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IlafanToilets at 14,000 feet.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2005


Thought I was gonna die! 400 feet from the summit, I got so sick. Still, a very nice hike and SPECTACULAR views.
Posted Jul 12, 2009 4:32 pm

Liba Kopeckovafrom Mt. Elbert Trailhead  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

One of the easiest fourteeners.
Posted Jul 8, 2009 4:37 am

tb00957N Elbert TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009
4.5 hours up, 3 hours down. A bit embarassed getting passed by puppies.
Posted Jul 6, 2009 5:45 pm

djbrittonElbert & S. Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009


Reached the summit via the SE Ridge route from the Black Cloud trailhead. Only ran into 10 other people. Spent 45 minutes on the summit, last 15 were alone with great views!
Posted Jul 5, 2009 10:02 pm

Ken DammenNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

Ken Dammen

This was my 7th Colorado 14er and 8th 14er overall. This was my first solo 14er. Just moved to Colorado so it was kind of a warm up for the rest of the climbing season. Got off the mountain at noon, just before a pretty good storm hit the mountain.
Posted Jun 23, 2009 6:19 pm

ElliottDavis12,943 was just enough
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2009


Took the S Mt Elbert trail. At 12,700-ish, met a girl from Michigan who was walking down alone with chest pains. I mulled that over a bit en route up to 12,943' (according to my GPS) and then turned around to accompany her down, for which she said she was grateful. The mountain will still be there next time. =)
Posted Jun 17, 2009 11:02 am

SteveMarrClouds and Rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1997


Climbed to the summit in the clouds, and donned rain gear at the top - unfortunately we didn't get to enjoy the view from Colorado's highest.
Posted Jun 6, 2009 3:50 pm

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


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


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


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!


Posted May 5, 2009 10:34 pm

ivyonupNext time


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


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!


Enough said
Posted Mar 27, 2009 8:17 pm

HalikuEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009


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.
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


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


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

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