Mount Bross Climber's Log

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mtnhiker13 - Dec 27, 2002 11:58 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 28, 2001  Sucess!

3rd (or 4th 14er depending on how you count Cameron) this day. Was great descending the scree. Took some nice pictures.


chef007 - Dec 15, 2002 8:12 pm

Route Climbed: kite lake TH Date Climbed: December 14, 2002, Jan 11 2003  Sucess!

This was one hell of a hike! when we reached the summit we met up with some nice 80mph winds. I could barely walk! We had some fun in the wind though, like who could pee the farthest and who could lean forward the most with out falling over ( I won both of them of course). All around it was a good hike and not too easy either.


zzril - Nov 22, 2002 12:31 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 1992  Sucess!

last of the 3 in this chain


rob_runkle - Nov 2, 2002 8:16 am

Route Climbed: Kites Lake Date Climbed: August 17, 2002  Sucess!

Great three 14ers (+Cameron) for a one day trip. I loved sliding down the scree!!!


climberkjp - Oct 22, 2002 11:03 am

Route Climbed: From Lincoln Date Climbed: Summer 1998  Sucess!

My third 14er ever, all in one day. Too bad I wasn't able to keep that pace up


rmjwinters - Oct 6, 2002 1:15 pm

Route Climbed: From Lincoln Date Climbed: June 14 2000  Sucess!

Ring around the cirque continues and ends with Bross. Came from Lincoln. Now the 2000 scree ski back to Kite Lake.


mtnhappy - Sep 22, 2002 1:51 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: September 21, 2002  Sucess!

I loved this one the best out of the 4 (hey, i'm counting Cameron :))! the summit was huge! unfortunately it was pretty windy on this summit too. but the views were crazy beautiful! you could see hundreds of miles away. so the climb down from Bross was a bit adventurous! my group separated. i went down toward the left on the west side w/ some friends. we encountered a few obstacles like a waterfall, which we had to basically "cliffhang" & rock climb around. before that, we came across some scree--now that was fun! it's like skiing on small rocks!


ogonzoo - Sep 19, 2002 5:51 am

Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: August 10, 2002  Sucess!

Bross was very cool, loved how flat it was on top. i think that we were about the only two people on top and most of the tourons had already called it a day. however i did not like getting lost on our way back down to Kite Lake, anyone know where the trail went? i knew it was here, some place... oh look there it is about 2000 feet down there.


charles97 - Sep 17, 2002 2:51 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: September 3, 2002  Sucess!

Did the standard triple bagger route from Kite Lake. The storm was a-brewing when I made summit of Bross at 12:15 pm. Mad dash down the loose scree toward Kite Lake was quite interesting (and exhausting).

Fifth of 10 fourteeners in 6 days. #13 overall.

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - Jul 27, 2002 8:53 am

Route Climbed: Kite Lake-Democrat-Lincoln-Bross Date Climbed: July 25 2002  Sucess!

Nice weather. Started at 8:00 AM, Democrat at 9:15, Cameron at 10:17, Lincoln at 10:30, Bross at 11:07, and back down the steep scree trail to Kite Lake at 11:52.


wayneaflick - Jun 25, 2002 6:49 pm

Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: July 15, 1994  Sucess!

My first experience on the summit of Bross occurred when I drove to just short of the summit and walked to the top. I then went over to Lincoln from which I proceeded on to Democrat. I took a very small amount of water and was very thirsty when I got back to the vehicle. As usual the wind was blowing and I was quiet cold. I stopped at the Windy Point turnout on the way down and read about the Bristle Cone Pines. When I started back to the vehicle I started shaking uncontrollably. I had the heater on full blast and couldn't quit shaking. I believe I had a mild case of hypothermia because of dehydration.

On June 24, 2001 my son and grandson climbed all four peaks from Kite Lake. We had an uneventful climb except my grandson got sick and had to go back before he got to the Democrat-Cameron saddle. The wend blew as usual but I had plenty of water. There were the usual number of people (lots) on all summits. We got to Bross so late there wasn't anybody to take our picture. As I walked the last few feet to the summit, a guy on a mountain bike came by spinning his wheels etc. He rode around one of the wind breaks and down he went. What a waste of fuel. I did three glissades on this trip; first one was off Democrat, the 2nd was off Cameron and the third was off Bross. Except for the biker, it was a great day. The thunder storm blew up as we were climbing Lincoln and went around us until we started down Bross. That's when it started raining, but wasn't even enough to break out rain gear.

ctruscot - Jun 3, 2002 4:25 pm

Route Climbed: Democrat-Lincoln-Bross traverse Date Climbed: August 1997  Sucess!

At the summit I pulled out my sandwich and turned just for a second and my dog snatched it right out of my hand. She has never done that before! The only downhill scree feld that I actually loved

so far. It was actually fun - good sliding!!!


darinchadwick - Apr 3, 2002 12:33 pm

Route Climbed: From Lincoln Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!

Bet you'll never guess what other peaks I climbed that day! Though this peak-baggers dream is oft ridiculed, if you look at it as a cirque traverse, then it gains more appeal as a great day for hikers and peak-baggers alike. Anybody tried skiing it in winter?


odysseus - Aug 23, 2001 6:00 pm

Route Climbed: Mineral Park Mine / Dolly Varden Gulch Date Climbed: 8/16/2001  Sucess!

Bross was the 4th of 5 fourteeners that my partner and I climbed in 5 days. Basically a hike up a road. All the books say to go directly up the face of Bross once above the old Dolly Varden mine, but you can follow the road all the way around up to the Cameron - Bross saddle (longer this way, but no slipping and sliding). This adds another mile or two to the route. The summit of Bross was like being on the moon. It was clear and really windy on summit day.

Peter Eliassen

Peter Eliassen - Aug 16, 2001 11:36 am

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 8/10/97  Sucess!

Not bad...hiked with a friend who had never hiked a 14er before and she did great!


jratk - Aug 11, 2001 9:40 pm

Route Climbed: 3 banger route Date Climbed: 8-8-01  Sucess!

Completed all 3 in 3 hours 40 min. solo.


miztflip - Aug 8, 2001 2:51 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: June 9, 1999  Sucess!

Did in the same day with Lincoln and Democrat. Not a sole in site and what a great day.

maudie73 - Jul 23, 2001 9:34 pm

Route Climbed: From Kite Lake Date Climbed: 05/2001  Sucess!

A beautiful May day and we went up the wrong trail! Still an abundance of scree! Honestly, it didn't feel like we were on top as the summit is so large and flat. Cornices hung over the trail to Lincoln, so we went up Cameron and then returned over Bross for the descent. A great intro to the summer hiking season.


climbcolorado - Jul 17, 2001 7:44 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes and East Slopes  Sucess!

Both of these routes are easy and good first climbs for anyone in reasonable shape.


theplugger - Apr 8, 2001 12:50 pm

Route Climbed: In combination with Democrat, Lincoln and Cameron Date Climbed: 8-4-94  Sucess!

This was a great day for me. Not a fast climber (hence the handle, "the plugger"), being able to bag 4 peaks in one day was a great high, both literally as well as figuritively. I've repeated this set of peaks 2 or 3 times since, just for the fun of it.

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