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GahugafugaC Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006


Sweet snow climb. Even sweeter glissade back down the NW ridge route.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 7:05 pm

Michael HoytMissouri Gulch TH, Ascend NW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2003

Michael Hoyt

Four days after our Belford-Oxford hike, we knocked off Missouri. But this time the weather took a turn for the worse and forced us to beat-feet on the descent to stay out of trouble.
Posted Jun 19, 2006 12:05 am

Ryan KowalskiLong Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2002

Ryan Kowalski

Climbed Missouri, Iowa, Emerald, Belford, and Oxford. Quite an exhausting day, but some great terrain (except Oxford).
Posted May 20, 2006 3:12 am

summiteer16Great Day for Missouri  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2005


Good climb, native missourian hitting the summit!
Posted Apr 29, 2006 10:41 pm

km_donovanPart of the MOB  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2002


Did the three-mountain traverse, car to car in 11 hours and 36 minutes.
Posted Apr 16, 2006 12:53 pm

apierceRoute: Northwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005


Beautiful mountain.
Posted Apr 7, 2006 5:12 am

Mountain JimFrom Cloyses Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1967

Mountain Jim

Good hike.
Posted Mar 23, 2006 7:37 pm

markhyamsNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 1994


What a day. All three: Belford, Oxford, Missouri, with over 7,500 feet of vertical. God I wish I was 19 again!
Posted Mar 4, 2006 8:24 pm

srclimb1Missouri Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2005


2 weeks after my 1st 14er, and it's # 3. The route up Elk Head Pass is beautiful, and once up on the ridge it gets nice.
Posted Feb 22, 2006 6:14 am

Joel HopperRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

Joel Hopper

This one turned out to be an exercise in route-finding once we reached the talus. Climbed with Tom Trent.
Posted Feb 20, 2006 5:58 pm

KieferRoute Climbed: West ridge Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!


Like Belford, kind of boring until you attain the upper ridge. Just I and my roommate this day.
Posted Jan 28, 2006 1:42 am

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 21, 2004  Sucess!


Even in August that creek crossing is still deep!
Posted Jan 9, 2006 8:17 pm

1mverticalRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!


The ascent was a calf burner as the climb to the ridge is steep! Once on the ridge, it is a ways to the main summit, but a pretty cool traverse. The descent was brutal as the steep slope had wet grass and we all slip many times.
Posted Jan 6, 2006 1:35 pm

colintRoute Climbed: E I W Date Climbed: June 2005  Sucess!


Lovely alpine stroll from Emerald to Missouri via Iowa. I meant to continue with Oxford and Belford but I have no balls when it comes to afternoon thunderstorms in Colorado. A fast glissade down Missouri took me out of the danger zone well before lightning struck and my judgement scored a point! No balls it is!
Posted Dec 31, 2005 12:14 am

indianhillstedRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch TH Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!
Hiked in Friday night, summited Saturday. First bivy
Posted Oct 28, 2005 5:23 pm

bc44caesarRoute Climbed: From Iowa, Descended West Ridge Date Climbed: 10 Sep 2005  Sucess!


Continued to Missouri from Iowa. The ridge was blasted by fierce winds. I had trouble walking and was getting pelted by small rocks rustled up by the wind. The summit was quiet - I only saw three other people all day on the mountain and they were at quite a distance. I descended into the basin to the west rather than staying on the West Ridge which involved some unpleasant talus, but I was on the way down so it didn't matter too much. The entire traverse of Emerald, Iowa, and Missouri took me about 5hrs or so.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 8:47 pm

ktiffany22Route Climbed: West Ridge (From just below Cloyses Lake) Date Climbed: September 10, 2005  Sucess!


We believe our GPS system "wronged" us as it said that we did 1,300 vertical in just over a half mile... it was steep, I suppose that could be right?! Snow dusted, collected, and iced some of the rock on the ridge and the winds were brutally cold- but it was a great day for a 1st timer, a 20th ascenter, a "marathon" runner, and I myself as I closed out the Collegiates and reached the official 14er halfway point!
Posted Sep 11, 2005 12:25 am

Mike McRoute Climbed: North Face Couloirs Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

Mike Mc

This was my first class 3 accent. I do not recommend climbing this route when it is all scree.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 10:46 pm

mntnplayRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: 21 August 05  Sucess!


3:00 up, up, up from the TH. There was a faint dusting of snow and a little ice on the west side of the ridge when I got there around 0815. Actually, I think the going was a touch easier below the summit towers because the dirt was cemented together. I thought the cool quartzite block 5m S and below the summit was a dirty snow bank until I went to look at it. :-)
Posted Aug 21, 2005 6:58 pm

HelgaRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch TH Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!


Early start for this long trail; determined to reach summit with Larry, since we had failed in October unprepared for snow. Challenging summit compared to other 14ers but beautiful overall. The mountain makes you earn your way up! We got into some snow in the gulch on the way back and sure were glad to be off the summit at that point and time. It rained most of the way back.
Posted Aug 14, 2005 10:54 pm

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