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mreiter1Longer than expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2011


Fun walk. Took longer even at a pretty decent pace.
Posted Dec 11, 2011 2:12 pm

xpdaMassive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1994


Paul, Mike Green, Mike, sang Bruckner's Te Deum on top with boom box.
Posted Oct 29, 2011 12:17 pm

Ted EliasonWill return with skiis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2007

Ted Eliason

Nothing technical about this mountain but it's size. Great bowls in the back towards Mt. Oklahoma for skiing. Winter Class 1 access on the front. And an interesting end to end ridge option at some point.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 1:29 pm

technicolorNHUncertain weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2011


Had a somewhat slower climb than expected due to snow from a storm that hit earlier in the week. Four hours and forty minutes from the parking lot trailhead and the clouds wreathing the top kept me from really knowing which of the summits was in fact the highest summit. Only met two other hikers, a father and son combo from Oregon and Washington. A lot of marmots above the treeline and the weather held off until I got back to my car after the three hour descent.
Posted Oct 6, 2011 1:14 am

Matt LemkePerfect timing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Matt Lemke

Did the shortest south slopes route from the N. Halfmoon Creek TH and didn't start until 1:30 pm but this turned to our advantage as the morning saw bad foggy/rainy and snowy weather that turned most of the days hikers around but the afternoon treated us to much nicer and clearer weather.
Posted Sep 18, 2011 9:43 pm

TonkaStraight up!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011


Went up the South Slopes and it is a fantastic route. Don't let the short milage fool you, it's a steep climb and I'm sure many more people bail on this route compared to the main trail. Great weather besides a few claps of thunder as we were coming down just before noon. The summit was busy and probably had about 8 dogs on it too.
Posted Aug 29, 2011 3:49 pm

CSUMarmotLong day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011


This one sucked, only because the 4 mile long hike back after re-entering the trees on the standard trail.
Posted Aug 11, 2011 5:57 pm

alpspitzeSouthwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2011


Nice day for a quick hike, took 2:10 to summit. Nasty weather moved in after I got back into town.
Posted Aug 11, 2011 1:38 pm

vbeckman74Earns Its Name  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006


I didn't see a soul all day. The route is better than the guide implied. Weather came in fast. I descended through hail, snow and rain.
Posted Aug 7, 2011 10:49 am

KapelmuurStandard route on freakishly hot day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011


Some nuisance snowfields along the way but otherwise a great day. Shaved a mile off the descent by glissading a long section just before the saddle with S. Massive. Luckily the weather was freakishly hot so my ass dried off quickly!
Posted Jun 25, 2011 10:51 pm

AirborneBuffGreat Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011


Beautiful sunny skies and enjoyed the summit by myself.
Posted Jun 24, 2011 10:52 pm

rockymountaindivaMassive Slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011


Snow in many forms - hardpack, corn, slush - made for quite a slog, making the summit that much sweeter! Gorgeous spring day with the usual 40 mph breeze up high.
Posted Jun 11, 2011 1:08 am

CastillejaMiniataStormy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009


As soon as we reached the summit, clouds blew in and we jetted to the bottom. We spent the night off-trail above treeline at around 12,000 ft.
Posted Jan 28, 2011 1:15 am

LadyWawaRe: Stormy


That was a nice trip, minus almost getting struck by lightning. :)
Posted Feb 6, 2011 7:56 pm

LadyWawaLots of Marmots!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009


This was my first fourteener and one of my first hikes in Colorado. My first experience with this level of altitude was a trip! It was really quite busy at the summit and there seemed to be a rotating crowd. While I was up there a very large lightning storm blew in suddenly and it became a difficult situation finding a safe spot to go so go early! There were many marmots near the summit which was wonderful also. :)
Posted Jan 26, 2011 10:56 pm

Jeremy HakesNice walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2003

Jeremy Hakes

With N. Massive and Massive Green. With Dad and Derrill.
Posted Jan 16, 2011 2:50 pm

centrifuge...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006


sw slopes route
Posted Jan 12, 2011 9:58 pm

KieferNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2010


Gruellingly long day from the fish hatchery. 5-6" of freshies al through treeline. Great bluebird day. Absolutely dead-calm at night on the way down.
Posted Dec 28, 2010 1:46 pm

BBarthelWindy  Sucess!


The hiking was great, the summit was miserable due to wind.
Posted Dec 7, 2010 1:17 pm

cheetah2622nd Colorado 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010


Up the Southwest Slopes and down the Main Ridge Trail. Great views on Elbert, which I had gone up the day before.
Posted Sep 26, 2010 3:34 pm

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