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SarahThompson4x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2003

SarahThompson

9/20/03 - Std route from Guanella Pass in my cottoneering days, my 3rd 14er. Loved it so much I did it again 2 weeks later!

10/4/03 - Std route from Guanella Pass.

2/19/11 - Long approach to Guanella Pass from the Grant side, parked 0.9 miles past where they stop plowing (7.7 miles from 285). Exhausting trap door snow up through the willows capped off by wind and blowing snow up high.

12/15/13 - Pre-winter prep hike that proved Bierstadt doesn't have to be forgettable. Backpacked up Scott Gomer Gulch and camped overnight, then climbed the East Ridge & down the South Ridge before packing out the next day. Fun scrambling with snow but crux ledges on East Ridge would likely be very scary (loaded) later in the season.
Posted Feb 20, 2011 4:36 pm

vetmikeSketchy weather on Bierstadt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2008

vetmike

The plan was to go backpacking with some friends, climbing a 14er was just a possibility in the beginning. But once we started up this beautiful mountain, I was set on the summit. Ended up summiting in some sketchy weather, but got down fine. Trip report here: http://intheexpanse.com/mountaineering/mt-bierstadt-2008
Posted Feb 4, 2011 10:53 am

centrifugemy first so long ago...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2003

centrifuge

This was fun just because I knew the whole time it was the beginning of a beautiful obsession
Posted Jan 12, 2011 9:38 pm

thatnissanguysecond 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009

thatnissanguy

Was my second 14er. Loved it!
Posted Dec 20, 2010 8:27 pm

Matt LemkeGuanella Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008

Matt Lemke

An easy hike up Bierstadt in the clouds
Posted Dec 20, 2010 2:30 am

jeffrawnJust a little bit of snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010

jeffrawn

Great day with 5 other members of the CAA. 1:30 p.m. start at Guanella Pass made us the last to summit that day, although we met almost 30 who were on their way down. Remnants of snow made the trail mildly slick from 13,200' to the ridge. Nice break from the still-warm and very flat Dallas area!
Posted Oct 20, 2010 1:09 am

ColoradoChrisFirst 14er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2010
Definetely kicked my butt into shape! Only 3 others on the summit, passed about 50-60 others on the way down, beautiful day.
Posted Oct 11, 2010 10:31 pm

rockymountaindivaMultiple times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2000

rockymountaindiva

Have also done with sawtooth/evans.
Posted Oct 11, 2010 12:59 am

ErikaRNseveral summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

ErikaRN

I have summited this peak so far 4 times but did it first on the above date. Great early season conditioner with killer views and a great trail!
Posted Oct 2, 2010 10:18 pm

JonWOnly for the Sawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

JonW

We only climbed this to get the Sawtooth Ridge. The Sawtooth was a blast. The slog up Bierstandt, not so much.
Posted Sep 26, 2010 10:46 pm

AlanaSecond Fourteener  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010
Very crowded trail and summit. Took the Sawtooth down. Perfect weather.
Posted Sep 19, 2010 11:10 pm

dunking_deutschmanspectacular sunrise
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

dunking_deutschman

a beautiful hike via guanella pass. Largest, most cluelessly obnoxious crowd I have ever encountered on a colorado 14er, despite the road from the front range cities being closed due to rockslide. If you can tune out the idiots, though, this is the easiest 14er I have hiked yet. The sawtooth ridge looks inviting for when I come back for Evans.
Posted Sep 4, 2010 11:36 am

KapelmuurAppetizer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Kapelmuur

Gobbled it up on the way to the Sawtooth & Evans
Posted Aug 15, 2010 9:18 pm

HostilejimGreat Weather  Sucess!

Hostilejim

Climbed From Guenella Pass, no clouds in the sky.
Posted Jul 31, 2010 10:21 am

ledavis23Easy!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010

ledavis23

Fun hike from the winter closure gate up the west slopes. Starting at the winter closure gate gave me the 3,000' elevation gain. Total mileage from there was 11.
Posted Jul 15, 2010 7:12 pm

strudolyubovEast Ridge Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

strudolyubov

Climbed Bierstadt via East Ridge. Started from Mt. Evans parking area, used the first steep gully to get down to the valley and ascended directly to the base of Pt. 13,641. Climbed directly to the top of Pt. 13,641 on a nice solid rock then stayed on the ridge crest. After summiting Bierstadt did Sawtooth traverse to Mt. Evans. Great solid rock, nice weather, incredible views!
Posted Jul 11, 2010 3:03 pm

mirhashBeautiful March Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

mirhash

We had to hike a couple miles to the pass after being stopped by a giant snow berm. Went up with Adam and my new Norwegian friend Sigmund. Snowshoed most of the way (Sigmund skinned all the way up!). Summited in a flannel shirt!!
Posted Jun 13, 2010 10:51 pm

seanoFrom Guanella Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2010

seano

Boardwalk over the bog helped make this a quick climb. Trip report
Posted Jun 10, 2010 6:51 pm

belexesWestern Slope Guanella Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

belexes

Meetup.com hike. This was my third time up Bierstadt. The lower parking lot was full when we arrived. The trail was muddy, especially in the willows. There's still a few patches of snow up there. The weather was a little unsettled: it was very windy and chilly, with some clouds moving through. Our group got pretty spread out, but I think everyone reached the summit.
Posted Jun 5, 2010 6:07 pm

HyadventureA very windy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2010

Hyadventure

A bit of a windy day, but overall a faily easy day.
Posted Jun 1, 2010 4:29 pm

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