Mount Democrat Climber's Log

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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.


dp - Jul 12, 2004 4:10 pm

Route Climbed: decalibron from Kite Lake Date Climbed: 11 July 2004  Sucess!

1st of the 3 for the day. Beautiful weather the entire day. Spencer the dog's 5th 14'er, with lots of company for him on top.


belexes - Jul 9, 2004 4:12 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake/Decalibron Date Climbed: July 8, 2004  Sucess!

I finished the Decalibron with Democrat, and this was the toughest part of the journey. It was a steep hike on loose talus from the Democrat-Cameron saddle. I reached the summit at about 1:30 PM. There were a few hikers there, but they soon left and I had the place all to myself.


awillson - Jul 8, 2004 10:07 am

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

My brothers and I decided to try speed climbing from Kite Lake. Brent 0:58, Andrew 1:02, Eric 1:05. Nice view of Climax Mine from the summit.


Ratballs - Jun 22, 2004 9:10 pm

Route Climbed: From Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 19, 1999  Sucess!

A fun, solo day out up high.

Here's a (sorta) trip report.


CharlesD - Jun 22, 2004 11:05 am

Route Climbed: Southeast snowfields and talus Date Climbed: June 19, 2004  Sucess!

Definitely the most interesting summit on the Decalibron loop. Climbed about 600' of moderate snow south of the main trail up to the steep talus pile. Thence to the summit by the shortest available route. Nice place, but crowded. Summer 14ers are definitely a different breed of mountain than what I've become used to.


mountainmota - Jun 15, 2004 7:28 pm

Route Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

Nice easy 14er!


xskier77 - Jun 13, 2004 8:40 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: May 2, 2004  Sucess!

Was unable to drive all the way to Kite lake so we managed to get a legal 3000 ft gain hike of Democrat. There was plenty of snow and snowshoes probably would have been helpfull. We wound up postholing quite a bit but got a great glissade from the summit almost all the way back to Kite Lake.


Andy - Jun 12, 2004 6:27 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: June 12, 2004  Sucess!

I climbed Democrat along with Lincoln and Bross. It took me five hours car to car. The weather was cool and windy and a snow squall blew through on my way from Cameron to Bross.


lostman - Jun 9, 2004 3:10 pm

Route Climbed: Via Lincoln Date Climbed: July 19, 2001  Sucess!

Great day!

bps - Jun 9, 2004 4:42 am

Route Climbed: Standard route from Kite Lake Date Climbed: October 2002  Sucess!

Had to spend 4 months at sea level and upon arriving back home in Colorado I went straight here to kick my butt back into altitude-shape!


esugi - May 27, 2004 11:40 am

Route Climbed: From Kite Lake Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!

Flew in from Seattle, rented a car, drove to the trailhead, and did the Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln circa all in one day! Was feeling the affects of altitude quite a bit. We descended down from Lincoln in the dark, got in the car, and drove off to the trailhead of Mount Elbert. Very fun but long trip.


DaveC - May 20, 2004 9:31 pm

Route Climbed: standard loop Date Climbed: june 96  Sucess!

first of an easy triple-bagger from kite lake with a dozen tourists and the dog.


sbkelley - May 12, 2004 3:11 pm

Route Climbed: south slopes Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!

Alex, Richard, Tim and I just kind of found our own route up to the top. We saw the inviting ridge on the south face of the mountain when viewed from Kite Lake and just followed it up to the top - a nice way to spice the climb up a little bit.

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