Eldorado Peak Climber's Log

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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.


cp0915 - Aug 2, 2009 12:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

Car to summit in a day, then hiked out the next morning. Stunning summit ridge and stellar summit views. Would dayhike it without hesitation, were I to go again.


bruceg - Jul 31, 2009 2:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008

East Ridge  Sucess!

Great climb with Mark Allen from International Mountain Guides. Thanks for the belay on the summit ridge!

Peak Freak

Peak Freak - Jun 30, 2009 1:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

Nice steep uphill trail hike, 2 boulder fields, more trail, snow, up and over a ridge, up a glacier to camp. Dance party at camp. Wake up at 5:00 to rain & a white out. Delay summit plans. Wake up at 7:00 to clear skies and off we go. Uphill glacier slog, followed by a spectacular summit ridge. Thanks, Ian, Ken & Magnus!


TheRootster - Jun 23, 2009 12:37 am

With the NOLSies  Sucess!

Socked in on top. Great 360-degree views of the inside of a cloud!


lukic - Jun 2, 2009 1:09 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

NW Couloir  Sucess!

Esugi and I climbed the route in a day and a half. Brought 4 screws, a picket, fluke, set of nuts, #2-.5 Camalots. Used all 4 screws, both snow pro, some small nuts and I think only the .75 but another party last week said they used more cams and no nuts. Great climb, but I don't think I'll be making that approach again anytime soon. A bit too much slogging for a bit too little climbing.


nickmech - Jan 1, 2009 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2004

Eldorado Glacier  Sucess!

Hiked up to meadows in very hot weather. Next morning crossed the glacier and climbed the ridge to summit. The pictures of the final ridge don't do it justice. It will make you pucker but it was a great climb. This mountain rocks!


lloyd - Sep 7, 2008 4:56 pm

Cool Summit

All I remember about this climb was the long,hot approach and the spectacular summit!

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Aug 25, 2008 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

Steep...  Sucess!

Steep approach!, after that though, everything is beautiful. Did this with a couple of good climbing buds, Brian & Steve. Lots of running water and small bivy spots east side of the ridge between 5500' & 6000'. On summit day watched a thunder & lightning storm roll past hitting us with a couple of light showers, but not enough to turn us back. It turned out to be a great summit day. The bugs were bad from 5500' back to the car. I'm not one that likes switch-backs, but that approach could use a few at least...

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Aug 18, 2008 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Eldoradone!  Sucess!

Finally! After failing 2 years ago due to a storm that blew in overnight (I know, it's common in this area.), finally tagged this one. Went with Karl and Steve and camped just before the ridge in the wonderful slabby meadows. Criss-crossed paths with a group of 9 Mountaineers from Seattle throughout the day. Great views and enjoyed a Caldera Pale Ale cooled in a glacial spring afterwards at camp. And of course, the traditional bacon cheeseburger at Buffalo Run in Marblemount afterwards. Incoming storms put a crimp in our plans to climb Liberty Bell the next day, or perhaps it was the 7000+ feet of elevation and pounding that boulder field gave me..........

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