Mount Democrat Climber's Log

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CodyD23 - Sep 2, 2015 11:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2015

First 14er  Sucess!

Started up the mountain at around 6:30am with a group of 3 other friends and there were tons of people climbing that day. It made me feel better since it was my first 14er to climb. I though if something bad happens like a twisted ankle there are enough people here to help assist any get down the mountain safely. But you did have to take extra time to work around everybody since there were big groups and a ton of dogs who were struggling to get up some icy parts on the lower trail which ended up with a few groups waiting in the middle of the thin trail. The climb up to the saddle was harder and longer than I had first anticipated but was enjoyable and challenging, at least for myself I had never been above 10,000ft before.
Once we reached the saddle it was easier to set your own pace to climb up to the false summit. The small group I was with started to split up. There was myself and a friend who were climbing faster and the other two guys were fine taking more time to hike up. Once we got to a certain point my climbing partner and myself decided to follow some people who broke off of the main group and ventured to the left trail since we were all bunching up. After a little while I noticed that we were going through a lot of snow and after a bit we had lost the trail. So from this point I just started going straight up using both hands and feet to reach the false summit. It was quite the experience and was like no other hike/climb I have done before. Once we were at the false summit it is a short walk to the top! Most definitely won't be going back anytime soon I'd rather try other 14ers but I can say that I am happy to call this mountain my first 14er.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jul 12, 2015 1:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2015

Crowded!  Sucess!

The parking area was full and the cars were parked a mile from the TH. Luckily, Margaret and I got there after noon so people were leaving and parking wasn't an issue. The short end of the stick was unstable weather that prompted a descent after summiting. Mt Lincoln will have to wait.


RockyMountainAddict707 - May 11, 2015 7:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2014

1st of 4  Sucess!

The name may have been off-putting, put it was sure nice to summit my 2nd Fourteener ever! I went on a Tuesday early morning, and it was still really packed. Definitely don't go on a weekend...


chicagotransplant - May 4, 2015 12:01 am Date Climbed: May 2, 2015

Lake Emma Chutes  Sucess!

Skinned up standard route from Paris Mill, mostly continuous snow on the road. Some hard pack snow on the upper slopes had me put the skis on my back near the top of the false summit. Skied down the south face and through the Lake Emma Chutes and back to the car. Dropped in around 10.15, but was it was still a little firm, could have waited a little longer to let the sun warm things up. The Lake Emma Chutes don't see sun until after 8am this time of year.


Moogie737 - Aug 25, 2014 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

First one of four  Sucess!

Not a registered Democrat but found no reason not to visit and read the campaign literature on top. One down (up?) and three to go for the day. Gosh, does it get any better than this?


yadahzoemtn - Aug 16, 2014 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Decalibron  Sucess!

Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln and Bross. Too good to be true.


Onager - Aug 2, 2014 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

Decalibron  Sucess!

Climbed 4 Colorado Fourteeners in one day! Slept in my Xterra, woke up at 4:30AM and hit the trail up Mount Democrat. Met up with 3 other hikers and traversed over from Democrat to Mount Cameron. We then continued onto Mount Lincoln and then finally onto the summit of Mount Bross. Arrived back at the trail head around 11:30AM.

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Jul 21, 2014 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

With two others.  Sucess!

Only got Cameron, Lincoln, and Democrat today.


BradBartick - Jun 29, 2014 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2014

Lincoln group with Michelle  Sucess!

4 bagger Lincoln, Democrat, Bross, Cameron.


xDoogiex - Jun 25, 2014 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2014

Mt democrat  Sucess!

Part 1 of Decalibron!!


iceaxe5 - Jun 23, 2014 11:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2002

summitted  Sucess!



Hyadventure - May 20, 2014 3:54 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2014

Unexpected climbing partner  Sucess!

Climbed with Jake, the local wonder dog.


MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 7:48 am

Democrat  Sucess!

Climbed multiple times, including as a snow climb

alpineair - Oct 28, 2013 10:19 am

North face.  Sucess!



Pewma - Oct 15, 2013 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010

Clouds  Sucess!

Summited in the clouds.


DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 1:04 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2007

Decalibron  Sucess!

Hiked from Mineral Park mine (13 miles RT).


astroclimber - Sep 8, 2013 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2012

Democrat, Cameron, Bross  Sucess!

Friday the 13th climb. Great early spring climb.


WZimmerman - Sep 7, 2013 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Mount Democrat (and Mount Lincoln and Mount Bross)  Sucess!

A spectacular day -- three peaks for the price of one. The flat stone field to cross on the way from Mount Democrat to Mount Lincoln is remarkable sight. The downclimb from Mount Bross seemed to take forever.


Bkoziol3 - Sep 5, 2013 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2013

Decalibration  Sucess!

hiked with other three peaks. Cameron, Lincoln and Bross


Cambot - Aug 11, 2013 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

flowers and crowds  Sucess!

Wildflowers were out in force, as were other hikers. A cute Irish Terrier dog in the lead made us popular. A fun, social loop.

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