Welcome to SP!  -

Mount Elbert Climber's Log

Sort By:

[ Sign the Climber's Log ]
Viewing: 1-20 of 708 « PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...  36  NEXT » 

RMdaytripsgrlRoute: NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005


With cousin. 8 hours. No more Elbert...
Posted Feb 27, 2006 2:03 am

RMdaytripsgrlRoute: NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2005


With friends. 7 hours.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 2:02 am

RMdaytripsgrlRoute: NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2005


With out-of-shape friends...11 hours (OUCH). Got dumped on in the afternoon.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 2:01 am

RMdaytripsgrlRoute: NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2005


4 hr 30 min - 3 hours up, 1.5 down. Sprained ankle on way down...going too fast. Lots of loose scree. This trail is pretty trashed.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 1:59 am

RMdaytripsgrlRoute: Black Cloud  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2002


Made summit of S. Elbert (yes, a 14er too!). Weather prevented ridge traverse to Elbert. One of the most beautiful hikes in the Sawatch!
Posted Feb 27, 2006 1:54 am

IamLubosReally windy on top!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2006


Climbed via the South Trail and reached the top at 4:30pm. Wes summitted about an hour earlier. Two other members turned back at around 12,500 ft. It wasn't snowing whole lot, but there was a lot of blowing snow due to wind gusting over the ridges at over 40mph. Lower mountain had several (more than 5!) feet of powder. Make sure to stay on the trail unless you enjoy postholing. Only saw one other group, three guys from the Bay area. HP #25.
Posted Feb 21, 2006 4:15 am

Joel HopperRoute Climbed: Northeast ridge Date Climbed: June 1995  Sucess!

Joel Hopper

Climbed with my brother, SP member Woodie Hopper. The climb was windy and the summit was snow-covered.
Posted Feb 20, 2006 5:31 pm

Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1979


Beautiful day with few other climbers. My wife's second 14'er.
Posted Feb 19, 2006 6:46 pm

NanitaDNanitaD  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 1988


It was a good day to be on top of the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains.
Posted Feb 18, 2006 8:48 pm

foreverwildwinter ascent  Sucess!


Climbed in early February 2005 with a part of five, long but enjoyable dayhike from the South.
Posted Feb 13, 2006 6:57 pm

shknbkeRoute Climbed: East ridge Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2006  Sucess!


Followed a freshly broken track from a CMC group in front of us, which made it much easier for us! The S. Mt Elbert trail is probably the best route to take in winter as you are guaranteed to get within 1 mile of the TH as long as CO-82 is open. Great views on a relatively moderate Feb day, but the winds were pretty rough on top.
Posted Feb 6, 2006 1:09 am

cowlitzRoute Climbed: Northeast ridge trail from gravel road. Date Climbed: June 1980  Sucess!
My brother and I climbed Elbert for altitude training. So we could climb Pico de Orizaba in Mexico. We placed our names in the metal tube at the summit. See the trip report about flatlanders climbing Mt. Elbert. If your curious, check out the one titled "Possibly the last climber to climb Mt. St. Helens before the historic eruption of 1980", on my profile page. Iv'e got some photos from that, that have never been seen. Crater too. Thanks, cowlitz
Posted Feb 6, 2006 12:22 am

KieferRoute Climbed: Mt. Elbert trail Date Climbed: October 16, 2005  Sucess!


A really good piece to practice winter hiking on. Long but not terribly difficult. The trail, if that's what you could call it, meanders significantly through the trees but becomes much more evident above treeline. This was in October but I see no reason why it wouldn't be true now (January).
Posted Jan 20, 2006 6:15 pm

barrattRoute Climbed: South Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 6/29/03  Sucess!


Rewarding hike on Colorado's highest. 14er #7
Posted Jan 19, 2006 8:58 pm

SteamboatClimberRoute Climbed: South Elbert Trail Date Climbed: May 10th 2004  Sucess!


Small patches of snow to cross at top. Nice easy hike for our group of 6.
Posted Jan 12, 2006 12:54 am

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


Success in July after failure in January...
Posted Jan 9, 2006 7:58 pm

1mverticalRoute Climbed: NE Ridge Route Date Climbed: July 18, 1999  Sucess!


This was my 2nd climb of Elbert. The first being a March '98 climb in the snow. Very straight forward and easy route. Even in pitch black.
Posted Jan 4, 2006 4:50 pm

colintRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: June 2005  Sucess!


wow, I had Elbert entirely to myself until down to treeline. This summit was the beginning of my summer 2005 cross Colorado peakbagging backpacking general dirtball crusade. Made it to Silverton two months later with approximately 40 climbs and all on foot!
Posted Dec 30, 2005 11:26 pm

DrifterRoute Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: September 27th, 2004  Sucess!


I climbed the entire route without stopping. Although the false peaks almost stopped me. A great climb and a lot of fun. Signed the registry and headed back down.
Posted Dec 29, 2005 9:55 pm

Livelife4SummitsRoute Climbed: via Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 11th, 2003  Sucess!


I actually got there the day before and was pumped after already killing two peaks that day, but based on my estimations and good advise provided by some hikers, my 2pm ascent was not the wisest move. Thus I packed my bags and headed for the treeline to setup camp. I had a hard time locating any flat spots for a site, but managed a couple of feet near the end of the treeline. Got an awesome early start the next morning and had 2 miles heads up on the next party. Reached the summit by 7am, 1st one there and had it all to myself for the half an hour and the closest party was not for another hour behind me. Beautiful morning on the summit.
Posted Dec 29, 2005 2:29 am

Viewing: 1-20 of 708 « PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...  36  NEXT » 
[ Return to 'Mount Elbert' main page ]