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MattGreeneWinter '97  Sucess!
I climbed Evans in the winter of '97. It seemed straight foreward.
Posted Dec 1, 2007 8:57 pm

cushmanOver the Sawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006


Climbed via the Sawtooth, nobody else there but tons on top.
Posted Nov 29, 2007 6:20 pm

timfoltzChicago Trail head  Sucess!


Did the Chicago trail head route. Very pretty coming up from the back side, and nice in the fact that once we got past the obnoxiously placed reservoir there were few people there. Also some fun scrambling to gain the upper lake, with boot deep snow.
Posted Oct 18, 2007 2:41 am

argothorEvans via Bierstadt and the Sawtooth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1998


Started at Guanella Pass, waded though the famous Scott Gomer willows before the boardwalk was put in, summited Bierstadt and then did the Sawtooth to get to Evans. Headed back to the trailhead without going back over the Sawtooth. Got to the car just as the skies let loose with buckets of rain.
Posted Sep 28, 2007 5:22 pm

Jerry SLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007

Jerry S

Started at summit lake parking lot, went up Evans, across the sawtooth, up Bierstadt, back across the sawtooth and finally up Spalding to get get back to the parking lot.
The top of Evans was nice but windy. We got to the summit by 7:30am so we had the summit all to ourselves until we left about 30 minutes later.
Posted Sep 27, 2007 12:38 am

Boriss AndeanRoute Climbed: Guanella Pass.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2003

Boriss Andean

Winter climb from Guanella Pass. Got to Mount Evans summit after summiting the Sawtooth.

Cloudy day with intervals of light rain and snow.

Mount Evans: 4,348 m. (14,264 ft).
Posted Sep 26, 2007 11:14 pm

nigelmcctrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2005


Beautiful alpine scenery without the glacial hassle of the PNW.
Posted Sep 24, 2007 12:40 am

Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2005


Beautiful alpine scenery without the glacial hassle of the PNW.
Posted Sep 24, 2007 12:40 am

mnicholsSawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007


Fun climb via the Sawtooth. For the most part at least--with all the snow on Evans West Ridge, routefinding was difficult when I couldn't see the cairns. My profile pic at the time of this posting is me eating a PBJ somewhere before reaching that ridge.
Posted Sep 23, 2007 1:45 pm

BeginnerClimberBad Times via Guanella Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


Took 2 of my kids and 2 of my friends' kids (16, 14, 13, and 11) up Mt Evans through Guanella Pass on a morning after a long hard rain (and snow higher up). The willows were HORRIBLE and the trail was sooooo BOGGY and MUDDY until we got around the hill, and even then we had to worry about the occasional bog in the middle of a dry path.

Anyway, it was a great day because the kids made a great team. The wind was horrible at higher altitudes, but most of the kids were well dressed (albeit a little wet after the bogs). The 14 year old twisted her ankle during the way up, so it made for a VEEEEERRRY long day. We started at 7AM but didn't make the truck until 8:15PM amidst flashlights and trailfinding.

For 2 of the kids, it was their 1st 14er (heck of a 1st one, huh?), for another kid it was his 2nd, another one her 4th, and this was my 14th. Gonna try to hit a few more before the snow sets in.

Truly, I'd volunteer to be part of a team that created a TRUE path through the bogs. Anyone up for it? Let me know!
Posted Sep 16, 2007 1:12 pm

HylianHero#10  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2001


We climbed from Summit Lake, all the way around the ridge to the summit. Met a few people on the way, but mostly sparse. Got sick on the summit, but made it down. I plan to go back and climb it from the Guanella Pass Trailhead.
Posted Sep 16, 2007 1:51 am

GeorgeJamesB-Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007


Over from Bierstadt via the really fun Sawtooth Ridge. Did not arrive til the afternoon, and the post labor-day road closure made for far fewer people on top, only about 6 or 7 while I was up there. Was lucky to not get rained on during the trip back to Guanella Pass. A great birthday hike!
Posted Sep 11, 2007 1:54 am

rkymtnVia Sawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007


Climbed with Haliku via the Sawtooth Ridge after coming off Bierstadt. The ridge was a blast! Tagged the summit and headed over to Spalding.
Posted Sep 9, 2007 10:45 am

HalikuFrom the Sawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007


Climbed with rkymtn as part of our goal to do the Sawtooth ridge linking Bierstadt and Evans. Lots of people on the summit and route from the Summit Lake TH.
Posted Sep 9, 2007 9:36 am

dr_gonzevans  Sucess!


the sawtooth was fun. kind of crazy to come around those rocks and see cars at the summit. but thats life.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 4:07 pm

Bark EaterHigh altitude prep. for Pikes Peak Marathon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1997

Bark Eater

Drove up and enjoyed several hours hiking around the summit, photographing goats and marmots, in preparation for the 1997 Pikes Peak Marathon.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 12:42 pm

slowpokevia Sawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007


Started on Evans road at the Epaulet saddle and descended the gully to the Lake Fork valley. Ascended Bierstadt from just above Abyss Lake. Took the Sawtooth over to Evans and back down the road to the car.
Posted Sep 2, 2007 8:45 pm

shannarae2kBeautiful day, Ugly Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007


Completed the well marked Mt. Evans Loop. So we hit Mt. Spaulding AND Evans! This was 14er #10 fr me. WOO HOO! The West Ridge of Evans is full of fun climbing! But alas, the summit was SO packed! I have never been on a summit with so many people! Nor have I ever smelled exhaust at 14,000 feet...
Posted Aug 27, 2007 9:36 am

AspenRoute Climbed: Sawtooth from Bierstadt
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 1999


This is not the 1st time I climbed Mt. Evans but it's the first time I did it via the Sawtooth Ridge. 3 friends came with me; we parked at Bierstadt.

We had offers from tourists to take us back to our parking as a storm approach but we didn't care to. Instead, we went back the same way and got hit by rain and hail. I slipped 40 feet down a path but managed to find an unused trail. My friends knew I was ok when they heard my coded whistle (always carry a whistle with you). We made it back to the car with bit of hypothermia and discovered that I had a flat in the rear passenger tire. Hahaha!! What a SUPER Great Day!

The next weekend we found ourselves exploring the Maroon Bells.
Posted Aug 23, 2007 10:29 pm

Brandon FullerMt. Evans Ascent Road Race  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2006

Brandon Fuller

Instead of the usual boring climb, I ran a race to the top!
Posted Aug 20, 2007 12:39 am

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