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mtnhiker13Route Climbed: Standard and Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 28, 2001  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2002


I have climbed this mountain twice and prefer the Southeast Ridge, much more direct and fewer people. Democrat will always be a very special mountain to me. I also climbed Lincoln and Bross on this last trip, we had wonderful weather and it was a great day all around.
Posted Dec 27, 2002 9:28 am

zzrilRoute Climbed: enchainment Date Climbed: July 1992  Sucess!


3 summits in a day + Cameron
Posted Nov 22, 2002 12:30 pm

rob_runkleRoute Climbed: Kites Lake Date Climbed: August 17, 2002  Sucess!


Great three 14ers (+Cameron) for a one day trip.
Posted Nov 2, 2002 7:51 am

chef007Route Climbed: Kite Lake TH Date Climbed: October 26 2002  Sucess!


The hike was great! There was a few feet of snow up by the summit. I was going to climb the other 3 mountains but the weather rolled in and I had to go down.
Posted Oct 26, 2002 7:42 pm

climberkjpRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: Summer 1998  Sucess!


My first 14er, and then on to the other exciting Mosquito summits
Posted Oct 22, 2002 11:05 am

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: June 14 2000  Sucess!


Ring around the cirque. Cold, windy, snowy day made conditions more challenging than normal.
Posted Oct 6, 2002 1:10 pm

mtnhappyRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: September 21, 2002  Sucess!


With the snow, this climb was a challenge. It was slick in areas and i'm not used to climbing in the snow. So i was even more happy to make it safely to the top and back down! What awesome views! no haze so it was great!
Posted Sep 22, 2002 1:31 pm

ogonzooRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: August 10, 2002  Sucess!


these mountains were over populated, enough folks to start a small village at the summit of democrat. i still loved this hike, even though there were too many people the day we went i found that most the other hikers we spoke with were over all genuinely into the outdoors and hiking. don't get me wrong there was still the mountains fair share of caffè latte totin tourons to contend with.
Posted Sep 19, 2002 5:44 am

charles97Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: September 3, 2002  Sucess!


Did the standard triple bagger route from Kite Lake. Except I got off the trail early and ended up scrambling up the scree to Democrat. That wore me out! Started at 8 am and summitted Democrat at 9:45 am. (By the way, not to diminish anyone's accomplishments or anything, but Cameron doesn't count as a fourteener!)

Third of 10 fourteeners in 6 days. #11 overall.
Posted Sep 17, 2002 2:38 pm

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 25 2002  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

I meant to climb Bross, Lincoln, Democrat but the gated jeep road that I thought went up Bross went to the Democrat-Cameron saddle so I just went the other way around. Good weather. 3:52 car to car.
Posted Jul 27, 2002 8:47 am

wayneaflickRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: June 24, 2000  Sucess!


My son, Patrick, and grandson, Shawn, and I climbed all 4 summits, and would have climbed South Bross if it hadn't rained. Had a nice glissade off the summit. Shawn turned back before we started up from the saddle. Almost got run over by a mountain biker as I summited Bross. I wonder if he guessed what I ment when I ignored his wave?
Posted Jun 28, 2002 1:12 am

wayneaflickRoute Climbed: Mt Bross Road and Cameron-Democrat Ridge Date Climbed: July 15, 1994  Sucess!


I drove to Bross and climbed Lincoln. Not much of a climb, but then I did Democrat. I didn't carry any water, and the wind was really blowing. Crossing the connecting ridge was relatively easy but coming back was really hard. I got hypothermia from dehydration.

Posted Jun 25, 2002 9:11 pm

ctruscotRoute Climbed: Democrat-Lincoln-Bross traverse Date Climbed: August 1997  Sucess!
Knocking off 3 in one day is an awesome feeling! I think hiking these 3 gave me the desire to keep going and see if I can finish all 54 peaks in Colorado that are 14,000 or more feet high!
Posted Jun 3, 2002 4:27 pm

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: South ridge Date Climbed: June 23 2000  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

Somehow I ended up at Lake Emma, Mt. Buckskin, some class 3 climbing, and a steep glissade on the descent. Definitely not the standard route. It was only my 2nd day at altitude (from Florida), not enough acclimation to do Lincoln and Bross today.
Posted May 19, 2002 3:33 pm

darinchadwickRoute Climbed: From Kite Lake Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!


The first peak of 3 (or four if you count the bump called Cameron). What a great traverse. I hope to do it as a ski traverse in winter.
Posted Apr 4, 2002 5:32 am

ZekeRoute Climbed: Standard from Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 1996  Sucess!


Combined w/Lincoln and Bross, 2nd 14er climb, very windy i remember.
Posted Jan 24, 2002 7:32 am

spyder550Route Climbed: Southeast Face I Date Climbed: Aug. 25, 2001  Sucess!


Easy summit after steep climb to East Ridge I. Very open and crowded, had to really search for a place to go the bathroom. Not one of the quieter peaks and definetly did not like the jeep road people can take almost all the way up Bross. Felt like Pikes Peak with cars at top of mountain.
Posted Dec 28, 2001 11:04 pm

odysseusRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: 8/15/2001  Sucess!


Democrat was the 3rd of 5 fourteeners that my partner and I climbed in 5 days. Pretty easy hike up, a well defined trail from thousands of feet! Fantastic views from the summit. We had intended to do all three peaks, but we got a late start and the weather was not looking good (the early morning was rainy and cloudy that day), so we came back down. Another day for Lincoln and Bross! Roach states in his book 'Colorado's Fourteeners' that you must park passenger cars at a switchback below the creek. Not so. The creek has a nice bridge over it now and you can drive all the way up to the lake. Get there early though, if you want a parking place!
Posted Aug 23, 2001 6:12 pm

Peter EliassenRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 9/1/97  Sucess!

Peter Eliassen

Beautiful peak...excellent hike, enjoy!
Posted Aug 16, 2001 11:38 am

jratkRoute Climbed: 3 banger route Date Climbed: 8-8-01  Sucess!


great day, took 3 hr. 40 min.
Posted Aug 15, 2001 3:20 pm

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