Mount Belford Climber's Log

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evilproofer

evilproofer - Aug 10, 2005 10:43 pm

Route Climbed: From Oxford, down Elkhead Pass Date Climbed: July 11, 2005  Sucess!

2nd 14er of my life, 1 hour after summiting my 1st, which was Oxford. Flawless weather @ 14197, like a Denver afternoon! Couldn't find the canister though, so I'm registering it here.

kjkrow

kjkrow - Aug 9, 2005 4:47 pm

Route Climbed: Elkhead Pass from Mt Oxford Date Climbed: August 2, 2005  Sucess!

After summitting Oxford, we returned on the ridge, making the summit of Belford around 12:30, again in the wind. This was the third in two days and the last climbing before our descent to the car and the trailhead. We descended the northwest flanks of Belford, rather than our ascent route. Great two days.

Andrew McKenzie

Andrew McKenzie - Jul 31, 2005 5:50 pm

Route Climbed: Combination of 3 peaks Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

This was our third and final peak in a long day. Beautiful weather, just a little windy on the summit around 3pm.

belexes

belexes - Jul 25, 2005 3:20 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!

I hiked Belford with my sister's friend, Kate. The weather was a little unsettled and partly cloudy, but not too terribly windy, but it was quite chilly at higher elevations. Then we went on to Oxford. We did get a trace of rain and a little thunder on the way down.

pjenson05

pjenson05 - Jul 25, 2005 12:03 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Trail Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

Tough Trail to begin with but levels out. Another Tough part is about 2/3rds the way up. Great view on the Summit.

alpine master

alpine master - Jul 24, 2005 5:10 pm

Route Climbed: West ridge Date Climbed: June 5th 2003  Sucess!

climbed this with Oxford. Long day.

Cortez

Cortez - Jul 24, 2005 12:37 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: August 6, 2001  Sucess!

We climbed on a chilly cloudy day. The trail was quite easy as far as 14ers go.



Hiking party:

Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker

Joel Stewart

Kathy Stewart

Shiloh

CWFry

CWFry - Jul 15, 2005 6:14 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

Oxford/Belford combination.

skiitswitch

skiitswitch - Jul 14, 2005 9:56 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch TH, Missouri, west shoulder Date Climbed: July 13, 2005  Sucess!

There really wasn't a trail here to speak of as Roach refers to, but a memorable hike for sure. This was a slogfest. Great views of the gulch on the way up though. A very unique summit. Trip report to come

doumall

doumall - Jul 13, 2005 2:48 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: July, 7 2004  Sucess!

21st 14er!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 21, 2005 11:28 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route??? Date Climbed: 7/04  Sucess!

.

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - Jun 19, 2005 8:32 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: 18 Jun 2005  Sucess!

The route was pretty much snow free except for a few small patches. Took me about 2 & 1/4 to get up to the summit under blue skies.

jwproulx

jwproulx - May 31, 2005 6:13 pm

Route Climbed: Ascent: East ridge (via Oxford), Descent, standard route (Missouri Gulch) Date Climbed: May 30, 2005  Sucess!

Thunderstorms narrowly missed the summit as I climbed the ridge from Oxford. Winds at least 50mph. Painful wind-driven graupel. Scary. Fled down Missouri Gulch in snow and then rain and caught a ride back to my car at Pine Creek with some sight-seers. Thanks guys!!! Didn't see another soul all day.



Man, what a beautiful summit.

ktiffany22

ktiffany22 - May 30, 2005 7:08 pm

Route Climbed: Standard- Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: May 28, 2005  Sucess!

Summited Belford/Oxford together. Initiated my Kansas cousin with 14ers on this one, as well as myself for starting back up the summer season of hiking! Snowshoes are not needed for this one, just stamina and leg power!:-) ...oh, and we nicknamed this hike the "long SLOG!"

shanrickv

shanrickv - May 29, 2005 10:21 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 5/29/05  Sucess!

Summited, along with Oxford, with good friend and fellow SPer, Alan. Our original plan was to do Missouri, but there was too much snow at it's base and we did not have crampons or axes. Dodged storms all day long.

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Apr 15, 2005 12:35 am

Route Climbed: All 3 in one day - Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: 7/2003  Sucess!

Camped at Missouri Gulch Trail and started off in the rain. I had to catch some zzzz's during early morning rain on the trail to Missouri. I first ascended Missouri and then headed up the basin to the saddle between Oxford and Belford. I was beat and a storm was brewing but another dumbass motivated me to go for the summit of Oxford first. The storm receded and I was on the summit of Belford celebrating three in a day. I made it back to camp with some sore knees, but it wasn't too bad. 14 1/2 miles and 7400 feet of elevation gain in 9 hours. Not too bad?

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 7, 2005 5:21 pm

Route Climbed: Via Mount Oxford Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

Third summit after Missouri and Oxford.

mdavenport2

mdavenport2 - Mar 10, 2005 12:20 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: September 27, 2003  Sucess!

Beautiful fall day, perfect weather. Climbed Oxford also and then back over Belford.

CBakwin

CBakwin - Feb 19, 2005 6:40 pm

Date Climbed: summer opf '72  Sucess!

I climbed this with a couple of school friends, see Harvard. Climbed Oxford the same day.

ColoradoScott

ColoradoScott - Feb 3, 2005 12:27 pm

Route Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: June 19, 1989  Sucess!

Climbed both Belford and Oxford from Missouri Gulch camp. On return we left the NW ridge and glissaded down the NW couloir. It wasn't the best glissade I've had, due to the snow being slanted from left to right, not straight down the fall-line. Maybe earlier in the year this would be filled with snow?

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