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whatisisGreat Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

whatisis

Great day to hike. The trail was dry and clear until about 12500, then snow the rest the way up. No wind whatsoever. Wasn't hot enough to melt any snow, making a muddy mess. Wasn't too cool either.
Posted Oct 16, 2006 3:17 pm

JFields1st Winter Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 1998

JFields

From Guanella Pass.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 12:07 am

Grizz42Sweet hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Grizz42

Easy hike up and across sawtooth. Can't wait for winter for a ski descent.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 4:42 pm

El_Capitanstandard route in early October  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2005
Decided to do one last climb of the season. There was some snow. I brought my gaiters and used them but didn't need crampons. Only saw 2 other groups and had the summit to myself at around 1pm.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 3:06 pm

lwillson83My 1st 14er ever!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

lwillson83

I climbed my first 14er ever with my husband and brother-in-law two weeks after moving to Colorado!
Posted Sep 21, 2006 10:43 pm

swm88erAugust Snow!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

swm88er

It was a cold, rain day. My friend and I sat on the summit for an hour (I don’t recommend this) as we waited for the rest of our party. On the way down we got stuck in a snow storm that made the rock very slick. Several people slipped on the way down. Sawtooth looks fun!
Posted Sep 19, 2006 10:12 pm

joe_akeemRoute Climbed: West Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2002

joe_akeem

First 14er in Colorado. Drove my GF to work in Denver, then headed up into the hills, climbed Bierstadt over the West Slope and was back in time to pick her up after work.
Not the way we climb such high mountains where I'm from...
Posted Sep 19, 2006 8:23 pm

awillsonNice Climb
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

awillson

Great day!
Posted Sep 15, 2006 6:22 pm

royswkrFirst on the mountain, lucky I started early  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 1995
Had secret tip on how to bypass wet willows, back to car before major thunderstorm hit.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 5:05 pm

bjd55783rd time's a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2006

bjd5578

This was my 3rd time summitting this peak - a fun one to be sure, although it was a very cold and windy day.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 3:49 am

BeginnerClimberFam's First 14er attempt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

BeginnerClimber

AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL DAY!!! Took the whole fam to Bierstadt, picking what I thought was the easiest 14er over the easiest path (Guenella Pass). The wife and 13yo and 6yo daughters all gave it the college try, but they turned around at 12,600ft while the 10yo son and I trudged ahead. Made the summit quickly, then hiked down quickly the find the family sleeping in the truck.

Guess I thought they could make it (this is my 9th 14er) but we'll try again next spring. All in all, no complaints about the cool weather and cloudless sky. Wish all hikes were like that! See my Mt Sherman writeup from the week prior to see how things change in a week.
Posted Sep 4, 2006 3:08 am

pbogenGuanella Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

pbogen

Very crowded... but very easy hike with pretty good views at the top
Posted Aug 22, 2006 5:49 pm

smason505East ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

smason505

Awesome hike/scramble. A much better route than the crowded west slopes.
Posted Aug 21, 2006 3:54 pm

smason505Guanella Pass route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2005

smason505

Parked at noon, on top by 145pm, back at the car by 3pm. Lots of people. Weather looked threatening, but held.
Posted Aug 10, 2006 6:43 pm

jpvtmy first 14er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

jpvt

great views from the summit, we got hailed on during the hike down
Posted Aug 6, 2006 11:43 pm

Brandon FullerSawtooth Is Great  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Brandon Fuller

Went up from Guenella and conquered the Sawtooth!
Posted Jul 29, 2006 12:10 am

RMdaytripsgrlFINALLY  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

RMdaytripsgrl

Finally got up this one...Top of Bier from Guanella pass in just over 2 hours...descent to Sawtooth about 1 hour...Sawtooth traverse - PRICELESS! That thing is FUN! A good beginner class 3 with a little (but not too much) exposure for newbies...Lets not talk about the willows on the way out...:)
Posted Jul 26, 2006 2:27 pm

pittbrowniefrom Guanella Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

pittbrownie

Little harder hike than I expected, but a good time. TONS of people, might have been over 50 on the peak.
Posted Jul 24, 2006 2:00 pm

seth@LOKISawtooth to Evans from Guenella Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 1996

seth@LOKI

Fun Ridge. Longer day than I expected.
Posted Jul 21, 2006 1:14 am

Mike McSawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

Mike Mc

Guanella Pass to Sawtooth Ridge to Evans. Crazy Willows!
Posted Jul 19, 2006 3:09 am

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