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easleygoneRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 1996  Sucess!
#1 of my "Tour de Force" that day.
Posted Apr 4, 2005 11:12 pm

James CRoute Climbed: Kite lake Date Climbed: June 25, 2004  Sucess!

James C

Quik and steep hike to the summit
Posted Apr 4, 2005 7:20 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Trailhead Approach Date Climbed: 10/2004  Sucess!


Steep and Short
Posted Mar 20, 2005 7:58 pm

Colorado SusanRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 18, 2004  Sucess!

Colorado Susan

This was a gloomy day with a summit masked in clouds. It was a unique summit view (or lack thereof).

Posted Mar 16, 2005 12:18 am

kylerlottRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 5, 2004  Sucess!


Whiteout! and Wind! Those were the conditions the whole way to the top. The trail was hard to find because it was snowing so much, especially on the way down. The wind was blowing so hard on the summit it was very hard to even take a picture. I signed the summit log, but it looked as though someone spit ink on the paper and thought it might resemble a name, the wind was seriously insane. I had planned on hiking the "loop" but weather wouldn't allow that to happen. I will definately be back to finish my "loop".
Posted Mar 15, 2005 9:49 pm

bigwillyRoute Climbed: Northeast Slopes Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!


This was my first fourteener and much more than I expected. The endless scree on the slopes above the saddle is really obnoxious. Still a great climb however, and a wonderfull introduction to fourteeners.
Posted Mar 11, 2005 3:58 pm

AsphazellRoute Climbed: Kite Lake, standard route Date Climbed: May 2004  Sucess!


This was a grad hike for Wilderness Trekking School with the CMC. Was a fun trip with some nice, LONG glissades down the west couloirs!
Posted Mar 1, 2005 12:36 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: East Ridge/Standard Route Date Climbed: July 15, 1984  Sucess!


A very nice first fourteener, although this was my ninth. Climbed this with the CMC and continued to Cameron and Bross. The leader felt the weather was too iffy to nail Lincoln that day. So I came back w/ the CMC the following March and climbed it then.

I'd be interested in knowing if anyone has climbed, and can describe, the Southwest Ridge from the Democrat Buckskin saddle. On paper it looks like it could be a classic route.
Posted Feb 3, 2005 4:23 pm

RichratRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Trail Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!


Weather played a large role on this trip.
Posted Jan 30, 2005 8:50 pm

keeganyoung1Route Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!


Posted Nov 23, 2004 10:00 am

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: August, 2002  Sucess!


A great hike both beginning and ending at Kite Lake. Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln and Bross in one day is great!
Posted Oct 31, 2004 6:14 pm

ripper333Route Climbed: southeast ridge Date Climbed: august 2004  Sucess!
nice bagging 4 14ers in one push. fun, fast workout.

great weather. did the loop democrat, cameron, lincoln and bross.
Posted Oct 24, 2004 4:35 pm

NatashaRoute Climbed: Democrat-Lincoln-Bross Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 7, 2001  Sucess!


Great day, enjoyed knocking of 3 of these guys in one day.
Posted Oct 15, 2004 12:04 am

mr_gRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 21, 1999  Sucess!


Drove up to Kite Lake and did the Decalibron route for Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln and Bross. The round trip time was about 6.5 hours. Got chased down Bross when the weather moved in, but all in all, it was a very good trip.

Posted Oct 12, 2004 10:49 am

bc44caesarRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 10 Oct 2004  Sucess!


First leg on the "Decalibron" - snow covered most of the way, reached the summit after 1hr 20min
Posted Oct 11, 2004 8:33 pm

myroneRoute Climbed: From Kite Lake Date Climbed: Saturday September 18,2004  Sucess!


Started up at 6:30AM, ended-up rock scrambling, missing the saddle, and heading straight up to the false summit and on to the summit. Reached the top at 7:50AM, nobody there, stayed about 15 mins and then off for Mt Cameron & Mt Lincoln. Beautiful, clear, but windy and cool. My 5th 14'er!
Posted Sep 21, 2004 10:04 pm

Brad SniderRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: May 8, 2004  Sucess!

Brad Snider

2nd Fourteener; lots of snow but a clear, calm day with great views!
Posted Sep 21, 2004 9:16 pm

kcmuleRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: Sat Sept 11, 2004  Sucess!


A fun and easy climb despite the slightly above average steepness for a 14er trail. Lots of erosion due to shortcutting made it a little tricky staying on the right path on the way up but it's pretty hard to get too far off course. There was a summit log but I could not find the USGS marker. Congrats to Jim on successfully climbing your 1st 14er.
Posted Sep 13, 2004 6:06 pm

F BombRoute Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: August 27, 2004  Sucess!

F Bomb

Flew right up Democrat (Summit about 8) and the weather was still good, some snow but it would clear every few minutes. When I got to the top of Cameron ( I had a friend only half up) the thunder roared in and I decided I'd have to come back to get the others. So I'll finish up over labor day. A fun climb until the lightning came.
Posted Aug 31, 2004 2:31 pm

shanrickvRoute Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: 8/15/04  Sucess!


This was the first leg of the Decalibron for me and two of my employees, Angela and Sabine. Had great weather up until the end and an overall great day.
Posted Aug 15, 2004 9:48 pm

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