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strudolyubovMount Elbert and South Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2009

strudolyubov

Climbed Mount Elbert via South Mt. Elbert Trail (third summit since 2001). Returned back over South Elbert and Cosgriff (UN 13,588). Nice hike, great views!
Posted Jun 3, 2009 2:04 pm

dakotaconcretePainful but well worth it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2007

dakotaconcrete

Took the less travelled eastern approach from the 2wd parking lot. Great day with spectacular weather! It is an easy ascent in prime weather conditions but be sure your fitness level is up to par before attempting. My fitness level was disrespectful to elbert and he let me know...ouch, sore for many days to follow!
Posted Jun 1, 2009 1:36 am

slkrra great climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2002

slkrr

A long climb by the main trail (east side), but not particularly difficult if the weather is good. As with any Colorado 14er, the view from the top is spectacular!
Posted May 13, 2009 4:08 pm

I like it on topNorth Mount Elbert Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2009

I like it on top

Just out of treeline we got blasted with high winds and a small snowstorm. Snow subsided but winds didn't. Summit was very windy and cold but the view was amazing.
Posted May 12, 2009 10:40 pm

bfrenchElbert  Sucess!

bfrench

Yep.
Posted May 5, 2009 10:34 pm

ivyonupNext time

ivyonup

We had car troubles driving up Pike's Peak, then rented a small car to get to the trailhead. We slept maybe 3 restless hours in the car, then started out for the trail. We ended up veering off to the left of the trail somehow, and consequently, didn't make it to the top. It was a beautiful area, however, and we will be back!
Posted May 5, 2009 8:44 am

rongaines1South Elbrt Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2008
Fram Tampa to Elbert. My 8th highpoint.
Posted Apr 17, 2009 5:13 pm

JB991st Adult 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

JB99

Physically this is still the hardest day I've spent in the mountains. Coming straight from several years on the couch to 14,433 is hard work. This hike renewed my love of the mountains and has led to many summits in the two years since.
Posted Mar 31, 2009 8:22 pm

PablohoneyWhat a slog  Sucess!

Pablohoney

Enough said
Posted Mar 27, 2009 8:17 pm

HalikuEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

Haliku

Climbed with Media Dude, several of his friends/co-workers and a few dogs. Long day on a beautiful route. The weather cooperated with plenty of sun, 'warm' temps and little wind. Skis and boards outnumbered the snowshoers today.
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North Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 12 August 2004

My dad and I, along with my golden retreiver Cholla, left the trailhead at first light with fog in the valley. The day was sunny with some clouds. As the day went on the wind picked up and a coolness was felt on the summit. The trail is straightforward with only a few false summits to get your hopes up. The crowds were not bad in the early part of the day. As we desended after Noon people were still heading up the trail. It was a beautiful day on the top of the Rockies.
Posted Mar 15, 2009 8:15 am

punchlineStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

punchline

Felt like we were making pretty good time until some trail runner blew up and back down the mountain as we were about an hour off the summit - man was he fast!
Posted Mar 13, 2009 7:44 pm

marv5201Great views, tired knees  Sucess!
First 14er I made, nice hike up after staying at the campground and hiking 12 miles the day before. Hiked up with a few others and we all made the peak. Was a good easy hike up but with old tired knees the trip down was more of a challenge.
Posted Feb 15, 2009 8:24 pm

jeffh25Firsts  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007

jeffh25

My first climb/Highpoint/14'er/you name it. Went with my dad. He couldn't make it past the tree line but I made it all the way, dodging lightning and sleet. It may sound cliche' but it was a life changing experience.
Posted Feb 10, 2009 11:52 am

JGHarrisonFirst mountain climbed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2000

JGHarrison

Yeah, it was awhile ago, but i still remember it as one of my favourite summits. It was my first mountain, and I got to climb it with my sister
Posted Jan 26, 2009 12:28 pm

SarahThompsonMy final Winter 14er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2004

SarahThompson

9/12/04 - A bit chilly, but the views from the summit of the turning leaves below were outstanding. Hope to return for a winter ascent from the south sometime soon.

1/18/14 - Very special day, my final Colorado 14er in calendar winter!!! Hiked the east ridge via the South Elbert TH with Dominic, Dwight, Kevin, Ken, Jean, Matt G, Abe, Kay, Ryan M, Lynn H, Sam S, Max, Pete, Jamie P, Greg G, Homie, Wayne H & Mike R.
Posted Jan 19, 2009 11:57 am

NarendraElbert and S. Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Narendra

Good hike and nice views. South Albert sees little traffic and worth the extra 0.5 mile slog
Posted Dec 21, 2008 10:16 am

byatesBrad and Mary Ann Yates  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008

byates

Climbed it With My wife on the East ridge trail she later lost her big toe nails.
Posted Dec 4, 2008 10:26 am

cackalackyclimberNE Ridge  Sucess!

cackalackyclimber

First successful 14er climb back in 1998!
Posted Nov 21, 2008 11:23 am

KadeeSouth Elbert Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Kadee

Another state highpoint! There were way too many people on the summit - it was kind of hard to enjoy, but I managed to. Did San Luis Peak and then Wheeler Peak (NM) after Elbert.
Posted Nov 10, 2008 9:04 pm

BritetteS Elbert Trail  Sucess!

Britette

Tried to run up. Was somewhat successful. Took about 3 hours.
Posted Nov 3, 2008 11:38 pm

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