Mount Meeker Climber's Log
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|rleary||Route Climbed: Loft Date Climbed: August 20, 2005|
|Perfect weather, two other people on the summit. So much better than the summit of Longs!|
|Posted Aug 21, 2005 11:40 pm|
|ajonesTexas||Route Climbed: Meeker Ridge Date Climbed: July 22, 2005|
|3:00 am left Sandbeach Trailhead|
9:30 reached summit
3:00 pm finished
Great mountain, tiny summit, long day
|Posted Jul 24, 2005 1:09 am|
|richardmasoner||Route Climbed: Loft route Date Climbed: July 23, 2005|
|The weather and trail conditions were perfect.|
5:56 a.m. Started at Longs Peak TH
6:09 a.m. Passed Estes Cone junction
7:37 a.m. Chasm Lake trail junction
8:07 a.m. Left Chasm Lake trail
8:37 a.m. Walking along snowfield at base of Ships Prow
9:38 a.m. Reached the Ledge after climbing to the left of a snowfield. The Ledge is just below a near vertical cliff. Saw some climbers going up the Buttress.
10:09 a.m. Lunch break at 10,300 ft in the Loft talus field. A hummingbird flew around us checking us out.
10:28 a.m. Climbing east toward summit ridge, climbing on boundary between scree and boulders.
10:56 a.m. Reached summit register, which is a few tens of yards short of the real summit. Removed our packs to walk the ridge east toward the true summit.
11:13 a.m. The three of us boosted ourselves up to the true summit one at a time and took photos. Ships Prow looks tiny from here. Chasm Lake isn't visible from here. We can see people on Longs looking at us. Far below us to the north we see Sand Beach Lake.
11:39 a.m. Snowball fight on a snowfield at 13,700 feet.
1:14 p.m. 500 yard glissade down a snow field. Woo hoo!
1:33 p.m. Back on the Chasm trail.
2:24 p.m. Timberline.
3:30 p.m. Back to trailhead. Some light rain and lightning started 15 minutes back.
Mount Meeker trip report.
|Posted Jul 23, 2005 10:46 pm|
|mtnsavy||Route Climbed: The Loft and Dreamweaver Date Climbed: 2003 & 2004|
|Be sure to hit Dreamweaver in the right conditions. We didn't.|
|Posted Jun 21, 2005 2:47 am|
|jwclimbs||Route Climbed: Dreamweaver Date Climbed: May 28, 2005|
|Good to come back and get ths one - Very Nice!|
|Posted Jun 3, 2005 9:13 pm|
|coloradoiceclimber||Route Climbed: Up Dreamweaver & Down The Loft Date Climbed: 5/28/05|
|Weather and route conditions were perfect today! The route had (4) short sections of waterfall ice and the alpine ice was very well consolidated (a pair of ice tools each was key)! Jason & I left the TH at 3:20AM and were complete with the route at 9:20AM (the route itself took us just over 2 hours!). KEEP IN MIND THAT THE CONDITIONS ON THIS ROUTE CAN CHANGE FROM ONE DAY TO THE NEXT... See THIS photo of the route from 5/28/05!|
|Posted May 28, 2005 7:05 pm|
|coljayms||Route Climbed: Loft Route Date Climbed: September 3 2004|
|Made it to Chasm just in time to catch the full alpen glow on Long's Peak. Ascended the loft route on a cold and VERY windy day. I was almost blown off the rocks on my approach the summit. Glad to have made it to the top. One of the most memorable scrambles in RMNP.|
|Posted Feb 11, 2005 10:59 am|
|ColoradoScott||Route Climbed: Loft Route Date Climbed: September 6, 1999|
|I was unfortunate in finding that parking this holiday weekend was well below the Longs Peak TH, despite my starting time...hmmm. Regardless, I made excellent time reaching the Chasm Lake shelter and taking a break. I could now look up the couloir and ledges that I would soon ascend and be thankful that there was no early fall snow on the route. Being in RMNP, this route is clearly marked and obvious, unlike most 13ers. The tricky traverse to the east along the north face is an exciting place, but I was thrilled it was dry. |
Once on the flats of the Loft, the summit block of Longs is impressive! An easy stroll to the western true summit was made in solitude, as was the entire route up from Chasm Lake. There was a small party on the lower eastern summit, hopefully having reached the true summit, and I didn't encounter another climber on the route until back down in the north facing couloir. Although a long approach, this is a beautiful mountain and route, and worthy of all willing to bypass the crowds on Longs.
|Posted Feb 7, 2005 4:46 pm|
|Brad Snider||Route Climbed: Iron Gates Date Climbed: January 21, 2005|
|Quite a day! Some snow, plenty of exposure, and staggering winds made this an exciting (and scary) trip! I agree that summit ridge is a place to respect! On top of that, the day took a little longer than expected and I got off-trail (some would say lost) after dark in deep snow. I think I'll sleep now for two days. I'll post a trip report when I wake up.|
|Posted Jan 22, 2005 1:50 am|
|georgbetsy||Route Climbed: Meeker Ridge Date Climbed: October 2, 2004|
|Shane and I had a great day on Mount Meeker today. We climbed the whole Meeker Ridge, after bushwhacking our way from the Sandbeach Lake trail to the Saddle between Meeker Ridge and Lookout Mountain. The weather was great during the first 5 hours, and we made good progress at first. However, the "neverending" ridge took its toll on our legs and we slowed down significantly once we got above 12000 feet. We finally reached the summit and I went along Meeker Ridge to the main summit, which was an experience that I will post in a trip report. |
Overall, a great day. Exhausting but fun.
|Posted Oct 3, 2004 1:48 am|
|RyanS||Route Climbed: Iron Gates Date Climbed: August 7, 2004|
|We climbed the Iron Gates route, which leads to Meeker's northeast ridge. The knife-edge ridge from the summit of Meeker Ridge to Mount Meeker's summit was exhilerating! We continued on to successfully summit Longs and Pagoda. A trip report is available here.|
|Posted Aug 9, 2004 12:40 am|
|Hendere||Route Climbed: Loft Date Climbed: August 1, 2004|
|Fun. Nice ridge to summit.|
|Posted Aug 6, 2004 5:43 pm|
|bdewoody||Route Climbed: Loft Route Date Climbed: July 31, 2004|
|Ascended the Loft, then around to the summit of Longs Peak, and descended the Keyhole Route.|
|Posted Aug 2, 2004 5:22 pm|
|jwclimbs||Route Climbed: Loft Date Climbed: June 2000|
|My first mountain ever!|
|Posted Jun 23, 2004 4:11 pm|
|Larry V||Route Climbed: Loft Route Date Climbed: September 1998|
|It's a thrill to stand on this summit.|
|Posted Apr 30, 2004 11:17 pm|
|Chris||Route Climbed: Ascended Loft / Descended East Ridge Date Climbed: May 2000|
|Nice day! Early season conditions and snow made for a pleasant and fast climb of the Loft. Descent of the east ridge was long and arduous, but worth it to cross the knife edge ridge near the summit!|
|Posted Mar 22, 2004 9:57 pm|
|Jim Clarke||Route Climbed: The Loft Date Climbed: July 15 2001|
|A good long hard hike...towards the top you can definitely feel the burn! Once on the summit ridge it's a little dicey to stand on the highest point...perhaps the highest boulder problem on the front range. Great Peak!|
|Posted Oct 2, 2003 10:21 am|
|mtnhiker13||Route Climbed: Loft Route Date Climbed: 08/23/2003|
|I went to both east and west summits. The knife edge in between was a rush to go across. Met some guys on the other summit who had hiked in from Copeland Lake I think, they thought they were on the true summit but they weren't. Other than those 2 I didn't see anyone on the mountain or coming up the mountain. A very nice view of Long's Peak, I could see tons of people on top of Longs and what looked like a trail of people going up the narrows from there. |
|Posted Sep 19, 2003 2:19 pm|
|miztflip||Route Climbed: Loft Date Climbed: July 30, 2003|
|Took in Meeker while climbing Long's via the Loft and Clark's Arrow.|
Still one of my favorite climbs in the park. Great scenery and no other people. This great peak sees a few ascents per week compared to the 100s per day on Long's.
|Posted Jul 30, 2003 2:45 pm|
|Kane||Route Climbed: Loft Route Date Climbed: Aug. 29th 2002|
|Meeker was somewhat of a milestone climb for me. I had spent about a year wondering about how I would handle this huge mountain. It turned out to be easier than I expected. I will always remember getting my first view of the Longs/Meeker Massif. I was in complete awe. In my opinion only the view of Capitol Peak from Capitol Lake compares to this view. Truely a day to remember.|
|Posted Jun 21, 2003 6:21 pm|