Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 .

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.

Big Skies 808

Big Skies 808 - Jun 6, 2006 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2004

A Cold Day Atop  Sucess!

Climbing through the clouds, visibility was low and a chill was in the air.


srclimb1 - Jun 6, 2006 6:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006

West Slopes Solo  Sucess!

Beautiful day...wore shorts the whole time, just needed a vest for a bit of wind in top.


mdavenport2 - May 31, 2006 1:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2000

Like walking in the mall  Sucess!

String of climbers just like mall walkers. Met a gentleman on his 483rd 14er summit.


brentonjweaver - May 30, 2006 7:56 pm

fun snow climb  Sucess!

Very fun snow climb. Was crowded for a winter climb, though.


CWFry - May 30, 2006 3:38 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2006

West Slopes  Sucess!

Yeah. Nice day out despite the grey clouds and wind. Thought we might get some static on top, but conditions remained good enough. Good training day and an opportunity to show a friend their first 14er.

bklowe - May 30, 2006 3:28 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2006

West Slope  Sucess!

Went with my sister, her 10-year-old son, and good friend Adam. Memorial Day. Had a nice climb up the easy west slope trail. Trail was rather muddy with a few snow and ice patches. Trail was pretty busy. Lots of climbers around the summit.

Dan Leonhard

Dan Leonhard - May 29, 2006 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005

My bloodhound rocks  Sucess!

Took my sister, girlfriend and my two dogs up this one- all first timers. The bloodhound was 5 mnths old, and complained the least!


roozers42 - May 19, 2006 3:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2005

Route Climbed: from Guanella Pass  Sucess!

Nice hike, can't wait to do the Sawtooth this year!

Andesite - May 10, 2006 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2005

Busy Mountain  Sucess!

Trail was busy with many other hikers and we had to share the summit with about 20 other people. It still had great vistas and was my sisters first 14er.


spenceinboulder - May 9, 2006 3:20 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2002

Not The Best 14er  Sucess!

But I can't wait to go back and do the Sawtooth Ridge.


km_donovan - Apr 23, 2006 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2003

Via Abyss Lake basin  Sucess!

Parked off the Mount Evans road and headed down to the basin. I recommend this route very scenic and nice finis to the summit. Part of a 10 day 18 14,000 ft. summit solo climbing trip.


apierce - Apr 7, 2006 4:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2003

Southwest Slopes  Sucess!

Trying to get over to Evans too via the Sawtooth, but a wicked storm blew in so that my hair was standing straight up and my partner kept shocking me. Terrified me into being more prepared and starting much earlier from that point on.

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