Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

Viewing: 61-80 of 547

JRaphaelson - Jul 19, 2015 8:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2015

Bierstadt  Sucess!

Cold and windy July day, wanted to do the traverse but only got Bierstadt.

psweet - Jul 13, 2015 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2015

Beautiful, busy hike  Sucess!

My wife and I's first fourteener. Lots of people on the trail from Guanella Pass, but nothing could have been better than the beautiful, cloudless day we were able to enjoy.

We started around 6:45 (probably should have started earlier to avoid contributing to the large crowd). Made it to the summit and back in about 4.5 hours, including a decent hangout at the top to enjoy the view.


BradBartick - May 20, 2015 7:34 pm

Skin up, ski down, life is good  Sucess!

With Matt C. Great day. Skinned from Lower parking area. 3.5 hours to summit. 30 minutes to descend. Thick, heavy snow. Huge cornice on summit. Light wind except on summit ridge, when it was ~25mph.


derekperc - Jan 22, 2015 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2013

fall hike  Sucess!

had a calm, clear day on the mountain just before ski season


chicagotransplant - Dec 7, 2014 6:19 pm Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2014

Standard Route  Sucess!

Standard route on a clear but breezy day. Packed snow on the trail, no showshoes required.


Mcknight30 - Oct 26, 2014 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2014

10/26/14 overnight  Sucess!

Parked at the TH on Saturday evening and hiked 1.5 miles up Bierstadt trail and pitched my tent. Summited Bierstadt the next morning at 8:35am the next morning before the crowd showed up. This was my first 14er and it was a very windy and cold summit.

rockymountain_guac - Oct 22, 2014 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013

First Mountain Ever  Sucess!

First ever mountain I hiked. Start of an addiction.


badmajick - Sep 26, 2014 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2014

Fun day  Sucess!

Straight forward approach thanks to the boardwalk, did sawtooth on the way down.


mattdalman - Sep 24, 2014 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014

Great traverse  Sucess!

Part of a Spalding, Evans, Sawtooth traverse.


technicolorNH - Aug 28, 2014 10:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2014

Easy day  Sucess!

Two hours and forty five minutes up, one hour and forty five minutes down. I hope the trio of chilled girls from Kansas got off the top before the rain and sleet came in.


Moogie737 - Aug 25, 2014 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2014

Guanella Pass TH  Sucess!

#1 8-11-14 Interesting early approach thru the "bogs." Chilly on top. We were not the only ones who decided to try this 14er on for size... #2 5-25-15 Mostly snowshoes all the way up and down. Beautiful summit conditions. Die Gesellschaft war absolut ausgezeichnet.


Kiefer - Aug 24, 2014 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2014

West Ridge  Sucess!

Took a newbie up her first 14er on Bierstadt. She had a great time. I got a laugh out of the 'conga-line' of what had to be ~400 people! But, it was a Sunday, so expected.
Freaking cold atop!!


SCHO - Aug 17, 2014 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2014

West Slopes  Sucess!

Up/down West Slopes. 4.5 hours roundtrip including summit stop.


yadahzoemtn - Aug 16, 2014 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2014

One last 14er before the trip ends  Sucess!

This was the last one we had time for before a wonderful trip to Colorado came to an end. I will be back.
05/25/15: Another opportunity to climb this one.


jdmorehouse - Jul 26, 2014 9:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2014

Carnival  Sucess!

Used to being the only one on a mountain, having hundreds sharing the trail was disconcerting. And I thought climbing it during the week would bring fewer visitors!

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Jul 21, 2014 9:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011

#10  Sucess!

With Dad.


GooseOtter - Jul 20, 2014 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014

So. I'm a 1er.  Sucess!

A first. I am from Ohio, have lived in Denver, South, for about a year. Girlfriend and I decided to begin after much encouragement from her. We went and made it up and back. Pretty good accomplishment, for me. Out of shape within reason and have smoked a pack-a-day since turning 20 y.o. Definitely reconsidering the wicked habit. As known, Mt. Bierstadt is very popular and for very good reasons. Beautiful. The hike down and out was the roughest for me, especially the last bit with the wooden bridges across the swamp-marsh. I was just done and ready to be not walking anymore. I look forward to the next time.


belexes - Jul 7, 2014 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2014

Bierstadt Trail  Sucess! Independence Day hike. This was my 5th time on Bierstadt. The place was a madhouse, as expected. Full parking lots and tons of hikers, but that's all right. The weather was good, a little windy at times, but sunny. There were a few slower hikers in the group, and one turned back before the summit. This was the 1st 14er of 3 in our group.


Onager - Jun 6, 2014 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2014

A beautiful morning.  Sucess!

Woke up around 4am and made it to Evans trailhead around 6am. Met a hiker at the lot and we decided to hike together. We hit the trail at 6:30am, made it through the swampy areas easily and over the still frozen snow due to our early start. It was slow going since this was my 2nd 14er and it was her first. We made the summit at 9:45am and got back to the car at noon before a storm rolled our way. Great day!


AM_Hawk - May 31, 2014 10:58 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2014

Postholing builds character

Soft snow over marshes made for some serious postholing even with snowshoes on. Forced to retreat 250ft from summit due to lightning...

Viewing: 61-80 of 547
Return to 'Mount Bierstadt' main page