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coloradoiceclimberRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: August 1, 2004  Sucess!


CD, Kara, Denali & Yukon (our Samoyeds) and I accidentally detoured over Tigger Peak (13,300) on the way to the summit of Princeton. Opps!!!
Posted Aug 2, 2004 8:56 am

rob_runkleRoute Climbed: Princeton Trail Date Climbed: July 23, 2004  Sucess!


Great, simple Sawatch
Posted Aug 1, 2004 3:43 pm

SpeedyRoute Climbed: Mt. Princeton Rd Date Climbed: 09/13/03  Sucess!


I thought this was a nice hike. I was against hiking a road...if you can drive it, how fun can it be to hike? It was really not too bad. I liked that we could see the whole route almost the entire way. I appreciate the added motivation! What a small world that we met a fellow from the town right next door to us in IL?!
Posted Jul 16, 2004 9:27 pm

jrfRoute Climbed: Road / Trail (standard) Date Climbed: July 8, 2004  Sucess!


Pretty easy climb but lots of talus. Seemed to take longer than I expected but it probably had something to do with the 4 fourteeners I'd done in the previous few days more than the climb. Returned over Tigger Peak and down to the road.
Posted Jul 15, 2004 10:30 am

Larry VRoute Climbed: from radio towers Date Climbed: August 1994  Sucess!

Larry V

Weather threatening but dry. The hang gliders were out in force.
Posted Jul 13, 2004 12:15 am

awillsonRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: June 16, 2004  Sucess!


Great view from the top. Had to traverse several steep snow fields which was scary at times.
Posted Jul 8, 2004 10:00 am

Ed FRoute Climbed: Mt. Princeton Road / Trail Date Climbed: July 1, 2004  Sucess!

Ed F

Pretty easy hike over some loose talus.
Posted Jul 6, 2004 7:41 pm

DaveCRoute Climbed: standard from the radio tower Date Climbed: july 97  Sucess!


many people, no wind, dog stole someone's lunch. beautiful but too popular.
Posted May 21, 2004 9:18 pm

Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 30, 2000  Sucess!

Ryan Kowalski

My first 14er! It seems like so long ago too. I remember there was a big forest fire during the time and the whole hike up had a burned pine scent to it. Not my favorite peak in retrospect, but at the time it was quite exhilirating.
Posted Apr 19, 2004 11:56 am

f360driverRoute Climbed: Radio Towers Date Climbed: July/03


Very pretty views into the valley below.
Posted Apr 14, 2004 6:50 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 20, 2001  Sucess!


While driving back from our brief trip to the San Juans, prominent Princeton caught our eye, and we climbed it the next day. Nothing eventful happened during the hike in any way, except that we hitched a ride once we returned to the road to escape a heavy downpour.
Posted Apr 8, 2004 1:50 pm

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: East ridge Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!


This mountain is prettier from afar than up close. Busy trail.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 7:02 pm

HelgaRoute Climbed: Mt.Princeton Road Date Climbed: 10.18.2003  Sucess!


4WD to the Radio Towers and hiked the switchbacks up the road before starting steep trail to the Right. Great day for this hike which was more of a climb than a hike. Not a cloud in the sky and no one on the summit. Lots of boulders to cross. No wind on the summit. Awesome!
Posted Oct 18, 2003 8:37 pm

Bryan WRoute Climbed: Normal/Princeton Rd. Date Climbed: 9/15/03  Sucess!

Bryan W

Parked just above the antennas and started under foot up the Princeton Rd. at 8:30. Easily found the trail off of the road and gained the shoulder SE of Tigger that disclosed the rest of the route. We took the advice of another hiker that said to follow the Y in the trail and gain the ridge around 13,600'. I think this was a mistake and we ended up on very lose talus and scree. After gaining the ridge just above 13,600', we followed the nice trail to the top. The only snow was at the summit in and around the wind shelters. We followed the trail back down the ridge and continued down to 13,300 or so. Found a nice trail back down to the main trail. I would take this route the next time up Princeton. Hiked the road back to the car and was back 7 hours or so after departing. Nice day!!!
Posted Sep 18, 2003 10:34 pm

miztflipRoute Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: September 17, 2003  Sucess!


After climbing Harvard and Columbia in the morning I drove to the 10800 parking area on Princeton Road and got about 3hrs of sleep. I left the truck at 7:15pm under a clear starlite sky. The climb was straight forward with no snow and beautiful stars. I returned to the car at 10:45pm.
Posted Sep 18, 2003 9:19 pm

big_gRoute Climbed: East slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2003


Parked just beyond the antennae the night before and made it to the summit by 10:30 which gave me about an hours worth of descent before the thunder and lightning started.

A couple of the snowfields had me wishing I had not left my ax in the truck. Easy enough not to fall, but if I had...
Posted Jun 1, 2003 6:21 pm

KaneRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 1997  Sucess!


Mount Princeton is a stately mountain. A mountain with a good look. Unfortunately, the good stops there for me. This is just my opinion, but I wasn't enamored with this hike up talus. I also thought the views were uninspiring. I think for the above reasoning I probably won't ever hike Antero, too much like Princeton.
Posted May 29, 2003 7:04 pm

ColonelpyatRoute Climbed: Stadard Date Climbed: May 19, 2003  Sucess!


The Mt. Princeton road was passable by a Suburu wagon in 4WD and we parked at the radio towers. Some snow fields with long run-outs below "Tigger Peak" made things a bit too interesting. So, putting safety ahead of convenience, we climbed up the loose talus of "Tigger" to gain the snowless ridge.

Posted May 21, 2003 11:02 pm

DigglerRoad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010


As Z & I for sure didn't do 3k' when we did it (parked at/above timberline), decided to go back for the magic 3,000' mark. To do it right, started out directly from the Mt. Princeton trailhead (i.e. 8,900') at 8.55. Started out with the 'rents, but took off solo while they went to check out St. Elmo & do other events. Good progress put me on the summit by 12.54. Hung out, enjoyed superb views (& weather), starting down at 13.42. Got offered numerous rides en route down; another demonstration of friendliness & general goodwill by fellow peakbaggers. Back down by 16.35.

While just a (long!) chill hiking day, the beauty of the area & friendly encounters with nice people were a great reminder of some of the things I enjoy most about the CO 14ers.

Subsequent soak in hot springs never felt so good!

Summer '97
The 2nd 14er in 2 days (we did Yale the day before), Zathan & I got a mid-morning start after parking his Bronco at a pull-off on the road & crashing there the night before. Though somewhat overcast, it didn't rain or storm, & we flew up, greatly influenced I'm sure by our former acclimating. I even saw a badger pop out of his hole in the talus for a moment, before disappearing again. Cool. Great day in the Rockies with a good friend.
Posted Apr 7, 2003 5:38 pm

Pencil PusherRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 1997  Sucess!

Pencil Pusher

Parked at the Boy Scout ranch due to road closure. Hiked on up that sucker with the Alaskan Malamute. Topped out in time to see thunder clouds approaching as I'm reading the memorial plaque to the woman that got hit by lightning up there. Beat feet down to the trees and then traversed over to the trail. Nice views, could even see Longs Peak way off in the distance.
Posted Mar 6, 2003 11:29 pm

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