Mount Aetna Climber's Log

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BradBartick - May 2, 2021 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2021

The Grand up and down safe and sound  Sucess!

Fun and not as steep as you think


Kiefer - May 18, 2020 6:46 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2020

Grand Couloir  Sucess!

Not sure I enjoyed this mountain. Climbed the Grand which, was a lot mellower than I expected. Pitch averaged about 37 degrees over three readings. West ridge was boring & easy. The east ridge had some unexpected class-3 rock (wasn't bad) followed by more boring talus.
Descended into Hoffman Park. Partner suffered two accidents. Long day.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 12, 2017 10:01 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2017

Yep  Sucess!

Grand Couloir to W Ridge variation.


seano - Oct 14, 2016 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2016

From Taylor  Sucess!

I came in CR 224 / FR 228 instead of the jeep road up from Garfield. There was good camping, and I got my medium-clearance car to about 10,800', but it's probably faster to just hike up the jeep road from ~9600' in Garfield if you plan to do both peaks. Stay on the ridge between them, as the bowl to the south is mostly steep and horribly loose.


telemarkdude - Aug 24, 2015 1:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2015

South Ridge  Sucess!

Short but fun little ridge to hike. Came down East ridge back down to Hoffman Park.


shanahan96 - Jul 14, 2014 3:13 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2008

grand couloir  Sucess!

climbed the grand couloir as a rainier warm-up with mike, aaron, jamie and steve gladbach. swirling, obnoxious winds aren't my cup of tea, but they are useful for pacific northwest preparation.



theREALCarpeDM - Jun 21, 2014 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

ridge  Sucess!

Not a snow climb. Scrambly ridge instead. Traversed to Taylor after.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jun 15, 2014 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014

Taylor/Aetna  Sucess!

Traverse from Taylor Mt,lot of unstable and loose rock, but we managed to summit without problems. Aetna is not very popular 13er in Colorado but very rewarding.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 17, 2014 10:44 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2014

Aetna & Taylor via Grand Couloir  Sucess!

With an alpine start we shoved the rubicon as far as she would go through drifts - front and rear lockers engaged! The air was cold and the snow PERFECT for cramponing in the Grand! I've had my eye trained longingly in this esthetic route for so long, it was a joy to make this trip a reality! I was dragging ass, but no matter - pushed it on to the top of Aetna before traversing to Taylor. Beautiful weather!!!


MattK - Jan 20, 2014 2:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Aetna and Taylor  Sucess!

Wife, dog and I from Boss Lake Trailhead.


SarahThompson - Nov 19, 2013 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2006

Cold fall day  Sucess!

With neighboring Taylor Peak.


chicagotransplant - Oct 25, 2013 11:08 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2008

Grand Couloir  Sucess!

Climbed up the grand couloir from Garfield with Jamie, Jamie, Aaron and Steve. Chilly winds and swirling snow, but Steve and I went on to Taylor afterwards and rejoined the group along the road on the way out.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Oct 22, 2013 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

2 Peaks  Sucess!

With 13147.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 21, 2013 11:15 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2013

nice day out  Sucess!

Went up South Ridge, descended east ridge to the Mt. Aetna-Taylor saddle. Windy, a lot of snow for mid October, nobody else seen all day long.
Went over Taylor back to Boss TH, hike up to check out the Boss reservoir, and then down to Garfield.

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