Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2007

From Guanella Pass...  Sucess!

and did Bierstadt to Evans...I like that sawtooth ridge!

tomlauren

tomlauren - Jan 29, 2008 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2005

South Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked the South Ridge from Scott Gomer Creek Trailhead. To the best of my knowledge, nobody else summited via that route that day (and it was a Saturday). Got great shots of a mountain goat near the top.

habaceeba

habaceeba - Jan 27, 2008 11:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2007

again...  Sucess!

from Guanella Pass again. Next time it'll be a harder route.

habaceeba

habaceeba - Jan 27, 2008 11:37 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006

First 14er  Sucess!

Hindsight is 20/20, and I was in idiot. I had moved to CO from TX a few weeks earlier and I was overly excited about the mountains. I set out this day with little more than a light jacket and water. I was wearing a pair of 3-4 year old New Balance running shoes with zero traction. When I reached the summit, it was whiteout and the snow began to blanket the ground as I descended. I made it in one piece.

DharmaBum1984

DharmaBum1984 - Jan 24, 2008 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2005

West side  Sucess!

Took my girlfriend at the time up for her first 14er. Paid dearly for it.

breagen

breagen - Jan 21, 2008 9:58 am Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2008

winter  Sucess!

Winter ascent from below Guanella Pass, wasn't plowed so that added another 3-4 km to the thing. Fun day, did it in 8 hours total coming from Iowa the day before (yay not acclimating). The summit had insane winds on it so we only spent about 1 minute on top, would love to do the sawtooth someday.

ClimbandMine

ClimbandMine - Jan 14, 2008 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 1998

a bit snowy  Sucess!

why not.

Kenneth.alone - Jan 4, 2008 4:52 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2004

Nice traverse  Sucess!

I liked the traverse to Evan's a lot, it was empty and cold, filled snow and it provided awesome views!

peakrat76

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

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

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

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

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

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

Up and Over  Sucess!

Up and over the Sawtooth to Evans

spannring29

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

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

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

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.

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