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Mike McCouloir Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007

Mike Mc

Second time up... Soloed up a really narrow couloir on Democrat's East face.
Posted Jun 27, 2007 11:53 pm

Sarah SimonPleasant day on mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2003

Sarah Simon

Nice walk-up, good company. Plenty of sunshine.
Posted Apr 19, 2007 7:37 pm

Buz GroshongMy First Fourteener  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1996

Buz Groshong

Actually, it was my first hike over 5,000 ft. After a weekend in Denver and a night in Fairplay, I climbed it from Kite Lake. The lack of air was totally new to me and slowed me down considerably, but persistence got me through.
Posted Feb 12, 2007 1:37 am

Anya JingleFrom Kite Lake Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

Anya Jingle

We did it along with Lincoln and Cameron. Left Bross for another day to make it easier on our dog. Our slideshow is here: Lincoln, Cameron and Democrat from Kite Lake
Posted Jan 23, 2007 5:55 am

boisedocugly  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1988


Pretty sure this is the lamest 14er. The view is marred by the molybdenum mine. The route from Kite Lake has very little to look at
Posted Dec 17, 2006 4:54 pm

cftbq2nd Decalibron  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2004


Standard route from Kite Lake. Democrat was my 10th 14er back in September of '94. Got in a repeat climb of all four of these summits, with family this time, just before the access controversy exploded.
Posted Dec 13, 2006 7:15 pm

Mots010Democrat  Sucess!


Only was able to climb Democrat as it snowed about 4 inches and I had left most of my warmer gear at home.
Posted Dec 10, 2006 12:18 am

lanagordonEasy one
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2004


With a slight detour.....
Posted Nov 5, 2006 6:21 pm

pittbrownieDemocrat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


Via the standard DeCaLiBro route.
Posted Oct 28, 2006 4:40 pm

Vagabond ManifestoDonkey mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2005

Vagabond Manifesto

From Kite Lake. Nice hike, some lingering patches of snow. A guy that was on the summit was also on Shavano three days later!
Posted Oct 23, 2006 10:44 pm

WalkabouterSteve283 a.m direct ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2005


Climbed this 14er the morning after my buddies and I were turned down mount tabeguache due to thunderstorms and hail. Was a beautiful clear night, saw about 6 shooting stars. We were up at 2 and were hiking by 3 since we had to catch a plane back to New York that day. It was really very serene, we ended up just hikin up the right face of the mountain (same side where trail goes) but more towards the middle. Great intro hike for the 14ers, also really fun at night.
Posted Oct 23, 2006 8:36 pm

Jerry Lloop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2006

Jerry L

Windy, ice and snow.
Posted Oct 8, 2006 4:27 pm

Outdoorpartner4 on 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1996


Climbed all four peaks on the 4th of July
Posted Oct 5, 2006 5:55 am

Grizz42Wet Weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006


First fourteener of the year, nice scramble, we were the first to sign the log at the summit, only made to to Mt. Cameron before having to turn back for weather.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 4:35 pm

El_CapitanWhat owner's block?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006
Heard rumors of a ban by the owners. Decided to head up there anyways. Found 1 little sign on the porta potty at the Kite Lake Trailhead but found plenty of other people hiking up. Wanted to do the 4 mountain circuit was it was quite windy and cold so did just Democrat.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 3:03 pm

royswkrUsual loop from Kite Lake, very windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 1997
Posted Sep 14, 2006 4:56 pm

bjd55783 in one day? Nope...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2003


Had planned for Democrat, Lincoln, and Bross, but got chased off of Cameron by lightning.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 3:42 am

HalikuRoute: Kite Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2006


Climbed this one with Old Guide as part of our annual summer father & son 14er climb. Beautiful weather early in the day which built into the normal summer storm clouds.
Posted Aug 16, 2006 5:41 pm

srclimb1The Decalibron II  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006


Started out with an ascent of Mt. Buckskin, at 5:00am, then returned to Kite Lake and did 'The Decalibron II' route. Perfect weather, great views from up there. Got 5 in 1 day; a 13,865' peak & 4 14ers. Not bad for a Monday!
Posted Aug 15, 2006 12:29 am

smason505Democrat-Cameron Combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2001


Kite lake start in late september. About an inch of snow on the ground. Made the hike to democrat with no real problems, only blowing snow. Descended to the saddle and headed up Cameron. We arrived on top to a 60mph blizzard. since everyone had already done lincoln, we moved towards bross, but couldnt see the broad ridge in the whiteout, so we followed our tracks back down to the saddle and to the car.
Posted Aug 10, 2006 6:52 pm

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