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kronshage3Via Saint Vrain Mountain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2017


Got started around 6AM. Was able to make it to trail head easily with 2WD sedan. Very windy day with mixed conditions. Very icy below treeline, would suggest traction. Very snowy above treeline (where the trail disappears) which certainly requires snow shoes. Could not stand on summit because it was so windy. Got back around 11AM.
Posted Dec 22, 2017 2:56 pm

chicagotransplantFoggy Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2014


East Ridge from St Vrain trail. Unfortunately a very foggy mountains, only a few short glimpses of Longs, Meeker and Pagoda but mostly no views.
Posted Sep 28, 2014 7:34 pm

LDuszerLabor Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013


Beautiful day for a hike. Took the Saint Vrain Mountain trail from Allenspark. Spotty clouds all afternoon but not actual storms.
Posted Sep 6, 2013 3:06 pm

Snidely WhiplashOn a backpack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1974

Snidely Whiplash

Climbed it as a teenager. Probably the easiest 12,000 foot peak there is.
Posted Jul 8, 2013 11:08 am

PeakbugSaint Vrain #7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2013


Deep snow and some trail finding made for an interesting day. Summit was beautiful and enjoyed the snow climb.
Posted Jul 7, 2013 5:49 pm

KieferVia East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2013


Hiked up this bad boy with awful, crusty snow conditions. Went with Sarah Simon. :o)
White out conditions top. Meandered on over to Meadow Mountain afterwards. Snow made for a long day.
Sadly, the views weren't there.
Seems like a good place in good weather.
Posted May 5, 2013 11:43 am

rkymtnSaint Vrain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2013


Mixed snowpack made travel interesting - unconsolidated sugar snow in the trees called for snowshoes and windblown hard pack on the east ridge almost merited crampons. However, the weather was near perfect - warm and relatively windless for CO winter. My wife and I were thrilled to top out and dedicate this climb to Haliku. This was a peak he and I abandoned after climbing Meadow in the worst winds either of us had ever encountered. RIP my friend!
Posted Jan 26, 2013 9:29 pm

awhite28St. Vrain  Sucess!


with Meadow
Posted Dec 25, 2012 1:47 pm

SenadRGreat views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2012


Nice hike, there is nothing better than spend Friaday hiking, now i'm ready for weekend. Nice solo hike, amazing views of Wild Basin and Longs Peak.
Posted Nov 2, 2012 8:52 pm

bighornmonkeylots of snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2012


Fun summit with some deep snow at times (in late april).
Posted May 30, 2012 12:00 pm

heather14Standard Route w/ Meadow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2011


A bit blustery once out of the trees. Great skiing once back down in glades....to bad I suck at tele skiing.
Posted Mar 6, 2011 10:13 pm

belexesSaint Vrain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010


CMC hike. We had just finished climbing Meadow Mountain in high winds and blowing snow, and the leader asked us if we wanted to continue on to St Vrain. Everyone was doing alright despite the conditions, so we climbed it. As before, one hiker decided to remain at the base of the mountain while we made the ascent from the east. The wind wasn't too bad until we neared the summit, then it really started to blow. As with Meadow, there wasn't much to see, so we didn't stay too long.
Posted Oct 10, 2010 4:07 pm

theREALCarpeDMMy nemesis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010


Finally! This was my 5th time to the trailhead and first summit. 1st time: I was a totally unprepared newbie climbing on an Oct/Nov afternoon when it started to snow. 2nd time: started snowshoeing in Feb about noon when I knew I had to be somewhere later in the afternoon. 3rd time: a partner was recovering from a cold and needed to turn back. 4th time: rangers closed the trail due to a mother and her young (they wouldn't say what species).
Posted Aug 8, 2010 10:27 am

CSUMarmotThe only place Ive felt unsafe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2009


Got socked in by some pretty inclement weather, I owe my life to whoever built the rock shelter on the summit
Posted Aug 1, 2010 11:34 pm

jimlarkeyEast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010


Easy climb, great weather & trail conditions. Plenty of thirst-quenching, cold, snowmelt runoff.
Posted Jun 30, 2010 5:16 pm

KapelmuurGreat day out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010


Great day out with pretty much everything you could ask for in a hike/modest summit. Saw a family of Bighorn sheep on the way down.
Posted Jun 19, 2010 9:17 pm

tomlaurenMeadow - St. Vrain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010


Snowshoed the pair from the St. Vrain Mountain Trailhead with my girlfriend Meghan. Incredible view of the entire Wild Basin from the summit.
Posted Apr 16, 2010 8:30 pm

Sarah SimonVia St. Vrain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2009

Sarah Simon

So, I hear there are nice views from this summit. I dunno, all I saw was whiteout. The approach is pleasant and we were visited by the Ptarmigan on both the ascent & descent. Not long after leaving the saddle, however, conditions deteriorated rapidly. We didn't spent much time at the summit, and the descent was honestly miserable: Iced over lenses, zero visibility, snow shoes catching on invisible rocks, etc. We rejoiced upon reaching treeline! Partners: Ricardo's CMC trip with Mike.
Posted Apr 12, 2009 11:23 pm

DanielWandsneiderDecent Climb  Sucess!


Climbed this with my roommate in April. We were caught up in a blizzard, and somehow lost each other in the whiteout. Luckily we found each other and continued our climb. The snow was very deep and pretty physically demanding, considering I left my snowshoes at the base. This winter we will be back with skis for some awesome backcountry that we saw on the hike up.
Posted Dec 9, 2008 7:43 pm

coljaymsSnowy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2004


I met a friendly, white ptarmigan that followed by around for awhile. Total isolation up there.
Posted Oct 31, 2008 1:05 pm

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