Missouri Mountain Climber's Log

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Wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2017

#13  Sucess!

Everything was going smooth until I got to the climbing section between the summit and Elkhead Pass. A little airy at times but overall fun climbing. And it sent! Be wary of going this way though.

lilmantis

lilmantis - Jul 11, 2017 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2017

Awesome long day!  Sucess!

Great day on this fantastic trail into the Elk Head Pass Basin. Did the standard route and even had some decent exposure crossing the upper snowfields on the west side of the ridge. Great, fast snow climb up to the ridge.

skorpeo

skorpeo - Dec 13, 2016 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2015

From Pine Creek trail  Sucess!

We hiked in from the Pine Creek trail and summited in some questionable conditions. We descended toward emerald and didn't walk on a trail for hours. It was great.

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:17 pm

Missouri Mountain  Sucess!

Hiked in the late 90s or early 2000s.

Bryan W

Bryan W - Sep 17, 2016 1:40 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2016

West Ridge  Sucess!

What a beautiful day for mid-September. The West Ridge route is steep and the loose rock and soil make for an adventure coming back down. The crux was no big deal and actually was a fun change of pace. However, the route just after the crux is to be taken seriously! All total, I saw at least 15 people coming on and off the summit. I'm glad to finally check this one off the list.

Moogie737

Moogie737 - May 29, 2016 10:58 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2016

Standard route with many deviations  Sucess!

#1 5-28-16 Long snow climb after the first junction. Wonderful morning snow, soft afternoon mush. One dicey section just before the summit. With Lana. Couloirs good with little sign of slide activity. 14er number 27.

ericd

ericd - Feb 27, 2016 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2014

Refreshing  Sucess!

Day of rain and mist but was a gentle hike thru basin. Lots of choss to traverse to Elkhart pass.

BradBartick

BradBartick - Oct 18, 2015 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2015

Good 14er  Sucess!

With Michelle. One of the easier ones we've done. 4 hours at a leisurely pace, snowed lightly on summit and on descent. Goats galore. Ate at Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in Salida. Plates the size of manhole covers. Fajitas and Carne Asada does a body good. And Dos Equis Amber (no IPA on tap). Ask any Mexican.

CWFry

CWFry - Oct 18, 2015 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015

Fall Color Tour  Sucess!

Nice tour of Northwest Ridge route. Perfect warm fall weather and beautiful changing aspens. What a great jaunt! A nice moderate effort hike

Onager

Onager - Jul 18, 2015 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2015

Done  Sucess!

Beautiful day. We began our climb at the trailhead at 5:00am and summited at 10:00 am. We made it back to the car at 2:00pm. On our descent we spotted a female Elk grazing in the basin.

jeffrawn

jeffrawn - Jul 9, 2015 12:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2013

Enjoyable Climb  Sucess!

Standard Route. What a great day! My second time into that beautiful basin.

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Sep 16, 2014 3:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Scree, sleet, and goats  Sucess!

Fun outing. Had a goat follow us from the summit to where the trail drops off the ridge.

MadGrad96

MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 10:34 pm

Missouri  Sucess!

Snow couloir climb

DanielL

DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 12:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

Standard from Missouri Gulch  Sucess!

Climbed standard route - fun hike with great views of the surrounding Sawatch peaks!

telemarkdude

telemarkdude - Sep 21, 2013 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2013

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Backpacked in late Friday. Had just enough time to get Missouri and Iowa, but ran out of time on Emerald Peak.

cdevenney84

cdevenney84 - Aug 12, 2013 12:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

West Ridge  Sucess!

The West Ridge is not great - the 4x4 road is very rough and will really jar you (especially if you're hungover). The trail is crappy compared to the standard trail - there are hardly any switchbacks or steps, and it is extremely steep. Stick to the standard route.

JohnnyCO

JohnnyCO - Jul 7, 2013 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

Steep Slog to beautiful views  Sucess!

Started at Missouri Gulch TH. First two miles were steep. Great wake up in the morning. Beautiful meadow to a ridge with fantastic views. After summit, dropped off the east ridge. Things then got interesting. Back to the TH in 8.5 hours. While your doing this hike, better off baggin Belford and Oxford too. And Iowa and Emerald if your into the century club!

tjbst47

tjbst47 - Apr 11, 2013 9:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2012

summit  Sucess!

nice views

relic

relic - Feb 23, 2013 1:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1981

Long time ago  Sucess!

Date is a guess, from the few years I lived in Colorado.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jan 6, 2013 11:29 am Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2013

West Ridge  Sucess!

Another slow start to the snow this year in Colorado allowed us to drive to Rockdale and day trip Missouri's west ridge in winter. Some loose rock to get on to the ridge proper, probably would have been better to travel a little farther south before picking up the ridge. Summit ridge has one tricky spot just before the summit, there is a tricky snowfield below some towers, as the season progresses this can be a slide hazard possibly requiring you to go over towers.

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