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shanrickvRoute Climbed: Saddle from Belford Date Climbed: 5/29/05  Sucess!

shanrickv

Summited, along with Belford, with good friend and fellow SPer, Alan. Our original plan was to do Missouri, but there was too much snow at it's base and we did not have crampons or axes. Dodged storms all day long.
Posted May 29, 2005 10:23 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: All 3 - Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: 7/2003  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

Camped at Missouri Gulch Trail and started off in the rain. I had to catch some zzzz's during early morning rain on the trail to Missouri. I first ascended Missouri and then headed up the basin to the saddle between Oxford and Belford. I was beat and a storm was brewing but another dumbass motivated me to go for the summit of Oxford first. The storm receded and I was on the summit of Belford celebrating three in a day. I made it back to camp with some sore knees, but it wasn't too bad. 14 1/2 miles and 7400 feet of elevation gain in 9 hours. Not too bad?
Posted Apr 15, 2005 12:36 am

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: West Ridge (Belford traverse) Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Summited after Missouri and before Belford.
Posted Apr 7, 2005 5:34 pm

CBakwinDate Climbed: Summer of '72  Sucess!

CBakwin

Climbed with Belford
Posted Feb 19, 2005 6:45 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: West Ridge from Belford Date Climbed: June 19, 1989  Sucess!

ColoradoScott

We climbed both by the standard routes from a high camp in Missouri Gulch
Posted Feb 4, 2005 11:38 am

RichratRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch Trail Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

Richrat

I climbed Belford and Oxford on this trip.
Posted Jan 30, 2005 8:45 pm

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: Missouri Basin Date Climbed: August 12, 2004  Sucess!

csmcgranahan

Had a great hike summiting both Mt. Oxford and Mt. Belford on a beautiful sunny day. The views to the south from both peaks and the airy saddle between them is awesome, especially the views of Mt. Harvard, Iowa Peak , Emerald Peak and Missouri Mountain.
Posted Oct 31, 2004 9:39 pm

mr_gRoute Climbed: West Slope / Ridge Date Climbed: July 14, 2000  Sucess!

mr_g

Hiked up the 2.5 miles to the foot of Belford to camp overnight. The next morning, we ascended Belford and then did the traverse to Oxford. Very nice views from the top of both peaks.

Posted Oct 12, 2004 10:12 am

scvanmRoute Climbed: Over Belford Date Climbed: Sept 12th 2004  Sucess!

scvanm

On our return over Belford we got rained on, snowed on, and walked through some 45-50 MPH winds.
Posted Sep 13, 2004 11:10 pm

Larry VRoute Climbed: via Belford Date Climbed: August 1993  Sucess!

Larry V

Snow on top. Climbed with Ron, Ryan, Kristen. Didn't get any photos.
Posted Aug 26, 2004 12:01 am

volda2000Route Climbed: South Ridge from Pine Creek Date Climbed: August 14, 2004  Sucess!

volda2000

3 hours of straight uphill bushwack and scramble. We made it! I actually enjoyed the non standard route. We had great weather and were able to summit Belford also. Returned via Elkhead pass and connected back up with the Pine Creek trail to camp. Great loop if you have the time and weather!
Posted Aug 17, 2004 10:20 am

dpRoute Climbed: connecting ridge from Belford Date Climbed: August 8, 2004  Sucess!

dp

Long day- the re-ascent to Belford was pretty tiring, and we took about 10 hours total from the Missouri Gultch trailhead (one member of our party had some knee problems on the descents, but we weren't moving as fast as usual at any rate).



Spectacular weather the entire day- cloudless skies (even in the afternoon!), a little windy on the summits, and not too crowded.
Posted Aug 10, 2004 1:12 pm

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: September, 1994  Sucess!

Saintgrizzly

Climbed this mountain, along with Belford, in a relatively severe and cold wind storm. Did the thing with Aaron Johnson, and we did NOT hang around on the summits! Including Missouri Mountain these three make for a nice day or two in the mountains...
Posted Jul 27, 2004 11:23 pm

jrfRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

jrf

Long day. Took 8 hours to do both Belford and Oxford. I saw clouds starting to build while on the summit of Oxford (not good). It seemed to take forever to get back to Belford. I came down the West Slopes route (sort of) instead of going back over Belford. It made for a quicker descent since the clouds seemed to be threatening but probably not advisable under better conditions.
Posted Jul 17, 2004 3:46 pm

SpeedyRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch/Elkhead Basin Date Climbed: 07/02/04  Sucess!

Speedy

Whew, what a day. Glad I made it. I really had my doubts at some times. I have to take more time to acclimate myself here. We did Belford last year and didn't have the time nor the inclination to do Oxford. I'm kicking myself now that we didn't! Camped in the night before to around 12,000 (first night out in CO from 598' in IL). Thought I was going to die once or twice (just feeling sorry for myself!)--it makes the summit all the more rewarding when you have to overcome the obstacles of bad attitude and the like, doesn't it?
Posted Jul 16, 2004 12:08 am

Bryan WRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch/Elk Head Basin Date Climbed: 7/2/04  Sucess!

Bryan W

A long hike up the Missouri Gulch and then around the Elk Head Basin. We took the more senic route since we tagged Belford last Sept.. The ridge traverse was a little more of an undertaking than I had thought. It is a steep descent off of Belford on good rock and then a long shallow climb back up Oxford. The Oxford summit is the middle peak as you approach the three Oxford peaks. A fun, but long day.
Posted Jul 13, 2004 11:16 am

RatballsRoute Climbed: From Belford Date Climbed: August, 2002  Sucess!

Ratballs

I don't remember too much about this one: another Sawatch lump that most impressed me for whatever count of the 14ers it represented for me than anything intrinsically Oxfonian about it. Geez, I was jaded, that summer: too much teaching and too much climbing, too fast, and too solo.



I took a quick jaunt to Oxford from Belford. I remember that the ridge walk was long, as windy as all get out, and that there was a rather attractive view to the south, though over what, I can't recall now. I also remember not being able to find the summit--kinda disappointing on a mountain in clear weather. I returned over Elkhead Pass between Belford and Missouri--that area was quite pretty, and I remember looking at the rather rugged-ridge (say that three time fast!) up to Missouri and thinking, "someday."
Posted Jun 22, 2004 8:51 pm

DaveCRoute Climbed: bushwhacked from pine creek Date Climbed: june 99  Sucess!

DaveC

lightning kept me off the first time, so made my own route from the south. thick and steep, but empty of other people.
Posted May 21, 2004 9:13 pm

sbkelleyRoute Climbed: Belford traverse Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

sbkelley

All three in a day made all the talk about these "easy" peaks seem a little off, but there really isn't anything tough about them individually...it's just when you decide to hike all three that they get your attention! It was well worth it - a great day in the mountains with perfect sunny weather.
Posted May 12, 2004 6:20 pm

Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: up over Belford Date Climbed: September 21, 2002  Sucess!

Ryan Kowalski

after Missouri, Iowa, Emerald, and Belford, Oxford was difficult for me. I don't think Oxford has much character. Not a big fan. To me, Oxford is the second least favorite mountain in CO after Mount Sherman. Maybe I was too tired to enjoy it?
Posted Apr 19, 2004 4:30 pm

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