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mbollinoNice intro to world of 14rs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 1994


First time above 14k. First (and only) time experiencing the pain of snowblindness. Approaching the summit and viewing the sea of peaks beyond was absolutely amazing!
Posted Mar 7, 2007 6:32 pm

Kiefersouth TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2007


Part of the 14ers.com winter gathering. Out of 28+ people who showed up that morning, I believe 14-15 of us summited.
This was my third winter summit of Elbert and sixth time summiting overall. Couldn't ask for better weather!
Posted Mar 5, 2007 8:39 pm

lizrdboyRegular Route  Sucess!


It was a crowded day at the summit. Nice hike.
Posted Feb 26, 2007 5:07 am

spannring29Great Solo Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006


A great day for a hike--blue skies and a light breeze all the way. I really enjoyed the hike below treeline and the summit views were great. In spite of it being a Wednesday, the trail was quite crowded with people heading up as I was headed down.
Posted Feb 25, 2007 6:15 pm

CruxPhotosMidnight summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006


We decided to beat the lightning storms/weather by climbing at night. The next day it was completely shrouded in clouds and lightning storms. I managed to get a few minute long exposures by moonlight. On a side note...my blue heeler puppy went with us and got to be carried down part of the way.
Posted Feb 21, 2007 5:11 pm

ppergande14,433'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2004


Southeast Ridge, 10 miles. Elbert is a good hike with great views. I've done both the Northeast Ridge & the Southeast Ridge. I'd recommend the Southeast Ridge, it is much less crowded on any given day.
Posted Feb 7, 2007 3:55 am

renogurtGood times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2004


A decent hike that was pretty uneventful until we met tons of people on the top. A good one to check off the list.
Posted Jan 25, 2007 6:12 am

FlexSE Ridge Aug/98  Sucess!


Hiked this one after Longs as the 2nd CO 14er. We didn't see anyone till we arrived at the summit.
Posted Jan 21, 2007 10:06 pm

Anya JingleVia Black Cloud Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2002

Anya Jingle

Our first Fourteener ever and enjoyed every moment of it. Bagged South Elbert along the way. The two of us plus our dog had the main summit all to ourselves for the whole half hour. Hard to believe, since it seems to be one of the most popular summits in CO.
Posted Jan 13, 2007 11:05 pm

weeds19Midnight climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2001


We started this climb at about 2am from the South Elbert TH and arrived at the summit right at sunrise.
Posted Jan 13, 2007 7:38 pm

CBakwinMt Elbert Dec 30, 2006  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2006


Climbed from the parking lot out on the road to Twin Lakes as there was lots of snow. Snowshoes to the ridge then the wind had blown it bare. 5 hrs up, 2 1/2 down, 11.2 miles RT 4,850 vertical. Great climb but very windy after noon.
Posted Jan 2, 2007 10:03 pm

boisedocquick one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1989


A bit unexciting for Colorado's highest peak
Posted Dec 17, 2006 4:08 pm

atavistthunderstorm direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2000


Starting after noon, the ranger or tourist chief was a bit surprised that I intended to dayhike and summit that same day. As would be predicted by any Colorado local, the clouds came in and the static built up in the air. I took cover and waited out the storm. I was able to summit and had to overcome the slow onset of AMS. Within 24 hours the road trip finished and I was back in Indiana.
Posted Nov 13, 2006 5:24 am

ChaserSummer X3
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006


Had the oppertunity to guide children (11-15)up this peak on 3 seperate occasions this summer. Encountered fierce lightning and gropel on July 17th above timberline everyone thankfully got back safe.
Posted Nov 8, 2006 7:26 pm

Jerry LSouth  Sucess!

Jerry L

Snow and ice. Pretty nice.
Posted Oct 8, 2006 4:24 pm

Grizz42Great Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006


Great hike, great weather, only a few on the summit.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 4:32 pm

TiogaBradfordlast 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006


This was the last 14er I climbed before moving out of Colorado. I climbed it with my brother on that day, and it was his first 14er (but 12th high point).
Posted Sep 22, 2006 8:08 pm

royswkrNorth trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 1991
Posted Sep 20, 2006 11:57 pm

bjd5578A snowy hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2004


My 10th 14er (after I tried it and failed as my first). A light snow covered the mountains, which made the hike a tad slow, but the view from the top spectacular!
Posted Sep 14, 2006 2:59 am

TajjiGreat Day on Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006


A bit steeper than anticipated, but made it in 5 hrs. Great day on the summit!
Posted Sep 7, 2006 8:23 pm

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