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drewcmfRoute Climbed: East Date Climbed: October 2004

drewcmf

Solo night hike. Nice bivy in the forest.
Posted Jun 9, 2005 3:19 pm

climber514Route Climbed: from radio towers Date Climbed: May 28, 2005  Sucess!
Nice day for a 14er...

Road will be passable to trail head in a week or two. A few snowdrifts exist 600 about yards up the road from radio towers. You don't need snowshoes on this one right now...

We left them behind...

Hiking takes you across 3 snowfields. Each snowfield was about 50-75 yards across. The third snowfield had slightly softer snow and you may posthole abit. Great area to practice self-arrest (esp. snowfields #1 and #2)...

This is a fun boulder hop for the most part. Would like to check out the old mine, at about 13,000ft... sometime. We saw about 7 people during the day.

Great shorter hike, with alot of stellar views.
Posted May 30, 2005 9:15 pm

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: East ridge (normal route) Date Climbed: Summer 2003  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Sweet Day!
Posted Apr 14, 2005 2:54 pm

easleygoneRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 1992  Sucess!
This is such a huge mountain, I'm just proud to say I

stood on top of it!
Posted Apr 4, 2005 11:03 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

Solo Trip - Woke up at the butt-crack of dawn and drove from Parker Colorado to the trailhead. It was raining and I couldn't see much of the upper mountain,but figured I'd go for it. I parked at the towers and hiked for a while in the rain and mist. It was kind of fun and then it got better around 13,200 when the rain turned to snow. Yeeeeaaaaahhhh! It was a bit slippery on some of the rocks leading to the summit, but it made for a great photo.
Posted Mar 31, 2005 10:23 pm

RatballsRoute Climbed: from Radio Towers Date Climbed: August, 2001  Sucess!

Ratballs

From parking at the Radio Towers, I hiked up the road all the way to its end and consequently climbed the wrong damned mountain (Tigger Peak). I thought something was wrong when I topped out so soon and saw another hulking grey mass not a mile distant and a lot higher. Embarrassed? You could say so. After the Traverse of Shame, and on the eventual climb up to the (real) Princeton, I fell in love with a woman wearing neon orange running shorts who was climbing ahead of me. I chatted with her and her friends for a half-hour on top and never did ask her name. Bloody idiot.
Posted Feb 21, 2005 9:40 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: East slopes/Mount Princeton Road Date Climbed: July 9, 1989  Sucess!

ColoradoScott

Another long haul up from the 8,900' base of the mountain without use of 4WD. It was a very hot day, with the sun relentless on the road. Not the most demanding or interesting climb tho'. I was a bit disappointed give the beauty of this mountain. The talus approach to the ridge was frustrating. Hopefully there is a constructed trail thru this loose area now.
Posted Feb 3, 2005 12:43 pm

RichratRoute Climbed: Mount Princeton Road Trail Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Richrat

This was the classic weather example. Sunny and hot to start, storm comes in and sleet at the summit.
Posted Jan 30, 2005 8:41 pm

jhansen007Route Climbed: Standard East RIdge Date Climbed: October 30, 2003  Sucess!

jhansen007

Climbed with Trevor (see below). Started at the 2WD trailhead. 5 hours up and 3 hours down. Not a ton of snow yet, but just enough to make you slip on every rock. Weather was awesome though, not a cloud all day.
Posted Nov 1, 2004 3:18 pm

Trevor SimmonsRoute Climbed: Merriam Creek/East Slopes Date Climbed: October 30, 2004  Sucess!

Trevor Simmons

It was a perfectly clear day. Round trip completed in 8:30 from the Frontier Ranch trailhead. We were the only climbers on the mountain. It was a great climb! Climbed with Josh (above).
Posted Oct 31, 2004 9:53 pm

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: East from Radio Towers Date Climbed: July 3, 2002  Sucess!

csmcgranahan

Second to summit on a great day! This is a massive mountain that seems to stand all alone when viewed from the valley near Buena Vista.
Posted Oct 31, 2004 6:33 pm

Brad SniderRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: October 14, 2004  Sucess!

Brad Snider

A fantastic, beautiful day with snowy scenery as far as the eye could see! Did not see another soul; had the mountain all to myself! I was going to go over to Tigger as well, but for some weird reason the altitude was bothering me today, and the snow-covered talus was getting a bit annoying as well. Not to mention I had parked at the base of the road, so I had a good long walk out.
Posted Oct 14, 2004 9:44 pm

mr_gRoute Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: September 11, 1999  Sucess!

mr_g

Drove up the Mt Princeton road to the Radio Tower area the night before to camp. In the morning, we hiked the road, but missed the turnoff so we ended up traversing over Tigger Peak before getting back on route. A long slog over alot of talus made out legs really sore!

Posted Oct 12, 2004 10:16 am

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Summer, 199?  Sucess!

Saintgrizzly

Don't remember exactly when I climbed Princeton, but do recollect that it took me two attempts. The first was via an old trail--probably not in existance any longer, as it was not maintained even then--up the back side (west) and from the south; made it almost all the way, then turned around when confronted with a developing thunderstorm. Which turned north, and completely missed the mountain, meaning I'd done 95 percent of climb, then turned back for nothing! This was so irritating that I returned a week later, and did the summit via the standard route.

It was great having Princeton under my belt, because for a few years I could lord it over Aaron--he'd not done the mountain, had no desire to do so, and looked upon the peak as, well, drab--as the only mountain I'd done that he hadn't! Then, for some strange reason he decided to do it, now it's one of his favorite Sawatch summits, and I'm not particularly enamored with it. I'm pretty sure this is all important.

Posted Aug 9, 2004 1:20 am

kilimanjaro1Route Climbed: East Slopes from Mt Princeton Road Date Climbed: July 24, 2004  Sucess!

kilimanjaro1

Did this peak the day after Antero with my buddy, Chris Calvert. The hike up the road was uneventful ( or should I say boring). The biggest challenge was finding the unmarked turnoff point off the road. We found it with no problem, but ran into several climbers who missed it and wound up going over Tigger Peak by mistake. The only other challenge was trying to pick the right place to depart from contouring on the talus to climb up to the summit ridge. We could see the "mine" ahead of us and knew that was too far so we departed for the summit ridge well in advance. A bit of a scramble up the ridge and we were on top. A fun day for a road hike.
Posted Aug 6, 2004 11:53 pm

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

coloradoiceclimber

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!

rob_runkle

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

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

Speedy

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!

jrf

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

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