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RC Colasummit accomations great!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006

RC Cola

a midnight ascent up Belford with a night of sleeping at the top!
Posted Jul 13, 2009 3:17 pm

VermontMikeMissouri Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009


trailhead --> Belford --> Oxford --> Elkhead Pass --> trailhead
Posted Jul 13, 2009 1:35 pm

Liba Kopeckovafrom Missouri Gulch  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

Done together with Oxford. Very easy hike.
Posted Jul 8, 2009 4:09 am

IngmanBelford - Oxford  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009


w/ B. Gibbs
[4:45am M. Gulch TH, 7:45am Belford summit, 9:00am Oxford Summit, 10:15am Belford Summit(x2), 12:15pm TH]
Posted Jun 20, 2009 7:17 pm

SteveMarrBelford-Oxford  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1994


The date is a guess - it was sometime before I graduated. Linked Oxford and Belford.
Posted Jun 6, 2009 4:02 pm

mattpayne11Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1998


Belford / Oxford combo. Insane leg cramp on the way up... Powerbar to the rescue!
Posted Apr 27, 2009 12:52 am

ZachStoneFirst 14'er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2003


With the dad and brother
Posted Dec 14, 2008 12:54 pm

skyward22my 2nd 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2008


Did this one with Dirk Summers during my 1st week in Colorado since moving out. Decided that climbing was more immediately important than finding a place to live since I could crash at his place until I found a homestead. Done via Missouri gulch, with some sweet switchbacks right out of the trailhead, and then some nice creeks, an old log cabin, and finally beautiful alpine meadows with views of the snow of N faces of Missouri and Belford. Fairly quick climb for us, and enjoyed a couple 14er ESB beers on the summit to commemorate my 1st and 2nd CO 14ers. Also some beer waiting for us in the creek at dusk upon our return to the trail head. Another great day w/stunningly beautiful & cooperative weather for October in Colorado.
Posted Dec 1, 2008 12:54 pm

chicagotransplantvia Missouri Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2008


Climbed with Rkymtn, second time up this one. Trail conditions were good, not too much snow. Good boots and gaitors are all that you need, but you may want yaktrax or something to deal with the hardpacked snow. It was a bit too cold and windy to desire to head over to Oxford, so we headed back.
Posted Nov 24, 2008 2:10 pm

rkymtnvia Missouri Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2008


Climbed with chicagotransplant. It was clear, but blustery. The desire to hit Oxford was there, but the timing and conditions weren't. I hope to get back for both Oxford and Missouri.
Posted Nov 23, 2008 8:29 pm

Dropmo40you ever see a man
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007


w/ a pineapple and wag bag leave him alone, oh ya did this one a couple times
Posted Oct 31, 2008 1:46 am

Kiefervia Missouri Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2008


Summited this peak on the way out as an after-thought after taging Missouri, Iowa & Emerald. A long day. 12.5 hours RT.
Posted Oct 28, 2008 2:45 pm

DigglerNo. 2 in hat trick  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2008


Another one with Eric. Did from Missouri Gulch. Despite pretty intense elevation gain, a straightforward climb overall, & since we'd done another 14er the day before, that made things easier yet. Vegetative night the long night before & resulting sleep-in, however, meant we wanted something that wasn't too commiting- a great choice! Snow on Belford & Missouri's N face made for a really nice mood. Stopped by "Pecks Peak" on the N ridge on the way down. We found the grave of an infant that had died in the late 1800s from pneumonia on the way down, which was sad. Beer waiting in the creek was a great way to end the day!
Posted Oct 16, 2008 4:34 pm

jfrishmanIIIGreat colours  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008


Climbed the standard route. Colours are pretty much at peak in Clear Creek/Missouri gulch. Nice climb, but the predictable crowd dissuaged us from following the pack over to Oxford. It'll probably be another two years before I contemplate another 14er.
Posted Sep 28, 2008 8:24 pm

canicholBelford/Oxford  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008


With my wife, daughter, and our dog, who was very happy to meet the marmot on Oxford. Returned via Elkhead Pass.
Posted Sep 28, 2008 2:25 am

cruzitSoo cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008


Chilly morning for a flatlander (39 degrees) The day warmed up nicely for our combo of Belford/Oxford.
Posted Sep 18, 2008 10:43 pm

Alan Ellis11 Hours for the Combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

Alan Ellis

Long but fun day. 11 hours for our Belford/Oxford combo.
Posted Sep 18, 2008 10:26 pm

seanoWith Oxford  Sucess!


Long ago.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 7:30 pm

huskertriguyFat and Out of Shape  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008


First hike in a while. Smoker's lung (stupid habit fostered by grief this summer) and lack of acclimatization led to a tougher effort than expected. Still, up and back in 7 hours, summiting by 10:30 a.m. Weather kept me from Oxford.
Posted Sep 1, 2008 4:47 pm

Panthera unciaFull moon = great experience!!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008

Panthera uncia

Hiked this one from the Missouri Gulch TH. Was on summit at midnight under a full moon! Did Oxford aswell
Posted Aug 27, 2008 3:00 pm

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