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seanpeckhamfrom lower South Elbert Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012


Didn't know you could drive a wagon to the summer trailhead, so it was 11.2 miles roundtrip. Made the summit in about 4.5 hours, and got drenched on the way down despite wearing full rain gear. This was our anniversary and marks our 5th state highpoint together.
Posted Aug 5, 2012 4:08 pm

dstevenson0204State HP #4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2012


Fun and easy hike to the top. Camped down in one of the meadows! Great experience
Posted Aug 2, 2012 5:07 pm

cgallaugherFirst 14'er, 4th state highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2012


Climbed this with my brother-in-law during a camping trip to Turquoise Lake in Leadville. Great footing, elevation a bit tough on this sea level dwelling gal but acclimated with a Chief Mountain climb earlier in the week. A popular hike but well worth it!
Posted Jul 31, 2012 4:27 pm

displacedchzheadVia Black Cloud Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2009


Summer vacation with my Son. Still lots of snow, so we had some postholing. Didn't see a soul, except at the summit. Great views all around!
Posted Jul 21, 2012 1:57 pm

Outdooraholic#16 state highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2012


Awesome hike! Very steep though! Camped at the TH, hit the trail at 5:30am, reached the summit in 3 hours and 15 minutes and took 2 hours and 15 minutes back down.
Posted Jul 16, 2012 10:25 pm

Virginia14erVirginia14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2012


Weather forecast was true to reports-clear all day. My wife and I could not have been more fortunate in that regard. Perfect day. Went up via Northeast ridge, spent about 30 min on summit with about 5 other 14ers, toasted with a can of coffee, then descended via East ridge, taking long way home; The Colorado trail back to original trailhead. Long, long loop, 10 hrs RT, but what a treat for our first. East ridge (South Mt Elbert Trail) would definitely be the easier route for newbies. We were there training for our Rainier summit trip in Sept. Did Bison peak the day before, and Lake Como two days later. BTW, Como mosquitos will carry you away. Just wanted to see what serious altitude is like. Totally acclimated after just 3 days in the area! Ready for Rainier!
Posted Jul 15, 2012 11:17 am

Walkoutnow#8 and first 14'er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012


A bit over 8 hrs total, including 35 min. enjoying the great views on the summit. Took north trail, luckily weather stayed away. A challenging but great day.
Posted Jul 10, 2012 8:19 pm

Tjohn67238A good long hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012


Hiking up via the Southeast Ridge, we enjoyed a good, long hike. It was nearly 1 1/2 miles along the summit ridge, so we couldn't linger on the summit too long. We didn't want to be caught in a storm up there. The entire round trip, up & down, was 9 hours.
Posted Jul 7, 2012 11:16 pm

carpejFirst time a few days before Leadville 100 Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2011
First Summit.. good hike!
Posted Jul 7, 2012 10:59 pm

eskimo122first 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011


first time in CO, first 14er.
Posted Jun 26, 2012 4:12 pm

bighornmonkeyunder 3 hours up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012


From the North trailhead. Under 3 hours up. Was back at the parking lot by noon. 14er #3 this year.
Posted Jun 25, 2012 8:08 pm

Ridgerunner755Highest mtn. for me so far!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012


We took the old mine road just before the end of the 4x4 road to the south trailhead. From the mine at the end of the road we went straight up to the ridge to S. Elbert, then on to the summit. Took this route so we could see the summit instead of taking the standard south trail, which we took back down making a nice loop. Saw a couple ptarmigan and mulies on the way. Sunny but very windy, blew off the trail a couple times. My new highest point!
Posted Jun 22, 2012 7:33 pm

Bkoziol3The top of CO  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012


Hiked via South TH. Being a flat lander and having only come into CO 24 hours prior, I was quite winded. Great hike with great CO friends. High Point #5. Only 45 to go! haha
Posted Jun 20, 2012 11:33 am

Brian JenkinsRoof O' Colorado  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2012

Brian Jenkins

Started up about 6:20 and summited about 11 am. Stellar day with blue skies and limitless views. Did the south route and enjoyed the 4WD road. Down in about 2.5 hrs and on to Margaritas in Dillon.
Posted Jun 11, 2012 11:18 pm

nickkarlSouth Elbert Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2012


Great hike up Elbert today with my Dad. Blue bird day amazing views.
Posted Jun 11, 2012 10:11 pm

xchallengingEast ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2012


Used a 4wd to drive to upper parking spot, and then took 8 hours to clime up and down. The snow is limited at this Memorial day. But the wind was gusting 70mph, wich I had brought a ski-mask with me.
Posted May 31, 2012 12:08 pm

technicolorNHMy first 14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2010


Easier than I was expecting and a great introduction to 14's. Took me three hours and forty five minutes to the summit from the parking lot near the Mt Massive trailhead to the east. My first climb outside the foothills of the East Coast.
Posted May 18, 2012 6:33 am

letourneau41Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2010
Posted May 8, 2012 1:43 pm

ywardhorner2nd Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2012


This was an easy winter ascent due to very good weather. We've also climbed it in spring via the West Face snow couloir (also easy).
Posted May 1, 2012 1:34 pm

MissHTricky Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2012


Great day on Elbert, still snow and lots of frustrating postholing between treeline and meadow on the descent. I was prepared for the first false summit, but the next two tricked me. Either way, it was still fun, in spite of postholing up to my waist!
Posted Apr 29, 2012 10:29 pm

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