Eldorado Peak Climber's Log

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MrHound - May 21, 2012 11:55 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

East Ridge  Sucess!

Lower boulder field (4k) has melted out for the most part. Upper is under snow with small moats forming in places. High camp at 7500 ft. Had the summit around 5:30am the following day. Knife edge is in excellent shape, just enough of room across for two boots. One small and one medium size crevasse near the summit, easy to avoid.


belowfellow - Feb 10, 2012 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

bluebird  Sucess!

via Inspiration Glacier


SKI - Nov 5, 2011 1:40 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

Total Fun  Sucess!

Sweet outing with J Lewis. Tore it up in a day. Beautiful backcountry.


MMclimbhigh - Oct 7, 2011 1:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

E. Ridge  Sucess!

Had the mountain all to ourselves. Upper ridge is fun, descent through forest is not!


relic - Sep 18, 2011 12:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

via ski  Sucess!

Another great area, backcountry skier's nirvana. Early season usually makes crevasse danger almost non-existant, as long as one pays attention to route.


Mkaschko - Jul 13, 2011 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2011

East Ridge  Sucess!

The lower talus field is clear of snow, the upper talus field has some snow cover, and plunging through is a danger. We also had to cross over a few waterfalls on snow bridges but you could potentially avoid these by staying close to the granite cliffs. No crevasses were opened up and so once we got past the talus fields the rest of the mountain was great hiking and a beautiful summit. The descent is pretty brutal on the knees and is difficult with a tall or bulky pack due to the logs you duck under and how steep the trail is.


Vinny - Jun 9, 2011 1:13 pm

good times -ski  Sucess!

fun day trip combining skiing eldo, dorado needle and Dean's spire with Matt, Dave and Oyvind - 15 hrs big day!

after packing for a tech ascent we backed out of the NW couloir after looking at it from Dorado.

Great times with fun guys! Thanks boyz

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 12, 2011 1:06 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

Two Thumbs way Up!  Sucess!

One of the greatest peaks I have ever done, it certainly ranks above Rainier. We did encounter some of the worst snow conditions on the way down by sinking into icy crusted snow, but at the same time the scenery was far out. A mountain I want to climb again soon!

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Jan 2, 2011 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 1990

Deep Snow

Got worn out by hip-deep snow in a high-snow year.


ExcitableBoy - Dec 26, 2010 9:06 am

East Ridge, NE Face, NW Ice Couloir  Sucess!

Various climbs on Eldo. Made the second ascent of the NW Ice Couloir in thin (very fun) conditions.


iquest4it - Dec 25, 2010 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009

Too awesome for words  Sucess!

We did this climb on the way out after spending a week on the Inspiration Glacier climbing various peaks in the area. I could write for hours on how awesome this place is, but it's too cool for words. It is my favorite place on earth...

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Nov 16, 2010 2:57 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

Whole day for us  Sucess!

Trip with Gimpilator, EastKing, mtn.climber, Mark Straub, and Josh Lewis. EK and mtn.c had to turn around for good reasons while the rest of us continued up under a brilliant blue sky. This was probably the most exercise I've ever had in one day (as Adam already noted, a foot of powder and punchy crust slowed us significantly).


RSBARNES - Aug 24, 2010 1:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Eldorado East Ridge Via Roush Creek/Eldorado Creek Basin   Sucess!

Good weather made the day go off without a hitch. Pushed it into a one day trip as the weather report for Sunday was calling for showers. Great times.


YEM - Aug 21, 2010 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

East Ridge  Sucess!

I finally took my time on a mountain, 4 days on Eldorado and only 1 other party went above our base camp at 7800ft. A fantastic mountain with a lot less toil than I expected. The descent requires lots of knees. Bring extra.

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Mar 9, 2010 2:41 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

Eldorado East Ridge Via Roush Creek/Eldorado Creek Basin  Sucess!

It was a very exhausting single day push! When you put all my mistakes together, it was roughly 7,000' of elevation gain (regular route is 6,800' -- I ascended some gulleys twice). I was fortunate enough to be with a strong and careful team. Spectacularly beautiful going up. Brutally torturous going down (nasty conditions -- not what I expected).


EastKing - Mar 9, 2010 1:08 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

Went down with my climbing partner for safety

My friend ave was severely overtired after 25 hours with no sleep had to call it at 6250 feet. I made the correct choice and stayed with him while my friend summited Eldorado! Expect another attempt soon!


gimpilator - Mar 7, 2010 11:33 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

One Day Ascent  Sucess!

12 inches of fresh snow slowed us down on this early spring ascent. We started at 3 AM and returned to the car at 9 PM for a total of 18 hours non-stop.


RAdams - Nov 17, 2009 1:56 am Date Climbed: May 29, 1983

Third try's a charm  Sucess!

May 29, 1983 Three trips, the last one was succesful. Previous attempts: Aug 8, 1971 Was not ready for that much work, Jul, 1982 got weathered out.


montaneer - Sep 14, 2009 12:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2003

Knife Ridge  Sucess!

Had an amazing climb via the standard East Ridge approach. Few crevasses and hazards. Snow was soft enough for easy climbing. Knife-edge ridge lived up to its bill as "Himalayan like." Great climb!!


rmick25 - Sep 3, 2009 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2003

East Ridge  Sucess!

First real mountaineering experience. Steep approach but so worth it. The knife edge is exhilarating.

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