Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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kenton

kenton - Nov 22, 2006 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2006

West Slope  Sucess!

Great day, sliding down the snowfields was fun - Saw only 1 person

Kruck

Kruck - Nov 10, 2006 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

First 14er  Sucess!

Found the air a touuuch thin, but had a fun day of it. Great views, of course.

lanagordon

lanagordon - Nov 5, 2006 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2006

Lots of snow!  Sucess!

Surprised by the amount of snow. But certainly enjoyed strapping the snowshoes on for the descent.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Oct 24, 2006 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006

Sawtooth  Sucess!

First solo climb, combined this with Evans and the Sawtooth for an awesome day.

winterfae

winterfae - Oct 24, 2006 1:56 am

Guanella pass & Sawtooth  Sucess!

Was focused more on the sawtooth traverse than either of the peaks, but still enjoyed the views. As for the travers, Awesome! Loved the scrambling and my friend and I created our own way at times.

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

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

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

1st Winter Ascent  Sucess!

From Guanella Pass.

Grizz42

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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