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cowboypeteRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Trail Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!
It was a cold morning. About half of the trail was covered with snow. Some of it was knee deep. It made for a hard climb. We reached the summit in 3 1/2 hours. Awesome views from the top! Storm clouds were rolling in so we decided against trying for Lincoln & Bross. It snowed on us during the descent. Still a great day!
Posted Sep 8, 2005 1:56 pm

BeginnerClimberRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: 2 September 2005  Sucess!


Arrived at Kite Lake in the dark the night before and camped. Awoke to a GORGEOUS view of Democrat, Cameron, and Bross (Lincoln can't be seen from the lake) begging me to climb! Climbed all 4 that day with Democrat being the first test. It's a very different mountain with all the large boulders to climb over! View from the top was stupendous. Would definitely recommend.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 7:28 pm

KyndKlimberRoute Climbed: Southeast Face Date Climbed: September 2 2005  Sucess!


This route truly teseted my training program! 2.4 miles with an 2150 feet ascent, great day great climb!
Posted Sep 5, 2005 2:29 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Sept '96  Sucess!


With Paul Dowdy. In a day from San Diego CA. In an early winter storm...kicked my butt!
Posted Sep 5, 2005 2:07 pm

davebobk47Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: 2 September 05  Sucess!


1st of 4 mountains that day. Not a bad scramble going up, not as much fun going down.
Posted Sep 2, 2005 11:10 pm

PapaBanucciRoute Climbed: Standard route from Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed it with my eight-year-old daughter. It was a long hike for her but we made it and she was quite proud of herself.
Posted Sep 2, 2005 12:22 pm

TomSellickRoute Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: August 14, 2004  Sucess!


Long slog up that slope....
Posted Aug 31, 2005 6:23 pm

Mike McRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Mike Mc

Storms were moving in, never made it to Bross
Posted Aug 28, 2005 10:39 pm

Woodie HopperRoute Climbed: East face Date Climbed: July '04  Sucess!

Woodie Hopper

Posted Aug 25, 2005 8:26 am

umbra altaRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: August 22, 2005  Sucess!

umbra alta

Climbed this from Montgomery Reservoir. This was a great route up until the last few hundred meters. The ridge can be done all 3rd/2nd class but that involves signifigant traversing below the ridge top to the west across many rubble filled gullies. It is more satisfying to stay on the ridge top, although this entails decent amounts of exposed third class maneuvering on mostly solid rock. Near the top of this ridge you encounter an old mine with a faint trail leading towards the summit. This trail doesn't gain ground very quickly. I suggest ignoring it and proceeding directly upwards near or on the ridge top. Also the descent from the Democrat/Cameron saddle was an obnoxious scree slope, very slow going. It would probably be better to continue over Cameron and Lincoln and descend Lincoln amphitheatre to Montgomery reservoir. A short side trip to Bross would net all the peaks of the 'DeCaLiBron' in a far more asthetic manner than the Kite Lake trails.
Posted Aug 23, 2005 2:04 pm

MelMRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: August 21, 2005  Sucess!
We reached the summit of Democrat in approx. 2 1/2 hours (by 9:00 AM). Lost track of the trail & ended up rock scrambling. We were going to bag Lincoln & Bross, but the clouds were building up & getting darker, so we decided to head to camp. The storms started early (by 10:45 -11:00 AM), which surprised us. Glad we trusted our gut feeling! One member of our party did bag all three peaks. He stated that the scree on Bross lived up to its reputation. He (luckily) made it back to camp as the lightning was starting!
Posted Aug 22, 2005 5:27 pm

POWERJLRoute Climbed: Lincoln, Bross & Democrat 'loop' Date Climbed: September 3, 1998  Sucess!
Great hike across the mountain tops!
Posted Aug 18, 2005 12:37 pm

haytraciRoute Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: March 2003  Sucess!


Beautiful winter day...and although it was a long one, I don't recall any strenuous climbing. Only passed one area with possible avy danger, as well as only one group of 2 people (who my friends happened to know anyway). Even though we all had crampons, we had no need for them except one 50 ft. section of alpine ice descending the saddle between Cameron and Bross. Ended up Spider(wom)man-ing across some exposed rocks instead of using 'em though. Incredible experience in every aspect...well worth every minute.
Posted Jul 28, 2005 6:23 pm

kylerlottRoute Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: 7-23-05  Sucess!


Weather was perfect, people were everywhere, all over the mtns. It was nice to see how many people are getting into hiking 14ers. Descending Bross was interesting with all the loose scree, it was almost easier to "ski" down the rocks.
Posted Jul 25, 2005 5:01 pm

HelgaRoute Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!


After the evening hail, starry sky at 4:30 AM with dispersed clouds accumulating over the peaks. Ptarmigans on trail at daybreak. Ryan and I climbed Democrat in two and half hours. I was slowing him down even he wont say. (Thanks for your patience!) Was surprised to not get rained on on the summit considering the way the clouds looked! Great hike! Proceded to Mt.Cameron very nervous about the clouds.....Ryan was rather optimistic....
Posted Jul 24, 2005 9:08 pm

alpine masterRoute Climbed: 4 peak combo Date Climbed: Aug 29th 2002  Sucess!

alpine master

Quick and easy
Posted Jul 24, 2005 4:59 pm

chip00Route Climbed: Kite Lake Trailhead Date Climbed: July 19, 2005  Sucess!


Reached the summit in 2 hours. We recommend following the switchbacks instead of climbing along the ridge line. Most of the snow was gone, but we encountered winds of 45- 65 knots which prevented us from continuing on to Mt. Lincoln and Mt. Bross.
Posted Jul 22, 2005 10:29 pm

CortezRoute Climbed: East Face from Kite Lake Date Climbed: August 16 1999  Sucess!


This was the first 14er for my wife and I. We climbed this peak on our honeymoon. I love you Jennifer!
Posted Jul 20, 2005 10:23 am

jnoffsingerRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: May 25, 2002  Sucess!


Renamed the summit Mount Hillary Clinton, because Democrat was a bitch. Numerous false summits pissed me off. Great hike with the Colorado cousins, Uncle Jack, and Greg Rund, who just graduated from Columbine High. Unfortunately, Greg perished in Iraq serving our country this past winter. I will remember Greg for sharing his love of beef jerkey with the rest of group. God Bless, Greg.
Posted Jul 18, 2005 10:06 pm

CWFryRoute Climbed: East Face (Kite Lake Trailhead) Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!


One part of the 4 peak loop!
Posted Jul 15, 2005 5:48 pm

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