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weeds19Nice winter climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2000

weeds19

This was my wife's first 14er and we decided to do it on a blustery day in November. Despite some cold feet due to too many socks we made it to the summit and enjoyed a fine view of a snow covered landscape. We even saw the "SKI" runs!
Posted Jan 19, 2007 3:33 am

AirborneBuffGreat views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1988

AirborneBuff

Great hike with outstanding views
Posted Dec 30, 2006 12:51 am

mtelbertmanwell I warned him

mtelbertman

I took a Texan with me, he insisted on doing a 14'er despite his lack of experience (and my strong recommendations against it) so I decided on Bierstadt. Got to about 13,700 feet before he got nasty altitude sickness,so we had to turn back. It was, needless to say, very humbling experience for him. It was my second time on Bierstadt first time made it to top.
Posted Dec 27, 2006 10:43 am

boisedocdarn willows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1989

boisedoc

Got very wet in the willows
Posted Dec 17, 2006 5:03 pm

Mots010Bierstadt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

Mots010

Guanella Pass road was completely plowed...except for a 10 foot wall of snow just after the parking lot when driving up the Georgetown side. WTF? They just plowed a wall of snow up to block the road. Conditions were fine, but this added 2 miles on the front and back end of the trip. As for the hiking, snowshoes were mandatory. Hiking through the willows in the flat marsh the snow was 3+ feet deep and we broke trail. Snow mostly wind-packed above tree-line and ditched snowshoes. Made the chilly summit and climbed back down. Back to the car just before dark.
Posted Dec 10, 2006 12:04 am

kentonWest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2006

kenton

Great day, sliding down the snowfields was fun - Saw only 1 person
Posted Nov 22, 2006 3:30 pm

KruckFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Kruck

Found the air a touuuch thin, but had a fun day of it. Great views, of course.
Posted Nov 10, 2006 6:47 pm

lanagordonLots of snow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2006

lanagordon

Surprised by the amount of snow. But certainly enjoyed strapping the snowshoes on for the descent.
Posted Nov 5, 2006 6:22 pm

Dan DaltonSawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006

Dan Dalton

First solo climb, combined this with Evans and the Sawtooth for an awesome day.
Posted Oct 24, 2006 6:30 pm

winterfaeGuanella pass & Sawtooth  Sucess!

winterfae

Was focused more on the sawtooth traverse than either of the peaks, but still enjoyed the views. As for the travers, Awesome! Loved the scrambling and my friend and I created our own way at times.
Posted Oct 24, 2006 1:56 am

Vagabond ManifestoWith the Sawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2003

Vagabond Manifesto

Went over to Sawtooth, descended back to Guanella Pass. This was my 4th fourteener at the time. Brief snowstorm on the descent, then mucked around in the willows until after dark. Friend got altitude sickness, which necessitated numerous stops while driving down Guanella Pass Road.
Posted Oct 23, 2006 10:37 pm

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

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