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MMclimbhighE. Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

MMclimbhigh

Had the mountain all to ourselves. Upper ridge is fun, descent through forest is not!
Posted Oct 7, 2011 1:41 am

relicvia ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

relic

Another great area, backcountry skier's nirvana. Early season usually makes crevasse danger almost non-existant, as long as one pays attention to route.
Posted Sep 18, 2011 12:30 pm

MkaschkoEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2011

Mkaschko

The lower talus field is clear of snow, the upper talus field has some snow cover, and plunging through is a danger. We also had to cross over a few waterfalls on snow bridges but you could potentially avoid these by staying close to the granite cliffs. No crevasses were opened up and so once we got past the talus fields the rest of the mountain was great hiking and a beautiful summit. The descent is pretty brutal on the knees and is difficult with a tall or bulky pack due to the logs you duck under and how steep the trail is.
Posted Jul 13, 2011 3:24 pm

Vinnygood times -ski  Sucess!

Vinny

fun day trip combining skiing eldo, dorado needle and Dean's spire with Matt, Dave and Oyvind - 15 hrs big day!

after packing for a tech ascent we backed out of the NW couloir after looking at it from Dorado.
https://picasaweb.google.com/Riddell30/DoradoNeedleEldorado#
http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=20980.0

Great times with fun guys! Thanks boyz
Posted Jun 9, 2011 1:13 pm

Josh LewisTwo Thumbs way Up!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

Josh Lewis

One of the greatest peaks I have ever done, it certainly ranks above Rainier. We did encounter some of the worst snow conditions on the way down by sinking into icy crusted snow, but at the same time the scenery was far out. A mountain I want to climb again soon!
Posted Jan 12, 2011 1:06 am

Snidely WhiplashDeep Snow
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 1990

Snidely Whiplash

Got worn out by hip-deep snow in a high-snow year.
Posted Jan 2, 2011 1:00 pm

ExcitableBoyEast Ridge, NE Face, NW Ice Couloir  Sucess!

ExcitableBoy

Various climbs on Eldo. Made the second ascent of the NW Ice Couloir in thin (very fun) conditions.
Posted Dec 26, 2010 9:06 am

iquest4itToo awesome for words  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009

iquest4it

We did this climb on the way out after spending a week on the Inspiration Glacier climbing various peaks in the area. I could write for hours on how awesome this place is, but it's too cool for words. It is my favorite place on earth...
Posted Dec 25, 2010 4:50 pm

Mike LewisWhole day for us  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

Mike Lewis

Trip with Gimpilator, EastKing, mtn.climber, Mark Straub, and Josh Lewis. EK and mtn.c had to turn around for good reasons while the rest of us continued up under a brilliant blue sky. This was probably the most exercise I've ever had in one day (as Adam already noted, a foot of powder and punchy crust slowed us significantly).
Posted Nov 16, 2010 2:57 am

RSBARNESEldorado East Ridge Via Roush Creek/Eldorado Creek Basin   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

RSBARNES

Good weather made the day go off without a hitch. Pushed it into a one day trip as the weather report for Sunday was calling for showers. Great times.
Posted Aug 24, 2010 1:02 am

YEMEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

YEM

I finally took my time on a mountain, 4 days on Eldorado and only 1 other party went above our base camp at 7800ft. A fantastic mountain with a lot less toil than I expected. The descent requires lots of knees. Bring extra.
Posted Aug 21, 2010 11:18 pm

Mike LewisEldorado East Ridge Via Roush Creek/Eldorado Creek Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

Mike Lewis

It was a very exhausting single day push! When you put all my mistakes together, it was roughly 7,000' of elevation gain (regular route is 6,800' -- I ascended some gulleys twice). I was fortunate enough to be with a strong and careful team. Spectacularly beautiful going up. Brutally torturous going down (nasty conditions -- not what I expected).
Posted Mar 9, 2010 2:41 am

EastKingWent down with my climbing partner for safety
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

EastKing

My friend ave was severely overtired after 25 hours with no sleep had to call it at 6250 feet. I made the correct choice and stayed with him while my friend summited Eldorado! Expect another attempt soon!
Posted Mar 9, 2010 1:08 am

gimpilatorOne Day Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

gimpilator

12 inches of fresh snow slowed us down on this early spring ascent. We started at 3 AM and returned to the car at 9 PM for a total of 18 hours non-stop.
Posted Mar 7, 2010 11:33 am

RAdamsThird try's a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 1983

RAdams

May 29, 1983 Three trips, the last one was succesful. Previous attempts: Aug 8, 1971 Was not ready for that much work, Jul, 1982 got weathered out.
Posted Nov 17, 2009 1:56 am

montaneerKnife Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2003

montaneer

Had an amazing climb via the standard East Ridge approach. Few crevasses and hazards. Snow was soft enough for easy climbing. Knife-edge ridge lived up to its bill as "Himalayan like." Great climb!!
Posted Sep 14, 2009 12:17 am

rmick25East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2003

rmick25

First real mountaineering experience. Steep approach but so worth it. The knife edge is exhilarating.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 9:57 pm

ericwillhiteEast Ridge  Sucess!

ericwillhite

Came in from the Forbidden Peak area ridgeline
Posted Sep 3, 2009 3:29 am

cp0915East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

cp0915

Car to summit in a day, then hiked out the next morning. Stunning summit ridge and stellar summit views. Would dayhike it without hesitation, were I to go again.
Posted Aug 2, 2009 12:33 am

brucegEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008

bruceg

Great climb with Mark Allen from International Mountain Guides. Thanks for the belay on the summit ridge!
Posted Jul 31, 2009 2:18 pm

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