pm

climbhighnowRoute Climbed: NE ridge Date Climbed: April 2005  Sucess!

climbhighnow

this is a pretty fun mtn. to climb. There's lots of scrambling on big, loose boulders high up which is cool. summit is pretty lame though; reminds me of east coast summits.
Posted Oct 28, 2005 12:39 pm

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge with a descent between the Northeast and North Ridges Date Climbed: April 2, 2005  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Worthwhile climb, but better views on other Boulder Range Mountains.
Posted Apr 6, 2005 2:47 pm

C TurpenRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: March 12, 2005  Sucess!
Climbed with Chris, Susan, and Peter. Not exactly what I was expecting for the first climb of my life but a good time in hindsight. Got a little "angry" on the descent, but mood quickly lifted once we hit the trail again. Don't hike this in tennis shoes!
Posted Mar 16, 2005 6:36 pm

pksanderRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: March 12, 2005  Sucess!

pksander

Fun climb with Chris, Susan, and Caroline. Lots of good scrambling above the railroad tracks--also a good deal of bushwacking. Interesting discussion on the appropriate use of expletives.
Posted Mar 13, 2005 6:45 pm

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