Missouri Mountain Climber's Log

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ColoradoScott

ColoradoScott - Feb 3, 2005 5:18 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 4 ,1986  Sucess!

See my route description of the south ridge. We camped high in Missouri Gulch and returned from Iowa and Missouri in about 6 hours. The monsoon came in with an attitude that day and threatened our return from the Pass. One guy that passed our camp in the morning made it over Missouri, Iowa, Emerald and Unnamed 13,762' in one day - an impressive jaunt of about 22 miles and 7,500' in one day from the TH, according to his entry. That still impresses me.

bakcast

bakcast - Dec 12, 2004 2:03 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge from Cloyses Lake Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!

What a great area! We visited Iowa peak after Missouri later that morning.



Do be careful if you choose to drive through Clear Creek in high water. I drowned my Pathfinder on our way out. It took a long time for my exhaust system to drain.

Helga

Helga - Oct 24, 2004 6:19 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: 10.23.2004

Beautiful day to be above the trees! Got to hike this with a dear friend who was most inspiring and incouraging to go beyond what I had set out for. I got a little nervous when the rocks slid under my feet near the summit. We had gone off trail to avoid some deep snow drifts. I was not confident to continue. He could have made the summit easily without me but he was too gentleman to leave me behind. I'll try again without the snow or with proper gear next time!

Natasha

Natasha - Oct 18, 2004 4:12 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch-North Face Couloir ("C" maybe?) Date Climbed: October 17, 2004  Sucess!

I love hiking this time of year! There was not a sound other than the wind and an occasional chirp from a pika and the views (of course)...incredible! Began with blue skies, but eventually the wind kicked up and we hiked down in a light snow. Descended the standard route instead of the couloir. Note: crampons and ice axe came in handy at ~12,500, snowshoes would have been better for the knee deep snow on the ridge

mr_g

mr_g - Oct 12, 2004 9:10 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 2, 2000  Sucess!

Started from the Clohsey Lake 4WD trailhead, and climbed this one in about 5.5 hours. The trail was faint once we were on the west slope, but once we reached the ridge the route became apparent. Met alot of folks who came up from the other side along the ridgeline. Good views of Huron Peak and Mounts Belford and Oxford from here.

ashumack

ashumack - Sep 27, 2004 11:58 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

What a beautiful hike this was, and it was a perfect day for hiking. The weather turned out great, and the scenery was breathtaking. It was such a shame that I forgot my camera!

mmoerk

mmoerk - Sep 27, 2004 6:24 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge from Cloyses Lake Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

A beautiful fall day. Summited with Amanda & Bill. We saw about 4 people on the summit while we were on our way up. Other than that, we had the mountain to ourselves. Incredibly beautiful scenery all the way up, which kept getting better the higher we got.

Ed F

Ed F - Aug 29, 2004 9:13 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge from Cloyses Lake Date Climbed: August 29, 2004  Sucess!

Beautiful Colorado blue sky day. Easy climb in perfect solitude.

Larry V

Larry V - Aug 25, 2004 11:26 pm

Route Climbed: northwest ridge, from Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: July 1996  Sucess!

Nice weather this day. Climbed Belford afterwards. Aaron also climbed Oxford same day.

mtnhiker13

mtnhiker13 - Aug 16, 2004 9:42 am

Route Climbed: Cloyses Lake Date Climbed: August 14, 2004  Sucess!

Very nice climb - we had wonderful weather. Did this mountain in combination with Iowa and Emerald. There were lots of people on this mountain.

odysseus

odysseus - Aug 2, 2004 2:55 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: July 27, 2004  Sucess!

A real grind up to the basin. The trail through the basin is a pleasant hike followed by another grind up to the NW ridge. There is no marker where the Elkhead Pass trail splits to the right up the ridge, just turn right. The final approach is a fun down and up around some rock formations. Fantastic views from the top of the surrounding 14ers.

Saintgrizzly

Saintgrizzly - Jul 27, 2004 11:17 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: September, 1994  Sucess!

Very distinctive ridge-top to this nice mountain. Definitely my favorite of the Missouri/Belford/Oxford trio. Wind was beginning to whip around on top, and later that night it snowed, with the wind really cranking the next day on Belford and Oxford. Climbed with Aaron Johnson and Mark Anderson--Mark had to return home, and so couldn't hang around for Belford and Oxford the next day.

scvanm

scvanm - Jul 17, 2004 7:10 pm

Route Climbed: NW Ridge - North Face "C" Couloir Descent Date Climbed: July 15, 2004  Sucess!

Very fun climb. We tried for Oxford and Belford also but got turned back by weather.

Chris

Chris - Jun 21, 2004 12:52 am

Route Climbed: North Face Couloirs Date Climbed: June 20, 2004  Sucess!

Nice day, but the snow was very soft from a week of rain and warmer weather. Deep postholing until we reached about 13,100' in the couloir then it firmed up a bit, where it was somewhat shaded. Higer up, around 13,600, the postholing resumed where the snow was melting down to the rocks. Overall great hike, nice area, beautiful scenery.

DaveC

DaveC - May 21, 2004 9:10 pm

Route Climbed: N ridge Date Climbed: june 98  Sucess!

made my own route, leaving elk head early. nice ridge walk,and the most interesting of the 3 14ers from this basin.

sbkelley

sbkelley - May 12, 2004 6:17 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

After being very tempted to head right up the face and avoid the longer NW Ridge route, we thought better of it (seeing as nobody had ice axes or crampons to negotiate the couloirs with) and headed up the surprisingly fun and scenic ridge to the summit. The intial steep grunt into Missouri Basin will test your legs, so don't think these peaks are cake-walks.

f360driver

f360driver - Apr 14, 2004 6:48 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: June/03  Sucess!

Fun climb. Chased off summit by weather.

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jan 10, 2004 7:19 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

Steep, but better since the CFI trail work. Thanks guys!

bdewoody

bdewoody - Dec 3, 2003 6:41 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July, 2003  Sucess!

The first 14er of the year is always the hardest.

RyanS

RyanS - Aug 25, 2003 11:25 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 24, 2003  Sucess!

We climbed Iowa and Emerald, too, from the Rockdale TH. Great day! A TR is available here.

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