Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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aarobkol - Mar 26, 2022 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2022

Spring bierstadt  Sucess!

Snowshoes through the willows, then switched to microspikes.
Started at 5:30, summitted at 9ish.
By 11 or so it started getting really warm and the snow was getting soft - I saw people heading up who started hours later than me but was glad I had gotten up early

roevans88 - Jan 17, 2022 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2022

Bierstadt via west slopes  Sucess!

Started at the winter trailhead, snowshoed up the road to the guanella pass th. Approach to the west slopes was windblown snow snowshoes were helpful. Switched to microspikes midway up as the snow was blown away. Suffered a bit from a headache but powered through summited


LouisFasano32 - Dec 16, 2021 11:21 pm

Beers on Bierstadt  Sucess!

Really cool to combo Bierstadt and Evans. Made sure to have a beer at the summit.


ASliceOfLife - Oct 29, 2021 9:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2021

A weekend trip from Wisconsin

My first 14er! I flew in from Wisconsin the evening before and had zero acclimatization. It was tough but it felt great to reach the top! Beautiful weather that day as well!

Bryan W

Bryan W - Jul 9, 2021 9:31 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2021

Crowded  Sucess!

Got a sunrise start right around 6:00. The boardwalk across the willows was slick with morning frost or ice on it. One section isn't very level at all as one side has settled. I promptly ended falling and hanging over the boardwalk with my hat and sunglasses in the water. I apparently wasn't the only one this happened to that morning. At any rate, me and about 300 other people hit the summit that day, with at least 40 of them being on top at the same time as me. If it's solitude and peace and quiet that you like, don't do this one in the summer.


jake_the_snake - Apr 3, 2021 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2021

Bierstadt Ski  Sucess!

Awesome ski


bdreese2 - Jan 31, 2021 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2016

Bierstadt  Sucess!


Dansmlgnp - Nov 20, 2020 10:59 pm

2014 season...I think  Sucess!

Flew from GNP to visit my sister in Denver. Met up with Jeff, who wanted to start climbing/hiking 14ers. We made our way up Bierstadt, over the sawtooth and to evans. Great day.


tjburr - Nov 12, 2020 2:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2002

Late Afternoon into Evening Climb - Sunset from Summit  Sucess!

I climbed this one after work. The trail is straightforward, I wasn't worried about using a headlamp on the way back down. There weren't many on the trail that day. Happy Trails.

Climbingwithewan - Aug 31, 2020 9:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2020

Mt Bierstadt and Evans climb  Sucess!

Mt. Bierstadt was not too hard, I did in a reasonable amount of time. From there, I continued to Mt.Evans via Sawtooth

williama3 - Jun 14, 2020 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2020

Very Wind Mt. Bierstadt ascent w/ Xavier  Sucess!

A cold, windy, mostly sunny ascent today. Snow from a storm last night made it slick in spots this morning. indicated that the wind speeds at 14,000ft were 46mph around the time we hit the summit. All in all a great day to be outside.


NorCalNomad - Nov 22, 2019 9:48 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2019

Bierstadt and Evans via Sawtooth  Sucess!

5:18 Added about a half mile by accidentally going towards Spaulding for a bit. Was very boggy and wet in the meadows below the Sawtooth gully, impossible to keep the feet dry. Pretty windy at Evans but awesome conditions!


sierramtngoat - Oct 1, 2019 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2019

Straight up from parking lot  Sucess!

Like two days before, cold and windy as hell! Beautiful summit, valley and summit views Had a nice conversation with an Engish gentleman on the summit. Climbed with ndriley.


runbyu1 - Sep 4, 2019 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2019

Forgot carrier so carried 3 y.o. Journey to the summit  Sucess!

Realized we left the baby pack/carrier at home just before we got to the trailhead and didn't have time to go back. So I alternated carrying 31 pound Journey on my shoulders and then on my back by putting my arms under her and her holding my shoulders or neck. She fell asleep above 13,000 feet so I had to hold her in one position to just shy of 14,000 when she finally woke up. Arms and shoulders got worked! It was a bit tricky scrambling near the summit while holding her and not having free hands. Made it though and it was gorgeous on top!

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer - Aug 22, 2019 5:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2019

Nice hike  Sucess!

Beautiful day in the mountains. Lots of greenery and views.
I know it makes me sound old and grumpy, but way to many dogs and young children on this trail. Parents if your child is under 10 and is crying maybe they really don't want to be there.


JesseSumrak - Aug 11, 2019 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2017

Fun Hike  Sucess!

Hiked up Bierstadt and then went to Mt. Evans via the Sawtooth Ridge. Sawtooth Ridge was terrifying. Ended up getting terrible altitude sickness and unfortunately didn't get to enjoy it as much as I would have wanted. Would definitely recommend though.


halfotinos - Jun 17, 2019 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

Always nice  Sucess!

Always a nice hike


Donno - May 16, 2019 8:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1980

with Kerls  Sucess!

Did roped ! down climb from Evans, traversed Sawtooth, then back up fixed rope. Me, dad and Mike Kerley.

casetrain_ - Apr 10, 2019 8:39 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2012

First 14er  Sucess!

While visiting some friends in Denver, we climbed from the Guanella Pass Trailhead to the summit and back. Stopped for Beau Joe's in Idaho Springs on the way back. What a day!


ayoncha - Mar 19, 2019 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2018

Layover hike to Bierstadt summit

Had a long layover in Denver, spent the morning on Bierstadt!

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