Mount Belford Climber's Log

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charles97 - Sep 17, 2002 3:59 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch - Northwest Flank Date Climbed: September 7, 2002  Sucess!

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.


xskier77 - Sep 7, 2002 8:09 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch to Elkhead pass Date Climbed: September 1, 2002  Sucess!

Made the summit after climbing Missouri. Many more people on this summit and great views over to Oxford and Harvard.


jjcrow99 - Aug 13, 2002 5:50 am

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Trailhead (Normal route) Date Climbed: August 1, 2002  Sucess!

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.


wayneaflick - Jun 28, 2002 1:50 pm

Route Climbed: Missoui Basin Date Climbed: July 30, 1997  Sucess!

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.

ctruscot - Jun 17, 2002 10:52 am

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: August 9, 1999  Sucess!

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.

alrac35 - May 15, 2002 10:48 am

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: 5-5-02  Sucess!

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!!

steve simmons

steve simmons - Jan 3, 2002 4:50 pm

Route Climbed: standard approach from the west, straight over from missouri gulch Date Climbed: august 18th, 01  Sucess!

morning summit, around 9:00, good conditions,continued on east to oxford.

Praise GOD!!!!!!!


nader - Dec 26, 2001 4:19 pm

Route Climbed: Vicksburg Trailhead Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!

Surrounding slopes look ideal for mountain skiing


climbcolorado - Aug 16, 2001 7:54 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge  Sucess!

Easy hike with my small dog Sneakers!

Peter Eliassen

Peter Eliassen - Aug 16, 2001 12:15 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: 8/1/99  Sucess!

Great hike, pace yourself if also doing Oxford.

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