Mount Belford Climber's Log

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rleclair - Jun 9, 2008 11:35 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

1st of 2008!  Sucess!

Another glorious day in the Colorado high country. Fellow SPer Patrick Vall and I had plans to climb Missouri Mountain but this years snowfall left a huge snowload on the mountain as well as nasty cornices at the top. Figured the better part of valor was to save that one for a better day and get in some trail time to Belford. Few snowfields but a very nice summit day - breezy and cold though...


postholer - Feb 23, 2008 11:38 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2005

awesome  Sucess!

Hasue said it all.


hasue - Feb 12, 2008 10:26 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2005

Wedding on Belford  Sucess!

We climbed the northwest couloir at 8am and summited at 10:30. We said our vows, exchange rings and then ripped a double helix down the soft buttery couloir! It was by far our best 14ner descent. We got married in the grandest cathedral of all!


MountainHikerCO - Feb 2, 2008 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Fifth Time  Sucess!

This was my fifth time climbing Belford & Oxford.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 2, 2008 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 1988

First Time  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Belford & Oxford. I came down Belford Gulch with someone I met on the trail rather than go back over Belford. There was a trail which faded out. We then got to bushwack back along the creek to the bridge on the Missouri Gulch trail. I wouldn't recommend this return unless it was to escape some lightning.

Kenneth.alone - Jan 14, 2008 5:00 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

All three!  Sucess!

I climbed the three peaks, Belford, Oxford and Missouri in a long day, Nice country up there.


peakrat76 - Jan 3, 2008 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 1979

Belford & Oxford  Sucess!

Climbed both with wife. Nice 14'ers.


Asphazell - Dec 28, 2007 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Oxford/Belford  Sucess!

Did the slogging =-/


johnmnichols - Dec 26, 2007 10:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2007

Belford  Sucess!

Approached via Missouri Gulch trail. Was hoping to trek over to Oxford, but a mid-morning storm pushed us to make a quick descent.


lilmantis - Nov 26, 2007 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2007

Camped out at 14K  Sucess!

Camped on the east face of the saddle just below the summit. Sleeping at 14K is tough. I felt better in the morning after a long rough night with subzero temps and 30-40mph winds. We went on to bag Oxford around noon. Sprained the ankle on the way down and it looks like a softball today. Part of the job I guess. Went up with Brian Smith who was on the Mountain Madness Everest Summit Team and summited in May. Lots of cool stories of the couple months he spent there. Wanted to do Missouri but we were too spent considering the conditions.


Aspen - Nov 11, 2007 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007

Didn't make it to Oxford...again!  Sucess!

Well, I made it up to BELFORD, but not OXFORD!!! Grrrr!!! I really tried but the weather was too threatening. See a 30-sec. clip of my effort off the Belford summit in my trip report or on YouTube:


Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Nov 11, 2007 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2007

MO Gulch  Sucess!

Did it again. Windy, cold and nice as always. Hiked with Eric Perry.


GeorgeJames - Oct 1, 2007 10:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2007

Pecks Peak to Belford  Sucess!

Left the Missouri Gulch Trail at the Mount Belford\Elkhead Pass trail junction, headed east up the slope of Pecks Peak, then traversed the ridge to Belford's summit. A windy day, but no clouds anywhere made for great views everywhere. Headed over to Oxford and came back down the standard Belford trail.


BeginnerClimber - Sep 28, 2007 11:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2007

Did the Bel/Ox duo  Sucess!

Climbed both Bel and Ox today under a cloudless sky but where the weather was quite breezy. Crossed several small snow fields but had the poles to help out. Only met 2 other folks the entire day!

I recommend doing this, but the standard Belford trail is very tough on the knees! If you have the energy, head up Elkhead Pass, as that looks like Class 1 all the way.


mnichols - Sep 23, 2007 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2005

Long day on Belford  Sucess!

We were there for the first snow of the season in 2005. The snow began while we camped the night before, partway up the trail among the switchbacks. It really got going as we went for the summit, causing us to lose the trail and eventually just beeline for the summit. The snow was about 8 inches deep on the way down. Luckily we were somewhat prepared for these developments. This was my first 14er.


HylianHero - Sep 16, 2007 12:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

#26  Sucess!

It was a really windy day! We were going to go for Oxford, but it was too bad up on top of Belford, so we returned after summiting. Great trail, too bad the hail was pelting us the entire time.


wlstone - Sep 8, 2007 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2007

Belford solo  Sucess!

Summited Belford all by itself and spent too much time watching goats to try Oxford....


Scott - Sep 6, 2007 9:05 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Belford  Sucess!

Did Belford with my five year old son Kessler. Also Oxford on the same day.


dr_gonz - Sep 4, 2007 4:11 pm

triple play  Sucess!

fun day. gorgeous area.


pksander - Sep 3, 2007 9:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Belford and Oxford  Sucess!

Great climb with Eric Lee and Andy Gerber. Ascended via Missouri Gulch TH, hit Oxford, and returned via the Elkhead Pass trail. Nice, with a bit of weather.

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