Bard Peak Climber's Log

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shknbke - Aug 10, 2010 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2010

north ridge  Sucess!

Started from Bard Creek TH and hit Engleman, Robeson, Bard, Silver Plume, Sherman, and Republican.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Oct 3, 2010 10:37 am

Re: north ridge

Where did you come down off of Republican, Kevin?


colinpence - Jul 11, 2009 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

steep!  Sucess!

I climbed with Aaron and several of the "usual suspects." The views were as spectacular as you could hope for, and the route was really good, but really steep (can you say f*#@in steep!)

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Sep 11, 2008 10:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2008

From Parnassus  Sucess!

I was racing an early season snow storm. While I was on Bard's summit, Woods and Parnassus were swallowed by a white cloud. My escape plan was to descend into one of the large southern basins, and the storm completely missed me.


SarahThompson - Sep 10, 2008 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2006

From Watrous Gulch / Ruby Creek  Sucess!

12/15/06 - Out and back trip from neighboring Parnassus. Added on Woods Mountain for good measure. These are rather boring peaks that can be safely climbed in winter.

1/6/16 - Winter loop over Woods, Parnassus, Bard, Robeson & Engelmann from Ruby Creek.


GeorgeJames - Jun 30, 2008 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Viewtastic  Sucess!

Over from Parnassus via Watrous Gulch, descended down the valley between the two, all the way down to I-70. Had to hike a couple miles along the highway to get back to the Herman Gulch TH, which was silly, but not nearly as bad as I had imagined. Exceptional views from this Peak. Very few other people on these mountains for a beautiful Sunday in summer.


MountainHikerCO - Mar 19, 2008 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2002

with Parnassas  Sucess!

We first climbed Parnassus from the Herman Gulch trailhead, then over to Bard. For the return we dropped down to a trail that stays on the I-70 side of the mountain until it gets back to Watrous Gulch.


peakrat76 - Jan 3, 2008 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 1987

Bard + Englemann+Robeson+Parnassus  Sucess!

A 4-Peak loop starting from the old Urad Mine area. Solo. Started on old Ruby Creek Road (foot traffic only) and worked towards Englemann. No trails, just up the slopes. Found nifty marmot jawbone. Once on top, just made a long traverse across the peaks. Very, very windy and cold day. But a great, great climb. One doesn't get four 13'ers in a day too often.


MattK - Dec 28, 2007 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Parnassus and Bard  Sucess!

Wedding anniversary trip. Backpacked in below saddle of Parnassus and Woods. Hiked Parnassus and Bard. Beautiful days!!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 10, 2007 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

Engelmann, Robeson and Bard.  Sucess!


Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Feb 7, 2007 3:58 am Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2007

Barbnassus  Sucess!

Ben and I finished the climb that Tim and I started last week. There were 30 elk and 7 bighorn sheep up there. Greatest glissade ever coming back down.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Feb 2, 2007 6:26 am Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2007

"BARBEMANN" point to point.  Sucess!

We almost got search and rescued, a chopper flew down the valley and stopped to check on us less than an hour into the hike!

Timothy Pearl

Timothy Pearl - Jan 30, 2007 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2007

"BARBEMANN" point to point.  Sucess!

Hwy 40 to I-70 Bakersville including Engelmann, Robeson and Bard. No Pernassus this time due to time, wind and energy constraints. A nice long march in the winter wind. With my death-march partner Eric Holle, of course.


chicagotransplant - Nov 27, 2006 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2006

"Barnassoods" Loop  Sucess!

Climbed solo with Mt Parnassus and Woods Mtn the Sunday after Thanksgiving to burn off that turkey. Windy and cold on the summit, but I was able to find a calm pocket to enjoy the views!


altitude14er - Sep 17, 2006 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2006

Route Climbed: From Watrous Gulch via Mt. Parnassus  Sucess!

A GREAT way to spend a day of vacation on a Tuesday. Clear skies and complete solitude was the prevailing theme for this adventure! I know of areas farther from Denver that see more visitors than this superb place.


Kiefer - May 17, 2006 7:20 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2006

Waterous Gulch via Parnassius  Sucess!

Some massive snowfields high up on the saddle extending down for maybe 100 meters. The connecting ridge also had some nice snow pinnicles and wierdly high snowdrifts on Bards ridge. Challenging & exhausting work but enjoyable. The snow was pretty good even at 2:00pm in the afternoon. As Grant says, very nice panoramic views too! No one else to be seen all day.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 4:47 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 1999

from Bakerville  Sucess!

Lots of postholing in the trees, but straightforward after that. Great 2000' glissade on the way down.

djilk - Jul 14, 2005 6:22 pm

Route Climbed: Watrous Gulch via Parnassus Date Climbed: July 1, 2005  Sucess!

Was planning only to climb Parnassus but it was such a beautiful day I traversed over to Bard. To avoid a large snowfield it was necessary to descend about 300' below the ridgeline. Saw some bighorns on the tundra descending from Bard to the Bard Creek Trail!


miztflip - Jun 14, 2005 2:45 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge of Parnassus to Bard Date Climbed: June 14, 2005  Sucess!

I hiked the Bard Creek trail until I was below the south ridge of Parnassus. I then climbed to Parn. summit and traversed to Bard. I returned via the Bard Creek Trail. Encountered snow up high but otherwise dry. Great hike across alpine tundra.


RyanS - Jun 8, 2005 2:45 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: May 21, 2005  Sucess!

We did the Grand Circle route up Englemann, Robeson, Parnassus, Bard and Woods starting from the Urad Mine and ending at the Herman Gulch TH.

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