Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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Jim Clarke

Jim Clarke - Jul 23, 2001 6:14 pm

Route Climbed: Combined with Evans via Sawtooth Ridge Date Climbed: 8/13/00  Sucess!

Fun, easy 14er with a classic high-alpine traverse followed by an extremely boring slog over to the most uninspiring summit of my life...the tourist trap of Mt. Evans...

chuck - Jul 23, 2001 9:45 am

Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: July 14, 2001 9:00 AM  Sucess!

First 14er. Climbed w/Mindy and Scott. 2.5 hours to summit, 4.5 hours round trip. Beautiful view of Grays and Torreys on the trail. Impressive panorama at summit.


climbcolorado - Jul 17, 2001 9:44 am

Route Climbed: West Slopes and Evans - Bierstadt combination  Sucess!

I have climbed the West Slopes in winter and it is a good first time winter accent. I also climbed the Bierstadt - Evans combination via the Sawtooth Ridge. This route is rated 3rd class and is for advance climbers and should be climbed only when dry !


mpbro - Jul 3, 2001 2:22 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest (usual) slopes Date Climbed: September 24, 2000  Sucess!

This should have been a summer climb, but it was the day after the year's first snowstorm. COOOOOLD and Windy! Ugly summit!

Trip report is here


jratk - May 15, 2001 11:01 pm

Route Climbed: form Guanella Pass Date Climbed: Jan. 2001  Sucess!

Great first winter ascent. Fun little climb.


kilimanjaro1 - Apr 29, 2001 6:29 pm

Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: 4/27/01  Sucess!

An easy summit, but the snow at the willows on descent would not support climbers and experienced constant postholing into waist deep snow. Gaining the summit by the trail and ridge was easy- I should have taken the same route down for descent. But I decided to make a beeline for the trailhead on descent only to realize that snow was covering the willows. I didnt have snow shoes, but even snow shoe tracks showed lots of postholing. A normal easy 4-6 hour RT in the summer, this day it took 11 hours and was not nearly as easy as advertised because of the constant postholing. Live and learn.

Jerry Thomas - Mar 30, 2001 8:56 am

Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: 3/20/99  Sucess!

My first 14er, do not let the Mountain fool you, it is bigger than it looks. If you climb it with snow on the ground you get to walk over the infamous willows.

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