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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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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

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


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

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 1, 1984  Sucess!


Climbed with Aaron Johnson, and some friends (not now remembered by name), in what has turned out to be one of the most memorable mountaineering days of my life. Check out the trip report--it's all there.
Posted Jul 27, 2004 6:11 pm

mtnhappyRoute Climbed: Denny Creek Date Climbed: July 24, 2004  Sucess!


Beautiful hike, lots of wildflowers and not that cold. Camped alongside the road the night before because the Collegiate Peaks Campground was full around 11pm when we arrived (oops). The 6 of us got a late start at 6:45am and summated at 10:40am. Back at the TH at 1:30pm. It started raining & sleeting about a half hour before we got down. That first 1.25 mi went quickly, but the last 2 miles were rather long and slow. The last 500 feet in elevation of boulders was very adventurous. A great workout for an out-of-shape body!
Posted Jul 26, 2004 2:30 pm

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