Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Oct 4, 2005 4:49 pm

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

Easy hike with Hays and Spolek. Made it more interesting by traversing the sawtooth and summiting Mt Evans.


iceisnice - Oct 4, 2005 12:45 am

Route Climbed: winter Date Climbed: forgot  Sucess!

boring hike


crzyjt - Oct 2, 2005 1:35 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes from Guanella Pass over Sawtooth Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Second time up Bierstadt, this time I made it all the way to Evans before the weather scared me off.


ajdonner - Oct 1, 2005 9:13 pm

Route Climbed: Guanella Pass, up over and across the Sawtooth Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!

Absolutely beautiful day! Summer won't let go. Uneventful plodding until the Sawtooth, then pick your poison as fun scrambling and scree surfing abound. I really enjoyed the views of the ridge traverse from the XC route back to the pass.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 28, 2005 10:14 pm

Route Climbed: Sawtooth Date Climbed: July 2, 2004  Sucess!

Awesome hike/easy climb from Evans to here and back-- should've had my ice axe, though, and had to negotiate somewhat tricky rock to avoid hard, steep snowfields on Bierstadt's flanks. Spectacular views of surrounding mountains and icebound lakes at almost 13,000'. There is some exposure along the ridge traverse that may make many people uncomfortable, but the rock is good and you just need to watch your feet, of course.

ColoradoNewfie - Sep 23, 2005 8:56 pm

Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: September 23, 2005  Sucess!

This was my first 14er. We had a great time and a beautiful day.

Andrew Vargo

Andrew Vargo - Sep 11, 2005 7:33 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: September 11th, 2005  Sucess!

I was looking for a quick hike to do and be back in Boulder before football started. This route was perfect. Great views of the Sawtooth and Grays and Torreys to the West. All together it only took 3 hours from car to car. Can't wait to come and do the Sawtooth. God Bless America.


Tajji - Sep 10, 2005 6:27 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: September 10, 2005  Sucess!

The morning overcast burned off around 8am, leaving a sunny, but very windy trip across the Sawtooth.

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 - 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 can really feel that class 3 up that high


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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