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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

colintRoute Climbed: Standard + Sawtooth and Evans Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

colint

The standard Bierstadt route would be a great intro to 14ers, and when combined with the Sawtooth to Evans, a fun climb overall.
Posted Aug 10, 2004 3:22 pm

rob_runkleRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass TH Date Climbed: July 22, 2004  Sucess!

rob_runkle

Nice, easy start...
Posted Aug 1, 2004 3:40 pm

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: From Summit Lake, From Guanella Pass Date Climbed: July - September  Sucess!

Saintgrizzly

I've done this mountain twice, from Guanella Pass late enough in the fall when the infamous willow bog was frozen, and a few years later with Aaron, from Summit Lake on Mount Evans, when we climbed the east side, which, in my opinion, is MUCH more interesting than the traditional--and easier--ascent from Guanella Pass.
Posted Jul 29, 2004 1:31 am

Andrew McKenzieRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: July 11, 2004  Sucess!

Andrew McKenzie

Great hike, very gentle out of the car. Quite a few folks out on this nice Sunday morning. Not too much to look at, but the view of the basin on the north side is very nice. Climbed in conjuction with Evan's via the Sawtooth. Cheers!

Posted Jul 19, 2004 2:32 am

kcmuleRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: July 8, 2004  Sucess!

kcmule

My 3rd time on the summit. Hiked with usual compadre Andy, his dad Steve, who amazingly had arthroscopic knee surgery 2 weeks ago, and brother Dave who is only 9 years old. Great weather and as much time as we wanted alone on the summit. Can't ask for much more.
Posted Jul 11, 2004 7:57 pm

RatballsRoute Climbed: (i) West Flank, (ii) Sawtooth Ridge from Mt Evans' West Ridge  Sucess!

Ratballs

I have a soft spot in my heart for Mount Bierstadt: my first solo-14er; my first ridge traverse; the mountain I take people up for their first taste of high Colorado. It's pretty, the views down onto your quotidian are great (Denver looks like a toy city--or am I thinking of the view from Evans?), as are they in the other direction. Try this one as a first and you'll really feel you're onto something great, and you probably are.



I'll be back again this Friday, popping another friend's 14er-cherry.
Posted Jun 22, 2004 8:29 pm

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