Mount Bierstadt Climber's Log

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Spindle - Jul 2, 2012 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2012

Fun climb  Sucess!

Fun, rewarding hike up and raced a thunderstorm on the way down. Excellent day!


eskimo122 - Jun 26, 2012 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2012

pika madness  Sucess!

spotted some adorable pikas! great day.


Bkoziol3 - Jun 20, 2012 11:37 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2012

you can climb a 14er after 5PM?  Sucess!

Started the hike up Bierstadt at 5:28PM. Topped out at 7:28. Treated to beautiful sunset. Loved it!


ericd - Jun 7, 2012 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2012

A 3hr ascent  Sucess!

This was the first peak in our long 12hr day that included descending the northwest ridge, over the Sawtooth's 'gendarme' and up thru the gully notch, around mt Spalding to mt Evans. Nice boardwalk in the lower wetlands or shall we say mudlands. Partly cloudy with a little wind but an excellent day hike.


MissH - Jun 6, 2012 10:10 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2012

Once per season?  Sucess!

2nd time bagging Bierstadt, first time was February. Guess I have to go back this summer and fall? All snow and ice avoidable. Great day for hiking, 3 hours up and then headed to Evans via Sawtooth. Clouds stuck around the summit but wasn't too bad with sporadic wind gusts. Saw about 10 others at the summit.


alpine345 - May 21, 2012 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1988

I'm back  Sucess!

First fourteener after a little forced time off...


Homestarhiker - May 17, 2012 10:11 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2012

1st 14er!  Sucess!

This was my first 14er. Conditions on the summit were below freezing with high winds. We got snowed on occasionally throughout the day, but never enough to warrant turning back.

letourneau41 - May 8, 2012 1:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2011

Sawtooth  Sucess!

Great Hike, Advise doing the sawtooth over to Evan's.


cdevenney84 - May 7, 2012 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

2nd Fourteneer  Sucess!

Sweet hike. Crowded on the weekends. Plan on doing Evans from the same starting point this summer.


nickkarl - Apr 24, 2012 12:24 am Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2012

Standard  Sucess!

My second CO 14er. Great day, had the mountain all to myself. Evans is next.


psycobill - Apr 2, 2012 2:53 pm

1st 14er summit

Went up the West slopes and then to Evans Via Sawtooth. Very 'sloggish'.


DerekFreed - Mar 30, 2012 12:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Fun Off Season Peak  Sucess!

Nice high peak for winter days when other routes are sketch. East ridge is my favorite route on this peak. Plan to continue revisiting this peak.

JPBX924 - Feb 20, 2012 7:58 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2012

Unsucessful Winter

Absolutely stunning in the winter. Entirely alone on the mountain (except the other two in the party). Very cold up higher, with relentless winds and weather moving in from the east. Group opted to head down about 1/2 way up due to worsening conditions and exhaustion. A good day though. Watch for ice on route up from US-285. Most ice I've ever seen on a road.


MissH - Feb 19, 2012 10:52 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2012

Don't forget sun/windblock!  Sucess!

Perfect weather - no clouds and mild winds, but that means lots of sunshine and frigid temps for a winter ascent. Saw a few people on the way up, and passed some overnight backpackers on our way down. Used microspokes myself, but saw others using snowshoes the whole way. They probably postholed a lot less in the willows than us, but it wasn't too bad.


DanielWandsneider - Feb 17, 2012 10:47 am Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2009

fun winter hike  Sucess!

I hiked up at night and slept out on a tarp at the base. That night I could hear a few lynx calling out to each other, which was pretty fascinating. The next morning, there was a bit of a storm, but the ridge wasn't too bad. Made it up in a few hours but couldn't see much with the low visibility. Hiking through the willows was a huge pain - I'm glad I had at least some help with flotation.

armstrongclimber - Nov 2, 2011 11:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2011

First 14er  Sucess!

Me and my brother were in town for a couple days hanging out with my cousins so we decided to bag a 14er while we were here. So we stopped by this one for a glorious day in the mountains while on our way to a family reunion in steamboat. When we summited we say a storm that we thought was a long way off, but quickly blew in causing us to run down in some places while the clouds set in and it began to rain. But we all ended up having a good time.


xpda - Oct 29, 2011 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2000

Bierstadt  Sucess!



Kara - Oct 24, 2011 10:50 am Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2011

Beautiful hike  Sucess!

A beautiful hike we squeezed in before winter. A little snow, but not enough to shut it down (or change the sport) Gorgeous color and clarity.


pavellush - Oct 14, 2011 4:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

nice and easy

Mt Bierstadt from Guanella Pass

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 12, 2011 3:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2002

OK training Run  Sucess!

Worth a 2 1/2 hour am hike in stable conditions without crossing over the sawtooth to Evans.

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