Mount Bancroft Climber's Log

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Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Apr 6, 2006 1:27 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 1987

From Berthoud Pass  Sucess!

On a traverse from Berthoud Pass to Mount Bancroft.

Willyhead - Oct 13, 2005 12:37 am

Route Climbed: Southeast Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

Had planned to do James Peak, but the crowds at St Marys turned us off.

This was a nice alternative. Nobody in sight :-)

Larry V

Larry V - Sep 21, 2005 11:55 pm

Route Climbed: northeast ridge, from James Peak Date Climbed: 17 September 2005  Sucess!

Severe clear all day - beautiful day in the wilderness. Summited Bancroft twice on round trip this day. There were at least three other persons on Bancroft and Parry this day. I was going solo, as was another.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jul 25, 2005 10:49 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 7/24/05  Sucess!

Ascended a couloir on the North Side of the Peak. Bailed out of the couloir about 2/3 of the way up (it was dull) and climbed some 4th class rock to the ridge instead. In doing so, we were able to bypass the rap that the previous posted mentioned. The ridge was nice. We left the rack in the pack and just went for it. The rock was loose so we figured we'd be safer without roping up. There were only a couple of short 5th class sections to negotiate. Fun day. Nice exposure and of course, nice glissades back to the lake.

mntnplay

mntnplay - Jul 25, 2005 12:05 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge (Direct) Date Climbed: 24 July 2005  Sucess!

The first major notch that you encounter on the way up requires about a 22m rappel. Be sure to bring a 20-30 ft sling and rap ring, and please carry any old webbing home with you. Just to spice things up, our rope got caught when we pulled it, and I had to climb back up the steep wall to get it. If you stay right on the ridge after the first notch, you'll encounter a couple of low 5th class sections. Attacking them directly kept us on fairly solid terrrain. A very light alpine rack up to 1" (I had 5 pieces) will let you put in running pro. After the two 5th class cruxes, we put the rope in the pack and scrambled up 4th and 3rd class terrain to the upper shoulder. Parts of this critter are very steep and loose, and I was very glad to have my helmet.

miztflip

miztflip - Jul 13, 2005 5:13 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge from Fall River TH Date Climbed: 13 July 2005  Sucess!

This was a great hike. It is a bit steep in the beginning but the terrain was very sound and easy to hike. Great weather all day and we also took in Parry, Eva, Flora and Witter. Made for an awesome loop.

mtnhiker13

mtnhiker13 - Jul 11, 2005 10:28 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge Indirect Date Climbed: July 9 2005  Sucess!

Followed AJ! Great route AJ - great climb - great fun. Wish the ridge was longer so we could have enjoyed more climbing. Nice tundra descent. Very enjoyable day!

bigwilly

bigwilly - Mar 14, 2005 4:07 pm

Route Climbed: West ridge from Parry Peak Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!

We climbed it on a sixteen mile monster shuttle from Berthoud to Rollins pass. A storm came in on Bancroft and it was very cold.

ColoradoScott

ColoradoScott - Feb 9, 2005 3:43 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 28, 1983  Sucess!

We climbed from Alice up the road to Loch Lomond and then up this ridge. We continued north to James and then down St. Mary's glacier for a nice loop hike with a short shuttle.

goforit - Aug 30, 2004 12:11 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge from Fall River TH Date Climbed: August 28, 2004  Sucess!

Nice gentle peak. Perfect day, went on to Parry and descended South Slopes of Parry.

bdewoody

bdewoody - Jun 13, 2004 6:35 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: June 12, 2004  Sucess!

Stormy!

jeffgun

jeffgun - Nov 15, 2003 5:21 pm

Route Climbed: S/E Ridge Date Climbed: Spring 2001  Sucess!

Got it the weekend after James training for Rainier.

JonBradford

JonBradford - Oct 24, 2003 9:56 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge from Loch Lomond Date Climbed: Climbed three times from 2001 to 2002, Climbed in Febuary, March, and January  Sucess!

This is one of my backyard mountains. I like it like a familiar drinking buddy.

Jon Bradford

Jim Clarke

Jim Clarke - Oct 1, 2003 10:34 am

Route Climbed: Ski Descent of Bancroft Bowl Date Climbed: April 29 2002  Sucess!

Perfect spring corn made for a great "warm-up" ski descent for other CO peaks. Fun, moderate snow climbing and skiing.

eurobeer - Sep 8, 2003 5:51 pm

Route Climbed: From Loch Lomond Date Climbed: Sept 6, 2003

The mountain road was pretty rocky and made for an interesting morning. Once we got to the lake we started the hike around 7:00am. The weather continued to worsen throughout the morning. We got to 12,700 feet and we were covered by clouds. At this time we began to descend back to the car. Overall it was a beautiful mountain. I'd love to try this mountain again.

395guy

395guy - Jul 15, 2003 7:29 pm

Route Climbed: tressle to Rogers Pass to James Peak to Bancroft Date Climbed: July 1, 2003  Sucess!

Great hike along the Continental Divide. Easy, relatively level hike up to Rogers Pass. The guidebook I had consulted for this hike said that there was no trail going up to James Peak, only bouldering. I was surprised to find a well defined trail cut by shovels complete with switchbacks and red flag markers on both sides of James Peak.



Weather conditions were perfect (clear skies, 60s, virtually no wind, no threatening clouds) so I decided to go on across to Bancroft (13,250) and then to Parry Peak (13,391). I radioed back to my family at their house in Fraser that I was doing this. If I had realized that I was already halfway to Berthoud Pass, I would have continued on to there. Instead, I turned around and came back across Bancroft and James Peaks.



There was no log book on top of Parry Peak. There was a log book on top of James but no pen or pencil to sign it with! I did sign the log book on Bancroft.

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