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hoopyfroodRoute Climbed: Main Route Date Climbed: 1/15/05  Sucess!

hoopyfrood

This winter ascent was my first fourteener! The snowshoe slog through the willows was a bit arduous, but once we made it past the lip it was an awesome climb! The wind was crazy through the saddle, but the peak was calm. Good times! P.S. the closest approach was from Duck Lake due to Guenella Pass' closure.
Posted Jan 20, 2005 12:36 pm

bakcastRoute Climbed: West Slope and Sawtooth ridge. Date Climbed: July 2000, June 2001  Sucess!

bakcast

Sawtooth ridge was great fun, but my favorite climb of Bierstadt was with my 59 year-old mother on the West Slopes....one year after her full knee-relpacement and her first 14er.



Its never too late to start.
Posted Dec 12, 2004 2:10 pm

WildMan21Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: August 27, 2004  Sucess!

WildMan21

Great view of Gray's and Torry's. I am excited about climbing the Sawtooth Ridge sometime to access Mt. Evans.
Posted Dec 3, 2004 6:08 pm

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: North ridge, via Sawtooth from Mt. Evans Date Climbed: September, 1990  Sucess!

Steve Larson

During the brief time I still thought that graduate school was a good idea, I took a few hours away from my studies to do a day hike from Mt. Evans. I downclimbed the Sawtooth to the saddle just below Bierstadt, and scrambled up the north ridge to the summit. It was my first Colorado 14'er. A real nifty place. I didn't want to leave.
Posted Nov 11, 2004 3:43 pm

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: Guenella Pass Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

csmcgranahan

My fiance Julie and I summited on an overcast day and hiked down in the rain.
Posted Oct 31, 2004 4:30 pm

ripper333Route Climbed: sawtooth Date Climbed: sept 1998  Sucess!
climbed with cmc. good bunch of folks. though never

saw any of them again. oh well it was a fun day.
Posted Oct 24, 2004 4:37 pm

georgbetsyRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: October 16, 2004  Sucess!

georgbetsy

My wife and I climbed Mount Bierstadt from Guanella pass today. High winds and snow made this a tough, but fun climb.
Posted Oct 16, 2004 11:53 pm

NatashaRoute Climbed: Bierstadt trail, Guanella Pass Date Climbed: June 8, 2004  Sucess!

Natasha

What a way to start the summer! Hiked Bierstadt then took the Sawtooth over to Evans. It was awesome! My many thanks to the people who built the boardwalk over the willows!
Posted Oct 14, 2004 3:44 pm

mr_gRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: March 20, 1999  Sucess!

mr_g

My first 14er! We drove to Guanella Pass to snowshoe, but ended up climbing Bierstadt instead. I was abit unprepared, in that I did not have enough water for the entire trip and I got very thirsty near the end.
Posted Oct 12, 2004 11:03 am

mr_gRoute Climbed: Sawtooth Ridge Date Climbed: May 11, 2002  Sucess!

mr_g

Started from Summit Lake and ascended Mount Spaulding first, then traversed the Sawtooth Ridge all the way to the summit of Bierstadt. The Sawtooth Ridge was an awesome traverse, and this was my second time on Bierstadt.

Posted Oct 12, 2004 8:44 am

bestofthehoeflichsRoute Climbed: From Abyss Lake Date Climbed: June 9, 2001  Sucess!

bestofthehoeflichs

It was a great day and an enjoyable climb.
Posted Oct 5, 2004 10:07 pm

TajjiRoute Climbed: West Slope via Guanella Pass TH Date Climbed: September 29, 2004  Sucess!

Tajji

My first Fourteener since I moved here since I moved here earlier this month!

The snow on the West Slope made for a fun and interesting climb, and the weather was great on the summit around 10am.
Posted Oct 1, 2004 1:12 am

xskier77Route Climbed: West Slopes decent via Sawtooth Date Climbed: August 22, 2004  Sucess!

xskier77

Made it to the summit in 1:43 with a non stop push. Passed everyone on the trail that was ahead of me. We then hiked across the Sawtooth and then back down to Guanella Pass. Adding the Sawtooth decent to the hike made for a much longer and more interesting day.
Posted Sep 27, 2004 11:10 pm

neodayRoute Climbed: Standard- easiest Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

neoday

Good beginner hike. I got to watch a newbie try glissading head first on his back and almost slam into some rocks (agains my will and while ignoring my shouting to stop) I was thinking I would have a worthy submission to "Accidents in Mountaineering 2004"

oh yeah, also the day after arriving in Denver. I live in MN
Posted Sep 24, 2004 4:52 pm

Erik BeelerRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: Aug 20 2004  Sucess!

Erik Beeler

Easy 1:50 minute hike. My girl friends second peak.
Posted Sep 20, 2004 11:31 am

Trevor SimmonsRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: August 27, 2004  Sucess!

Trevor Simmons

Nice, easy 4-hour hike to the summit. The weather was very poor, but not dangerous. We encountered fog throughout the entire hike, but the wind cleared some fog long enough for some great pictures from the summit.
Posted Sep 19, 2004 12:43 am

corsairRoute Climbed: from the guanella pass trailhead Date Climbed: august 21, 2004  Sucess!
The day started out wonderful, and climbing proceeded smoothly, with four new climbers taking on their first fourteener. However, at the summit we encountered a wind driven snowstorm, with lightning dancing on the peaks to the southwest. On the whole a worthwhile and fun climb.
Posted Sep 8, 2004 4:55 pm

myroneRoute Climbed: From Guanella Pass trailhead Date Climbed: Monday September 6, 2004  Sucess!

myrone

Started up at 6:25AM only a few cars in the lot. Reached the summit at 8:10AM, one guy was heading down as I arrived so I had the summit to myself for nearly 30 mins. Spectacular views in all directions, perfect weather, lots of fresh snow all along the divide, only a dusting on Bierstadt. Headed back down with lots of people coming up, reached the trailhead by 10:25AM. My 4th 14'er and another great morning!
Posted Sep 7, 2004 10:32 pm

mountainjunkieRoute Climbed: East Ridge via Scott Gomer Creek Date Climbed: 8/16/03  Sucess!

mountainjunkie

Encountered some bad weather at about 14,000'. Reached the summitt in a hail storm; luckily the storm didn't last long. Prior to the hail, this was a beautiful climb with lots to see throughout the climb.
Posted Aug 28, 2004 10:15 am

F BombRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass TH Date Climbed: August 30, 2003  Sucess!

F Bomb

Ran into a lot of snow, in hindsight maybe should have turned around as visibility was very poor. Made it up and the summit was all mine. Waited for friends about a half hour and was back in Denver for the Husker game!



Go Huskers!
Posted Aug 26, 2004 2:19 pm

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