Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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peakrat76 - Jan 3, 2008 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1976

Standard "Willows" Route  Sucess!

Thrashed through the willows on my first climb of this peak. So much easier now with the boardwalks - easier on the tundra too.


MountainHikerCO - Jan 2, 2008 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

#36  Sucess!

This was my 36th climb of Bierstadt. The first was 7-19-86


MountainHikerCO - Jan 2, 2008 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1986

First of many  Sucess!

This was my first of many climbs of Bierstadt. Some of the climbs have been combined with a traverse of The Sawtooth over to Mt Evans. I've had nice days on Bierstadt, even in the winter, and I've experienced brutal weather. I've been chased off Bierstadt by lightning and one one occasion turned back close to the summit because of cold wind. On that occasion I got frostbite on the bridge of my nose - the only exposed flesh.


MattK - Dec 28, 2007 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Few times...  Sucess!

July 02, 2006: Wife and I and new dog via standard.
September 16, 2007: Solo via the standard route with a traverse of the Sawtooth over to Evans and down through the wonderful willows.
July 17, 2009: Wife, dog and I via the East Ridge (real fun route), with traverse over Sawtooth to Evans.


bighornmonkey - Dec 27, 2007 4:14 am Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2007

Done...  Sucess!

Linked Bierstadt to Evans from guanella Pass. Nice exposure. strong/cold winds in November.

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 8:59 pm

Quick dash  Sucess!

Bierstadt was a quick winter summit from Guanella pass. The snow was wind-swept, which made it easy for travel.


cushman - Nov 29, 2007 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

Up and Over  Sucess!

Up and over the Sawtooth to Evans


spannring29 - Oct 21, 2007 12:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

Tour d'Abyss  Sucess!

We planned on the Tour d'Abyss, but weather moved in and the Sawtooth was not looking very friendly in bad weather, so we had to settle for Bierstadt. A very fun route that I need to go back and finish.


rhlaird - Sep 30, 2007 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2007

East Ridge from Gomer  Sucess!

Long Day from Gomer. Perfect weather. Would not recommend descent via East Face.


noahs213 - Sep 29, 2007 6:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

Guanella Pass  Sucess!

Very overcast with tons of snow clouds. Got to the summit with just a second of a view and it was cold. Got a third of the way down and headed into 50mph winds with snow/hail. Nice weather. It was great. I wish the weather would always be like that.


argothor - Sep 28, 2007 5:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1998

Beirstadt and Evans  Sucess!

Started at Guanella Pass, waded though the famous Scott Gomer willows before the boardwalk was put in, summited Bierstadt and then did the Sawtooth to get to Evans. Headed back to the trailhead without going back over the Sawtooth. Got to the car just as the skies let loose with buckets of rain.

Jerry S

Jerry S - Sep 27, 2007 12:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007

Beautiful Day  Sucess!

Left Evans, went across the sawtooth and up the rocks on the South side. I had a fun time going up the rocks and it made it much more enjoyable than going up a well worn route. Came back the same way: down the rocks, across the sawtooth, and up spalding to get back down to the parking lot.
No clouds all day and couldn't have been more fun.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Sep 26, 2007 11:25 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2003

Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Trailhead.  Sucess!

Climbed from Guanella Pass. Clear blue skies but windy at the summit.

Mount Bierstadt 4,286 m (14,060 ft).


hans.schenk - Sep 23, 2007 4:11 pm

West Slopes  Sucess!

My wife and I climbed this the summer of 1999. It was my second 14er and her first. They were just starting to put in the walkways among the willow swamp. Needless to say, we got our feet wet because the planks weren't up yet.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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