A indistigueshed mountain. Fun though.
Comination with Lincoln.
We descended the South west slope. It was a blast sking down the scree.
Try the descent during the late spring/early summer before the snow melts out of the gully - less erosion that way through the scree.
After summitting Democrat and Cameron, I headed over to Bross. Coming down the scree was the fastest descent I ever had.
First time was Sept. 2001 and I had to practically run off the mountain to get out of a snowstorm. Only got Cameron/Bross that day since the weather was so crazy. Thankfully getting from Bross to the parking lot only takes 45 minutes (or less) if you're in a hurry. Climbed again in August 2003 to get Lincoln and complete the group. Had good weather and didn't have to run down Bross this time.
Might as well climb all four.
Almost always combine this with Democrat, Cameron and Bross.
Worst of the Lincoln group. Some lazy ass drove to the top... lame.
This was the finishing touch to the triple header. Coming down the mountain was a bit tough, but extremely fun!!
Great day! Blue skies all day. What an ideal finish to the three banger. Helped several people find the path down to Kite Lake.
Really kind of an un-exciting mountain. Its mainly just a really huge blob of talus with no real features or aesthetics to speak of. The hike from Cameron is literally on roads - as the top is completely checkerboarded with old mining roads that you could easilly take most 4WD cars up. Met a party of Europeans on mountain bikes on the top. Decent back to Kite lake is well defined, but somewhat of a choss pile - its amazing that enough thousands of boots can change talus into funky, loose scree. Not really a peak I'd be too excited about doing agin just due to the boring factor :)
My climbing partner Tim and I reached the summit of Mount Bross on Saturday, August 9, 2003. This was Tim’s second official 14’er of the day. We left Democrat off the circle traverse as I had reached its summit earlier this year with a fellow climber.
Part of a big 4-in a day Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, Bross combo. Good times!
Kind of a long day...I'm not gonna fib! It wasn't too hard, though I had a headache most of the day. I suppose it was due to lack of acclimation. I was fine the rest of the week, though, so I guess these 4 got me good and acclimated! Kind of a boring mountain, I thought, with it being so rounded at the top. Not really any distinct peak. How crazy that people drive all the way up there!! I wish we would have asked someone for a ride down...but the way down wasn't too bad. Full of scree, but it was fun. I found a little bit of snow to slide down-whee! It was nice to get back to camp after a while. I tried to swim in Kite Lake but only got in to about my waist before I high-tailed it outta there! BRR it was cold!
My first 14ers! Awesome circuit across three 14ers. Going from Kite Lake to Mt. Democrat to Mt. Lincoln to Mt. Bross is like rounding a seven-mile baseball diamond backwards.
Mt. Bross has a humongous flat top. I had to hike about a 1/4 mile across the top to the north just to see off the north edge.
The hike down from Bross was quite tricky due to the loose scree on the steep slope.
My second 14er, the entire group is fun to do in combination.
Bross' interestingly flat summit contrasts well with the other nearby 'pointy' peaks. Hiked as part of the 'calibron' (no dem) with friends Dave and Kim. This was, however, the most uncomfortable and awkward descent of a mountain I have ever experienced. This unavoidable 'scree slide' took months off the life of my new hiking boots, and we felt terrible at the sea of rocks we were forced into eroding down the face with us.
Very relaxing and enjoyable hike from Lincoln. Encountered some very strong wind on the summit. The descent off of Bross was very fun and exciting running and skiing down the scree!!!. Even got to do a bit of standing glissading on some snow below the scree slope. This was one of the most enjoyable descents off a 14er I can remember.
4th 14'er. Climbed with Jennifer. Easy hike across saddle. The path we took down the scree was quite steep for awhile. Great hiking day except for knee problems and skipping Lincoln(we'll be back though).