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AspenRoute Climbed: Standard West Slope from Guanella Pass TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 1999

Aspen

This is not the first time I climbed Mt. Bierstadt but it's the first time I did it with the intention to take Mt. Evans via the Sawtooth Ridge with my team. We were successful! :D

When we got to Mt. Evans, had offers from tourists to take us back to our parking as a storm approached but we didn't care to. Instead, we went back the same way and got hit by rain and hail. I slipped 40 feet down a path but managed to find an unused trail. My friends knew I was "ok" when they heard my coded whistle (always carry a whistle with you). We made it back to the car with bit of hypothermia and discovered that I had a flat in the rear passenger tire. Hahaha!! What a SUPER Great Day!

The next weekend we found ourselves exploring the Maroon Bells.
Posted Aug 23, 2007 10:45 pm

ouray19Bierstadt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006

ouray19

My first successful spring snow climb - but along with it came a learning experience. Chose not to take the snowshoes, had a great ascent but by the afternoon the snow became soft and post holed (I think I used that term right) for about 1 1/2 hours with the car in sight. Drove home in my underwear with the heat blasting because my pants were soaked.
Posted Aug 19, 2007 12:43 pm

Joel HopperGreat View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2007

Joel Hopper

No shortage of people on the way up when I descended. It was a clear day with great vis. No wind.
Posted Aug 15, 2007 1:04 pm

K_G_WrightOutstanding!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2001

K_G_Wright

I grew up in Evergreen and have climbed Bierstadt 15+ times including in the winter, solo, night time, across the "Sawtooth", from the west, as an altitude "speed" training for Nepal, etc. My favorite was with my younger brother on the 26th of December (2001 or 2002?) when we summitted at 2300 hrs (11PM). Wanted to add this to my summit logs. Although it's a "trainer", go prepared- I've been on the "Tooth" when lightning was hitting Bierstadt and am lucky not to be a ghost. Having been trained by an Alpine Rescue Team trainer, I can vouch that it's still a deadly peak. Watch the weather, and enjoy those west slopes in the summer- the wildflowers and alpine views are awesome!
Posted Aug 15, 2007 2:54 am

vanny37Willows!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

vanny37

Climbed West Slopes. Continued on across the Sawtooth to Evans. Weather was great - super stable. On the descent got an education in the willows...
Posted Aug 11, 2007 11:33 pm

PenningtonMy Second Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007

Pennington

Peak number 2. Didn't go across the Sawtooth, too spent once I hit summit. 52 more to go.
Posted Aug 10, 2007 12:51 pm

utesnot very fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 1998
seems like this mountain goes straight up with little redeeming qualities other than you've climbed a 14er. I summitted in the winter, maybe it would be better in summer.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 7:15 pm

I like it on topStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2006

I like it on top

Have climbed this a few times. Summer of 02 and then twice in winter type conditions for prep to Deanli. Just having the cold, wind, altitude, and heavy pack. Always a good trip.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 3:33 pm

smudgeBirthday 14er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

smudge

Great day! Climbed with my mom on my birthday...her first 14er and she loved it!!
Posted Jul 24, 2007 7:40 pm

Steven CrossFirst Front Range 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Steven Cross

Decided it was time to brave the crowds and do a front range 14er.
9th 14er
Posted Jul 22, 2007 9:30 pm

Jeremy HakesSolo  Sucess!

Jeremy Hakes

my first winter 14er.
Posted Jul 12, 2007 4:21 pm

Scott RogersNeat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2000

Scott Rogers

Climbed this one one my 13th birthday
Posted Jul 11, 2007 10:43 pm

Panthera unciaDouble Dip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Panthera uncia

Climbed the west slopes and then scrambled over the sawtooth to Evans
Posted Jul 10, 2007 7:59 pm

catheridBeautiful Colorado Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

catherid

Great day to be in the mountains, the storms held off for us. The wildflowers were beautiful...
Posted Jul 6, 2007 6:47 pm

IdahoKidCrowded...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

IdahoKid

Climbed the Sawtooth connecting Evans for an enjoyable, albeit very crowded day in the Rockies.
Posted Jul 5, 2007 12:32 pm

Joe_ParvisBierstadt - West Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Joe_Parvis

West Slopes main trail on a Sunday - VERY crowded. Clear, fair weather and light wind. My wife's first 14er - nice day out and good acclimation for later in season. Next time up to Guanella we'll probably go to Squaretop --- all day we kept looking wistfully through the crowds at it's calm and quiet.
Posted Jul 2, 2007 1:00 pm

Alaska Mt ManTough climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

Alaska Mt Man

For my sea level lungs! First 14er used as acclimatization for Mt Elbert. Great weather, windy up top!
Posted Jun 29, 2007 5:59 pm

haytraciShort Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2006

haytraci

This was by far the easiest 14er I've done, considering you are very close to the summit when you start out. Still, it was a great day out with friends! I would say it's a good starter peak, but I wouldn't want to lead anyone to believe all 14ers are this easy.
Posted Jun 28, 2007 2:27 pm

RenardoFinally!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

Renardo

Finally some good weather after three previous attempts. A beautiful day on the mountain!
Posted Jun 28, 2007 1:45 am

gunnersmithWest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

gunnersmith

We took this route to climb the Sawtooth and Evans. We glassed the route from the summit of Bierstadt and it was too snowy/icy for our taste, so we made a short day of it and retreated to Georgetown for lunch and a beer.
Posted Jun 11, 2007 6:50 pm

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