Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Jul 22, 2007 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

First Front Range 14er  Sucess!

Decided it was time to brave the crowds and do a front range 14er.
9th 14er

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jul 12, 2007 4:21 pm

Solo  Sucess!

my first winter 14er.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 11, 2007 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2000

Neat  Sucess!

Climbed this one one my 13th birthday

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Jul 10, 2007 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Double Dip  Sucess!

Climbed the west slopes and then scrambled over the sawtooth to Evans

catherid

catherid - Jul 6, 2007 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

Beautiful Colorado Day  Sucess!

Great day to be in the mountains, the storms held off for us. The wildflowers were beautiful...

IdahoKid

IdahoKid - Jul 5, 2007 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Crowded...  Sucess!

Climbed the Sawtooth connecting Evans for an enjoyable, albeit very crowded day in the Rockies.

Joe_Parvis

Joe_Parvis - Jul 2, 2007 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Bierstadt - West Slopes  Sucess!

West Slopes main trail on a Sunday - VERY crowded. Clear, fair weather and light wind. My wife's first 14er - nice day out and good acclimation for later in season. Next time up to Guanella we'll probably go to Squaretop --- all day we kept looking wistfully through the crowds at it's calm and quiet.

Alaska Mt Man

Alaska Mt Man - Jun 29, 2007 5:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

Tough climb  Sucess!

For my sea level lungs! First 14er used as acclimatization for Mt Elbert. Great weather, windy up top!

haytraci

haytraci - Jun 28, 2007 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2006

Short Hike  Sucess!

This was by far the easiest 14er I've done, considering you are very close to the summit when you start out. Still, it was a great day out with friends! I would say it's a good starter peak, but I wouldn't want to lead anyone to believe all 14ers are this easy.

Renardo

Renardo - Jun 28, 2007 1:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

Finally!  Sucess!

Finally some good weather after three previous attempts. A beautiful day on the mountain!

dpk

dpk - Jun 10, 2007 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005

1st on 9-17-05  Sucess!

first to sign the registry this day - also caught a sweeeeet sunrise!!

mountainloverCO

mountainloverCO - May 25, 2007 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

My First 14er  Sucess!

My very first 14er, and what a great experience! Skies were blue, the sun was out, and the trail from Guanella Pass was jampacked full of dayhikers from Denver. We experienced a very crowded summit, and rain on the way down. Regardless, the experience was enjoyable enough to prompt an addiction to climbing. Thank you Bierstadt!

MasonMiller

MasonMiller - Mar 23, 2007 2:36 am Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2005

sick  Sucess!

snowpacked down for a bed the night before. temp dropped to -15 or at least thats what it felt like with the fuel canister between my legs. Must have been dehydrated, felt really bad once the ridge was conquered. cold windy day.

mow10

mow10 - Mar 16, 2007 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Feb 5, 1994

Winter from Guanella pass  Sucess!

First 14 and first winter 14 at the same time.

ppergande

ppergande - Feb 7, 2007 4:02 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2006

A good combo  Sucess!

The West Slope was a good choice to keep an eye on the weather!
I thoroughly enjoyed taking the Sawthooth Ridge to bag Mt. Evans too.

weeds19

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

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

Great views  Sucess!

Great hike with outstanding views

mtelbertman

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

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

darn willows  Sucess!

Got very wet in the willows

Mots010

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.

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