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big_gRoute Climbed: Mt Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 01 June 2003  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2003

big_g

Got the big one! Number 20 (of CO's 14ers) for me.

Left at 4 am from the 4x4 parking and made it to the summit at 08:30. The clouds had parted early in the dawn but started returning. No views from the summit and by the time I was back down to 13,500 there was driving snow.

3 others camped at the 4x4 trailhead had to turn back. Made for great stories around the campfire down below.
Posted Jun 1, 2003 6:28 pm

tonybell1Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

tonybell1

Hiked up with my son Ryan.
Posted May 28, 2003 7:36 pm

KaneRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: 1996  Sucess!

Kane

The memory that I have about Elbert was that there were a ton of people on this hike. Don't climb Elbert looking for solitude. I also remember a few false summits along the Northeast Ridge Route that deflated my enthusiasm. Hey, it's the highest peak in Co., so I guess you have to hike it. I'm glad I didit back in the day for i would have trouble getting up for this type of hike.
Posted May 27, 2003 7:11 pm

skibum7732Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge(I) Date Climbed: Aug.05, 2001  Sucess!
2nd 14'er. Climbed with Jennifer, Chris, and Jason(brother at age 14). The accent took 5 hrs and descent took 2 1/2 hrs. Rain and lightning before we made treeline on descent... and idiots still heading up as we hurry down.
Posted May 17, 2003 10:10 pm

chefpriscillaRoute Climbed: Mt. Elbert trail via 24 Date Climbed: 16 march 2003  Sucess!
This was my very first mountain!
Posted Mar 19, 2003 10:39 pm

chef007Route Climbed: mt. Elbert trail from 24 Date Climbed: 16 march 2003  Sucess!

chef007

It was 12 hours of pain, agony and a bunch of great views, but it was all worth it.



If you climb this mountain please sign my summit stick.
Posted Mar 17, 2003 7:08 am

DigglerRoute Climbed: either South Halfmoon Creek or NE Ridge Date Climbed: summer, 1991(?)  Sucess!

Diggler

My first 14er, done with my dad, when my family went up to Leadville one summer when I was a kid. The mountain that started my mountaineering obsession, I guess you could say. Not exactly sure which route we took. I remember that we parked at the same place the next day when we went up Mt. Massive. I remember there was great weather, it was a great day, and I'm really glad I was able to do it with my Dad.
Posted Mar 11, 2003 9:41 am

izzyvetRoute Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 20,1997  Sucess!
Climbed solo with my dog Roscoe. Left the Lake View Campground after spending the night at 7:15 am. Returned by 2 pm. Relatively uncrowded route. Nice trail, easy to find.
Posted Feb 17, 2003 7:33 pm

GrantRoute Climbed: East Ridge - South Elbert TH Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2001  Sucess!

Grant

The hike overall was pretty easy. There is something about the peaks that are over 14,400 feet. It seems to take longer to reach the summit.

At the summit Norm counted 43 people it, and I would say there were about 150 people on the summit that day since there were numerous people accenting and descending the mountain. The views from the top were great and there was an awesome view of the valley up to Mt Massive. The hike up to the summit was very uneventful there wasn’t a whole lot of interesting foliage.



It is also a very popular destination so you wouldn’t be alone. There are two popular routes to the summit the Northeast Ridge and the East Ridge. We took the East ridge a longer route and less traveled than the Northeast Ridge.

Posted Feb 11, 2003 10:49 am

Martin CashRoute Climbed: Trail from Twin Lakes Campground Date Climbed: July 4, 2001  Sucess!

Martin Cash

My first fouteener. Good hike. Left car at about 6:00 AM and summited just before 10:00. Was back at the car by 12:30. Great views from on top.
Posted Oct 31, 2002 4:46 pm

HayesredRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 1993  Sucess!
Beautiful day to reach Colorado's Highest. Good entry level climb
Posted Oct 30, 2002 12:44 pm

climberkjpRoute Climbed: Colorado Trail Date Climbed: Fall 1998  Sucess!

climberkjp

The hike to the top of Colorado's highest point is beautiful below treeline. Cloudy conditions on top prevent me from saying what it's like up there. A very friendly mountain
Posted Oct 22, 2002 11:43 am

climberkjpRoute Climbed: Colorado Trail Date Climbed: Fall 1998  Sucess!

climberkjp

The hike to the top of Colorado's highest point is beautiful below treeline. Cloudy conditions on top prevent me from saying what it's like up there. A very friendly mountain
Posted Oct 22, 2002 11:39 am

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 13 2000  Sucess!

rmjwinters

Many false summits
Posted Oct 5, 2002 10:10 pm

cmccallRoute Climbed: Mt Elbert trailhead Date Climbed: August 9 2002  Sucess!
My third 14er. A nice hike a little windy at times. Lots of people on the summit.
Posted Oct 2, 2002 3:24 pm

SpeedyRoute Climbed: Mount Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 6, 2002  Sucess!

Speedy

The first mountain I ever climbed! And the tallest in the state! It was a long day, but we made some new friends and managed to get to the top. Had a Corona on the summit. Not as tasty as I thought it would be, but still fun nonetheless! Saw lots of chipmunks and a marmot, too!
Posted Sep 30, 2002 3:56 pm

dallinwittRoute Climbed: South Mount Elbert Trail Date Climbed: August 17, 2002  Sucess!
My dad and I (I'm only 14, but I am a pocket rocket) were able to climb the three highest colorado peaks in 3 days, plus Rainier and Whitney again, giving us the 5 highest summits in the lower 48. This was my fave in CO.
Posted Sep 23, 2002 4:33 pm

couchtaterRoute Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: August 12, 2002  Sucess!

couchtater

Great day. Lots of people on the mountain.
Posted Sep 6, 2002 1:23 pm

odysseusRoute Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: Aug. 7, 2002  Sucess!

odysseus

A beautiful hike! Met a lady on the summit who's last time up Mt. Elbert was 50 years ago to that very day. Fantastic! Elbert was the 4th of 6 fourteeners that my partner and I bagged over 6 days.
Posted Aug 14, 2002 1:42 pm

kilimanjaro1Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 14, 2002  Sucess!

kilimanjaro1

A fun climb from North Mount Elbert Trailhead despite all the false summits.
Posted Jul 22, 2002 7:17 pm

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