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dunking_deutschmanSawatch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008


Took my little brother up this mountain for his first ever summit hike anywhere. The trail up the northeast ridge is straightforward but consistently steep. The views from the summit were much better than I expected after researching this hike. Just beautiful. My 7th "fourteener" success story and one I will surely remember for the rest of my life.
Posted Jul 30, 2008 12:07 am

mancopaFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008


Went up over South elbert and Elbert. This was my first CO 14er. It was a great hike. Pretty much alone until we hit the top of Elbert.
Posted Jul 22, 2008 2:39 pm

mlandau3My First 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008


It was like Grand Central Station at the summit. Lots of people. We had chosen the south trailhead and didn't see many people until we approached the summit. Excellent views in every direction.
Posted Jul 21, 2008 2:27 am

dwhikeUnbelievable First...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008


First 14-er for my wife and I. What an incredible place. Took the NE Ridge Route which was pleasantly well-travelled. The elevation took its toll a bit on us flatlanders(or it could be I'm getting older) but what an amazing reward at the top...snow-covered peaks in every direction! Had blue skies at the summit but was thundering by the time we reached treeline, our timing couldn't have been better. One of my most memorable hikes...now to make the trip report...
Posted Jul 14, 2008 12:25 pm

fridayTop of Colorado!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2008


I stayed 3 days acclimating at the Elbert Creek Campground before setting out. I started out at around 5:30 and went at a nice pace until the steep start up the first false summit, at around 13,300. The lack of oxygen was very noticeable and the higher I went, the more I seemed to slow down and take more breaks. But, before I knew it, I was reaching each of the false summits, and soon enough, reached the summit. The view from up there is just incredible, much more than words can describe.

I met up with another hiker from Indianapolis on the summit, and agreed to walk down with her. This made the descent much better, having someone to converse with the entire time.

I'm back in Michigan, but I cant wait to get back to Colorado!
Posted Jul 10, 2008 9:38 am

thexcatStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008


Left early and made summit with brother rather fast. We had the summit to ourselves for 30 minutes (if you don't count the marmots). Nice.
Posted Jul 9, 2008 12:53 pm

photo61guySummer Traning mountain.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008
Nice day for a 14'er week before Bolivia in mid July.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 8:01 pm

PapaBanucciHiked with Older Two Kids  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008


Forecast was rain but the weather was nice. We spent an hour and a half at the summit.
Posted Jul 5, 2008 10:30 pm

eric-grizFirst Fourteener  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008


North Mt. Elbert Trail. It was a tough hike up to the top of Colorado.
Posted Jul 5, 2008 7:55 pm

Seth MaciejowskiNortheast Ridge Great Peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2008

Seth Maciejowski

An awesome peak! Amazing views and a beautiful hike up the northeast ridge. I can't say enough about how awesome of a hike this one is!
Posted Jun 24, 2008 10:17 pm

panhandlerFirst Colorado Summit!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2006


Summitted on my birthday in pretty nasty weather. 50 - 60 mph winds and whiteout, but kept on to the summit. Fun climb, but not much more than a long snow slog/hike.
Posted May 16, 2008 7:57 pm

Sam PageCold!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 1994

Sam Page

I forget the exact date. All four of us suffered some degree of frostnip/bite.
Posted Apr 19, 2008 8:37 pm

TMFno snowshoes
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2008


incredibly deep snow, no snow shoes...
Posted Apr 19, 2008 6:02 pm

Bluebell08October solo climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006


Weather was overcast and even snowed a bit, was tough to make out the trail, postholed quite a bit. The false summits are a real killer!
Posted Apr 16, 2008 1:12 am

Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2008


Attempted with two other friends. Even with snowshoes, we were still sinking to our knees every step in the trees. We set up camp below tree line, but ended up coming down 1 hour later due to a friend's worsening sprained ankle and mild altitude sickness setting in. We will come back!
Posted Apr 15, 2008 10:54 pm

dswinkSoloed with the summer time crowds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


This climb has the most false summits I have experienced to date! Very satisfying climb with great views.
Posted Mar 10, 2008 12:45 am

ChaddBraggLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007
This was a great hike from the South trailhead. There were tons of people up there, but there usually is ona 14er. Took us quite a while because the friend that went with me was a little sick that day and started to feel worse and worse on the way down
Posted Mar 6, 2008 2:40 pm

jimeganMT ELBERT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2004


Posted Feb 6, 2008 7:55 pm

habaceebaA Hail of a Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007


Started from the Black Cloud TH. I wouldn't climb Elbert any other way. For solitude, this route can't be beat as I didn't see anyone else until I reached the summit. I took Variation 1 down (which descends the bowl between Bull Hill and South Elbert. No trail to be found and it was talus and scree until treeline. A storm blew in and I got hailed on for about an hour.
Posted Jan 27, 2008 10:49 am

ClimbandMineElbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2002


Another Sawatch hike
Posted Jan 14, 2008 5:51 pm

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