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svenssoncGood Climb of HP #21  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2003


Hasse, Eva and Caj started in alpine style from the Elbert Creek campground and summitted in good spirit after all the false summits. Off the summit before the thunderstorms came in. The third highest state highpoint.
We continued South to Taos ski valley after climbing Mt Elbert, to make an attempt on the NM highpoint, Wheeler Peak.
Posted Oct 10, 2010 10:06 pm

FlyingclimberStandard Route  Sucess!


Had some thunder snow on the summit.
Posted Oct 5, 2010 8:28 pm

ledavis23Indian Summer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2010


On the summit in a base layer! It was SO warm! Went up the South Mt. Elbert trail, parking at the creek crossing. Sweet trail. The steepness of the first part of the trail will fool you, but the rest is cake! What a beautiful day!
Posted Oct 3, 2010 9:57 pm

WoundedKneeNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010


Really felt the altitude 36 hours after arriving from NC. Gorgeous aspens made it worth it.
Posted Sep 27, 2010 3:03 am

KapelmuurIt's Autumn? Could've fooled me...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010


Best weather I've seen all season on my way up and down the Northeast Ridge. Not a cloud in the sky, no wind on the summit and in the high 60's on the way down. Just a little residual snow on the trail above 13K, but easily avoidable.
Posted Sep 26, 2010 6:57 pm

cheetah262Colorado High Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010


....number 8 in my state high point quest and the first of three Colorado 14ers. Day was clear and warm...great views everywhere!
Posted Sep 26, 2010 3:28 pm

EleutherosPerfect Skies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2010


Sunny and cool. Aspens ablaze. Awesome.
Posted Sep 22, 2010 2:35 pm

triyodaCO High Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010


First 14er for my friend Chris. Number 6 for me.
Posted Sep 21, 2010 9:39 pm

growskiElbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010


windy, but beautiful day.
Posted Sep 16, 2010 1:53 pm

wbassS Mt Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2010


A wonderful day with three, maybe four clouds in the blue, blue sky and just a handful of people atop Colorado in the early morning. Lucky us! Wonderful to see the sun rise just as we passed treeline.
Posted Sep 13, 2010 11:48 pm

ericnoelElbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2010


Can't say that this was the greatest hike but it was still satisfying to reach the top of Colorado.
Posted Sep 6, 2010 4:22 pm

MarkDidierVia Black Cloud  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010


Ascended via Black Cloud and descended via South Elbert (cars at both trailheads). The hike up Black Cloud was tough but beautiful with fresh snow on La Plata and Ellingwood Ridge.
Posted Aug 24, 2010 6:28 pm

tllwebb4A lifelong dream  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010


Baaa. Been wanting to do this since I was a little kid. I dedicate this climb to Grandma and Grandpa, although they are gone, for introducing me to the mountains back in NC. It was 5.5 miles and 4800 ft. vertical from near the start of the 4WD road for South Elbert Trail. Nice clear views from the top.
Posted Aug 20, 2010 6:49 pm

urnotrealNice morning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2002


Left Chicago on the evening of 19th and rolled into Leadville in time to head to the bar, only to watch my Red Wings lose game 2 in overtime to the Avalanche. It all worked out though. I hiked to Colorado's highest point the next day and the Wings raised the cup a few weeks later!
Posted Aug 19, 2010 12:21 am

HostilejimPerfect Weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010


Climbed the east ridge, and you could not ask for better weather to hike in. Hiked with some friends, and it was their first 14er. It was great.
Posted Aug 15, 2010 11:09 pm

td13th State Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010


Awesome hike and great trail! Camped close to Elbert Creek Campground and got an early start. My quads were killing me from Mt Sherman yesterday but thankfully was able to make it!
Posted Aug 15, 2010 8:18 pm

TJ311Nice Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010


Had an awesome time on this hike. The day was perfect. Took the Northeast route from Halfmoon creek area. 3rd 14'er.
Posted Aug 11, 2010 8:32 am

SawtoothSeanFather / Son  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010


Took my 9 year old up the South Ridge. We made the summit at 9:15 am after a 6:20 start. He was a real trooper. On the way down we watched the thunder clouds build and we were driving out by 12pm. Saw lots of people heading up.
Posted Aug 7, 2010 10:18 pm

wyomtmanFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2000


Northeast Ridge, 2 hours to the top, passed 44 people going up, perfect weather.
Posted Aug 7, 2010 1:45 am

CSUMarmotElbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2008


My 1st fourteener
Posted Aug 3, 2010 2:41 pm

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