Mount Belford Climber's Log

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Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 28, 2005 9:15 pm

Route Climbed: Elkshead Pass Date Climbed: August 3, 2000  Sucess!

great views, my first Colorado fourteener by foot

Kevin Muirhead

Kevin Muirhead - Sep 22, 2005 9:13 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: September 9, 2005  Sucess!

My first fourteener and an awesome one at that. But it was COLD! Trevor and I scurried down quickly after summiting.The sun came out just before it set, a welcome surprise. A great climb though!

Trevor Simmons

Trevor Simmons - Sep 10, 2005 5:04 pm

Route Climbed: Clear Creek Date Climbed: September 9, 2005  Sucess!

After packing heavy in, we made camp and summitted. I didn't keep a watch on the climb, but relatively short. Very chilly weather for this time of year. The rain put a damper on our weekend plans, which included Oxford and Missouri as well.

James C

James C - Aug 31, 2005 10:36 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch TH Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

nice climb, summit has a perfect place for chillin out.

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Aug 28, 2005 10:29 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

Missouri Gulch is beautiful

myrone

myrone - Aug 21, 2005 11:02 am

Route Climbed: From Missouri Gulch TH Date Climbed: Saturday August 20,2005  Sucess!

Started up at 5:15AM with my headlamp and summited at 7:50, stayed 'til 8:00 then over to Oxford at 8:50, back across the saddle then down Elkhead Pass trail, very few people, beautiful wildflowers, back to the TH at 12:41PM. My 17th & 18th 14'ers and another beautiful Colorado morning, sweet!!!

shanahan96

shanahan96 - Aug 14, 2005 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2004

Route Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: August 4, 2004  Sucess!

2/4/12- hiked belford on the way to oxford. deep, slippery snow made the NW ridge a tiring and taxing experience.

2/12/10- hiked belford w/mike in a day for my 20th winter fourteener(13.2 miles/5200' vertical). nice weather down low gave way to complete nastiness above 13,000'. we decided against oxford because of that. it ended up being a great decision as the sawatch was socked in the remainder of the weekend.

8/4/04- a beautiful summer route, loved the drainage. very, very steep!

jamie

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.

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