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Trailboss88fun, scenic, easy scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2015


as part of Tour D'Abyss
Posted Jul 15, 2016 7:14 pm

TheWolfIsLooseFrom Bierdstat  Sucess!


A fun little scramble that was not as bad as advertised. In fact, the scrambling was quite minimal, and the only real exposure came in the one spot almost immediately after coming through the notch that dumps you on the west side of the ridge.

I had met two dudes on the summit of Bierdstat and we decided to complete the traverse together. After coming through the notch, the smell of sweet bud was strong... I realized it was emanating from a girl up on the ramp that leads to the tundra above after she yelled down to tell me the line I was following was "bomber."

On the way up to Evans, I met a girl who was also from Pennsylvania. She only lived an hour from me and wanted to do some climbing together back home... sweet! She was doing a quick solo ascent of Evans on her way home from California. My other two friends took the standard trail to the summit of Evans, while she and I just scrambled/climbed up to the top via out own made-up path.

It started snowing on the summit of Evans, and thunder could be heard, so we parted ways with my new PA friend. We took the gully down to Scott Gomer Creek. During our descent of the gully, the skies opened up, and I was once again being hailed on in Colorado... A regular occurrence indeed!!
Posted Nov 2, 2015 2:32 pm

badmajickFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014


From Bierstadt, fun but lots of meandering, finishes on sandy funness. If you stick to the ridge it's class III, but there is definitely a lot of use trails just to the south side of the ridge making it 2+.
Posted Sep 26, 2014 8:37 pm

mattdalmanEvans to Bierstadt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014


Traverse over Spalding, Evans, Sawtooth, and Bierstadt.
Posted Sep 24, 2014 10:10 pm

alpineairFun   Sucess!
Evans to Bierstadt.
Posted Dec 4, 2013 5:12 pm

KieferBierstadt/Evans Combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009


Good day out climbing with my buddy Jim from Michigan.
Ridge is a lot easier than advertised. But fun none-the-less!
Posted Oct 6, 2013 2:30 am

Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2013


First summit lightning experience
Posted Aug 12, 2013 1:00 am

alpine345Toothy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2012


Finally did this on a perfect day (50 deg, no wind, sunny). There's good scrambling if you stay right on the ridge crest proper and avoid the "trail"...
Posted Oct 19, 2012 11:16 pm

telemarkdudeVery Fun Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1996


Nice little scramble. Very enjoyable and recommended route for picking up these two peaks. The exposure really is not great and none of the scrambling was difficult.
Posted Oct 11, 2012 7:53 pm

DougBentonFun route!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2012


great way to link Mount Bierstadt and Mount Evans!
Posted Sep 7, 2012 9:15 am

psycobill1st 14ers  Sucess!


Did this the first week I moved my business to Colorado, was a nice initiation to 14ers
Posted Apr 2, 2012 2:45 pm

Up2zmtnsEasy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011
Evans, Sawtooth, Bierstadt, Back... fun, easy, wished it was a little tougher... definitely no "knife edge" like the guy in the parking lot said
Posted Jul 18, 2011 12:57 pm

seth@LOKIfun walk  Sucess!


worth doing for sure-seemed like a trek from Guenilla to Evans after word.
Posted Feb 9, 2011 3:58 pm

Darren914er spree  Sucess!


Part of a 12 fourteeners in 6 days spree
Posted Nov 7, 2009 1:03 am

Bob SihlerFun, but not that challenging  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2004

Bob Sihler

I disagree in calling this route Class 3, and I realize that runs afoul of Gerry Roach's call. I came out from sea level, spent the night, and climbed this route from Evans to Bierstadt and back the next day, and though there were a few arguably Class 3 spots, I was disappointed not to find some real scrambling. The only decent scrambling I found was in getting from one side of the ridge to the other.

Bottom line: If you're newer to this game, don't let the descriptions scare you. If you're not, don't get your hopes up.
Posted Jul 12, 2009 11:35 pm

bennersFirst scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2005


This was my first real scramble, all I know is that I completed this route in 2005, I remember it being fun but very tedious.
Posted Dec 9, 2008 10:23 pm

Dropmo40a tooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2007


like a river guide in w.v.
Posted Oct 31, 2008 2:46 am

MattKBierdtadt-Sawtooth-Evans  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007


Solo. Bierdstadt, Sawtooth, Evans.
Posted Dec 28, 2007 7:00 pm

argothorBierstadt to Evans via the Sawtooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1998


Started at Guanella Pass, waded though the famous Scott Gomer willows before the boardwalk was put in, summited Bierstadt and then did the Sawtooth to get to Evans. Headed back to the trailhead without going back over the Sawtooth. Got to the car just as the skies let loose with buckets of rain.
Posted Sep 28, 2007 4:33 pm

Foxy Long BottomsTour d'abyss  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007

Foxy Long Bottoms

Bierstadt E Ridge to Sawtooth to Evans.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 10:02 am

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