Estes Cone Climber's Log

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Enapai - Aug 14, 2006 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

Estes Cone from Longs TH  Sucess!

Beautiful Day


trekker - Aug 10, 2006 8:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006

Longs Peak TH  Sucess!

First summit for my wife. The last 0.7 mile push makes the climb worthwhile. Cool scramble to gain the summit block. Got robbed of views of Longs as it was in clouds the whole time. Great day!


nayrb - Jun 17, 2006 2:07 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2000

From Longs Peak Campground to Summit  Sucess!

Great views on top to the East. Wonderful day for climbing a small peak. Incredible views of Longs Peak. Reached the summit w/ my wife. Great day on the trail!


birdhead - May 22, 2006 10:17 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

Standard Trail from Longs Peak Trailhead  Sucess!

Met Greg from Ft. Collins at the trailhead and had a nice hike up the cone. Some cool scrambling near the top. Great views of Longs Peak from the top- we hung around the summit for 45 minutes or so and then headed over to RMNP for some shorter hikes.


NanitaD - Apr 13, 2006 4:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1984

From Long's Peak Trail  Sucess!

We set off to climb Long's Peak. It was very windy and cold which made it obvious that we weren't going to summit. So we bushwhacked down from just below Granite Pass towards Storm Pass and met the Estes Cone trail. At one point we stopped to watch some elk sliding down a small patch of snow. We were sure they were playing because a couple of them came back to the top and slid a second time...amazing to watch. I've been back another time in the winter.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Apr 13, 2006 1:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1984

Standard Route  Sucess!

Total ascents = 3. Nice summit view.


altitude14er - Mar 17, 2006 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2006

Longs Peak Trailhead  Sucess!

My first summit of the year. It was storming pretty much everywhere West of Longs Peak but I lucked out and had OK weather. From the summit, I was able to view 11 other peaks that I have climbed within R.M.N.P. The continental divide was draped in stormy clouds.


shknbke - Mar 7, 2006 2:28 am Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2006

Longs Peak TH

Excellent easy winter hike with rewarding views. The trail was well packed, so no snowshoes were needed This is a great warmup hike for out of staters looking to climb Longs.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 6:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1995

trail  Sucess!

First time I brought an ice axe on a hike. I didn't need it of course, but I felt really tough!


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 1993

trail  Sucess!

We did this as a "training" hike for Longs the next week. I'm not sure if it worked, but 2 out of 3 of us made it up Longs.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 1993

trail  Sucess!

My first hike ever in Colorado. The one that started it all. What would life have been like if not for this?


sprosseda - Jan 25, 2006 5:59 pm

Route Climbed: trail from Longs TH Date Climbed: December 2001  Sucess!

Fun, short and easy mountain. Nice view of biggest peaks in RMNP.


ledavis23 - Jan 25, 2006 2:12 pm

Route Climbed: From Long's Peak TH Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Very fun hike because my whole family went with me! The elevation can be a bit strenuous for us low-landers, but it's a great workout! Beautiful views of Longs/ The Diamond (wish I was up there), Estes Park, and Lumpy Ridge.


Kiefer - Jan 20, 2006 6:25 pm

Route Climbed: Longs peak trail Date Climbed: August 11, 1997 +  Sucess!

I've Climbed up this, as I recall someone saying once, an extinct volcano, many times. It's a good alternative to Longs peak, Chasam lake and Lily Lake with little people traffic. The path is fairly straight up with little switchbacks. A nice piece for a short day outing.


CODave - Dec 30, 2005 12:41 pm

Route Climbed: Longs Peak Trailhead Date Climbed: February 14, 2004  Sucess!

Gorgeous hike in winter. Slow going straight up Estes Cone instead of switchbacks. Beautiful winter views of Longs & rest of RMNP.


heather14 - Oct 22, 2005 11:28 pm

Route Climbed: Longs Peak Ranger St. Date Climbed: October 8, 2005  Sucess!

Nice easy hike after doing a marathon 6 days previous. Nice views of Longs & surrounding mnts, Hallet & surrounding and Mummy Range.


jennakate - Oct 8, 2005 11:16 pm

Route Climbed: From the YMCA of the Rockies Date Climbed: June 3, 2005  Sucess!

Nice little after work hike...although the trail thins out at times, so just beware.


shanahan96 - Sep 19, 2005 1:42 am

Route Climbed: Longs Peak Trailhead Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!

easy hike with josh, 3 hours roundtrip. really enjoyed having a short one for a change.


richardmasoner - Aug 1, 2005 2:13 pm

Route Climbed: from Long's Peak TH Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

My fourth or fifth time up, but my nine-year-old son summited with me this time along with a couple of teens who had never climbed a mountain. Photos are available in "Climbing Estes Cone."



sbkelley - Jun 27, 2005 12:00 pm

Route Climbed: Longs Peak Trailhead Date Climbed: December 2004  Sucess!

Great winter ascent -a little windy, but nice in the trees.

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