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odysseusRoute Climbed: Colorado Main Range Trail Date Climbed: July 28, 2004  Sucess!

odysseus

As Roach states " a long hike"... A pleasant walk in the woods followed by an uphill grind. A lot of fun!
Posted Aug 2, 2004 2:26 pm

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: Summer, 1991  Sucess!

Saintgrizzly

Quite a distinctive mountain--I like it! Climbed with Aaron Johnson up the steep west slopes (but a good, easy trail), which proved to get us to the summit relatively quickly, but nothing like how fast we descended the wonderful scree slopes a bit further north on the same side! What a wonderful day!
Posted Jul 29, 2004 2:40 am

awillsonRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: July 30, 2003  Sucess!

awillson

Climber with 2 brothers and a friend. West Slopes route was short and sweet. A new trail was being built last summer.
Posted Jul 8, 2004 9:23 am

scvanmRoute Climbed: East Slopes Route Date Climbed: June 27, 2004  Sucess!

scvanm

Reached summit at around 8:00 AM. Great climb.
Posted Jun 29, 2004 2:57 pm

lostmanRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

lostman

Plenty of snow!
Posted Jun 9, 2004 3:14 pm

brentonjweaverRoute Climbed: west slopes Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

brentonjweaver

Climbed in an early season snowstorm. Bagged all 5 over 14k according to roach.
Posted Jun 4, 2004 1:30 am

DaveCRoute Climbed: west side from n halfmoon lakes Date Climbed: june 99  Sucess!

DaveC

this route, contrary to dawson's description, does NOT avoid heinous scree. in fact it defines it.
Posted May 21, 2004 9:07 pm

sbkelleyRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

sbkelley

After hopping over 3 summits to get there, our group finally stood on the main summit after a very cold and windy ascent. A quick descent down the snow fields made up for it, though. Pretty good workout, I'd say.
Posted May 12, 2004 6:15 pm

Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: Tour de Massive Date Climbed: July 12, 2002  Sucess!

Ryan Kowalski

This is simply the ONLY way one should climb Massive. How else can one experience the massiveness of Massive unless you walk along all its massive summits? Views from the ascent up to North Massive almost brought me to tears. Do this hike NOW!
Posted Apr 19, 2004 4:14 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: West Slopes alternate, including Date Climbed: October 19, 2002  Sucess!

RyanS

We kicked steps into a snowslope to reach the ridge west of "North Massive." We summitted that peak, and continued the circle tour to Massive's summit. A trip report is available here.
Posted Apr 12, 2004 12:29 pm

coloradoiceclimberRoute Climbed: North Halfmoon Lakes Trail Date Climbed: June 23, 2001  Sucess!

coloradoiceclimber

Great day out with Mark and Zach. Our route was deffinetly the road less traveled!
Posted Apr 10, 2004 4:21 pm

esugiRoute Climbed: From the North Halfmoon Creek Trailhead Date Climbed: October 2002  Sucess!

esugi

What an enjoyable climb. There was just enough snow from earlier dump that this "hike" in the summer felt like a "climb" this particular day. Good boots and ice axes were used.



Started from North Halfmoon Creek Trailhead and the entire route is described here:



http://www.14ers.com/photos/MtMassive/p_mtmassive_route1.html
Posted Mar 7, 2004 11:55 pm

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: West slopes Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!

hhsilleck

Short but steep ascent route.
Posted Jan 9, 2004 7:15 pm

Day HikerRoute Climbed: Main Range Trail to Mount Massive Trail Date Climbed: 04 August 2003  Sucess!

Day Hiker

I spent a little bit of time trying to decide which peak was highest. I finally decided on the one at N39.18753 W106.47562 (WGS 84). It appears slightly higher than the one at N39.18588 W106.47505.
Posted Dec 28, 2003 1:05 am

bdewoodyRoute Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: July 00  Sucess!

bdewoody

A little long.
Posted Dec 3, 2003 1:07 am

big_gRoute Climbed: Tour de Massive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2003

big_g

Long but fun. That was a lot of time to spend above 14k. A little chilly with the wind but otherwise a nice day. The class 3 section between North Massive and Massive Green was the highlight.
Posted Sep 27, 2003 10:39 pm

MrWasatchRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: July 5, 2000  Sucess!

MrWasatch

Very enjoyable climb. I found this one to be prettier than nearby Elbert, depsite the longer length (also less crowded, had summit to ourselves).
Posted Sep 26, 2003 12:07 pm

notracksRoute Climbed: Native Lake Trailhead Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!

notracks

This was an overnight ascent. We started from the Native lake trailhead. Spent the night at Native Lake. The folowing day we did a little tour du Massive. We reached Massive through the ridge that starts right from the summit Eastward. Then we went over Massive Green, North Massive, Point 14169, enjoyed the fresh snow on the glacier and climbed down all the way back to the trailhead. It was a very, very long day. Especially after you are done with the peak and have to hike out for 2-3 more hours with the heavy backpacks on.
Posted Sep 20, 2003 11:42 pm

charles97Route Climbed: Mount Massive Trail, down back side. Date Climbed: July 2, 2003  Sucess!

charles97

Wow this was a tough hike, not because of the ascent, but because silly me wanted to bag North Massive and go down the backside on the same day. As it was we went up when there was quite a bit of snow still, but the main trail to the summit was well worn and the patches of snow didn't present a problem. I think it took us about 3.5 hours to get to the summit from the main trailhead.



However, we (I should say I) wanted to bag North Massive too, and went across the ridge part way. We made it as far as the last saddle, but were running late, so decided it wasn't worth the trouble. Then we "surfed" down the back side where there's about a 1000-ft scree covered slope. Nasty. Wore me out. Then we lost the trail and there were no other hikers on that side of the hill at all. Then we met some formidable snow banks. At one point we ended up sliding down a pretty steep snow bank on our butts, screaming obscenities the whole way. Oh well, it was all a good day because we survived (ragged as we were at the end).



#20, only 34 to go.
Posted Sep 16, 2003 1:49 am

HelgaRoute Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: 7.12.03  Sucess!

Helga

Great day for a hike! Windy above timberline, partly cloudy all the way up which made it easier then hiking under full sun. Interesting portion of climb before reaching the summit with breathtaking views, needless to say! Overall much prettier to hike then Elbert. Very windy on the top, hold on to your hats! We were low of drinks even we had packed plenty. Got to the summit sort of dehydrated. Filled up a bottle with snow which helped us make it back. Grateful for that snow! Had attempted this mountain twice in the past year but never reached the summit because of changes in the weather. Felt good to have finally made it. Now I can plan another Fourteener and pack MORE WATER!

Posted Jul 13, 2003 6:24 am

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