Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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cowboypete - Sep 8, 2005 1:24 pm

Route Climbed: West slope, Guanella Pass Date Climbed: September 5, 2005  Sucess!

It was a beautiful day, The willows were beginning to turn yellow and were quite beautiful. We had 4 in our group including a 9 year old. We reached the summit in 3 1/2 hours. Being Labor Day, the mountain was quite crowded. But it was a great day none the less!

TomSellick

TomSellick - Aug 31, 2005 6:28 pm

Route Climbed: Guanella Pass / Sawtooth Date Climbed: August 13, 2004  Sucess!

Pretty cool. We did part of the Sawtooth which was a blast...you can really feel that class 3 up that high

eggheadsherpa

eggheadsherpa - Aug 30, 2005 11:12 am

Route Climbed: West Slope (from Guanella Pass) Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!

Easy hike up to Bierstadt, went from here over the Sawtooth to Evans. Sawtooth was fun and non-technical.

Scott Wisher

Scott Wisher - Aug 29, 2005 10:45 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!



Began at 4 am so that we'd be the first people on the summit that day and hopefully we'd be alone. We summitted by 630, hung around for a few to refuel, and then made our way over the Sawtooth for our Mt. Evans ascent. Overall, a good day. The route back down from Evans through the willows and swamps of Scott Gomer Creek was horrible. There has to be a better way down than that.



To see pictures from the hike, click here.





odysseus

odysseus - Aug 28, 2005 4:36 pm

Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: August 21, 2005  Sucess!

Arrived in CO on Saturday from 310 feet. 24 hours later, summited Bierstadt with no AMS problems. The trail was like a city sidewalk, so many people (and dogs)!

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 25, 2005 9:47 am

Route Climbed: West slope Date Climbed: July '04

Easy hike from Guanella Pass

Climbed again (9/17/11) with a good friend from Tulsa, David Halliburton; just a bit over 2 hours; snow upper half.
Good times.

Climbed again (to summit ridge with our youngest, Lauren on my back). Waited with Ben who got sick while my wife, Chris and Nicholas, (8) our oldest climbed their first 14er. 7/4/12.

cp0915

cp0915 - Aug 17, 2005 1:08 pm

Route Climbed: Sawtooth from Evans Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2005  Sucess!

From Mt. Evans, I crossed the Sawtooth to the summit of Mt. Bierstadt. From there, I went back across the Sawtooth and back to my car in the Evans summit parking lot. Very quick and easy - but fun.

shanahan96

shanahan96 - Aug 14, 2005 4:28 pm

Route Climbed: West Flank from Guanella Pass Date Climbed: January 25, 2005  Sucess!

easy route. my first winter 14er! surprised by the steepness of the summit ridge.

seswanso - Aug 14, 2005 2:07 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: August 12, 2005  Sucess!

Great climb - nice and gentle 14er! No aches or pains after this one. Wanted to summit Evans via the Sawtooth but the clouds were rolling in real early that day. Loved the views!

ChaddBragg - Aug 14, 2005 12:38 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: 8/13/05  Sucess!

Great views of clouds below us in the valleys up Bierstadt, then the Sawtooth was a challenge for me. Weather was closing in so we couldnt get to Evans, and the slog across the swamp and willows was "interesting"

Ed F

Ed F - Aug 10, 2005 6:49 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route on way to Sawtooth Date Climbed: August 10, 2005  Sucess!

Sawtooth was fun.

filmgaffer

filmgaffer - Aug 7, 2005 5:12 pm

Route Climbed: west slope Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

This was my first 14er and it was fantastic - beautiful hike

hoosierhiker

hoosierhiker - Aug 2, 2005 9:13 pm

Route Climbed: Sawtooth Date Climbed: July 25, 2005  Sucess!

My friend Jeremy and I slept in our car at the trailhead and headed out at 3 a.m. We hiked by moonlight and arrived at the summit for the sunrise over Evans shortly before 6. The traverse across the Sawtooth was also a lot of fun. We had great weather and didn't see any other hikers, which was amazining considering Bierstadt's popularity and afforded us complete solitude!

pjenson05

pjenson05 - Aug 1, 2005 9:49 am

Route Climbed: Bierstadt Trail Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Easist 14er I have done yet. It only took me 1 hour and 20 minutes to the top. This would be a good one if it is your first.

kheatwol

kheatwol - Jul 27, 2005 1:06 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 1/15/05  Sucess!

Started at 11am hung over and with skis on back. Reached summit around 4pm and tried to ski down. Missed trail down as it was getting dark and ended up going down another route and got lost in the willows. Then the blizzard came. If wasn't for our lab leading us back to the car we may have spent the night in a snow cave. Made it back to the car by 7pm. First Fourteener! Won't make that mistake again!

davebobk47

davebobk47 - Jul 27, 2005 10:57 am

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: July 9, 2005  Sucess!

Very busy, got a late start (0900) but reached the summit in 1:27. About 30 people on the summit so I didn't hang out long. I had plans for the Sawtooth and due to my late start I wanted to get going. About halfway across the Sawtooth some dark clouds started rolling in and I decided to try to bail off the ridge towards the TH. Bad idea, I got down pretty low but it was sheer cliff after that. I ended up re-summiting Bierstadt and going back the way I came. Ended up getting a bit of snow just before re-summiting so I'm glad I turned back when I did. Good hike, just too many people.

alpine master

alpine master - Jul 24, 2005 4:25 pm

Route Climbed: West slopes Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!

Cimbed in combo with Evans

Michael Crofford

Michael Crofford - Jul 24, 2005 3:20 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: July 9th, 2005  Sucess!

Violated the "start early" rule. Summited at 4:10pm with great weather...had the whole summit to myself. 2nd CO 14er.

jnoffsinger

jnoffsinger - Jul 18, 2005 9:56 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: June 17, 2000  Sucess!

This was the hike that changed me forever. My first 14er. At the time I thought it was hard, but I learned quickly that this was an easy ascent. Forever, I will remember my virgin summit on Bierstadt.

Genghis Climber

Genghis Climber - Jul 15, 2005 12:14 am

Route Climbed: Sawtooth Date Climbed: June 23, 2005  Sucess!

After climbing Evans my brother and I took the Sawtooth up to Bierstadt. The climb wasn't too bad but the weather got a bit sketchy on the down climb with the wind really beating the tooth. Overall a pretty fun climb.

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