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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

coloradoiceclimberRoute Climbed: From Vicksburg Via Belford Date Climbed: July 4,2001  Sucess!


This out and back route proved to be a real burly climb at just under 6,000 feet of elevation gain with a round trip distance of 9.5 miles! Zach, Erica and I knocked these two off in just over 7 hours
Posted Apr 10, 2004 4:42 pm

Bill562Route Climbed: Pine Creek to Elk Head Pass Date Climbed: July 23, 2003


Summit almost too close to touch from Belford summit, bad weather drove me back down. Better safe than sorry.
Posted Feb 16, 2004 11:10 am

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: West ridge from Belford Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!


It's a long slog over the ridge and back - make sure you leave early enough to avoid thunderstorms.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 7:11 pm

bdewoodyRoute Climbed: Montgomery Reservoir Date Climbed: August, 2002  Sucess!


Might as well climb all four.
Posted Dec 3, 2003 6:39 pm

mtnhiker13Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: 9/14/2003  Sucess!


Climbed after Belford. Was a quick traverse and back. Some snow on the downclimb from Belford to watch out for, it was getting pretty icy.

We had a wonderdul day for weather- very clear and crisp with very little wind. A great climb.
Posted Sep 15, 2003 10:27 am

odysseusRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch TH via Mt. Belford Date Climbed: July 31, 2003  Sucess!


Climbed along with Mt. Belford. 4th 14er over 4 days. We got caught by a fast moving storm while on the summit. Passed through thunder, hail, and high winds while coming back over the saddle and Belford. Fortunately, no lightning. Pretty scary!
Posted Aug 7, 2003 9:02 am

kilimanjaro1Route Climbed: West Ridge from Missouri Gulch TH Date Climbed: July 23, 2003  Sucess!


A good climb in conjunction with Belford. We started about an hour before sunrise (4:45 AM) and hit Belford Summit about 8:45 AM. Storms started brewing overhead earlier than usual ( about 9:30 AM) so as we approached Oxford we just ran up to touch the top of Oxford, take the picture, and get the heck outta there. We hit Oxford summit about 10 AM . Since we were in a vulnerable position on the ridge and a ways to go back to the Belford summit we hoofed it as fast as we could back to Belford and back down to lower, safer places. We got back to Belford summit at 11:30 AM just as the rains and winds began to really unleash. It was a good reminder why we carry rain gear and gloves even when it is warm and clear at the trailhead.
Posted Jul 29, 2003 7:25 pm

bernardhohmanRoute Climbed: West Ridge via Belford Date Climbed: August 10, 2002  Sucess!


Nice day, but people started filling in the connecting ridge from Belford. So much for solitude.
Posted Jul 29, 2003 12:57 am

RyanSRoute Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: May 16, 2003  Sucess!


Great conditions from Belford to Oxford. Our report is available here.
Posted Jun 9, 2003 11:10 am

KaneRoute Climbed: Soth Slopes Date Climbed: 1997  Sucess!


I have to disagree with kilimanjaro1, I don't think Oxford is a "wonderful" mountain. It seems as though everybody is miserable by the time they summit this pile of talus. It's not the mountains fault that it is surrounded by steep tree laden huge talus. Plus any route to its summit is unpractical unless you come from Belford.
Posted May 29, 2003 7:25 pm

chef007Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: 14 April 2003  Sucess!


I climbed this one with Belford.............that was a loooooooooooooong day.
Posted Apr 16, 2003 3:23 pm

GrantRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch - 9,640' Date Climbed: July 14, 2001  Sucess!


I made it to Belfords summit spent about one minute on top and headed for Oxford. The weather was heading in fast and was already cloudy, but it didn’t look like thunderstorms yet. The hike over to Oxford was pleasant and was an easy hike. Oxford has a huge summit it's a large mound with alpine grasses all over

The 700 feet back to Belfords ridge was the hardest part of the day and it was very steep. Once back on the ridge I didn’t want to make the trek back to Belfords summit so I headed to Elkhead pass. This is the saddle between Belford and Missouri Mtn.
Posted Jan 20, 2003 12:47 pm

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Traverse from Belford Date Climbed: June 11 2000  Sucess!


Made traverse...extremely windy and cold.
Posted Oct 5, 2002 10:06 pm

xskier77Route Climbed: From Belford Date Climbed: September 1, 2002  Sucess!


After reaching this summit it was quite a relief because we had gotten Belford and Missouri previous to it that day. Heading back to Belford was a grueling 700 vertical ft but it was another relief making it back to Belford. Then the fun downclimb began which did wonders for my knees. This was my first day bagging three 14ers in one day :) and a long day it was...about 13 hours.
Posted Sep 7, 2002 8:13 pm

wayneaflickRoute Climbed: Elk Head Pass from Missouri Basin Trailhead Date Climbed: August 8, 1997  Sucess!


When we climbed Belford we didn't climb Oxford because of a summit storm. I climbed Oxford by walking all the way to Elk Head Pass. It's long but easy. Climbing Oxford from Elk Head Pass is just a matter of following Belford's South Ridge to the Oxford-Belford saddle and crossing over. Except for the distance its quite easy. On the down climb I did cross over Belford and followed the standard route down. I was hallucinating on the way. I saw a dinosaur (a large rock), a panther (a small aspen tree), and several skunks ( small rocks).
Posted Jun 25, 2002 8:14 pm

ctruscotRoute Climbed: Missouri Gulch around backside of Belford Date Climbed: September 9 2000  Sucess!
I love the valley of Missouri Gulch. Dusting of snow that day and winds that never stopped.
Posted Jun 17, 2002 10:49 am

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: Belford saddle Date Climbed: Aug 17 2002  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

7th summit of Nolan's 14. Only 45 minutes from Belford. Descended off trail south of the saddle down to an avalanche chute above the Bedrock Falls aid station on the Pine Creek trail. It is getting dark. On to Harvard.
Posted May 17, 2002 5:12 pm

steve simmonsRoute Climbed: standard approach from the west from belford Date Climbed: august 18th, '01  Sucess!

steve simmons

beautiful morning summit,

descended south to avalanche gulch from belford oxford summit.

Praise GOD!!!!
Posted Jan 3, 2002 4:54 pm

miztflipRoute Climbed: From Belford Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!


Did with Belford and Missouri. The view of Harvard is incredible.
Posted Aug 21, 2001 3:40 pm

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