Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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weeds19 - Jan 19, 2007 3:33 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2000

Nice winter climb  Sucess!

This was my wife's first 14er and we decided to do it on a blustery day in November. Despite some cold feet due to too many socks we made it to the summit and enjoyed a fine view of a snow covered landscape. We even saw the "SKI" runs!


AirborneBuff - Dec 30, 2006 12:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1988

Great views  Sucess!

Great hike with outstanding views


mtelbertman - Dec 27, 2006 10:43 am

well I warned him

I took a Texan with me, he insisted on doing a 14'er despite his lack of experience (and my strong recommendations against it) so I decided on Bierstadt. Got to about 13,700 feet before he got nasty altitude sickness,so we had to turn back. It was, needless to say, very humbling experience for him. It was my second time on Bierstadt first time made it to top.


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1989

darn willows  Sucess!

Got very wet in the willows


Mots010 - Dec 10, 2006 12:04 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

Bierstadt  Sucess!

Guanella Pass road was completely plowed...except for a 10 foot wall of snow just after the parking lot when driving up the Georgetown side. WTF? They just plowed a wall of snow up to block the road. Conditions were fine, but this added 2 miles on the front and back end of the trip. As for the hiking, snowshoes were mandatory. Hiking through the willows in the flat marsh the snow was 3+ feet deep and we broke trail. Snow mostly wind-packed above tree-line and ditched snowshoes. Made the chilly summit and climbed back down. Back to the car just before dark.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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