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ktiffany22Route Climbed: Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: June 18, 2005  Sucess!

ktiffany22

WOW! What an amazing day to climb! There was not a cloud in the sky! It was a WARM hike, and we spent 2 hours on the summit! There's nothing like a beautiful kick back day on the summit of a mountain with good company:-) The glassade down was incredible! Very smooth, good speed, and had fun belly-flopping and going backwards!
Posted Jun 20, 2005 7:18 pm

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: Denny Creek Date Climbed: August 29, 2004  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Sweet Climb!
Posted Apr 14, 2005 3:10 pm

James CRoute Climbed: Denny Creek Date Climbed: July 6, 2004  Sucess!

James C

Fun Climb. Did more on the legs than I expected. Best part is from the saddle to the summit, the rock hopping is great. Sweet view from summit
Posted Apr 4, 2005 7:17 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

Solo Trip - Steeper than I expected, but a great hike. Reached the summit by 11am and still got caught in rain, thunder, and lightning above and below treeline. Wow, that thunder rocked me! Good times!
Posted Mar 30, 2005 6:38 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: Denny Creek Trailhead Date Climbed: 10/2004  Sucess!

altitude14er

Little snow existed this early October and the hike was steep and short
Posted Mar 20, 2005 7:56 pm

edlinsRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: March 19, 2005  Sucess!

edlins

Beautiful winter day (technically), felt like spring, nice long hike, fun!!
Posted Mar 20, 2005 12:51 pm

bigwillyRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

bigwilly

My sixth Fourteener. It was the most spectacular view I've ever seen from the summit of a fourteener. It was a beautiful day for the aspens to. A great climb that's well worth the more than 4,000 ft. of climbing.
Posted Mar 10, 2005 9:36 pm

AsphazellRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: November 2003  Sucess!

Asphazell

Nice trail but becomes very steep up to the summit ridge! Some fun scrambling on the ridge heading east to the summit. Many opt to simply go around the scrambling section just below and south of the ridge.
Posted Mar 1, 2005 12:31 pm

RatballsRoute Climbed: from Avalanche Gulch trailhead via East Ridge Date Climbed: May, 2002  Sucess!

Ratballs

Climbed this as an overnight, with my roomie. We camped on the nub atop the east ridge, at about 12,000 feet. Pitched a tent but didn't use it. We should have, as I was woken in the middle of the night by a pika gnawing on the side of my Thermarest. Bloody rodents: not only did it ruin that night's sleep, but it took me a month to find and patch all the holes.
Posted Feb 22, 2005 4:48 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: South Slopes from Denny Gulch Date Climbed: June 28, 1986  Sucess!

ColoradoScott

As I remember, it was a beautiful early summer day and once we left the timberline the trail faded out, but we continued up the steep tundra to the saddle south of the summit and then made our way to the top. On the descent we didn't locate the start of the trail at timberline, but found it thru the trees down near the brook where we had left it.
Posted Feb 3, 2005 12:38 pm

wwellsRoute Climbed: Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: August 3, 2004  Sucess!

wwells

Weather conditions deteriorated rapidly once I got onto Yale's steep southwest shoulder. The wind and sleet were challenging, as was the short scramble to the summit. Great views of Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton from the top once the clouds cleared.
Posted Feb 2, 2005 1:17 am

RichratRoute Climbed: Denny Creek Trail Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!

Richrat

I don't remember much about this mountain other than gaining a lot of elevation in a short amount of time. The view was unbelievable.
Posted Jan 30, 2005 8:39 pm

s_tuning@msn.comRoute Climbed: Southwest Slopes (Standard) Date Climbed: 10/19/04  Sucess!

s_tuning@msn.com

Beautiful day. Broke the rules and started at noon. Summitted at 1500. Very cold and windy, but snow was scarce and the trail was in great shape. Defintely no snow gear required yet.
Posted Oct 20, 2004 12:53 am

mr_gRoute Climbed: Southwest Slopes / Ridge Date Climbed: April 22, 2000  Sucess!

mr_g

This was my second attempt - my first one got bogged down by too much snow. This time, we started out at 4am to ensure we made the summit. Good thing - the weather moved in around 9am and we heard and saw lightning and thunder, which caused us to rush back down from the summit. It then snowed on us all of the way back to the trailhead. It took us 8 hours round trip, and we were extremely spent when we made it back to the car. A long 7 miles!

Posted Oct 12, 2004 10:00 am

Brad SniderRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 11, 2004  Sucess!

Brad Snider

My 8th Fourteener. Great view but crowded summit. Also climbed 'Mascot Peak' where there was plenty of solitude.
Posted Sep 21, 2004 9:39 pm

belexesRoute Climbed: Denny Creek Date Climbed: September 6, 2004  Sucess!

belexes

I left Denver at about 4 AM and arrived at the trailhead at about 7:30. It was quite chilly at the trailhead, but it warmed up nicely once the sun came over the ridge. We had glorious weather: almost perfectly clear all day, with very little wind. Someone in a small plane buzzed the summit a few times. The aspens are just starting to turn up there.
Posted Sep 7, 2004 12:05 pm

KChikerRoute Climbed: Denny Creek Date Climbed: July 25th 2003  Sucess!

KChiker

Drove into the campsite from Kansas at 2am the night before. Trailhead by 8am the next morning. Good scramble near the summit. My first 14er.
Posted Aug 23, 2004 4:28 pm

ChrisRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 22, 2004  Sucess!

Chris

Nice hike, good scenic route. East Ridge has some pretty loose sections up to point 13,420 so tread carefully to avoid scaring the fragile areas.



The newly rerouted section of Colorado Trail from Silver Creek TH to the beaver ponds at around 11,100' or so has to be the longest stretch of trail w/o a swichback I've hiked... it seemed to go on and on and on (although it's an excellent trail).
Posted Aug 23, 2004 12:08 pm

kilimanjaro1Route Climbed: Southwest Slopes from Denny Creek TH Date Climbed: July 28, 2004  Sucess!

kilimanjaro1

Left Colorado Springs at 3AM and got on the trail right at 6AM. Very nice day and great scenery. A bit of scrambling over and around a butress on the summit ridge made me be extremely cautious as I somehow lost the cairns and was just beelining it for the summit. On the summit I met two very nice Air Force Academy cadets and we hiked down to the trailhead together. We parted ways at the trailhead and then I finished up with some well deserved post climb "rehydration" at Coyote Cantina.
Posted Aug 7, 2004 12:10 am

Ed FRoute Climbed: Denny Creek Date Climbed: August 1, 2004  Sucess!

Ed F

A pretty easy hike and ridge scramble. Nice view from the top.

Posted Aug 2, 2004 8:25 am

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