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seswansoRoute Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 7, 2004  Sucess!
First 14er for me - I'm hooked! Now I just need to get myself back out to Colorado permanently so I can tackle a some more. Beautiful day for a hike only about 2-3 other people on the summit.
Posted Jul 18, 2005 11:47 am

LSRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 10 Jul 2001  Sucess!


2 hours easy walking to the summit
Posted Jul 17, 2005 3:28 am

395guyRoute Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: Sat, July 16, 2005  Sucess!


Tough, steep climb. Reached the top in 2hrs, 30min. Beautiful sunny skies.
Posted Jul 16, 2005 11:55 pm

brianrRoute Climbed: Black Cloud Trail Date Climbed: July 11, 2005  Sucess!
First 14er, after being thwarted on Massive the previous week. The Black Cloud route was definitely a strenous way to summit and descend Elbert. Lots of loose rock on the switchbacks.
Posted Jul 16, 2005 3:11 pm

CWFryRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!


1st 14er! Nice starter.
Posted Jul 15, 2005 4:45 pm

derekp62Route Climbed: North Trailhead up the North Mt. Elbert Trial Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!


The stories are true. It's a walk to the top, but it's not easy! The trails are straight up the mountain with no switchbacks. You're thighs will be having a conversation with you the entire trip up. Take the South Mt. Elbert trail if you want something a little easier. It's a longer walk, but far more gradual! I had a nice stay in the glacial bowl beneath the peak one nice and finished the next. Much nicer than pounding it out as a day hike. The Afternoon storms did come is as all the books said. Around 3pm-5pm I had to small rain showers come through. Just sat it out in my tent. Luckily no lighting. Enjoy it. My first CO 14're

Posted Jul 15, 2005 4:31 pm

skiitswitchRoute Climbed: from N. Mt. Elbert TH, northeast ridge Date Climbed: July 11, 2005  Sucess!


Pretty easy trail - but the false summits and steepness towards the top play with you a bit. 3 hrs, 25 mins to summit - definitely not moving too fast. My first crowded summit experience. Strange. Cool mountain though. Trip report to come
Posted Jul 14, 2005 7:54 pm

doumallRoute Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July, 2000  Sucess!


First 14er!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 2:25 pm

pjenson05Route Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!


Highest point in Colorado!!!
Posted Jul 5, 2005 10:42 am

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: From Halfmoon Date Climbed: June 27, 2005  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

Beautiful day
Posted Jun 28, 2005 8:31 pm

keenez01Route Climbed: starting from the mount Elbert trailhead Date Climbed: 07/17/2002  Sucess!


A very easy 14er. Great views!
Posted Jun 26, 2005 5:10 am

Ed FRoute Climbed: South Mt Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 22, 2005  Sucess!

Ed F

Very easy. Nice views up top.
Posted Jun 22, 2005 9:15 pm

Foxy Long BottomsRoute Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trailhead Date Climbed: 7/04  Sucess!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Beautiful alpenglow in the am!
Posted Jun 20, 2005 1:22 pm

km_donovanRoute Climbed: East Ridge II *Classic* Date Climbed: July 2, 2001  Sucess!


There were not too many people on the route but we were on the summit with about 50 of our “closest friends”.
Posted Jun 10, 2005 9:29 am

F BombRoute Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

F Bomb

Little bit of snow left, up in 3 down in 2. Good stuff.
Posted May 29, 2005 8:54 pm

ktiffany22Route Climbed: South Mount Elbert Date Climbed: August 7, 2005  Sucess!


This one felt great! I didn't experience the standard altitude uck- yeah!:-) Summited in 2.5 hours, spent 1.5 hours enjoying the day on the summit (& drinking a lot of water), & was back down to the car in 1.5 hours- awesome! And treeline.... oh how I love treeline... a word of advice: when the bladder is full on a tall/open mountain such as Elber (with lots of people on it), RUNNING to treeline is the way to go!:-)
Posted May 15, 2005 10:54 pm

ozarktrekkerRoute Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Date Climbed: July 25, 2001  Sucess!
My first 14er at age 60. Wasn't fully acclimated to altitude so it was a slow, hard ascent for someone who lives at an elevation of 446 ft. But, I made it! Beautiful views from a crowded top.
Posted May 5, 2005 3:51 pm

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: August 15, 2004  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Nice Day!
Posted Apr 6, 2005 5:40 pm

James CRoute Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 27, 2004  Sucess!

James C

This is a nice climb, it is pretty easy, and you can go about it pretty lesurly(Depending on weather!). My sister, father and I couldn't stay on the summit long, and had tho haul down the mountain due to a storm.
Posted Apr 4, 2005 6:41 pm

easleygoneRoute Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: June 1987  Sucess!
Just one long grunt. Very exciting lightning storm

right at the summit walk!! Very scary. Many people

on the summit...we all ran down.
Posted Apr 4, 2005 12:32 am

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