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habaceebaTalus anyone?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2011


Picked a nice day with a breeze cool enough for me to keep the jacket on.
Posted Aug 11, 2011 6:04 pm

vbeckman74Talus Dogs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006


The trail is great until you hit the talus on top. It didn't stop 6 dogs from making the summit today.
Posted Aug 7, 2011 11:08 am

PapaBanucciMemorable  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011


Note to self: Next time, take the right keys up the mountain so you don't have to throw a rock through the truck's rear side window when getting back to the trailhead.
Posted Jul 31, 2011 6:17 pm

chicagotransplantEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011


A little elevation training with rkymtn and his wife before our Rainier climb in a couple of weeks! It was good to be able to get up above 14k again after all the 13ers I have been working on lately, of course I haven't seen that many people on a mountain since, well the last 14er I did in summer :)
Posted Jun 27, 2011 10:52 am

EleutherosGreat Views, Boring Slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011


A poor substitute for the snowbound Ellingwood Ridge on La Plata. Fantastic views on a clear day; however, one of the most boring climbs I've ever done. A typical Sawatch rock slog better done in winter. A visit to the chalk cliffs and the drive up to 12,000' were definitely worth it though...

Most memorable part of the climb: CRAZY SWIFTS (birds) cruising at 60 mph around the summit. WOWzer...
Posted Jun 26, 2011 7:02 pm

rkymtnEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011


Climbed with my wife and chicagotransplant for some Rainier prep. A great day despite some chilly gusts up high.
Posted Jun 25, 2011 10:15 pm

REMAMS  Sucess!
Climbed with my son.
Posted Jun 24, 2011 10:47 pm

vetmikeNo sleep & 60mph winds. Almost fun.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2011


Climbed with Matt Payne. Camped at the towers. Huge winds. Got no sleep. Left camp at 2am, summited early morning. Crazy winds all the way up. Slush on the way down. Mean day on Princeton, but got some incredible views of sunrise at 13,000ft. Totally worth it!
Posted May 27, 2011 8:43 pm

loraepost-holing despite snowshoes
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2010
Too much snow to get through and it took several hours just to walk the switchbacks on the way up to the radio towers. The 4WD road was closed so I had to start at the Jesus camp parking lot. Stopped hiking 400 ft. below 11,000. Going back in better weather.
Posted Feb 18, 2011 11:10 am

CastillejaMiniataCloudy Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2009


I took the very steep south Grouse Creek route and camped above treeline. I followed the south ridge and hit snow at about 13,500' but never needed any snow/ice gear. The ridge was slightly sketchy when it turned eastwards but overall it was very enjoyable and I saw no one.
Posted Jan 28, 2011 1:42 am

Jeremy HakesGrungy.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2003

Jeremy Hakes

Another one done.
Posted Jan 16, 2011 2:49 pm

centrifugewith Tiger PEak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


was fun
Posted Jan 12, 2011 10:10 pm

thatnissanguyTigger and Princeton in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2010


Hiked in from the bottom, close to 5000 feet of gain in a day. Hot Springs here I come!
Posted Dec 18, 2010 10:21 pm

rockymountaindivaFriends first 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008


Took some friends up here for their 1st 14er. Big mistake - long day in the rain. Lesson learned!
Posted Oct 11, 2010 12:43 am

KapelmuurFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010


Been training all winter and spring, chomping at the bit to get into the high mountains. Whatever this mountain lacks in trail convenience or scenery, I didn't notice as I was just fired up to get to the top and it all looked good to me. Perfect Colorado day.
Posted Jun 26, 2010 8:34 pm

Digglerlong day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010


I did it by myself. Had done this one with Zathan some years ago, but I remember camping at/above treeline in his Bronco, so I wanted to go back to achieve the magic 3,000' mark.

Left the 8,900' Mt. Princeton trailhead (at the corral) at 8.55, starting out with parents. After 5 - 10 minutes they left me to do it alone, while they enjoyed other activities.

Made good time, although the majority of people on the mountain, presumably camped at the radio towers, were already on their ways down as I approached the summit. Summited at 12.54. Hung out at the top, enjoying tremendous views & beautiful weather. Left top at 13.42. Questionable looking clouds started building on descent, but remained benign. Back at gate at 16.35.

Great physical, aerobic, non-technical day with sublime surroundings, meeting other people just enjoying themselves on a nice day reminded me of earlier times, & also one reason why I love the CO Rockies.

Soaking in hot springs afterwards (Cottonwood) never felt so good.
Posted Jun 22, 2010 6:08 pm

SenadRWell...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010


Well, i did it by myself, was the only person on the mountain this morning.
Posted Jun 6, 2010 11:00 pm

theREALCarpeDMRadio Towers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007


Yuck! My least favorite 14er.
Posted Apr 8, 2010 6:07 pm

Misaa lot of snow  Sucess!


climbed with my mom and our dog Duchess, a lot of snow.
Posted Mar 6, 2010 7:25 pm

metal4lyfFinally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2010


Hiked with Dan, Jim, and Jeff (our 3rd-ish attempt). Scott broke trail for us.

In winter you can't really see how ugly the summit is, and the views were just spectacular.

Great hike!
Posted Feb 1, 2010 2:01 am

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