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doumallRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Decalobron Date Climbed: July, 2003  Sucess!


3rd 14er!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 3:06 pm

wwellsRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: July 1, 2005  Sucess!


The ascent and descent of Mount Democrat were the hardest part of the Decalibron for me. I opted to head straight down the ridge line for the saddle with Cameron from the summit, but this entailed downclimbing through lots of talus on a very windy day. I'd recommend heading back down Democrat's switchbacks instead.
Posted Jul 4, 2005 12:34 pm

ChrisRoute Climbed: Decalibron (in reverse of standard order, Bross 1st, Democrat last) Date Climbed: July 1, 2005  Sucess!


#4 for the day, doing the Decalibron in reverse. I did this backwards because the last time I attempted this, I was stormed off after only getting Democrat. I figured I'd go the other way this time and at least see some new terrain if that happened again. Beatiful sunny (but really windy) day, and a great training hike/run for the upcoming Pikes Peak Ascent.
Posted Jul 1, 2005 5:25 pm

Foxy Long BottomsRoute Climbed: East Face and West side Couloir Date Climbed: 9/03 and 9/04  Sucess!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Comment on West side couloir: A beautiful snow route that can be done w/out gear. You can see it clearly from HWY 91, heading East. It's the most prominent couloir that intersects the West Face, leading all the way up to the top.
Posted Jun 20, 2005 1:32 pm

georgbetsyRoute Climbed: Kite Lake: Democrat, Lincoln, Bross Date Climbed: June 11th, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed, Democrat (Southeast Face), Cameron, Lincoln, Bross, and South Bross. Great hike with lots of time spent at altitude. Took approximately 6 hours for the trip.
Posted Jun 17, 2005 1:22 am

eggheadsherpaRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: September 18, 2004  Sucess!


Did the Bross-Lincoln-Democrat trifecta...pretty easy to knock out all three at once.
Posted Jun 9, 2005 1:59 am

ktiffany22Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 19, 2004  Sucess!


It feels so nice to bag 3.2 (Cameron- hey, it has a name, why not give it a .2?!) 14ers in a day:-) I love climbing these things, but having recently moved 4,000 feet in elevation lower to Greeley... the altitude gets me at the start of every 14er hike, so Democrat wasn't quite as enjoyable as the others, but of course I still love it! Made it through the initial "uck" feelings, & had a wonderful day! 14ers ROCK!:-)
Posted May 15, 2005 10:27 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: Tour De Lincoln Group Date Climbed: 6/2004  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

I love this hike! I've done it about five times and last spring I went at it as a post Rainier workout. I took my video camera and spent quite a bit time setting up shots, but still got my best time...4 hours 24 minutes Jeep to Jeep. Running between the summit of Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross is an energizing experience... rock on!
Posted May 7, 2005 11:08 pm

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: June 20, 2004  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Skied almost from the summit!
Posted Apr 7, 2005 5:39 pm

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

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