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doumallRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July, 27 2004  Sucess!

doumall

27th 14er!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 3:08 pm

jwproulxRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: May 28, 2005  Sucess!

jwproulx

Saturday was perfect. The snow was in great shape and the weather was good with just a few clouds and snowflakes blowing through. I opted for a line just right (east) of the summit because it was more shaded, had less rockfall and better snow, and looked more direct. I topped out about 30 yds from the summit. The skiing was something less than "extreme" -- just a few turns at 40 degrees or so on excellent spring snow, but fun and quite beautiful. I lost my spare socks on the slog out. Bummer.



Hit this route this week! The more direct routes require an earlier start, as they get a surprisingly early sunhit.
Posted May 31, 2005 6:57 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: All 3 - Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: July / 2993  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

Camped at Missouri Gulch Trail and started off in the rain. I had to catch some zzzz's during early morning rain on the trail to Missouri. I first ascended Missouri and then headed up the basin to the saddle between Oxford and Belford. I was beat and a storm was brewing but another dumbass motivated me to go for the summit of Oxford first. The storm receded and I was on the summit of Belford celebrating three in a day. I made it back to camp with some sore knees, but it wasn't too bad. 14 1/2 miles and 7400 feet of elevation gain in 9 hours. Not too bad?
Posted Apr 15, 2005 12:37 am

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

First summit before Oxford and Belford.
Posted Apr 7, 2005 5:43 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch trailhead Date Climbed: 09/2004  Sucess!

altitude14er

This climb offers good fall color in the fall
Posted Mar 20, 2005 7:59 pm

Colorado SusanRoute Climbed: North Face Couloirs Date Climbed: June 20, 2004  Sucess!

Colorado Susan

A great day.
Posted Mar 16, 2005 12:19 am

RatballsRoute Climbed: from Cloyses Lake 4x4 trailhead via West Ridge Date Climbed: August, 2002  Sucess!

Ratballs

Drove up to the Cloyses Lake 4x4 trailhead and, recovering from a chest cold, I very sensibly decided to charge up the West Ridge straight into... an asthma attack. I was joined on top by somebody in the middle of his Nolan's-14 quest: Matt Mahoney, I think.
Posted Feb 22, 2005 4:51 pm

CBakwinDate Climbed: summer of '72  Sucess!

CBakwin

on a trip to Belford and Oxford.
Posted Feb 19, 2005 6:43 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 4 ,1986  Sucess!

ColoradoScott

See my route description of the south ridge. We camped high in Missouri Gulch and returned from Iowa and Missouri in about 6 hours. The monsoon came in with an attitude that day and threatened our return from the Pass. One guy that passed our camp in the morning made it over Missouri, Iowa, Emerald and Unnamed 13,762' in one day - an impressive jaunt of about 22 miles and 7,500' in one day from the TH, according to his entry. That still impresses me.
Posted Feb 3, 2005 5:18 pm

bakcastRoute Climbed: West Ridge from Cloyses Lake Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!

bakcast

What a great area! We visited Iowa peak after Missouri later that morning.



Do be careful if you choose to drive through Clear Creek in high water. I drowned my Pathfinder on our way out. It took a long time for my exhaust system to drain.
Posted Dec 12, 2004 2:03 pm

HelgaRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: 10.23.2004

Helga

Beautiful day to be above the trees! Got to hike this with a dear friend who was most inspiring and incouraging to go beyond what I had set out for. I got a little nervous when the rocks slid under my feet near the summit. We had gone off trail to avoid some deep snow drifts. I was not confident to continue. He could have made the summit easily without me but he was too gentleman to leave me behind. I'll try again without the snow or with proper gear next time!
Posted Oct 24, 2004 6:19 pm

NatashaRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch-North Face Couloir ("C" maybe?) Date Climbed: October 17, 2004  Sucess!

Natasha

I love hiking this time of year! There was not a sound other than the wind and an occasional chirp from a pika and the views (of course)...incredible! Began with blue skies, but eventually the wind kicked up and we hiked down in a light snow. Descended the standard route instead of the couloir. Note: crampons and ice axe came in handy at ~12,500, snowshoes would have been better for the knee deep snow on the ridge
Posted Oct 18, 2004 4:12 pm

mr_gRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 2, 2000  Sucess!

mr_g

Started from the Clohsey Lake 4WD trailhead, and climbed this one in about 5.5 hours. The trail was faint once we were on the west slope, but once we reached the ridge the route became apparent. Met alot of folks who came up from the other side along the ridgeline. Good views of Huron Peak and Mounts Belford and Oxford from here.

Posted Oct 12, 2004 9:10 am

ashumackRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

ashumack

What a beautiful hike this was, and it was a perfect day for hiking. The weather turned out great, and the scenery was breathtaking. It was such a shame that I forgot my camera!
Posted Sep 27, 2004 11:58 pm

mmoerkRoute Climbed: West Ridge from Cloyses Lake Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

mmoerk

A beautiful fall day. Summited with Amanda & Bill. We saw about 4 people on the summit while we were on our way up. Other than that, we had the mountain to ourselves. Incredibly beautiful scenery all the way up, which kept getting better the higher we got.
Posted Sep 27, 2004 6:24 pm

Ed FRoute Climbed: West Ridge from Cloyses Lake Date Climbed: August 29, 2004  Sucess!

Ed F

Beautiful Colorado blue sky day. Easy climb in perfect solitude.
Posted Aug 29, 2004 9:13 pm

Larry VRoute Climbed: northwest ridge, from Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: July 1996  Sucess!

Larry V

Nice weather this day. Climbed Belford afterwards. Aaron also climbed Oxford same day.
Posted Aug 25, 2004 11:26 pm

mtnhiker13Route Climbed: Cloyses Lake Date Climbed: August 14, 2004  Sucess!

mtnhiker13

Very nice climb - we had wonderful weather. Did this mountain in combination with Iowa and Emerald. There were lots of people on this mountain.
Posted Aug 16, 2004 9:42 am

odysseusRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: July 27, 2004  Sucess!

odysseus

A real grind up to the basin. The trail through the basin is a pleasant hike followed by another grind up to the NW ridge. There is no marker where the Elkhead Pass trail splits to the right up the ridge, just turn right. The final approach is a fun down and up around some rock formations. Fantastic views from the top of the surrounding 14ers.
Posted Aug 2, 2004 2:55 pm

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: September, 1994  Sucess!

Saintgrizzly

Very distinctive ridge-top to this nice mountain. Definitely my favorite of the Missouri/Belford/Oxford trio. Wind was beginning to whip around on top, and later that night it snowed, with the wind really cranking the next day on Belford and Oxford. Climbed with Aaron Johnson and Mark Anderson--Mark had to return home, and so couldn't hang around for Belford and Oxford the next day.
Posted Jul 27, 2004 11:17 pm

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