Chief Mountain Climber's Log

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shknbke

shknbke - Jan 2, 2008 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008

from Squaw and Papoose  Sucess!

Kicked off the new year of some low hanging fruit. Great snowshoe outing up Squaw, Papoose, and Chief. The only trail breaking we had to do was up and down Papoose. A great hike in the Denver area if you only have half a day to burn.

MattK

MattK - Jan 2, 2008 10:59 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008

New Years  Sucess!

Quick New Years hike with wife and dog.

hans.schenk

hans.schenk - Sep 26, 2007 10:09 pm

Winter Summit  Sucess!

Did this in conjunction with nearby Squaw Mountain.

FentonForche2

FentonForche2 - Sep 3, 2007 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Nice gentle hike  Sucess!

Nice, gentle hike only about 45 minutes from Denver. Nice views from the top, well taken care of trail. Great choice if you don't have a lot of time but still want to summit something.

K_G_Wright

K_G_Wright - Aug 15, 2007 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 1990

Fun Quickie!  Sucess!

On clear days, it has an incredible view of Mt. Evans' north and east faces and bowls. You can also see Longs to the north, and Pikes to the south. Awesome quick hike from Squaw Pass Road. I grew up in Evergreen, so I've done this one at night, all seasons, from the north and the west with everyone from a solo trip to bringing flat landers not acclimatized. The hardest part of the trail is getting up the road cut from the highway. It's a great quick hike close to Denver. It is a perfect place to test your winter skills without the risk of avalanches or getting too far from "civilization". It's perfect for a quick snow shoe with someone who isn't as "driven" as some of us, GPS practice, or some alpine bouldering at the top. Have fun!

mtnhiker13

mtnhiker13 - Jul 27, 2007 8:00 pm

Several Times by various routes  Sucess!

Good short hike and close to home. Good one to do in the winter. Have done the mountain at least 4 times that I can remember. Will probably do it again as well.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Apr 19, 2007 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Heatstroke  Sucess!

Whew, we Colorado folk are not used to heat like we had this day. The sun-drenched summit felt like the interior of an oven. Still, always a joy to get closer to the sky.

royswkr - Sep 25, 2006 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1990

Up the trail  Sucess!

Also went to Papoose and Warrior.

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Jul 6, 2006 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

Nice july 4th hike  Sucess!

Hiked this mountain with my wife. Loved the views from the summit. Deffinatly the easiest summit I've ever done above treeline. Love to try this again in the winter.

apierce

apierce - Apr 10, 2006 4:18 am Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2006

Route: from Squaw Pass  Sucess!

Gorgeous day!! Fun easy, good workout.

hoopyfrood

hoopyfrood - Jan 23, 2006 5:41 pm

Route Climbed: West Side Date Climbed: January 21, 2006  Sucess!

Great snowshoe after Wednesday's storm, deep powder, fun hop down

miztflip

miztflip - Nov 10, 2005 4:16 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 11/09/2005  Sucess!

Fun hike with some awesome views of the IPW to the NW. I also included Papoose and Squaw. A bit of snow on the northern aspects but the trail was easy to follow as it is well traveled.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 21, 2005 1:23 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Various  Sucess!

I hike this Peak a lot. Nice spot for some crowdless bouldering.

RyanS

RyanS - Apr 3, 2005 4:01 pm

Route Climbed: Chief Mtn Trail Date Climbed: April 2, 2005  Sucess!

We hiked up Squaw, Chief, Papoose, and Warrior from the Squaw Pass Road under beautiful conditions. The trails to Squaw and Chief were well-trodden, but snowshoes were necessary for Papoose and Warrior.

belexes

belexes - Mar 19, 2005 10:19 am Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2003

Route Climbed: Chief Mountain Trail Date Climbed: January 19, 2003  Sucess!

I've done this one a few times, in summer and winter. It's a good hike with great scenery.

ColoradoScott

ColoradoScott - Mar 17, 2005 12:17 pm

Route Climbed: Chief Mountain Trail Date Climbed: December 26, 1994  Sucess!

I've climbed up this four or five times, year round. Unless immediately after a snowstorm, the trail seems to be well packed and obvious to follow, once you locate the TH. My winter climbs have not needed snowshoes, but you will find some deeper drifts that you'll posthole thru near timberline.

IdahoSummits

IdahoSummits - Mar 16, 2005 10:07 pm

Route Climbed: Trail from Squaw Pass Road Date Climbed: August 7th, 2003  Sucess!

Fun, easy ascent on a nice trail. Excellent for a family outing!

bigwilly

bigwilly - Mar 16, 2005 9:50 pm

Route Climbed: North Slopes from road. Date Climbed: March 16, 2005  Sucess!

This was my second time up Chief but my first in winter. Unfortunately, a storm rolled in and the view to the west was completely obstructed. It was incredibly cold up there 20 degrees with gusts up to 80 mph. Standing up wasn't easy. Great climb, and great solitude.

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