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dpk1st on 9-17-05  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005


first to sign the registry this day - also caught a sweeeeet sunrise!!
Posted Jun 10, 2007 6:22 pm

mountainloverCOMy First 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006


My very first 14er, and what a great experience! Skies were blue, the sun was out, and the trail from Guanella Pass was jampacked full of dayhikers from Denver. We experienced a very crowded summit, and rain on the way down. Regardless, the experience was enjoyable enough to prompt an addiction to climbing. Thank you Bierstadt!
Posted May 25, 2007 1:11 pm

MasonMillersick  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2005


snowpacked down for a bed the night before. temp dropped to -15 or at least thats what it felt like with the fuel canister between my legs. Must have been dehydrated, felt really bad once the ridge was conquered. cold windy day.
Posted Mar 23, 2007 2:36 am

mow10Winter from Guanella pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 1994


First 14 and first winter 14 at the same time.
Posted Mar 16, 2007 9:25 pm

ppergandeA good combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2006


The West Slope was a good choice to keep an eye on the weather!
I thoroughly enjoyed taking the Sawthooth Ridge to bag Mt. Evans too.
Posted Feb 7, 2007 4:02 am

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


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


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

mtelbertmanwell I warned him


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


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

Mots010Bierstadt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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

Grizz42Sweet hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006


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

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