Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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geeman

geeman - Apr 7, 2009 11:12 am Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2009

Late winter ascent  Sucess!

Beautiful day between two snow storms. First 14er. Skied up until 13,000ft, then climbed the rest, used crampons to get back down to where we left the skis. Except me and my buddy, not a single living soul in sight. Great time!

Pablohoney

Pablohoney - Mar 28, 2009 6:48 pm

Hmmmm  Sucess!

Not a whole lot to say, another 14er.

COhawkeye

COhawkeye - Mar 17, 2009 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2008

Sawtooth  Sucess!

Sawtooth to Evans. Great climb.

JoeyBagoDonuts

JoeyBagoDonuts - Mar 16, 2009 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009

Late winter solo

On a Sunday in late winter I was surprised to find so few people. It was a beautiful, cold and peaceful hike. It was just me and my thoughts all day.

farrisgl

farrisgl - Mar 3, 2009 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2002

Busy peak; completed on a side trip from California  Sucess!

I got a bit of a late start after my drive up from Denver at about 9 am. Fortunately the weather was good and made the summit in good time. Busy place with perhaps 200 climbers and maybe more. Excellent view and glad i took the time to climb this peak.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jan 19, 2009 10:26 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

Standard in Winter  Sucess!

Winter ascent with Gabe and his pup. The road is plowed to just above the Guanella Pass campground at around 10,900'.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jan 5, 2009 9:59 am Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2009

From Winter Parking  Sucess!

While blessedly sunny and clear, it was incredibly cold this day. Fortunately, the trail was pretty well packed but we still snowshoed until just below the saddle. The snow leaving the saddle was total hardpack - you could kick steps about 1-2 inches deep, and that's all the purchase you would get. It was beyond cold this day. Temps were in the single digits and windchill was WELL below zero. Not much celebrating on the summit: Take a few more bites of food and a sip of water and descend. I didn't even bother signing the summit register - just walked right past it. I just wanted out of that bitter cold wind.

This mountain is a sweet little teddy bear of a hike in the summer, but a formidable foe in winter conditions from the lower parking area. Hiking partners: Ricardo's CMC outing.

Narendra

Narendra - Jan 1, 2009 3:06 pm

bierstadt  Sucess!

Nice warm-up hike, crowded on weekends

mkim822

mkim822 - Nov 24, 2008 12:55 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008

good warm-up 14er  Sucess!

my second time hiking this 14er; a good way to warm up to start off the season to hike other 14ers! guanella pass rd construction is a bit annoying, but oh well...

cackalackyclimber

cackalackyclimber - Nov 21, 2008 11:16 am

Standard route  Sucess!

Solo from Guanella to Bierstadt then on to Evans via the Sawtooth.

Dropmo40

Dropmo40 - Oct 31, 2008 1:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

sawtooth? oh ya

good loop route from pass.

co14er

co14er - Oct 25, 2008 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008

Any Route  Sucess!

This I have climbed more than any other, at least 15 times. It is closest to were I grew up. It is a good ski descent in winter and a good snow climb, fairly low avalanche danger.

timfoltz

timfoltz - Sep 17, 2008 11:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Wow  Sucess!

Wanted to climb the East ridge and connect to evans via sawtooth from evans road, but surpsisingly the road was closed. Resorted to climbing standard route along with the multitudes of others.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 1, 2008 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Standard route from Guanella  Sucess!

We got up early enough to be in the first "batch" of summitters, but not early enough to avoid the mobs of other hikers on our descent. Still, it's good to see so many people out getting exercise, especially families with kids and teens. Partner: Husband.

shanrickv

shanrickv - Sep 1, 2008 1:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Sawtooth  Sucess!

Had the summit all to myself at 6:30 a.m. prior to traversing the Sawtooth and summiting Evans. Great climb on a beautiful day.

PapaBanucci

PapaBanucci - Aug 23, 2008 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Crowded  Sucess!

Hiked with Boy Scout Troop. Beat the storm coming in. I never can figure out the people who start late and keep going up when the clouds are rolling in. I figure they got soaked.

Pivvay

Pivvay - Aug 21, 2008 10:48 am Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007

Got one, no sawtooth  Sucess!

We were after the combo and the sawtooth but Marni and Turbo weren't liking the snow cover and we backed off back up Bierstadt. Still a nice hike and a few little glissades on the way down.

alpspitze

alpspitze - Aug 15, 2008 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Standart route  Sucess!

Several hundred people shared this one with me. Short and sweet.

lalpinist

lalpinist - Aug 6, 2008 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2008

Hot  Sucess!

There was a bit of a heat wave, and the sun was intense. 5 hours RT for three lowlanders. The mountain was pretty busy for a mid-week climb.

sistinas

sistinas - Aug 4, 2008 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

Beautiful day - first Colorado 14er, no altitude problems, gorgeous weather even though it was so humid we couldn't light a fire the night before. Summit was pretty crowded even though it was a Tuesday. Met some guys who were trying to eat donuts on top of every 14er.

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