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Brad SniderRoute Climbed: West Slope, then Sawtooth Traverse Date Climbed: March 12, 2005  Sucess!

Brad Snider

Windy on the west slope. Sawtooth was a blast! Summitted w/ SP members Brandon and Scott Patterson. --14 hour climb, including Bierstadt and Evans (aided by the stupid willows).
Posted Mar 12, 2005 11:16 pm

shmidtbRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass and Sawtooth Date Climbed: August 11, 2004  Sucess!


This was my first 14er and it was a great hike. The air took a little getting used to for an Ohioian, but was fine. We hike Guanella Pass and then crossed Sawtooth Ridge. Then wandered through the swamp till we reached the Guanella Pass trail again. Great mountain for your first 14er!
Posted Mar 1, 2005 12:46 pm

AsphazellRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!


A fun day hike, lots of people heading up there! Was a good social climb. Overhanging snow cornice on the south ridge near the summit was really neat! Will be back for the Sawtooth someday!
Posted Mar 1, 2005 12:38 pm

RModelliRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: sept 2004  Sucess!


Nice climb for a first breath of 14er air.

Very easy hike, and little scrmbling near the summit.

I climbed it in 2:07 mins. It was great , had some snow dusting on the summit.
Posted Feb 21, 2005 9:19 am

markeRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: January 22, 2005  Sucess!


Absolutely Perfect Day! This is my 3rd summit of Bierstadt, but my first winter ascent of a 14er. I picked the right day, no wind and temps in the mid 20's. Neve made the climbing easy with snowshoes. I sat on the summit for 30 minutes taking in the clearest air I have ever seen in Colorado. Pikes peak looked like it was right next door, and I could easily make out the Sangre De Cristo's!
Posted Feb 7, 2005 11:16 am

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: July 9, 1983  Sucess!


This was my first 14er after moving to CO in January 1983, and fifth overall. I did it with the CMC and have climbed it again in 1994 with my wife and two dogs and other friends. It's a great mountain, but is very crowded on the weekends now. The trail has improved over the years too, so the willows aren't as horrendous as they once were...thank you 14ers Initiative and all the trail building volunteers.
Posted Feb 4, 2005 12:07 pm

RichratRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!


Did this one in the snow. It made it hard to follow a trail.
Posted Jan 30, 2005 8:58 pm

Luka ZnidarcicRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

Luka Znidarcic

I enjoyed this hike and the great view of the sawtooth and mt evans. Fun easy 14er
Posted Jan 26, 2005 7:56 pm

hoopyfroodRoute Climbed: Main Route Date Climbed: 1/15/05  Sucess!


This winter ascent was my first fourteener! The snowshoe slog through the willows was a bit arduous, but once we made it past the lip it was an awesome climb! The wind was crazy through the saddle, but the peak was calm. Good times! P.S. the closest approach was from Duck Lake due to Guenella Pass' closure.
Posted Jan 20, 2005 12:36 pm

bakcastRoute Climbed: West Slope and Sawtooth ridge. Date Climbed: July 2000, June 2001  Sucess!


Sawtooth ridge was great fun, but my favorite climb of Bierstadt was with my 59 year-old mother on the West Slopes....one year after her full knee-relpacement and her first 14er.

Its never too late to start.
Posted Dec 12, 2004 2:10 pm

WildMan21Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: August 27, 2004  Sucess!


Great view of Gray's and Torry's. I am excited about climbing the Sawtooth Ridge sometime to access Mt. Evans.
Posted Dec 3, 2004 6:08 pm

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: North ridge, via Sawtooth from Mt. Evans Date Climbed: September, 1990  Sucess!

Steve Larson

During the brief time I still thought that graduate school was a good idea, I took a few hours away from my studies to do a day hike from Mt. Evans. I downclimbed the Sawtooth to the saddle just below Bierstadt, and scrambled up the north ridge to the summit. It was my first Colorado 14'er. A real nifty place. I didn't want to leave.
Posted Nov 11, 2004 3:43 pm

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: Guenella Pass Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!


My fiance Julie and I summited on an overcast day and hiked down in the rain.
Posted Oct 31, 2004 4:30 pm

ripper333Route Climbed: sawtooth Date Climbed: sept 1998  Sucess!
climbed with cmc. good bunch of folks. though never

saw any of them again. oh well it was a fun day.
Posted Oct 24, 2004 4:37 pm

georgbetsyRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: October 16, 2004  Sucess!


My wife and I climbed Mount Bierstadt from Guanella pass today. High winds and snow made this a tough, but fun climb.
Posted Oct 16, 2004 11:53 pm

NatashaRoute Climbed: Bierstadt trail, Guanella Pass Date Climbed: June 8, 2004  Sucess!


What a way to start the summer! Hiked Bierstadt then took the Sawtooth over to Evans. It was awesome! My many thanks to the people who built the boardwalk over the willows!
Posted Oct 14, 2004 3:44 pm

mr_gRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: March 20, 1999  Sucess!


My first 14er! We drove to Guanella Pass to snowshoe, but ended up climbing Bierstadt instead. I was abit unprepared, in that I did not have enough water for the entire trip and I got very thirsty near the end.
Posted Oct 12, 2004 11:03 am

mr_gRoute Climbed: Sawtooth Ridge Date Climbed: May 11, 2002  Sucess!


Started from Summit Lake and ascended Mount Spaulding first, then traversed the Sawtooth Ridge all the way to the summit of Bierstadt. The Sawtooth Ridge was an awesome traverse, and this was my second time on Bierstadt.

Posted Oct 12, 2004 8:44 am

bestofthehoeflichsRoute Climbed: From Abyss Lake Date Climbed: June 9, 2001  Sucess!


It was a great day and an enjoyable climb.
Posted Oct 5, 2004 10:07 pm

TajjiRoute Climbed: West Slope via Guanella Pass TH Date Climbed: September 29, 2004  Sucess!


My first Fourteener since I moved here since I moved here earlier this month!

The snow on the West Slope made for a fun and interesting climb, and the weather was great on the summit around 10am.
Posted Oct 1, 2004 1:12 am

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