Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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smason505

smason505 - Aug 10, 2006 6:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2005

Guanella Pass route  Sucess!

Parked at noon, on top by 145pm, back at the car by 3pm. Lots of people. Weather looked threatening, but held.

jpvt

jpvt - Aug 6, 2006 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

my first 14er!  Sucess!

great views from the summit, we got hailed on during the hike down

Brandon Fuller

Brandon Fuller - Jul 29, 2006 12:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Sawtooth Is Great  Sucess!

Went up from Guenella and conquered the Sawtooth!

RMdaytripsgrl

RMdaytripsgrl - Jul 26, 2006 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

FINALLY  Sucess!

Finally got up this one...Top of Bier from Guanella pass in just over 2 hours...descent to Sawtooth about 1 hour...Sawtooth traverse - PRICELESS! That thing is FUN! A good beginner class 3 with a little (but not too much) exposure for newbies...Lets not talk about the willows on the way out...:)

pittbrownie

pittbrownie - Jul 24, 2006 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

from Guanella Pass  Sucess!

Little harder hike than I expected, but a good time. TONS of people, might have been over 50 on the peak.

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Jul 21, 2006 1:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 1996

Sawtooth to Evans from Guenella Pass  Sucess!

Fun Ridge. Longer day than I expected.

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Jul 19, 2006 3:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

Sawtooth  Sucess!

Guanella Pass to Sawtooth Ridge to Evans. Crazy Willows!

HarleyWulf - Jul 17, 2006 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2006

From Guanella Pass  Sucess!

Climbed during the week to avoid the crowds. Windy day, but very beautiful.

rpace

rpace - Jul 10, 2006 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Lost!  Sucess!

I was looking for the trail to do Mt Evans from the Guanella Pass trailhead, but I must have walked right past it. No matter, ended doing Bierstadt instead. My dog's first fourteener!

FentonForche2

FentonForche2 - Jul 7, 2006 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Third Fourteener  Sucess!

Nice trail and an enjoyable hike. Ran into the ubiquitous backcountry know-it-all who tried to advise us on every aspect of our hike, but you can't let those folks ruin your day. Of the four I've done so far (Grays, Torreys, Bierstadt, Quandary), this might have been the best overall.

Roam Around - Jun 26, 2006 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

14'er!!  Sucess!

First one of the summer. Took Diane along for her first one ever. Great climb/hike, started at 6 am and 36 degrees, finished a couple hours and much warmer later. Crowds and crowds headed up while we were coming back down.

ElliottDavis

ElliottDavis - Jun 26, 2006 3:55 am

Chillin' for the sake of Turkey  Sucess!

Went up on Thanksgiving; got a little frostnip and a great appetite. I like working off dinner first. =)

baez

baez - Jun 25, 2006 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2006

Guanella Pass  Sucess!

First attempted and first sucessful 14er since moving to Colorado a month previous. Great weather, a waltz up to the top. Compacted snow with almost no postholing, an easy and enjoyable winter ascent.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Jun 22, 2006 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Bierstadt solo

Started at 6:20 (solo) and there were 4 or 5 groups ahead of me. Also starting at the same time was Jan from Denver (solo) Both of us made good time and quickly passed the other groups. Was on the summit in just under two hours, arriving at the same time as another group that had started earlier and just after Jan. The views were fantastic! Third 14er in three days. Sooooo many people on the trail that I passed on the way down. I was happy I started early.

Gahugafuga

Gahugafuga - Jun 20, 2006 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2002

4th of July 14er  Sucess!

Was the first to summit on 7/4/02. I must've left too early since I beat the flag to the top (they attempted to post a US flag at the summit of every 14er on July 4th that year). That's okay though because thunderheads were already building by 9:00AM on my descent. Yikes!

rleclair

rleclair - Jun 19, 2006 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Great Colorado Day!  Sucess!

This day affirms why I live in Colorado. The weather was picture perfect when I started the ascent at 7 AM with nary a cloud in the sky and temps hovering around 45-50 degrees. The parking lot was 30-40% full already but I hardly saw anyone on the trail as I was going up. One guy had a large 40-45 lb pack heading up to the summit. Turns out he's leaving for Denali in 1.5 weeks and this was a final training hike. I passed about 4-5 people on the way up and was happy to see only 4 people on the summit. It was rather breazy so the windchill was brisk at 9 AM. I hung out for about 30 minutes and decided to head down to avoid the impending crowds. As expected, the people train was working it's way up as I was 1/2 way down. The wildflowers were all out and make for some great pics! I was back at the trailhead at noon after taking a USFS Ranger Volunteers survey about trail use, etc. Total time: 5 hours

c_rockwood - Jun 11, 2006 4:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Summit from Guanella Pass  Sucess!

A nasty bit of windburn at the top, but otherwise smooth sailing.

tombaldwin

tombaldwin - Jun 8, 2006 4:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

Easy climb on the way to the sawtooth  Sucess!

I climbed this in a group of 8, 6 of us continued to the sawtooth. Pictures are at http://www.flitterbick.net/photo/tripsandevents/sawtooth/ .

Big Skies 808

Big Skies 808 - Jun 6, 2006 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2005

A Ski in the North Bowl  Sucess!

One of us skied from the summit, not I. The west flank was pretty windblown so we decided to drop into the deeper and steeper north bowl and it was a sweet descent. A long trek back out but somebody had blazed a trail already.

Big Skies 808

Big Skies 808 - Jun 6, 2006 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2004

Sawtooth Traverse  Sucess!

A much nicer day. the ridge traverse across to the Sawtooth is a lot of fun. Some very cool exposure on the north side that you can play around with. You can choose how gnarly you want to make it.

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