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RatballsRoute Climbed: From Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 19, 1999  Sucess!


A fun, solo day out up high.

Here's a (sorta) trip report.
Posted Jun 22, 2004 9:10 pm

CharlesDRoute Climbed: Southeast snowfields and talus Date Climbed: June 19, 2004  Sucess!


Definitely the most interesting summit on the Decalibron loop. Climbed about 600' of moderate snow south of the main trail up to the steep talus pile. Thence to the summit by the shortest available route. Nice place, but crowded. Summer 14ers are definitely a different breed of mountain than what I've become used to.
Posted Jun 22, 2004 11:05 am

mountainmotaRoute Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!


Nice easy 14er!
Posted Jun 15, 2004 7:28 pm

xskier77Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: May 2, 2004  Sucess!


Was unable to drive all the way to Kite lake so we managed to get a legal 3000 ft gain hike of Democrat. There was plenty of snow and snowshoes probably would have been helpfull. We wound up postholing quite a bit but got a great glissade from the summit almost all the way back to Kite Lake.
Posted Jun 13, 2004 8:40 pm

AndyRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: June 12, 2004  Sucess!


I climbed Democrat along with Lincoln and Bross. It took me five hours car to car. The weather was cool and windy and a snow squall blew through on my way from Cameron to Bross.
Posted Jun 12, 2004 6:27 pm

lostmanRoute Climbed: Via Lincoln Date Climbed: July 19, 2001  Sucess!


Great day!
Posted Jun 9, 2004 3:10 pm

bpsRoute Climbed: Standard route from Kite Lake Date Climbed: October 2002  Sucess!
Had to spend 4 months at sea level and upon arriving back home in Colorado I went straight here to kick my butt back into altitude-shape!
Posted Jun 9, 2004 4:42 am

esugiRoute Climbed: From Kite Lake Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!


Flew in from Seattle, rented a car, drove to the trailhead, and did the Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln circa all in one day! Was feeling the affects of altitude quite a bit. We descended down from Lincoln in the dark, got in the car, and drove off to the trailhead of Mount Elbert. Very fun but long trip.
Posted May 27, 2004 11:40 am

DaveCRoute Climbed: standard loop Date Climbed: june 96  Sucess!


first of an easy triple-bagger from kite lake with a dozen tourists and the dog.
Posted May 20, 2004 9:31 pm

sbkelleyRoute Climbed: south slopes Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!


Alex, Richard, Tim and I just kind of found our own route up to the top. We saw the inviting ridge on the south face of the mountain when viewed from Kite Lake and just followed it up to the top - a nice way to spice the climb up a little bit.
Posted May 12, 2004 3:11 pm

Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 17, 2000  Sucess!

Ryan Kowalski

Did the Decalibron which in retrospect is not that huge a feat, but at the time: being on top of three 14ers in one day was incredible to me. The summit of Democrat was absolutely thick with fog, it was neat climbing into the clouds
Posted Apr 19, 2004 12:04 pm

f360driverRoute Climbed: Unknown Date Climbed: 7/04  Sucess!


Easy scramble. Fun climb.
Posted Apr 14, 2004 6:39 pm

coloradoiceclimberRoute Climbed: From Kite Lake Date Climbed: June 16, 2001  Sucess!


Great tripple tick with Nate Lowery. It took 1.5 hrs to the summit from the lot!
Posted Apr 10, 2004 3:58 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: September 2, 2002  Sucess!


Starting at Montgomery Reservoir, Erin and I hiked up to the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the South Platte. We were out early enough to not have to deal with 4WD vehicles attempting this challenging road. We hiked into a small amphitheatre below Traver Peak to gain Democrat's North Ridge above its saddle w/ Traver. The ridge gets very interesting at a notch that you can inspect while on your approach. To stay on or near the ridge crest would be fifth-class of a difficulty unknown to me, but it looked doable. We weren't up to the challenge, though, and traversed out onto the west-facing slopes to evade some of the difficulties. People are very surprised when they see you arrive at Democrat's summit from the north. We descended into Platte Gulch from the Democrat-Cameron saddle. I would not recommend our descent route for an ascent, because it's rather loose. Many 4WD vehicles were on the road to Wheeler Lake along our return trip.
Posted Apr 9, 2004 5:05 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: DeCaLiBron Date Climbed: June 5, 2002  Sucess!


I soloed the DeCaLiBron. I was very pleased that the road had been grated because otherwise, my Prizm wouldn't have made it to Kite Lake. A few inches of snow fell the night before, but it melted very quickly.
Posted Apr 9, 2004 4:48 pm

pphluxRoute Climbed: North Face (Platte Gulch Approach) Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!


Good route. Snow was very thin in platte gulch for this early in the

season. 4x4 road was clear to about 12,000'.

Snow was not consolidated, and was easy to kick steps into, but

looking back, was probably not safe from avalanche yet.

This route was absolutely amazing, and I really do suggest it.

With a high camp in Platte Gulch, all three(four) of the lincoln

group can be climbed in a single day. Descend the saddle between

lincoln and democrat.

Also, watch out, the marmots will eat your stuff.
Posted Mar 19, 2004 11:22 pm

granddeityRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!
Summitted, and was most of the way up Cameron when the lightning started heading in, so decended without summiting the other mountains in the group.

Posted Feb 12, 2004 4:01 am

neodayRoute Climbed: Roughly standard route Date Climbed: December 31, 2003  Sucess!


Beautiful mountain, great camp site, wonderfully fun hike.
Posted Feb 3, 2004 12:18 pm

scvanmRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 12, 2003  Sucess!


Father /Son trip with my 12 year old. He is better than me.
Posted Jan 19, 2004 10:05 pm

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: from Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!


Three easy 14ers - but skip this one and head to Lincoln if you just want to do one for the day. Lincoln has the more interesting summit.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 7:12 pm

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