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Brian KaletRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: July 11, 2004  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Continued on to Evans via Sawtooth.
Posted Apr 8, 2005 1:21 pm

coloradoattorneyRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: 7/4/02  Sucess!


Nice Walk. Bring Water and Rain Gear. You never know.
Posted Apr 5, 2005 12:18 am

easleygoneRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: Aug 1990  Sucess!
I was another victum of the infamous "willows". What

a nightmare! Otherwise a pretty uneventful climb.
Posted Apr 4, 2005 11:17 pm

James CRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: February 18, 2005  Sucess!

James C

Great climb for winter. We had to pick our own line thru the willows. Summit has nice view of the Sawtooth and Evans
Posted Apr 4, 2005 7:24 pm

edlinsRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: December 5th, 2005  Sucess!


Cold and windy early December climb!
Posted Mar 21, 2005 3:04 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: West Slope from Guenalla Pass Date Climbed: 06/14/2003  Sucess!


Good snow conditions existed by Mid-June
Posted Mar 20, 2005 7:09 pm

kylerlottRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: July 7, 2004  Sucess!


Got off to an early morning start at 5:30 to avoid the crowds. Trail was very easy to follow up to the scree, then you could pretty much pick your own route to the top. Wind was chilly but bearable. On the way down I passed 62 hikers! More were still in the parking lot. Fairly easy hike using the west slope, the sawtooth definately looks like an interesting route to hike.
Posted Mar 15, 2005 9:22 pm

brandonRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: March 12, 2005  Sucess!


With Brad and Scott, a fun coincidence meeting them at the TH.
Posted Mar 14, 2005 10:16 pm

ScottRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: March 12, 2005  Sucess!


I wasn't feeling well and was really dragging. After arriving at the trailhead after 11 PM and after a mostly sleepless night, Brandon, Jon Bradford and myself started at 4:30 for the summit (waking up at 3:30). Postholing the willows were pretty nasty because we missed the correct route in the dark (I found it on the return). Brandon and Jon completed the Sawtooth; I did not and turned back. That was a good thing because it took them 14 hours and I was moving slower than them.

On the plus side, the weather was great, and the summit view from Bierstadt was pretty impressive and a pleasent surprise. For some reason I thought Beirstadt would be just a pile of rocks like Bross or Elbert. There are actually quite a few rugged crags around making an impressive view.

Posted Mar 13, 2005 11:15 pm

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

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