Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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mountainzen107

mountainzen107 - Aug 10, 2009 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2009

Sawtooth  Sucess!

Beautiful day for a climb. Got to the top of Bierstadt fairly fast then proceeded on the sawtooth ridge. (class 3 my ass). traversed until about 300 vertical feet from Evans when black clouds rolled in. we retreated without regret. good day.

armorfoot

armorfoot - Aug 10, 2009 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Very Crowded Trail  Sucess!

8 trillion people on the trail. Went off trail pretty early on. Makes it much more enjoyable. 2nd time up.

TexasClimber

TexasClimber - Aug 10, 2009 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Most Crowded Mountain Ever!  Sucess!

Start early! My wife and I got descent parking at 6 AM and were at the top in 3 hours taking it easy. It took just as long to get down to the upward bound "traffic." Wow! Great views. Awesome morning to be on the top of Colorado!

Chad Couch

Chad Couch - Jul 24, 2009 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2004

From Guanella  Sucess!

Climbed with Marc; as I recall it, my first summit of this peak.

edpaffjr

edpaffjr - Jul 14, 2009 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Mt. Bierstadt Hike  Sucess!

Trip report and pictures.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 3:42 am

from Guanella Pass  Sucess!

Climbed together with my son and dog. Beautiful fall day.

madmallard

madmallard - Jul 7, 2009 9:04 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

Mmm, Bier...  Sucess!

Wait a minute. There's no bier here!
D'oh!

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jun 29, 2009 12:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Standard  Sucess!

Good day with good weather. Great company.
Continued on over to Evans.

VermontMike

VermontMike - Jun 15, 2009 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009

Guanella Pass  Sucess!

First CO 14er. Fun time!! Grateful to have only 1 other person on summit.

Ingman

Ingman - Jun 14, 2009 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

Season opener  Sucess!

w/ C. Treiber and B. Gibbs via West. 5:00am Guanella Pass TH - 7:00am summit. Sawtooths were impassable without an axe - very cold and windy on summit.

illegal_smile

illegal_smile - Jun 7, 2009 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2009

yeaaaa  Sucess!

Wrecked hard on my bike yesterday and originally wanted to snave it up on Evan's but my left arm is useless so I just went for the easy hike up bierstadt! I had fun.

mattpayne11

mattpayne11 - Apr 27, 2009 12:58 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1986

Fairly easy  Sucess!

Nothing notable, just a straight forward hike.

HokieJim

HokieJim - Apr 23, 2009 2:42 pm

Last...  Sucess!

summit of the year for me. Rainy at the TH but cleared up. Sean and I were the first to reach the summit before the conga line to the top ensued

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.

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