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smudgeSteep  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011


With friends from the west side - super steep but short. Fun huge mountain!
Posted Jun 13, 2013 11:52 pm

jainman09Day after Elbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2005


Successfully climbed Elbert the day before and stumbled up for one exhausting back to back climb. The wildflowers were amazing!
Posted Feb 25, 2013 3:12 am

s_tuning@msn.comHike w Dad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010


Nice hike
Posted Jan 19, 2013 4:28 pm

Fletchtour de massive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012


nice day out...
Posted Dec 28, 2012 4:55 pm

mickmeisterLost on the Mountain
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2012


Was a total disaster. Here is the blog I wrote on the climb up and how my group got lost coming back down. http://micksmiscellaneous.blogspot.com/2012/10/lost-on-mount-massive-in-leadville-co.html
Posted Dec 25, 2012 12:17 am

ajberryStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011


With Megan and Katie, 14.
Posted Oct 27, 2012 12:59 pm

milanSouthwest slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008
A very nice day trip with some snow on the route.
Posted Oct 18, 2012 5:45 pm

jeffrawnAlmost Epic (For a Flatlander)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012


12 of the men from Christ Church Plano (TX) attempted to bag Massive (100% successful!) via Standard (East Slopes) Route. Beautiful weather on a fine mountain. The long 13.75 mi. route had me a bit nervous; but I had no trouble until about the last mile when knees, ankles and feet protested pretty strongly. The new boots will be returned to REI in hopes of finding a better fit. 22nd CO 14er.
Posted Aug 30, 2012 12:23 am

djkestMassive SW Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012


Did Massive with 2 friends who had never hiked on anything over 10,000 feet. We ended up hitting the summit in 2:26 and took 1:34 to descent. Very nice trail. We had rain and hail on the way down at 11 AM.
Posted Aug 28, 2012 5:40 pm

nickkarlSouthwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2012


Steep climb after getting off the main trail, but I like the directness of it. Nice ridge walk above 14k.
Posted Aug 8, 2012 12:05 pm

lilmantisMassive with Orion  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2011


Awesome day on the third highest peak in the lower 48 with a friend that truly appreciates 14ers!
Posted Jul 8, 2012 10:27 pm

MissHPerfect weather - SW Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012


Beautiful hike - lots of flowers and green vegetation. Wind was pretty calm and lots of sunshine. Got to Half Moon trailhead with no problems in my 2WD Honda CRV.
Posted Jul 1, 2012 9:53 pm

Sarah SimonSouthwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012

Sarah Simon

Beautiful day, great trail, lovely hike. Surprised by how few people are out here today! Lovely!!! Very cool to bump into "capitan Eric," the Mexican Viking, and his entourage!
Posted Jul 1, 2012 1:27 pm

slowpokeSoutheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012


Along with point 13,630 and South Massive. Balked at North, but oh well maybe next time.
Posted Jun 17, 2012 11:08 am

letourneau41Massive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011
Great Views
Posted May 8, 2012 1:38 pm

DerekFreedSW Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008


Still the scariest storm I've been in above treeline in my years of hiking. Great views though, especially of Deer Mountain across the way.
Posted Mar 30, 2012 2:21 pm

shanahan96winter drudgery  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2012


climbed massive via its east ridge with mike. yesterday's pre-stopped trench gave way to horrid, fluffy trailbreaking all the way to treeline. we were beat there, but sucked it up and slugged our way to the summit. a great feeling!

Posted Feb 23, 2012 7:45 pm

chicagotransplantWinter Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2012


East Ridge from the Fish Hatchery trailhead with shanahan96. Route started out with some rebreaking of an old trail so the first 3 plus miles went quickly. The next two were slow going as we trenched to treeline in occasionally waist deep snow. Above treeline the route was mostly dry and we were able to persevere and reach the summit. It was a long day though, 13 hours for the 14 miles and 5000 vertical feet.
Posted Feb 12, 2012 4:45 pm

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

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