Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Oct 23, 2006 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2003

With the Sawtooth  Sucess!

Went over to Sawtooth, descended back to Guanella Pass. This was my 4th fourteener at the time. Brief snowstorm on the descent, then mucked around in the willows until after dark. Friend got altitude sickness, which necessitated numerous stops while driving down Guanella Pass Road.


whatisis - Oct 16, 2006 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

Great Day  Sucess!

Great day to hike. The trail was dry and clear until about 12500, then snow the rest the way up. No wind whatsoever. Wasn't hot enough to melt any snow, making a muddy mess. Wasn't too cool either.


JFields - Oct 5, 2006 12:07 am Date Climbed: Mar 2, 1998

1st Winter Ascent  Sucess!

From Guanella Pass.


Grizz42 - Sep 28, 2006 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Sweet hike  Sucess!

Easy hike up and across sawtooth. Can't wait for winter for a ski descent.

El_Capitan - Sep 28, 2006 3:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2005

standard route in early October  Sucess!

Decided to do one last climb of the season. There was some snow. I brought my gaiters and used them but didn't need crampons. Only saw 2 other groups and had the summit to myself at around 1pm.


lwillson83 - Sep 21, 2006 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

My 1st 14er ever!  Sucess!

I climbed my first 14er ever with my husband and brother-in-law two weeks after moving to Colorado!


swm88er - Sep 19, 2006 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

August Snow!!!  Sucess!

It was a cold, rain day. My friend and I sat on the summit for an hour (I don’t recommend this) as we waited for the rest of our party. On the way down we got stuck in a snow storm that made the rock very slick. Several people slipped on the way down. Sawtooth looks fun!


joe_akeem - Sep 19, 2006 8:23 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2002

Route Climbed: West Slope  Sucess!

First 14er in Colorado. Drove my GF to work in Denver, then headed up into the hills, climbed Bierstadt over the West Slope and was back in time to pick her up after work.
Not the way we climb such high mountains where I'm from...


awillson - Sep 15, 2006 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

Nice Climb

Great day!

royswkr - Sep 14, 2006 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 1995

First on the mountain, lucky I started early  Sucess!

Had secret tip on how to bypass wet willows, back to car before major thunderstorm hit.


bjd5578 - Sep 14, 2006 3:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2006

3rd time's a charm  Sucess!

This was my 3rd time summitting this peak - a fun one to be sure, although it was a very cold and windy day.


BeginnerClimber - Sep 4, 2006 3:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Fam's First 14er attempt  Sucess!

AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL DAY!!! Took the whole fam to Bierstadt, picking what I thought was the easiest 14er over the easiest path (Guenella Pass). The wife and 13yo and 6yo daughters all gave it the college try, but they turned around at 12,600ft while the 10yo son and I trudged ahead. Made the summit quickly, then hiked down quickly the find the family sleeping in the truck.

Guess I thought they could make it (this is my 9th 14er) but we'll try again next spring. All in all, no complaints about the cool weather and cloudless sky. Wish all hikes were like that! See my Mt Sherman writeup from the week prior to see how things change in a week.


pbogen - Aug 22, 2006 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Guanella Pass  Sucess!

Very crowded... but very easy hike with pretty good views at the top


smason505 - Aug 21, 2006 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

East ridge  Sucess!

Awesome hike/scramble. A much better route than the crowded west slopes.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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