Mount Democrat Climber's Log

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bigwilly - Mar 11, 2005 3:58 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Slopes Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!

This was my first fourteener and much more than I expected. The endless scree on the slopes above the saddle is really obnoxious. Still a great climb however, and a wonderfull introduction to fourteeners.


Asphazell - Mar 1, 2005 12:36 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake, standard route Date Climbed: May 2004  Sucess!

This was a grad hike for Wilderness Trekking School with the CMC. Was a fun trip with some nice, LONG glissades down the west couloirs!


ColoradoScott - Feb 3, 2005 4:23 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge/Standard Route Date Climbed: July 15, 1984  Sucess!

A very nice first fourteener, although this was my ninth. Climbed this with the CMC and continued to Cameron and Bross. The leader felt the weather was too iffy to nail Lincoln that day. So I came back w/ the CMC the following March and climbed it then.

I'd be interested in knowing if anyone has climbed, and can describe, the Southwest Ridge from the Democrat Buckskin saddle. On paper it looks like it could be a classic route.


Richrat - Jan 30, 2005 8:50 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake Trail Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!

Weather played a large role on this trip.


keeganyoung1 - Nov 23, 2004 10:00 am

Route Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!



csmcgranahan - Oct 31, 2004 6:14 pm

Route Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: August, 2002  Sucess!

A great hike both beginning and ending at Kite Lake. Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln and Bross in one day is great!

ripper333 - Oct 24, 2004 4:35 pm

Route Climbed: southeast ridge Date Climbed: august 2004  Sucess!

nice bagging 4 14ers in one push. fun, fast workout.

great weather. did the loop democrat, cameron, lincoln and bross.


Natasha - Oct 15, 2004 12:04 am

Route Climbed: Democrat-Lincoln-Bross Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 7, 2001  Sucess!

Great day, enjoyed knocking of 3 of these guys in one day.


mr_g - Oct 12, 2004 10:49 am

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 21, 1999  Sucess!

Drove up to Kite Lake and did the Decalibron route for Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln and Bross. The round trip time was about 6.5 hours. Got chased down Bross when the weather moved in, but all in all, it was a very good trip.


bc44caesar - Oct 11, 2004 8:33 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 10 Oct 2004  Sucess!

First leg on the "Decalibron" - snow covered most of the way, reached the summit after 1hr 20min


myrone - Sep 21, 2004 10:04 pm

Route Climbed: From Kite Lake Date Climbed: Saturday September 18,2004  Sucess!

Started up at 6:30AM, ended-up rock scrambling, missing the saddle, and heading straight up to the false summit and on to the summit. Reached the top at 7:50AM, nobody there, stayed about 15 mins and then off for Mt Cameron & Mt Lincoln. Beautiful, clear, but windy and cool. My 5th 14'er!

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Sep 21, 2004 9:16 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: May 8, 2004  Sucess!

2nd Fourteener; lots of snow but a clear, calm day with great views!


kcmule - Sep 13, 2004 6:06 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: Sat Sept 11, 2004  Sucess!

A fun and easy climb despite the slightly above average steepness for a 14er trail. Lots of erosion due to shortcutting made it a little tricky staying on the right path on the way up but it's pretty hard to get too far off course. There was a summit log but I could not find the USGS marker. Congrats to Jim on successfully climbing your 1st 14er.

F Bomb

F Bomb - Aug 31, 2004 2:31 pm

Route Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: August 27, 2004  Sucess!

Flew right up Democrat (Summit about 8) and the weather was still good, some snow but it would clear every few minutes. When I got to the top of Cameron ( I had a friend only half up) the thunder roared in and I decided I'd have to come back to get the others. So I'll finish up over labor day. A fun climb until the lightning came.


shanrickv - Aug 15, 2004 9:48 pm

Route Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: 8/15/04  Sucess!

This was the first leg of the Decalibron for me and two of my employees, Angela and Sabine. Had great weather up until the end and an overall great day.


Saintgrizzly - Aug 10, 2004 8:10 pm

Route Climbed: Standard, Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July, 1984  Sucess!

I may actually have done this mountain twice--I don't remember for sure. But I do remember doing it in July of 1984, with Aaron Johnson and Mike Kloepfer, and newly-met friends Betsy, Robyn, and Maggie, all of whom we had met a couple weeks earlier while fleeing a lightning storm on Elbert. It was a nice day (actually, as time passes, even bad days on the mountains turn into good memories). Nice climb!

Andrew McKenzie

Andrew McKenzie - Jul 19, 2004 2:29 am

Date Climbed: July 4, 2004  Sucess!

Done in conjuction with Licoln, Cameron and Bross on the fourth of July. What a great day, and a fairly easy climb for getting the legs in shape! Cheers!


Chris - Jul 18, 2004 11:25 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 18, 2004  Sucess!

Cloudy and windy, bailed on doing all four due to the weather. I spent 3.5 of my 5.5 hour mountain bike ride the day before in a cold downpour and decided not to make it two days in a row :-). Pretty easy fourteener, I'd imagine with good views on days visibility is more than 100 feet.


jhansen007 - Jul 17, 2004 9:08 pm

Route Climbed: Decalibron from Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 17, 2004  Sucess!

After climbing Long's a few weeks seemed sick and wrong to sleep in late and bag 4 peaks with such minimal effort. Nice scenery and easy hiking don't make for solitude. Still a fun hike though.

Larry V

Larry V - Jul 12, 2004 11:54 pm

Route Climbed: with Lincoln and Bross Date Climbed: Labor Day, 1971  Sucess!

Climbed with Mom, Dad, and little brother.

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