Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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mnichols

mnichols - Sep 23, 2007 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Sawtooth  Sucess!

It was a nice day, still a lot of snow on the route so I used crampons to hurry my way up so I could get moving on the traverse.

Joe_Parvis

Joe_Parvis - Sep 21, 2007 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

West Slopes speed hike  Sucess!

Training hike in beautiful environment. Went in afternoon and saw only 2 others coming down through willows. Otherwise quiet and calm alone. Quickly up and down. Tried to run all the way up, but still not ready for that.

skorpeo

skorpeo - Sep 20, 2007 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2007

Solo  Sucess!

My first fourteener of the year. 2 hours up and 2 down. Beautiful weather.

HokieJim

HokieJim - Sep 17, 2007 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

quick trip  Sucess!

quick up and down from Guanella Pass, first to summit before the hords, light snow and windy on top

HylianHero

HylianHero - Sep 16, 2007 1:28 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2000

#5  Sucess!

Another climb with the Boy Scout Troop. Very windy up on top near the boulders. Sunny day, great weather!

GeorgeJames

GeorgeJames - Sep 11, 2007 1:47 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

B-Day Hike  Sucess!

A little more than two hours to the top from Guanella Pass, then across the Sawtooth Ridge and up to Evans. The Sawtooth was really great. Going up over the middle tooth was lots of fun. Heading up to Evans from there was kind of boring though.

rkymtn

rkymtn - Sep 9, 2007 10:35 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

West Slope  Sucess!

Climbed with Haliku - a quick ascent to gain the Sawtooth to Evans. It was a beautiful day with excellent weather.
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7/4/11 - Climbed with my wife via the Western Slopes. We reached the summit on a gorgeous day (one of the best I can recall) in less than 2 hrs. Ran into Governor Hickenlooper and, we think, Senator Bennet on our way down.

Haliku

Haliku - Sep 9, 2007 9:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

West Slope  Sucess!

Climbed with rkymtn as part of our goal to do the Sawtooth ridge. The bivy at the TH sure beat driving up from Denver at 3 am. An easy climb and a beautiful sunrise. My 3rd and hopefully last time on this 14er.
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8-18-05
Climbed it with Old Guide as our annual 14er climb. Varied weather.
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2-21-04
The weather alternated between cloudy and being in the clouds. Winds were moderate and just enough to fill in the tracks making the way down more interesting. Very crowded as the parking lot was full and vehicles were parked along the road.

dr_gonz

dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:37 pm

travers  Sucess!

gorgeous area, tons of company. did the evan's traverse.

slowpoke

slowpoke - Sep 2, 2007 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

East Face  Sucess!

Started on Evans road at the Epaulet saddle and descended the gully to the Lake Fork valley. Ascended Bierstadt from just above Abyss Lake. Took the Sawtooth over to Evans and back down the road to the car.

shannarae2k

shannarae2k - Aug 27, 2007 9:47 am

LONG DAY!  Sucess!

Climbed this one last year. I hurt my ankle, so it was a long way down the mountain and back to the car. Ugh. ;)

Aspen

Aspen - Aug 23, 2007 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 1999

Route Climbed: Standard West Slope from Guanella Pass TH  Sucess!

This is not the first time I climbed Mt. Bierstadt but it's the first time I did it with the intention to take Mt. Evans via the Sawtooth Ridge with my team. We were successful! :D

When we got to Mt. Evans, had offers from tourists to take us back to our parking as a storm approached but we didn't care to. Instead, we went back the same way and got hit by rain and hail. I slipped 40 feet down a path but managed to find an unused trail. My friends knew I was "ok" when they heard my coded whistle (always carry a whistle with you). We made it back to the car with bit of hypothermia and discovered that I had a flat in the rear passenger tire. Hahaha!! What a SUPER Great Day!

The next weekend we found ourselves exploring the Maroon Bells.

ouray19

ouray19 - Aug 19, 2007 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006

Bierstadt  Sucess!

My first successful spring snow climb - but along with it came a learning experience. Chose not to take the snowshoes, had a great ascent but by the afternoon the snow became soft and post holed (I think I used that term right) for about 1 1/2 hours with the car in sight. Drove home in my underwear with the heat blasting because my pants were soaked.

Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Aug 15, 2007 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2007

Great View  Sucess!

No shortage of people on the way up when I descended. It was a clear day with great vis. No wind.

K_G_Wright

K_G_Wright - Aug 15, 2007 2:54 am Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2001

Outstanding!  Sucess!

I grew up in Evergreen and have climbed Bierstadt 15+ times including in the winter, solo, night time, across the "Sawtooth", from the west, as an altitude "speed" training for Nepal, etc. My favorite was with my younger brother on the 26th of December (2001 or 2002?) when we summitted at 2300 hrs (11PM). Wanted to add this to my summit logs. Although it's a "trainer", go prepared- I've been on the "Tooth" when lightning was hitting Bierstadt and am lucky not to be a ghost. Having been trained by an Alpine Rescue Team trainer, I can vouch that it's still a deadly peak. Watch the weather, and enjoy those west slopes in the summer- the wildflowers and alpine views are awesome!

vanny37

vanny37 - Aug 11, 2007 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Willows!  Sucess!

Climbed West Slopes. Continued on across the Sawtooth to Evans. Weather was great - super stable. On the descent got an education in the willows...

Pennington

Pennington - Aug 10, 2007 12:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007

My Second Summit  Sucess!

Peak number 2. Didn't go across the Sawtooth, too spent once I hit summit. 52 more to go.

utes - Aug 1, 2007 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Mar 8, 1998

not very fun  Sucess!

seems like this mountain goes straight up with little redeeming qualities other than you've climbed a 14er. I summitted in the winter, maybe it would be better in summer.

I like it on top

I like it on top - Aug 1, 2007 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

Have climbed this a few times. Summer of 02 and then twice in winter type conditions for prep to Deanli. Just having the cold, wind, altitude, and heavy pack. Always a good trip.

smudge

smudge - Jul 24, 2007 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

Birthday 14er!  Sucess!

Great day! Climbed with my mom on my birthday...her first 14er and she loved it!!

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