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Chad Couch2nd time up this one...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Chad Couch

Weather looked a little iffy, but it turned out to be a great day. Climbed with Ian, up in 4:20, down in 3:20.
Posted Aug 2, 2007 12:34 pm

I like it on topStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2004

I like it on top

Fun day. Weather on top was perfect, spent almost an hour eating lunch.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 1:39 pm

LonePeakFreakWest Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007


Planned on doing the SW Slopes but ended up in the amphitheater where we hit the West Couloir right up the gut. A little longer but better scenery. Descended SW Slopes. Awesome weather and amazing views.
Posted Jul 31, 2007 12:52 pm

TajjiVia Massive Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007


Overcast skies caused me to push a bit harder in an effort to beat the weather, but nature allowed me on the summit and even brought a bit of sun near tree line on the descent. Encountered parades of hikers above tree line, but hiked back nearly alone.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 11:57 pm

jhansen007Friday the 13th on top of Massive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007


Good thing I'm not superstitious. Left the North Halfmoon trailhead at 4pm with a full pack with thoughts of camping at treeline. The weather was just too nice to stop though so humped it on up the West Couloir. Though somehow I think I ended up in a different couloir than those mentioned in the guidebooks. I came out at the South Massive summit. Well, it was dark by the time I summited and a couple snow flurries came in. Decided I was too tired to go down. I had my bivy sack and sleeping bag with me so I found a nice bivy spot in the rocks 50 feet down on the east side of the summit. My first night on a 14er. Woke up to a fantastic sunrise out over Leadville. Best view I've ever had from a sleeping bag!
Posted Jul 15, 2007 9:03 pm

noahs213Colorado Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


Climbed it at night on a fullmoon and stayed on top for the sun to rise. CLimbed both subpeaks. Very beautiful.
Posted Jul 8, 2007 8:40 pm

lanagordonNo Problem  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007


The golden 14th 14er!
Easy hike. Great weather. Followed by burgers in Buena Vista. Couldn't ask for a better day!
Posted Jun 30, 2007 11:14 pm

Scott RogersHalf Moon Rising...  Sucess!

Scott Rogers

Fun climb back in the day when I was a young'un
Posted Jun 25, 2007 8:20 pm

Panthera unciaStardard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2005

Panthera uncia

Woke up early and was first to the summit. Great view!
Posted Jun 17, 2007 6:45 pm

crzyjtski descent SW gulley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2007


Snow storm set in with winds gusting hard enough to knock us over. Summited in whiteout and descended back to south ridge in white out and crazy winds. We were able to find our way back to the gulley we climbed and as we descended this gulley, the weather became more agreeable. An awesome day with some tricky route finding and weather conditions that were unexpected for early june. Got to ski a little powder from the fresh snow.
Posted Jun 7, 2007 11:21 am

Peak_BaggerSW Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2002


A little more fun than the main route, true summit was a little tricky to find.
Posted May 15, 2007 7:15 pm

spannring29Not Today
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2006


Started from the N. Halfmoon TH to take the SW slopes route. Great hike. I had the entire area to myself, but clouds and thunder turned me back just shy of the summit ridge. There's always next year!
Posted Feb 25, 2007 6:26 pm

Anya JingleVia Southwest Slopes from North Halfmoon Creek trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2002

Anya Jingle

Beautiful hike. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Posted Jan 17, 2007 1:19 am

boisedocfull moon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1989


Climbed under a full moon. Couldnt see much but the view is similar to those on surrounding mountains
Posted Dec 17, 2006 4:09 pm

royswkrStandard route, quite a slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1991
Posted Sep 20, 2006 11:58 pm

bjd5578The Southeast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2005


Decided to tackle Mt. Massive from the Southeast Ridge for a different approach. Climbed over three peaks before reaching Mt. Massive for an exhausting but fun climb. Returned via the standard trail.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 3:02 am

ericdVia Colorado Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006


Gental climb considering rise over run (4370' for 6.8miles). Several sub-summits on ridgeline and very panaramic. Ideal weather. 4hrs time up for 2nd 14er after acclimatizing overnight and prime rib in Leadville.
Posted Sep 4, 2006 6:09 am

Avsfan023Perfection  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006


Clouds lifted as we left the trail head in the morning from the Colorado Main Range Trail. All around perfect climb with Andy.
Posted Sep 3, 2006 1:59 pm

Will DavisEast Slopes
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2005

Will Davis

Nice weather, good hike. My legs took a beating on the way down.
Posted Sep 1, 2006 2:23 am

shanrickvSoutheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006


Climbed the long challenging southeast ridge with Alan and Robert and then completed the loop with the Massive Trail. It was a great day with typical crazy Colorado weather. We experienced sunshine, rain, snow, fog, wind and fortunately distant thunder.
Posted Aug 20, 2006 2:20 pm

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