Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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barratt - Jan 19, 2006 9:38 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: 9/14/02  Sucess!

One of the easiest 14ers I have done. Willows were not as bad as expected. Some fresh snow on top as well. 14er #5


SteamboatClimber - Jan 18, 2006 6:59 pm

Route Climbed: Western Slopes Date Climbed: January 14th 2006  Sucess!

Fun time with many other SPers.


Kane - Jan 17, 2006 10:00 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: Jan14th  Sucess!

Made the summit with Chef007(Adam) at 9:47am. Enjoyed the nice views of the Sawtooth. Bierstadt was quite simply the easiest all around 14er I have ever climbed.


Epdrun1 - Jan 17, 2006 9:58 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: January 10th, 2006  Sucess!

My first 14er. Great day! Very windy but great weather otherwise. Climbed with friend of mine. Very good, easy route for winter. Well-marked route all the way around. They aren't kidding about the willows, they can be a pain if you lose the trail for a second in deep snow.


mapfeiffer - Jan 17, 2006 7:49 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: January 14, 2006  Sucess!

I couldn't have asked for an easier day for my first winter 14er. Thanks to all the SP'ers for putting this together


Nelson - Jan 16, 2006 11:43 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Slog Date Climbed: January 14, 2006  Sucess!

This might have been the only day without wind since November. A perfect day for the 3rd annual SP Rockies Winter Gathering.


MrClean - Jan 16, 2006 2:39 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: January 14 2006  Sucess!

Springlike conditions during SP Winter Gathering. First winter ascent, much easier than expected. Great people, good times.

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Jan 16, 2006 1:16 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2006

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2006

Sorry I didn't get a chance to spend much time with everyone; however, it was great meeting everyone and putting the names with the faces. It is people like you that make these gatherings successful. Thanks for showing up and making this the best gathering yet! See you next year!


cruzit - Jan 16, 2006 12:35 am

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: January 14, 2006  Sucess!

Another wonderful SP Winter Gathering. After attempting to summit on two previous Gatherings, I finally made it. Although I was last to summit, with that many fellow SPrs breaking trail for me, the snow wasn't slowing me down...just the usual flatlander lungs. Great day, beautiful weather, gorgeous mountain views, and great just doesn't get any better.


Joe_Parvis - Jan 14, 2006 6:45 pm

Route Climbed: West slopes (standard trail) Date Climbed: January 14, 2006  Sucess!

Climbed with many fellow SP'ers on the winter sp outing. Great company. Weather clear and relatively warm. Will this day set the record for most recorded SP-ascents on a single peak? Usually crowding on route is a pain, but today it was fun to laugh and joke with so many people, finally meeting them face-to-face.


1mvertical - Jan 10, 2006 12:30 pm

Route Climbed: West slope Date Climbed: May 05, 2005  Sucess!

My favorite training peak!


chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:19 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!

Continued on to the Sawtooth and Mt Evans too


CODave - Dec 30, 2005 12:13 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: May 29, 2004  Sucess!

Reached summit alone on beautiful Spring day. Alone on summit for 30 minutes.


Chaser - Dec 29, 2005 11:32 am

Route Climbed: western slope Date Climbed: December 28, 2005  Sucess!

Nice day, wind at my back on the ascent, and no wind on the descent. My first winter summit!


Livelife4Summits - Dec 29, 2005 2:04 am

Route Climbed: West Chicago Creek Trailhead Date Climbed: August 9th, 2003  Sucess!

After sleeping in the tent, that was setup on the side of the road, I drove the 1/8 mile to the trailhead and parked the car and in the middle of the night proceeded towards the summit. Somehow I was not 1st but 2nd after a bunch of young kids already made themselves comfortable on the summit. Great views, and crisp air that morning....


LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:12 pm

Route Climbed: east ridge Date Climbed: 25-aug-2005  Sucess!

Se the trip report here:


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 - 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.

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