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ouray19Princeton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005


The first time I tried this mountain I followed a group of people up the wrong trail and ended up having a "learning experience." The second time I tried, found the right trail and succeeded!
Posted Aug 19, 2007 12:03 pm

pittbrownievia the Radio Towers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Not a bad hike. If you're going, might as well follow the dirt road to the end and summit Tigger Peak on the way.
Posted Aug 12, 2007 7:50 pm

jeffrawnStandard Route from Radio Towers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007


Least favorite 14er so far - carrying a camera was almost a waste, except to get shots of my fellow hikers. Trail (and road) to around 12,700' is good. Lots of talus and scree from that point to the summit. Threatened rain all day (7AM-2PM), but held off till we got in the car!
Posted Aug 10, 2007 1:32 pm

utesrocky top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1998
least favorite part was all the rocks at the top- tricky when wet
Posted Aug 1, 2007 7:08 pm

I like it on topSoutwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2005

I like it on top

Steep climb up through the canyon, but fun popping out at treeline. Friends first 14'er. Weather held off for us to summit.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 2:27 pm

StaufferStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1998


First 14er for me. Enjoyed the abundant talus.
Posted Jul 27, 2007 6:25 pm

peakbaggingaddictAnother great one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2006


Third 14er, and again, climbed with my brother and his dog. Weather was absolutely perfect at the top.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 7:11 pm

hawkmanstandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007


good ankle workout with lots of rock hopping
Posted Jul 9, 2007 11:44 am

kylerlottvia Mt. Princeton Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007


Camped at about 11,000 at a perfect site, funny thing was all the guide books / online descriptions say the road is fairly rough especially above the radio towers. Well, around the corner after the radio towers we just so heppened to run into a brand spanking new mini-cooper from NewYork coming down the road! Either that car is bad ass or the road isn't as rough as it is made out to be. The climb was fairly easy except for a sore knee from Mt. Antero the day before. Number 21 on the way to 54.
Posted Jul 2, 2007 7:25 pm

smudgeEast slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


great mountain.
Posted Jul 1, 2007 5:53 pm

Scott RogersBeautiful  Sucess!

Scott Rogers

I love the view of this peak after coming over Trout Creek Pass. I have climbed this one twice.
Posted Jun 25, 2007 8:27 pm

davebobk47From Radio Towers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007


Parked just above the Radio Towers. Good weather, I was moving slow as it was my first time above 12K in many months.
Posted Jun 19, 2007 12:42 pm

rpaceFrom 8900 feet!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007


Both of my dogs (such troopers!) and myself summitted! Over 5000 feet of elevation gain, and just under 7 miles to the summit. (It did take us 6 hours...)

Looking at Mt Princeton from US 285, it sure gives you a feeling of accomplishment!
Posted Jun 16, 2007 6:44 pm

Mots010A fine day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2007


Started from the Radio towers. Hardly a cloud in the sky all day and very warm. Hung out at the summit for 1.5 hours. KirkT posted a TR on 14ers.com. The trail is mostly snow covered still. Would recommend an ice axe and safe travel techniques for avy terrain. Snow is melting FAST.
Posted May 15, 2007 9:17 am

Sarah SimonHeck, even the 4x4 is fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2002

Sarah Simon

Amazing mountain. Beautiful. Special.
Posted Apr 19, 2007 7:34 pm

MasonMillerbig leagues  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2001


actually had a group of friends meet us at the summit pass on the way down from the summit with mtn. bikes. Great descent, great views
Posted Mar 23, 2007 2:38 am

Greg IafelieceEast Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2006

Greg Iafeliece

First one for my wife and it was perfect. Little snow close to summit but beautiful. Camped just past radio towers and hiked from there. Hiking during the week keeps the crowds away..
Posted Mar 5, 2007 5:11 pm

ppergandeEast Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1998


Another one of Colorado's 14ers in my back yard growing up. I made this summit several times. I've done East Slopes from the 4WD parking and the trailhead @ 8,900'. It's 13 miles from the trailhead, but that's why we are here, right. (GO BVHS class of 1998)
Posted Feb 14, 2007 11:54 pm

Anya JingleVia East Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2003

Anya Jingle

Nice views from up there, especially of Mount Antero. Our slideshow is here: Mount Princeton via East Slopes
Posted Jan 23, 2007 6:35 am

boisedocmore interesting than average  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2000


Not too much effort given the road access. Still found it more interesting than several other Sawatch summits.
Posted Dec 17, 2006 4:37 pm

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