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lilmantisRoute Climbed: Sawtooth from Bierstadt Date Climbed: 7/13/05  Sucess!


This was a great climb except for the bushwacking we had to do on the way down. I had a cold so the going was slow (Dude, that DID hurt!)
Posted Jul 15, 2005 12:03 am

rockcairnRoute Climbed: Chicago Creek (from Echo Lake) Date Climbed: July 5,2005  Sucess!


Did the circut clockwise, Mount Evans via "Northeast Face" and then over to Mount Spalding via "Summit Ridge" and back to Echo Lake. Note: CFI (Colorado Fourtneers Initiative) is actively working on the Chicago Lakes to Summit Lake section of the trail.
Posted Jul 14, 2005 7:26 pm

DudeThatMustHurtRoute Climbed: SawTooth - West Ridge Date Climbed: 7-13-05  Sucess!


Long Day, partner was sick so going was very slow. but still made summit.

Summit Log had no paper, just a buisness card and no pen
Posted Jul 14, 2005 12:07 pm

doumallRoute Climbed: Bierstadt East Ridge / Sawtooth Date Climbed: August, 14 2004  Sucess!


33rd 14er!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 2:40 pm

DudeThatMustHurtRoute Climbed: Snave II Date Climbed: 7-4-05  Sucess!


Ya what cheff said, I was there!!!!
Posted Jul 7, 2005 12:49 pm

chef007Route Climbed: The Snave Date Climbed: July 4 2005  Sucess!


Climbed the route with Dudethatmusthurt, the route was a little bit harder then the class 4 rating that Roach writes about. There were no clouds in the sky and not much snow in the final strech, so I didnt need the crampons I forgot. Overall a great day and a great climb.
Posted Jul 5, 2005 1:58 am

myroneRoute Climbed: From Guanella Pass Date Climbed: Friday June 24,2005  Sucess!


Started up at 6:51AM, broke left off the Bierstadt trail shortly after crossing the creek, lots of willow bashing and very wet as I worked my way around the hill and over to the gully. Straight up the gully, still quite wet and somewhat loose scree. I managed to lose the trail as I headed for the wrong (false) summit by going too high. I then went lower to the right of the ridge and followed the cairns to the real summit at 10:22. Stayed about 30 mins as the clouds were starting to build, back down to the car by 1:26PM, saw only one person all day long. My 12th 14'er. Sweet!!
Posted Jun 26, 2005 7:49 am

umbra altaRoute Climbed: Traverse of Sawtooth from Bierstadt Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

umbra alta

The Sawtooth would probably be a better and more asthetic choice traversing from Evans to Bierstadt. Going the other way leaves you on Evans loooong and boring west ridge at the end of your climb. It's a definite will sapper. Unless you're only into grabbing 14'ers "officially" by having minimum elevation gains, do this circuit from the Evans/Epaulet saddle. It keeps you off the trade routes and above treeline all day. A rope is overkill for this traverse as well. Also, for anyone contemplating a North Face climb of Evans by some route, I once watched in horror as two brats hurled rocks into the void from the summit. Wear a helmet and start EARLY.
Posted Jun 22, 2005 1:10 pm

Foxy Long BottomsRoute Climbed: Evans via Guanella Pass Date Climbed: 8/03  Sucess!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Long, beautiful hike.
Posted Jun 20, 2005 1:24 pm

Foxy Long BottomsRoute Climbed: The Slabs, 5.7 Date Climbed: 7/05/04  Sucess!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Fun slab climbing on lichen covered granite.
Posted Jun 20, 2005 1:23 pm

James CRoute Climbed: The North Face Date Climbed: June 18, 2005  Sucess!

James C

The North Face was a fun easy climb, the summit was nice... not a cloud in the sky. We descended the Crystal which was a mixture of steep ice, snow, and rock it was interesting
Posted Jun 18, 2005 5:09 pm

DylanWannRoute Climbed: Summit Lake Date Climbed: June 17, 2005  Sucess!


I climbed Mt. Evans with my dad for a little Father's-Day-weekend-fun. It was a great climb--a beautiful, clear sunny Colorado day and only a little snow to contend with. It felt good to be at the top knowing that we climbed it.
Posted Jun 18, 2005 4:42 pm

mtoensing2002Route Climbed: summit lake to summit Date Climbed: august 2004  Sucess!
Great Face on the mountain just keeps rising.
Posted May 30, 2005 7:55 pm

ktiffany22Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: August 5, 2004  Sucess!


Started at Guanella Pass- 3rd time I've been on the start of this trail, but the 1st time I've had to get off it & bushwack/marshstomp- crazy stuff! We fell for the first false summit attached to the Sawtooth, went clear to the left of it & summited side mountains, then saw the "dum" road leading to the top of Evans & figured out where we were! Yes- lots of extra mileage to get to the summit of Evans, & quite an adventure on the way back down (thought we'd sink in the marshes), but any hike is always a good hike when you're hiking the mountains of Colorado! I love this stuff!!! (and I just hit double digits on climbing 14ers!:-)
Posted May 15, 2005 10:47 pm

Genghis ClimberRoute Climbed: Sawtooth Ridge Date Climbed: August 13, 2004  Sucess!

Genghis Climber

Pretty easy climb, nothing to it just walking up basically. Fun time with a good view.
Posted Apr 10, 2005 10:22 pm

coloradoattorneyRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: 7/7/00  Sucess!


I did not think it would be that hard. Beware of lightning. The clouds find you fast.
Posted Apr 5, 2005 12:29 am

alpine masterRoute Climbed: Bierstadt evans combo Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!

alpine master

I was sick from the altitude right off the bat, or maybe too much beer, I did drink so much I passed out in the front of my truck. It was cold & I didn’t take enough clothes. I couldn’t eat because I was nauseous. I took a picture of Matt holding a Redwings flag on the summit of Bierstadt. The traverse to Evans was fun, it took us two hours. When getting on the Evans ridgeline stay to the right and low. Getting back was hell. I could barely move going through the reeds, it sucked. It took ten hours. I swore that would be the last time I do a peak hungover.
Posted Apr 3, 2005 11:35 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: Sunrise Couloir Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

Solo trip. My first Class 3 route. I couloir was steep and real loose. I didn't know any better, but had a blast. Their was still snow at the top of the couloir and I got a little off route and onto some steep rock. No worries. I followed the West Ridge, summited, then descended the Northeast Face.

Accompanied by Hays and Spolek. My second ascent was via Bierstadt and the sawtooth. Awesome trip!
Posted Mar 29, 2005 9:18 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: Summit Lake apporach Date Climbed: 08/23/2004  Sucess!


Good Class 2+ scrambling abounded on Evans North Ridge
Posted Mar 20, 2005 7:50 pm

kylerlottRoute Climbed: Mt. Evans Loop Date Climbed: July 9, 2004  Sucess!


Very cool hike. Came across one hiker the whole day! Big change compared to Grays / Torreys and Mt. Bierstadt. Definately fun hiking on the ridge the whole way across. Weather was perfect, wind was perfect, just a great day to be outside, and be alive!
Posted Mar 15, 2005 9:29 pm

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