Nice steep hike the whole way to the top. Fewer switchbacks than La Plata (I liked that). Steady 40-50 mph wind the whole time I was above tree line! Unbelievable. Had to lean into the wind, and I was still getting blown off my feet at places.
Started at sunrise (6:45 am) and reached summit at 10 am. Went over to Oxford afterwards. I tried to get Missouri too, but got stormed off. Oh well, it'll be there.
Nineth of 10 fourteeners in 6 days. #17 overall.
Made the summit after climbing Missouri. Many more people on this summit and great views over to Oxford and Harvard.
All in all a beautiful day. Outstanding views on the way to the summit and on top. My wife and I only summited Belford as it began to get cloudy, so we decided not to go for Oxford and risk being stuck between the two peaks in a storm.
I climbed this with my son Patrick. It was uneventful except for those darn switchbacks coming up from Clear Creek. We didn't do Oxford because it started snowing just before we reached the summit.
What a beautiful hike in the fall - colors are great. Trail is nice - no talus hopping. Summited 11:15 am and lightning prevented us from going on to Oxford that day.
Climbed Mt. Belford on 5-4-02, little or no snow all the way to the top, very windy from tree line on up. Didn't have enough gas to get to Oxford this time, I would suggest packing in and establishing a high camp. We'll Be Back!!
morning summit, around 9:00, good conditions,continued on east to oxford.
Surrounding slopes look ideal for mountain skiing
Easy hike with my small dog Sneakers!
Great hike, pace yourself if also doing Oxford.