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Hyrum WrightMount Elbert via Black Cloud Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2006

Hyrum Wright

We hiked Mount Elbert via the Black Cloud trail. Here is the trip report: http://hiking.hyrumwright.org/hike/Mount_Elbert
Posted Jun 14, 2007 11:01 am

mountainloverCOEnjoyable Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

mountainloverCO

This was an enjoyable, easy walk-up with nice views of the Sawatch and Elk ranges from the summit. My only complaint would be the throngs of people streaming up and down the two main routes. Try this one on a weekday to avoid the crowds.
Posted May 25, 2007 12:41 pm

double_deuceStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2006

double_deuce

My 1st 14er. Only 1 other hiker seen all day.
Posted May 22, 2007 3:31 am

rwhittRwhitt
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2005

rwhitt

Arrived and spent the night camped at the Twin Lakes campground near the trail head. Thunderstorms and rain much of the afternoon and evening.

Due to early morning showers, I did not begin my ascent until 10:30 AM. Climbed to 13,500 elevation as the clouds began to rebuild.

Since this was my first experience with a Colorado 14-Teener, I chose to retreat rather than risk being exposed to the danger of a summer afternoon thunder and lightening storm. It was my first and thus far only attempt at summitting Mt. Elbert.

I hope to return for another attempt and this grand old chunk of rock.
Posted May 21, 2007 3:29 pm

Peak_BaggerFun One  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2002

Peak_Bagger

Fun solo hike up NE ridge in summertime.
Posted May 15, 2007 7:14 pm

ProterraPeaceful climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2003

Proterra

Nice and peaceful after the day before... Had a beer at the summit, and took a few hits of our bong 200 feet below, away from the kiddies at the top. 9 hours RT from Twin Lakes, including some lingering at the summit.
Posted May 13, 2007 10:40 am

Scott RogersFirst Winter Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2007

Scott Rogers

Fourth ascent of Elbert, but my first in the winter.
Posted May 7, 2007 12:43 am

Roam AroundSpring Snow Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007
Great day - spotty weather - bad at times, but we stuck it out and made it! Two friends from PA went with me - we had a great climb.
Posted Apr 24, 2007 12:31 pm

Peak_Baggera classic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2002

Peak_Bagger

Fun and Easy
Posted Apr 17, 2007 4:55 am

cftbqNice Family Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004

cftbq

My 21st 14er, and the first with 3 generations of climbers: me and my wife, our daughter, and our granddaughter, who bagged her first. Clouds threatened, but didn't really unleash anything. (I want to do it again as a run, and see how long it takes.)
Posted Apr 11, 2007 6:26 pm

bricewilsonWinter ascent of Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007

bricewilson

South Mt. Elbert trail (East ridge). Great weather, just a little wind. The snow softened up on the descent and we were sinking pretty deep even with snowshoes. Only saw one other person.
Posted Apr 6, 2007 10:38 pm

Mescalito345Elbert in July  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1984

Mescalito345

This was my first 14er. I'm not sure about the year, it might have been 1984 or 1985. Even though I was there in July, it was cold in the morning and some snow fell near the summit.
Posted Mar 18, 2007 11:13 pm

mow10South Slopes Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1996

mow10

Easy terrain, no crowds, highly recommended.
Posted Mar 17, 2007 6:54 am

The edgeHP #40  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2003

The edge

After a failed attempt; this a perfect proof of perseverance...
Solo... to the top...
What an experience... from Twin Lakes Campground...
Second time on the top with girlfriend Anick...
Nice job girl...
Posted Mar 14, 2007 4:04 pm

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

mbollino

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

Kiefer

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!

lizrdboy

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

spannring29

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

CruxPhotos

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

ppergande

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

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