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mtnhiker13Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: June 15, 2003  Sucess!


West slopes - very long sustained steep climb up tundra. Climbed with my favorite climbing partner Aaron and fellow SPer Eileen from Vancouver. We had the summit to ourselves. Weather was perfect. We had a great time glissading down a very long snow field. We went very very fast and had a great time. I would climb Massive again via this route in early season.
Posted Jun 18, 2003 6:23 pm

SpeedyRoute Climbed: Massive TH Date Climbed: 9/6/02  Sucess!


Long hike, fun ridge walk, false summit, no summit register, and cold and windy on top. What a great day.
Posted Jun 13, 2003 1:58 pm

DigglerRoute Climbed: either Mt. Massive Direct or Mt. Massive Trail Date Climbed: summer, 1991(?)  Sucess!


My 2nd 14er, climbed with my dad during a family trip up to Leadville one summer. We did it the day after climbing Elbert. Don't remember exactly which route, but know that we parked at the same place as for Elbert. We passed a Boy Scout Troop from Kansas, that we'd seen the day before as well (unfortunately, I don't think they made it up either day). The weather was great, and we had a great day.
Posted Mar 11, 2003 9:49 am

GrantRoute Climbed: tour de Massive Date Climbed: sept 3 2001  Sucess!


bagged four fourteen thousand foot pionts that day.
Posted Feb 28, 2003 10:18 pm

izzyvetRoute Climbed: Mt. Massive Trail/East Slopes Date Climbed: June 28, 1998  Sucess!
Left Denver very early in the morning. Started at 6:15 am. Solo with my dog Roscoe, a huge Rodesian Ridgeback 14er dog! Got to the summit at 11:35 am. Lots of other folks on the summit and on the ridge to the summit. Great ridge hike!! Still lots of snow during this spring. Snow was quite slushy by the descent though. Back to car by 3:30 pm. Long, beautiful, very enjoyable hike.
Posted Feb 17, 2003 7:43 pm

Martin CashRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: July 5, 2001  Sucess!

Martin Cash

More like a trail hike than a mountain climb. Very easy dayhike to the top in just over 3 hours. Roundtrip in less than 5.
Posted Oct 31, 2002 4:37 pm

HayesredRoute Climbed: southwest slope Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!
steep hiking trail but a moderate hike overall
Posted Oct 30, 2002 12:55 pm

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Colorado Main Range Date Climbed: September 3 2000  Sucess!


This mountain is Massive. It took us 7 hours roundtrip. Great hike.
Posted Oct 6, 2002 1:45 pm

cmccallRoute Climbed: Mt Massive trailhead Date Climbed: August 5 2002  Sucess!
A very long and tiring hike but worth it
Posted Oct 2, 2002 3:32 pm

Ed FRoute Climbed: Mount Massive Trailhead - East Slopes Date Climbed: August 23, 2002  Sucess!

Ed F

A long hike to the top. The final ridge to the summit over a few false summits was fun. Got chased off the summit by some black clouds rolling in.

Get an early start on this one.
Posted Sep 14, 2002 11:24 am

Bryan WRoute Climbed: Mt. Massive Trail/East Slopes Date Climbed: 9/6/02  Sucess!

Bryan W

A nice long hike to the top. A massive undertaking. My second 14er! Followed the trail to the saddle between Massvie and South Massive. After that, the trail is sometimes hard to find as you scramble and bolder hop to the summit. There are a few small false summits after the saddle. Keep going and you will get there quicker than you think. No summit register however!!! We decided to just go right down the southeast face instead of going back to the saddle. Not too difficult of a descent. It was obvious that many people do this.
Posted Sep 10, 2002 1:53 pm

hasueRoute Climbed: west couloir Date Climbed: 8/5/02  Sucess!


Wonderful trail into the heart of the wilderness, camped in a glacial ampitheatre at 13,000 ft. Next morning was a steep scramble up a couloir that took us right to the very top! Tons of fun and a confidence builder!
Posted Aug 8, 2002 3:31 pm

kilimanjaro1Route Climbed: East Slopes from Mt Massive TH Date Climbed: july 15, 2002  Sucess!


A fun climb. First half was pretty tame and flat ... then some uphill and a bit of route finding over the rocks at the end. Overall a very fun climb.
Posted Jul 22, 2002 7:21 pm

WildtrailRoute Climbed: Mt. Massive Trail Date Climbed: June 1999  Sucess!
I did Elbert (2nd time), Massive (2nd time), Holy Cross in four days. What a trip!
Posted Jun 28, 2002 3:10 pm

ctruscotRoute Climbed: Mt. Massive trial Date Climbed: November 2, 2001  Sucess!
Had an itch for one more 14er since my excursion to Long's Peak in September was cancelled to snow. Went on a Friday with a friend. Slept in our cars and it was freezing when we got up. We had sunshine and blue sky all day. Real beautiful trail but a long one. Snow on the ground and sometimes knee deep but never enough to pull out the snowhoes. Someone had gone up the day before and left some nice steps in the snow at the top. I would like to thank him/her. Only saw 2 other hikers as we were coming down
Posted Jun 5, 2002 12:34 pm

coloradoclimberRoute Climbed: 9.4 EC West Slopes Date Climbed: 7-10-98  Sucess!


awesome backpacking in the upper halfmoon lake area!
Posted May 28, 2002 4:46 pm

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: Northeast slopes Date Climbed: Aug 16 2001  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

First summit of Nolan's 14, less than 3 hours from Fish Hatchery but already most of the other runners are ahead of me. Down the west scree slopes an on to Elbert.
Posted May 17, 2002 4:31 pm

jeffnRoute Climbed: Main Range TH Date Climbed: August 98  Sucess!
Much longer going down than up.
Posted Apr 3, 2002 7:32 pm

darinchadwickRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!


Hiked up Massive the day after Elbert. After all the crowds on Elbert, it was weird to have the whole mountain to myself. Never saw anyone the whole day. A massive T-storm kept me from lingering on the summit. I raced it back down, and it struck while I was at about 12,500 feet, so I guess I beat it. This mountain is called Massive for a reason, if I'm ever in CO in the winter, I know what ski-traverse I plan on trying.
Posted Apr 3, 2002 7:28 am

steve simmonsRoute Climbed: from the east Date Climbed: august 16th, '01  Sucess!

steve simmons

morning summit, 9:00, good conditions, chilly and windy
Posted Jan 3, 2002 4:19 pm

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