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PrinceOfNorwaySpring on Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2010


This was a very enjoyable mountain to climb. It was very cold on top! That's okay, because it made the experience all the more exciting. Thanks Elbert!
Posted Oct 21, 2011 5:32 pm

MValentineFirst Colorado 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2011


I fell in love with the Rockies when I made this trip up Elbert. Beautiful views from the top and had the added bonus of getting to see a girl paraglide from around 12,000 ft. Looked pretty awesome! The hike wasn't anything too intense and was a great day hike.
Posted Oct 19, 2011 5:31 pm

Ted EliasonColorado's highest hump  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2011

Ted Eliason

Easy avy free Class I hike to some stunning winter views of the Colorado rockies. 2 1/2 hour hike up the NE ridge in summer.
Posted Oct 12, 2011 2:55 pm

MMclimbhighNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009


Family trip to Breck, so my wife and I ran up the trail and we're home for lunch. Stellar views!
Posted Oct 7, 2011 2:55 am

geoseanpiece or winter cake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2010


Hiked a serious boot pack (stashed the snowshoes right away) to timberline, then it was bare ground. Cold but essentially a walkup. Summited with just a few of us. Made the parking lot just before total darkness set it.
Posted Sep 19, 2011 11:53 am

Kristin5berryFirst trip to CO  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011


Sunny and beautiful
Posted Sep 19, 2011 1:40 am

Pfeiffer75South Mount Elbert Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011


Climbed via South Elbert Trail. After Mount Elbert, did a loop and summitted South Elbert and Mount Cosgriff
Posted Sep 15, 2011 4:49 pm

redsplashman23Mount Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011


Cloudy while on the summit. Within 20 minutes after leaving the summit it cleared up.
Posted Sep 10, 2011 9:14 pm

EndlessPat2nd 14er
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010


tons of people
Posted Sep 8, 2011 6:54 pm

schlegerFamily outing
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010


Learned the value of bringing quality water, sipping it frequently, snacking frequently, too on this 10 hour 4700' gain adventure. Slow go due to there being four of us / two teens and two adults all at different endurance levels. We appreciate the views Elbert offered us....and the pain, too!
Posted Sep 8, 2011 6:29 pm

WyoNativeBusy Labor Day Weekend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011


Started late (around 1050 am) and completed the climb while most people were descending. Beautiful day. :)
Posted Sep 5, 2011 5:15 pm

markowensHP #18  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011


I met a friend out here and we did this one together. I live in Baltimore at an altitude of about 500'. I arrived in CO on Friday and did this on Saturday. There were plenty of people on the trail and maybe 60 on the summit. Personally, I like seeing people out doing stuff, so it doesn't bother me. Anyway, we had a great time!
Posted Sep 5, 2011 11:53 am

Bezoar GoatAaaaah  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2011

Bezoar Goat

44 F. the night before. It was so good to be cold after a long long summer in northern NM.

Met 4 brothers on the summit who were there to celebrate the eldest's 65th birthday, cake & all. Pretty inspirational.
Posted Aug 29, 2011 1:03 pm

TonkaDon't forget to take a left  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2011


NE Ridge-
Started out and blew right through the CO trail thinking we needed to cross it and keep going. Once the braided trail started peetering out and I finally looked at a map I realized our mistake (needed to take a left on it). Besides putting us an hour behind we made it back to the main trail and were still on the summit before noon. Weather was comming in and we stayed only a few minutes. We were well off the summit when the thunder and rain stared but there were still a lot of people up high.
Posted Aug 29, 2011 12:49 pm

DarrenKnezekMt. Elbert, South Mt. Elbert, & Mount Cosgriff  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011


Parked and climbed the South Mt. Elbert trail to the summit. Hiked down and then up to South Mt. Elbert. Hiked further southeast to Mount Cosgriff (13,588). Hiked down the northeast face of Mount Cosgriff aiming for the mine road. Hiked most of the mine road and it lets you out exactly where I parked for the South Mt. Elbert trail. Going over to South Mt. Elbert was a much more beautiful hike than the one up!
Posted Aug 22, 2011 9:44 pm

zoomloconorth th  Sucess!


elbert is higher, but word on the street: massive is a much more beautiful hike
Posted Aug 22, 2011 3:15 pm

matthewpRidiculous Crowds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011


There were at least 50 people on the summit, including a girl in a bikini blasting music, cooking hot dogs and handing out beers. Probably saw over 100 people on the trail that day. Not your typical climbing experience, but it was fun nonetheless.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:58 pm

tbriscoeMountain Tortise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011
2nd time climbing Elbert, Happy to reach the summit again with my two younger sons after doing it with my two older sons 7 years ago.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 2:52 pm

voxnihiliGreat Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011


Great views all around. The weather was great. Only a couple people on the summit before me, well over 100 still working their way up as I was going down.
Posted Aug 18, 2011 11:39 pm

WarsteinerFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011


The 2.5 false summits were a little discouraging and the hike felt pretty long. I think hiking on 3 hours of sleep might have contributed to the deathmarchesque feeling. Mosquitos were bad below treeline but everyone had a good time. Stopped at Pancho's in Buena Vista for post-climb mexican and it was decent.
Posted Aug 16, 2011 3:33 am

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