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kkriley19Big Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012


Long but great day w/ Mar Dog and Andreas
Posted Aug 12, 2013 1:13 am

Brian Kalet2 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013

Brian Kalet

With Ogalalla.
Posted Jul 5, 2013 10:39 am

jaxcharlieEast Ridge from Wild Basin TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011


What a great day. Perfect weather for slogging up the talus and scree. The views from the top were well worth it though! I was the first person to sign the summit register this year, which was also cool!
Posted Jul 25, 2011 12:51 pm

StephanieLynnEast ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010


Second time up there (first time on Aug 31, 2008 with Heather and Colin) and still enjoyed it. Gained the ridge early which provided some good scrambling. Traversed on over to Ogallala and Ooh La La. One of my favorite areas in CO. With Brian this time.
Posted Sep 16, 2010 8:08 pm

chicagotransplantWild Basin Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010


Very long hike in Wild Basin with Steve and John. Went up Copeland via Ouzel Lake, traversed to Ogalalla and Elk Tooth, then back down to the trailhead via Pear Lake trail. Really liked the ridge from Ogalalla to the saddle with Elk Tooth, reminded me of the Gore. The Elk Tooth side wasn't as much fun, a little loose.
Posted Aug 15, 2010 10:11 pm

GarethEast Ridge, then traverse to Ogalalla  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008


I climbed Elk Tooth after an interesting meadow bivy which involved two trash bags and a space blanket (I left the trailhead at about 11 pm the night before and hiked until about 2 am). I was attempting the Elk Tooth to Sawtooth traverse, but I had to bail off of the ridge before I got the last two peaks due to the weather. Elk Tooth is a very nice mountain! I didn't see anyone else the entire time I was within the wilderness boundary.
Posted Oct 5, 2008 1:49 pm

heather14East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008


I think the road was the crux of the day. Gained the ridge way before the suggested gully...provided for quite a bit of fun scrambling/climbing. Weather rolled in so had to scratch Ogallala.
Posted Sep 10, 2008 12:41 pm

Park5.6E. Ridge  Sucess!


A bold day trip. Only for the commited... The area above Pear was wonderfully isolated, but ripe masquitos in July.
Posted Apr 16, 2007 2:52 am

miztflipTooth 2 Tooth Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2006


Spent the day traversing from Elk Tooth to Sawtooth. Great outing from coney flats. I ended up gaining Elk Tooths east ridge too early and ended up climbing the class 4 section of the ridge connecting to St. Vrain. The rock was excellent on this section with great exposure. It ended up being the best part of the traverse. Elk Tooth was straight forward and fun, but not at all hard. RT 7:20 from Coney Flats.
Posted Sep 1, 2006 2:23 am

jwclimbsEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006


Would have preferred the climb with a little snow rather than the scree-fest we endured going up. The ridge was nice & summit was exposed and very nice. Hopes for Ogalalla were squashed by weather. We descended to the Ogalalla-Elk Tooth Saddle just in time for the rain/hail to pound on us for a solid 30 minutes.

The ridge between Elk Tooth and Ogalalla was the best rock and the most fun of the trip. I would have liked to do the other half - but that will have to wait for another day.

Posted Aug 27, 2006 7:26 pm

coloradoiceclimberEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006


Walton and I had a pretty wet trip, but what a great peak!
Posted Aug 27, 2006 1:55 pm

thebeave7East Ridge
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006


Had to hike the road, long approach but mellow. Found some decent class 3 on the way up, views are very nice and peaceful. Traversed over to Ogalalla.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 4:42 am

Mountain JimFrom Middle St Vrain via East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 1972

Mountain Jim

Good summit view.
Posted Jul 9, 2006 1:25 am

NanitaDFrom Hutcheson Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 1998


We started in the dark at the Wild Basin Ranger Station and hiked up the trail past Finch Lake. One of my two climbing partners didn't feel well and had to take a nap beside the trail for a little while just below Pear Reservoir. After the nap, a little water and food revitalized everyone so we continuned. We left the beaten path at the east end of the largest Hutchenson Lake and found a scramble route up ledges on the northeast side. Unfortunatley we couldn't spend much time on the summit because of some scattered clouds and sprinkles. There was no lightening and the rain didn't last long, but it made the rock slick for the decent. From the summit we looped slightly to the west of our accent route and came back to Hutchinson Lakes at about the same point.
Posted Apr 13, 2006 3:25 am

KaneRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 6-29-2002  Sucess!


Tough climb, long day but extremely rewarding. The hike up the Middle St. Vrain Drainage would be a great trip in itself. Very lush place. Although on the way out I thought I was going to be struck by lightning, I was scared _hitliss. The crux of this day was attaining the east ridge. Very steep and tough to get traction. I thought the ridge itself was a blast, I enjoyed the scrambling. The summit is a lonely place to be, not many people wake up and say "I'm going to go climb Elk Tooth today."
Posted Jun 8, 2003 8:53 pm

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