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

djkest

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

nickkarl

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

lilmantis

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

MissH

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

slowpoke

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

DerekFreed

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

shanahan96

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!

jamie
Posted Feb 23, 2012 7:45 pm

chicagotransplantWinter Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2012

chicagotransplant

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

mreiter1

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

xpdaMassive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1994

xpda

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

technicolorNH

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

Tonka

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

CSUMarmot

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

alpspitze

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

vbeckman74

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

Kapelmuur

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

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