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StarManPerfectly Clear Day!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2005


via the North Trail
Posted Aug 9, 2007 8:28 pm

chilkootNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007


After a soaking rain dropped several inches overnight at the Elbert Creek Campground, the day cleared out enough that we had no problem making the summit in about 2 1/2 hours. Great views of Mt. Massive, which we climbed the next day. Lots of people on top, but all great folks.
My 2nd 14er and 38th state highpoint!
Posted Aug 6, 2007 11:41 pm

utesbeautiful in the summer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 1998
I remember seeing lots of wildflowers
Posted Aug 1, 2007 7:03 pm

LonePeakFreakMt. Elbert Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Ignored the weather reports and drove to Colorado anyway, turned out to be just fine. Stayed at the Leadville Hostel and ate the best prime rib of my life at Quincy's. My first Colorado 14er!
Posted Jul 31, 2007 12:41 pm

I like it on topStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2005

I like it on top

Great day for a climb. First summit with Cops on top. Very fulfilling.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 4:51 pm

KruckI'll be back ...
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Bad weather.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 3:53 pm

slowbutsteadyColorado's highest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1997


Climbed the North Mt. Elbert trail. 5am to 10:20am. On my descent down several hundred ft. a young upstart(teenager)came roaring down from the summit asking about which trail we were on. Turns out he should have been on the east ridge. He cut across the basin to join his group with the greatest of ease. When you're young you can do anything.
Posted Jul 27, 2007 9:33 pm

StaufferNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007


Beautiful day. Best weather I've seen in the high country.
Posted Jul 27, 2007 6:22 pm

blackcoffeestandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1988


easy walk up, nice weather.
Posted Jul 26, 2007 11:31 pm

Jerry SStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Jerry S

Nice hike from the end of the 4wd rd. 3.5hrs up, 2 down, lunch by 1:00 in Leadville.
Posted Jul 25, 2007 7:07 pm

astrobassmanMy first winter 14er


2007: This was a great introduction to winter mountaineering for me. It was a long day though at 9 hours.
Update: 04/18/2010: First 14er ski descent. Good times.
Posted Jul 25, 2007 11:13 am

dpNE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007


19th 14'er for me, and 8th for Spencer the dog. We topped out at 10:30 and met lots of nice people (and their dogs, too!) on the way.
Posted Jul 24, 2007 9:08 pm

TLPMy first Colorado mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007


I took the Northeast Ridge. It was such a great time for me. I was a bit nervous beforehand, I have to admit. Here I am after paying a lot of money to get out here, and a lot of people knowing I'm attempting this, so I had to make them proud. It was a tough hike, it's no "walk-up." It's just so darn steep. There was maybe 8 of us out there that day. After awhile I attached myself to this couple that was also out there. It was just so awesome for me when we got to the top. It was incredible! Somebody screwed the summit register thing on too tight! Nobody could open it! Urg! Colorado is an amazing place!
Posted Jul 23, 2007 5:09 pm

jsorberBeautiful Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007


Great day hike and we got buzzed by a military helicopter at the top. Rock on.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 11:25 pm

peakbaggingaddictGreat climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2005


After climbing Mt. Whitney, I became addicted. Climbed with my brother and his dog. Another great climb with incredible views.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 7:03 pm

taw6644The Highest I have ever been  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007


Nice steady climb from the Northeast Ridge. Met up with James C for the climb. Saw a few Marmots too. I have to say that Elbert has been my most fun 14er yet and tts a really relaxed climb.
Posted Jul 19, 2007 8:04 pm

Chad CouchSouth Elbert Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Chad Couch

Hiked with Ian. 6:00 A.M. start. Up in 3.5 hours, down in 2.5. Beautiful day on Colorado's highest peak.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 11:49 am

jhansen007West Ridge from South Halfmoon TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007


Camped at treeline at the base of this route. Beautiful area, only saw a couple guys on 4-wheelers on the road on the hike in. Otherwise, complete solitude til the summit. Weathered out a thunderstorm at night in my bivy sack but skies cleared up nicely. The ridge isn't too difficult, just lots of crappy rotten rock. Test every rock before you put your weight into it be ready to hop to the next one when it moves. A dozen or so people on the summit at 9 in the morning. Definately more exciting than the yawner standard routes and a chance to get away from the mobs trodding up the east side of the mountain.
Posted Jul 15, 2007 9:20 pm

heather14Great Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


Perfect day for a hike!
Posted Jul 14, 2007 11:12 pm

Midlife MountaineerPerfect  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Midlife Mountaineer

A day to remember on 7-7-7! I wasn't sure I would finish this one due to a late start the day after completing Mt Yale. Turned out to be a beautiful day as the storms waited til late afternoon.
Posted Jul 8, 2007 4:13 pm

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