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Michael CroffordRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 10th, 2005  Sucess!

Michael Crofford

Payback for a failed attempt in May '04. Fun time, 3rd CO 14er.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 3:22 pm

F BombRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 22, 2005  Sucess!

F Bomb

Started at 10:45 because I figured I could get to the top in 2 hours and not have to worry about weather. Couldn't believe how many people were on this mountain. Total time 3 hours.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 10:36 am

CortezRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: May 25, 2003  Sucess!


The peak was still deep with snow in late spring. snowshoes would have made the going much easier. It was a great hike on one of my favorite mountains.>>Oh to be in Summit County!

Hiking Party:

Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker

Don Nalley


Billy Boy
Posted Jul 20, 2005 11:42 am

aweeksRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!
Excellent hike with beautiful, crisp weather on the way up. The wild flowers seemed to be everywhere. It was wild and windy at the summit as the dark grey clouds moved in around 11:30AM.
Posted Jul 17, 2005 10:49 pm

CWFryRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!


A lot of electricity on the summit! My axe was starting to buzz and we made a quick descent. Very straightforward route.
Posted Jul 15, 2005 5:46 pm

doumallRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: May, 25 2004  Sucess!


9th 14er!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 2:44 pm

cruzitRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: February 22, 2004


Wonderful trip...ran out of daylight 600 feet from the summit. Still a beautiful climb and great day with my friends.
Posted Jul 11, 2005 7:35 pm

C TurpenDate Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!
My first 14er. Not bad. Not that much fun either. Great view. Weather was iffy and it started snowing at the top.
Posted Jul 11, 2005 4:26 pm

Andrew VargoRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: June 8, 2004  Sucess!

Andrew Vargo

First 14er and first ski descent from the exact summit. Could of skinned all the way to the top but my skins are not wide enough so had to hike up. Great view and fun ski.
Posted Jul 10, 2005 2:23 am

umbra altaRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 2004  Sucess!

umbra alta

Did the West Ridge from Blue Lakes side. We parked at the snow closure due to our descent of the East Ridge route--no snow in Cristo Couloir for a glissade in September. Boo. Looking forward to Inwood Arete, summer 2005.
Posted Jun 21, 2005 3:34 pm

Foxy Long BottomsRoute Climbed: East Ridge and Inwood Date Climbed: 2/03 and 8/04  Sucess!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Did the east ridge in the winter. . .fun, eneventful slogg.

Got totally lost on Inwood. Made it to the knife edge, soloed up a chimney and cut left. . .from there it was nothing but scary choss climbing to the top. Nice to top out as the sun was going down. We were greated by mountain goats.
Posted Jun 20, 2005 1:37 pm

mdavenport2Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 14, 1998  Sucess!


My first mountain climb. Didn't know what to expect, but been hooked on climbing ever since.
Posted May 25, 2005 9:57 pm

bds670Route Climbed: Cattle Route (East Ridge) Date Climbed: March 2000  Sucess!
My first 14er! Ski decent was great!
Posted May 24, 2005 11:16 pm

ktiffany22Route Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: June 6, 2004  Sucess!


An absolutely gorgeous day to hike, followed by the most amazing site at the summit!! A well-versed "mountain" man at the summit gave us a verbal "tour" of our surroundings- counting out & naming 30 14ers that we could clearly see from the top!!! We even had a little fun on the way down:-) We had met 3 other people at the top, & we decided to head down the backside- by glasading on trash bags! ...at a very fast rate might I add:-) Do this hike, it's incredible!
Posted May 15, 2005 9:55 pm

Bill562Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: May 10, 2005  Sucess!


He is back and this time he is pissed!

Bagged it this time. The weather window was perfect after less than a perfect weekend - blue skies with periods of total windlessness. I wished I started earlier which would have reduced the postholing on descent (to my waist with snowshoes).

The views from the summit were stupendous in all directions. Did not see a soul all day except for the ptarmigan. Car to car - 7 hours 45 minutes.
Posted May 11, 2005 3:29 pm

DharmaBum1984Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Winter/Spring 2004  Sucess!


I used this mountain to train for the Himalayas, hiking it with a big pack several times. In the winter, when the hordes of people aren't on it, this hike is a lot of fun. I climbed it at night with a full moon once, which was very cool (and cold). Overall an excellent hike, mellow but sustained.
Posted May 8, 2005 1:28 am

Ed FRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: April 20, 2005  Sucess!

Ed F

Skinned and skied the east ridge. Continuous snow all the way. Went from car to car without clicking out of the skis.
Posted Apr 28, 2005 11:35 am

Brian KaletClimbed Thrice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2004

Brian Kalet

July 14, 2004: West Ridge (ascent), East Ridge (descent)
April 16, 2006: West Ridge from Fletcher Mountain (ascent), Cristo Couloir (ski descent)
June 17, 2012: East Ridge (ascent & descent)
Posted Apr 7, 2005 5:10 pm

James CRoute Climbed: Mt. Quandary Trail Date Climbed: April 2, 2005  Sucess!

James C

Fun in the snow. There were a lto of skiers, and having to climg down the normal way made me a little jeolus. Easy climb, the final push had a lot more false summits that I hoped for. Summit has a good view of Holy Cross, Massive, Elbert, La Plata, etc
Posted Apr 4, 2005 7:12 pm

easleygoneRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 1995  Sucess!
What can I say. I came by to check it out about

lunch time that day and just took off and climbed

it on the spur- of- the- moment! I've never had a

14er go down that easy!!
Posted Apr 4, 2005 1:52 am

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