Missouri Mountain Climber's Log

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runbyu1

runbyu1 - Sep 1, 2022 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2022

With Belford & Oxford: Record 49:30 from Summit to TH

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Great day out with Richard Kennedy. Had no thought or intent to run down quick…it just kind of happened.
I hardly slept last night & felt pretty rough most of the day…really struggled on the climbs. Was so happy & relieved to finally get on top of our final peak for the day. Started off Missouri pretty relaxed, and started to feel good finally. Hit the first mile down faster than expected, so just went with the flow and started clicking off miles without straining. VMO had felt on the verge of cramping since the climb up, so I just tried to keep things smooth and hopefully not cramp. Feet were still tender after last weeks disaster, so had to be careful there as well. Made a couple of navigational errors and got off course a couple times as well.
I think you have more close views of other 14ers than from any other vantage point. Pretty nice!
Fun seeing some Wasatch Mountain Wranglers up top too…Scott Wessemann and Sam Jewkes.
Lastly, UD Jason Schlarb shorts are amazing!

dpowers75 - Aug 15, 2022 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2020

Pine creek to Missouri  Sucess!

ridge between iowa and missouri

birdhead

birdhead - Jul 14, 2022 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2022

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Sawatch finisher on Mom's birthday! Started too fast (1050 ft in first 30 mins). Got nauseous and dry heaved 5-6 times. Slowed down and made the summit without incident. Very windy on ridge!

utahjimk

utahjimk - Jul 25, 2021 3:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2021

with Wasatch Mountain Club group  Sucess!

good views all around, though so windy we quickly descended from summit...

tjburr

tjburr - Nov 12, 2020 2:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2000

Triple 14er Day  Sucess!

Beautiful day. Climbed the triple Belford, Missouri, & Oxford. Climbed with Brent Wessel. High energy day. Beautiful weather.

BKiser90

BKiser90 - Aug 5, 2020 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2020

Missouruh  Sucess!

After being defeated by Missouri when climbing Belford and Oxford in June it was high time to conquer it. We started from the TH at 5:00 am and summitted shortly after 8:00 am. Clouds were in the west but nothing materialized. Great views of the Elkhead Basin and most of the 14ers in the Sawatch. The NW ridge was entirely free of any snow which made the crux fairly straightforward.

mickeyCs

mickeyCs - Mar 27, 2020 7:18 pm

ct thru hike

2014

eli.boardman

eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 11:58 am Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2016

Solo standard route  Sucess!

Standard route through lovely Missouri Gulch, then descended south and back to Elkhead Pass as snowstorm arrived

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: Jul 5, 2022

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. #2 -7-05-22 W/Lana. No snow, normal route, caught in mild thunderstorm on the descent. Crossed the braided stream in the wrong place on the way up but repented of our mistake on the return. Beautiful carpet of columbines in the lower Missouri Gulch.

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.

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