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videogamesforsaleMemorial Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2013
This was probably the 8th or 9th time I have climbed Mt Rosa and I have to say I was pretty disappointed at the amount of garbage in Frosty Park. Most of the brand new fencing to keep motorized vehicles out of the meadow has been cut down. Witnessed dirt bikes on trails that prohibit motorized vehicles and lots of fresh tracks almost to the top of the main trail. Every sign is shot to bits. Dozens of trees shot down that were not shot down last year. Lots of garbage in the creek that leads to the reservoir. If this keeps up they will close that road. I've never taken the St Mary's Falls trail but I will next time so I can avoid Frosty Park. And to top it all off the summit marker at the top of Mt Rosa is gone.
Posted May 28, 2013 1:12 am

knotis23Kids Fifth Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

knotis23

Took the short trail from Frosty Park. Climbed w/ Tara (11) and Emma (9). Great time, but I think they liked the "off road" drive down #379 better than the hike.
Posted Jul 24, 2012 5:32 pm

LivingColoradoMy baby's first mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006
My wife and I hiked this with my friend and his wife, and my friend and I each had our 9-month-old babies (firsts for both our families) on our backs. Great family hike, and great way for my little girl to get her first mountain top down. :)
Posted Jun 20, 2012 3:13 am

knotis23Great Mountain!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011

knotis23

Another awesome hike to Rosa. Done this one several times and still love it. Always take the long way from St. Marys Falls, it's worth the extra miles.
Posted Sep 13, 2011 10:31 am

DWRich4-way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010
Went from the 4-way trailhead, up past St. Mary's Falls. Came down through Frosty Park and Pipeline Trail to 7 Bridges Trail. Nice loop on a beautiful day!
Posted Aug 16, 2011 2:58 pm

REMFrom Frosty Park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

REM

My all time favorite for a mountain close by...
Posted Jun 25, 2011 8:17 pm

jsdratmFrom Gold Camp Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2011

jsdratm

Climbed solo from the Gold Camp Road parking lot. There is still quite a bit of snow on the slope to the summit, but a good trail has been forged through it by previous hikers. Saw two other people and a small dog on my way back down. Round trip (including base of St. Mary's Falls) was about 14 miles and 4500 ft of elevation gain. The view from Mt. Rosa is exceeded only by the view from Pikes Peak!
Posted May 8, 2011 8:21 pm

stlSome postholing in April...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2011
Nice climb and views of Pikes and the Springs. I'll do it again!
Posted Apr 18, 2011 1:18 am

cftbqMy favorite mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011

cftbq

Had to do it again, after a too-long hiatus. I "cheated" to shave about 2 miles off the usual route from the Gold Camp Rd. parking lot, and climbed the ridge directly to the tunnel from Helen Hunt Falls. My measurements say this makes about an 11-mile RT, but, amazingly, TOPO! says only 9.2. Take your pick. Of course, snow and some postholing on the last 500 vertical feet. Had the summit all to myself.
Posted Mar 12, 2011 8:27 pm

Brian Kalet7 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2011

Brian Kalet

With Almagre Mountain, Almagre Mountain South, Knights Peak, Green Mountain, 10100 & 9982.
Posted Mar 2, 2011 12:01 pm

Jeremy HakesGreat!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2011

Jeremy Hakes

Great hike. A little more snow than I expected.
Posted Feb 27, 2011 10:13 am

cftbqRe: Great!

cftbq

A little?? In February?? Holy s**t; what were you expecting!? But, yes, it is great; nice to see you guys' entry on the register.
Posted Mar 12, 2011 8:18 pm

Luciano136From Gold Camp Rd  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2010

Luciano136

A very cold day this early in the season. I brought a Camelbak and my water was frozen almost immediately. 20s on the summit with 30ish mph wind gusts. Fun hike nonetheless and didn't see another soul all day (if you don't count a few offroaders that is :).
Posted Oct 26, 2010 10:55 pm

rowzRowz on Rosa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

rowz

Hiked with Falcon Curves hiking group. We all summited. 8 members youngest was 53 oldest 73. We came up from Frosty's park. The 4 WD road was very rocky. Beautiful weather. Trail is slick were motor bikes have smoothed down dirt and scratched rocks. Motor bikes are rutting sections of trail.
Posted Jul 25, 2010 11:44 pm

PapaBanucciFrom Helent Hunt Falls
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010

PapaBanucci

To the south ridge.
Posted Jul 13, 2010 12:06 pm

InclinerSnowy...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2010

Incliner

The drive to frosty's park is pretty bad in January but was a highlight. Most would say that this is an easy hike, due to the lack of steep mixed snow, rock and ice. But that is what makes it tougher, say moderate. The lack of rocks knee to waist deep snow and relatively steep grade make the trail tough to negotiate. The summit push flows though some great trees and rocks, the view is 360 degrees of the pikes region. The Western view has lines of snow peaked mountains...
Posted Jan 11, 2010 4:13 pm

pyergerRosa  Sucess!

pyerger

Climbed a couple of times, from Helen hunt falls.
Posted Nov 23, 2009 2:26 pm

wlstoneThird Time's The Charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2009

wlstone

On her third attempt, my wife finally summited on a gorgeous, clear, rather solitary day. Yay Nicci!!!!
Posted Oct 1, 2009 11:06 pm

TCart215A hike up to the clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

TCart215

Just some suggestions I wrote to the page's author about: The trail is clearly marked, but I saw nothing about "Nelson's Trail". The clearing on the right is bordered by a fenced off area and there is an old beat-up sign that says "Captain Jacks Multi-Use Trail System". The trail number for Mount Rosa is #672 (the one on the right, going uphill). Then at the first summit the trail #673 to the right is the trail to take all the way to the top of Mount Rosa. After we summited we in the clouds most of the time, but every once in a a while there would be a clearing for beautiful views of the Penrose-Rosemont Reservoir and Pike's Peak.
Posted Jul 21, 2009 10:26 pm

HokieJimFrom...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

HokieJim

Frosty's Park. Heard dirtbikes ahead of us on the 672 trail and witnessed fresh bike tracks as well, sad.
Posted Jul 3, 2009 6:57 pm

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