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HokieJimLast...  Sucess!


summit of the year for me. Rainy at the TH but cleared up. Sean and I were the first to reach the summit before the conga line to the top ensued
Posted Apr 23, 2009 2:42 pm

geemanLate winter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2009


Beautiful day between two snow storms. First 14er. Skied up until 13,000ft, then climbed the rest, used crampons to get back down to where we left the skis. Except me and my buddy, not a single living soul in sight. Great time!
Posted Apr 7, 2009 11:12 am

PablohoneyHmmmm  Sucess!


Not a whole lot to say, another 14er.
Posted Mar 28, 2009 6:48 pm

COhawkeyeSawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2008


Sawtooth to Evans. Great climb.
Posted Mar 17, 2009 7:07 pm

JoeyBagoDonutsLate winter solo
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009


On a Sunday in late winter I was surprised to find so few people. It was a beautiful, cold and peaceful hike. It was just me and my thoughts all day.
Posted Mar 16, 2009 8:27 pm

farrisglBusy peak; completed on a side trip from California  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2002


I got a bit of a late start after my drive up from Denver at about 9 am. Fortunately the weather was good and made the summit in good time. Busy place with perhaps 200 climbers and maybe more. Excellent view and glad i took the time to climb this peak.
Posted Mar 3, 2009 1:45 pm

chicagotransplantStandard in Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009


Winter ascent with Gabe and his pup. The road is plowed to just above the Guanella Pass campground at around 10,900'.
Posted Jan 19, 2009 10:26 am

Sarah SimonFrom Winter Parking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2009

Sarah Simon

While blessedly sunny and clear, it was incredibly cold this day. Fortunately, the trail was pretty well packed but we still snowshoed until just below the saddle. The snow leaving the saddle was total hardpack - you could kick steps about 1-2 inches deep, and that's all the purchase you would get. It was beyond cold this day. Temps were in the single digits and windchill was WELL below zero. Not much celebrating on the summit: Take a few more bites of food and a sip of water and descend. I didn't even bother signing the summit register - just walked right past it. I just wanted out of that bitter cold wind.

This mountain is a sweet little teddy bear of a hike in the summer, but a formidable foe in winter conditions from the lower parking area. Hiking partners: Ricardo's CMC outing.
Posted Jan 5, 2009 9:59 am

Narendrabierstadt  Sucess!


Nice warm-up hike, crowded on weekends
Posted Jan 1, 2009 3:06 pm

mkim822good warm-up 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008


my second time hiking this 14er; a good way to warm up to start off the season to hike other 14ers! guanella pass rd construction is a bit annoying, but oh well...
Posted Nov 24, 2008 12:55 am

cackalackyclimberStandard route  Sucess!


Solo from Guanella to Bierstadt then on to Evans via the Sawtooth.
Posted Nov 21, 2008 11:16 am

Dropmo40sawtooth? oh ya
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007


good loop route from pass.
Posted Oct 31, 2008 1:29 am

co14erAny Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008


This I have climbed more than any other, at least 15 times. It is closest to were I grew up. It is a good ski descent in winter and a good snow climb, fairly low avalanche danger.
Posted Oct 25, 2008 11:01 pm

timfoltzWow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008


Wanted to climb the East ridge and connect to evans via sawtooth from evans road, but surpsisingly the road was closed. Resorted to climbing standard route along with the multitudes of others.
Posted Sep 17, 2008 11:21 pm

Sarah SimonStandard route from Guanella  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Sarah Simon

We got up early enough to be in the first "batch" of summitters, but not early enough to avoid the mobs of other hikers on our descent. Still, it's good to see so many people out getting exercise, especially families with kids and teens. Partner: Husband.
Posted Sep 1, 2008 9:12 pm

shanrickvSawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008


Had the summit all to myself at 6:30 a.m. prior to traversing the Sawtooth and summiting Evans. Great climb on a beautiful day.
Posted Sep 1, 2008 1:40 am

PapaBanucciCrowded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008


Hiked with Boy Scout Troop. Beat the storm coming in. I never can figure out the people who start late and keep going up when the clouds are rolling in. I figure they got soaked.
Posted Aug 23, 2008 7:59 pm

PivvayGot one, no sawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007


We were after the combo and the sawtooth but Marni and Turbo weren't liking the snow cover and we backed off back up Bierstadt. Still a nice hike and a few little glissades on the way down.
Posted Aug 21, 2008 10:48 am

alpspitzeStandart route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008


Several hundred people shared this one with me. Short and sweet.
Posted Aug 15, 2008 8:17 pm

lalpinistHot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2008


There was a bit of a heat wave, and the sun was intense. 5 hours RT for three lowlanders. The mountain was pretty busy for a mid-week climb.
Posted Aug 6, 2008 12:26 pm

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