Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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edlins

edlins - Dec 22, 2005 2:19 pm

Route Climbed: West flank from Guanella Pass Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2005  Sucess!

cold blustery day. got my first case of AMS down at the parking lot!

summitbound - Dec 12, 2005 5:09 pm

Route Climbed: western slope from guenella pass Date Climbed: December 11, 2005  Sucess!

I was just planning on snowshoeing in the area but was suprised at how little snow there was on the mountain and I had the time so I decided to go for the summit! I saw a few people down low but had the summit all to myself. There was a bit of snow down low, not enough to cover the willows but enought that you would want snow shoes or skiis. About half way up the snow was rather sparse. I saw a couple of tele skiiers who turned around here because of lack of snow.

chairman

chairman - Dec 1, 2005 7:30 am

Route Climbed: Western Slope Date Climbed: September 5, 2004  Sucess!

Labor Day Weekend. Snow the night before. Fairly crowded but not too bad.

jm485 - Nov 28, 2005 9:46 pm

Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Trail Date Climbed: 7/7/05  Sucess!

This was my second in as many days. I should have rested between summits but it was great. I did the Saw Tooth and bonked on the other side.

whatisis

whatisis - Nov 4, 2005 5:47 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: August 10, 2004  Sucess!

Made it.

heather14

heather14 - Oct 23, 2005 12:08 am

Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Great hike...not too difficult. It was a perfect day for a 14er!

cftbq

cftbq - Oct 19, 2005 2:42 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes from Guanella Pass Date Climbed: 25 August, 2002  Sucess!

I had put off Bierstadt many times, in fear of the infamous willows. Finally did it, in a very dry year, with my daughter, and found that boardwalks had been installed over the soggy places! We went on over the Sawtooth to include Evans, descending by the more northerly route through--of course!--the willows. It was a long day, but very satisfying--and more challenging than the ratings of the peaks alone indicate.

Joe_Parvis

Joe_Parvis - Oct 14, 2005 4:18 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes from Guanella Pass Date Climbed: October 7, 2005  Sucess!

Skipped out of work early (shhh... don't tell) and hiked/ran/gasped to summit. Late in day (road work after Georgetown caused significant delays) but weather was perfect. Wonderful end to a work week.

fossana

fossana - Oct 13, 2005 8:49 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: 24 August 2005  Sucess!

Not as fun as Sawtooth

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

iceisnice - Oct 4, 2005 12:45 am

Route Climbed: winter Date Climbed: forgot  Sucess!

boring hike

crzyjt

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

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

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

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.

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