Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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BradBartick - May 25, 2014 8:52 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2014

Easy climb in interesting conditions  Sucess!

Solo adventure in every version of inclement weather- snow, hail, wind, freezing rain, large hail, thunder, and intermittent white outs. Good fun on the summit ridge and good time given the conditions. Met up with another solo guy and traded beating the path through snow. Only bad part was freezing creek crossing with weak snow banks. Dropped thigh deep, but gaiters actually kept water out of my boots.


SiberianSayan - May 14, 2014 2:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1988

My 1st 14er  Sucess!

Approximate date. Wound up walking through freezing creeks amongst the willows. My first 14er.


MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 7:42 am

Bierdstadt  Sucess!

Climbed multiple times

alpineair - Oct 28, 2013 10:03 am

Fun!  Sucess!

Sawtooth from Evans.


Pewma - Oct 15, 2013 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010

Bierstadt  Sucess!

Nice hike up and did the sawtooth over to Elbert


belexes - Oct 12, 2013 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2013

Bierstadt Trail  Sucess!

I had planned to climb Capitol Peak this weekend, but I decided to play it safe. It was clear all day, but cold in the morning. There was a little snow on the ground, more is sure to come. Plenty of hikers on the trail, but not as crazy as a typical summer weeekend. The whole trip took about 4.5 hours, with a break of about 30 minutes on the summit. This was my 4th time on Bierstadt.


DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 12:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Snowy June climb  Sucess!

Climbed Bierstadt in snowy spring conditions - a great alternative to the easy summer trail and heavy traffic!


cgallaugher - Sep 29, 2013 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

Early storms

This was my attempt at a 2nd 14,000 footer and bringing a friend for her first. We had a beautiful day despite a late start: 9:00. The trails were crowded but everyone was friendly. Conditions were great and easy footing. We were just about at the turn for the summit, 13,750 feet, when a bolt of lightening struck the summit sending everyone down. Another bold hit just to the east of us and dark clouds enveloped the mountain. I had crouched down hoping for the storm to pass but there was no indication it would and hoards of people and dogs started hurrying back down. Hail started in earnest and stung any exposed skin as well as filled the trail with ice and the nice footing was complicated as the trail turned to mud mixed with ice. Everyone encouraged each other down the mountain and emphatically shared the feeling of defeat as many of us never got to summit that day. Those who did summit as the lightening struck were shaken, hair had stood on ends for some and you could hear the electricity crackly in the cairns. Am saddened to miss the peak but thankful no one was hurt that day. Definitely a nice climb and will revisit it someday...


jczog - Sep 4, 2013 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2013

Beautiful Day!  Sucess!

Went with a friend and spent over an hour socializing on summit. Nice quick walk-up.


TJ311 - Aug 27, 2013 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2013

Fifth 14'er  Sucess!

My 2 friends and I made it to the top in 3 hours. I didn't figure this was too awfully bad since we had just flown in from Dallas 36 hours prior to climbing. It's my 5th 14'er. Very crowded on the trail and lots of dogs! Fun time.


xDoogiex - Aug 25, 2013 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2013

Nice day  Sucess!

Sweet hike. I had no food(gave it to my friend) and 2 hours of sleep so I struggled. I'll have to return and hit it harder solo


Tbacon251 - Aug 4, 2013 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

Crowded   Sucess!

Hiked with Ryan and Mareshah. Very crowded mountain.


Peakbug - Jul 7, 2013 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

4th of July   Sucess!

We got up (and down) early to avoid the crowds. Perfect day.


astroclimber - Jul 6, 2013 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2011

Fun in the winter  Sucess!

Fun climb with my son, but nasty willows in the snow.


MissH - May 23, 2013 4:20 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2013

"Winter" solo  Sucess!

With all the snow this spring hike should count as winter! Was able to go right up the snow to the summit. Caught in light snow (and fell IN the creek) on the descent.


jfulcher - May 15, 2013 7:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2011

standard rt  Sucess!

quick hike.


jainman09 - May 9, 2013 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2011

#6  Sucess!

Took my 10 year old newphew up for his First Fourteener and success!


DrHill - Apr 19, 2013 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2005

easy hike  Sucess!

With a great group of REU friends


Cambot - Apr 6, 2013 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2013

West Slopes  Sucess!

Only a few other people and dead calm at the summit!


MikeyB - Feb 3, 2013 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2013

Gotta go in winter  Sucess!

Solo up the West slopes, had the summit to myself, which is an extremely unusual feat for this peak. Gotta go in the winter if you want this peak to yourself!

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