Mount Democrat Climber's Log

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chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:16 pm

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: June 12, 2004  Sucess!

First 14er as a Colorado Resident (3rd overall)


1mvertical - Jan 5, 2006 12:48 am

Route Climbed: SW Ridge variation Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2005  Sucess!

We climbed a very frozen section of snow just to the north of the SE Ridge route. The slope measured between 35-40 degrees, and was very solid. This made a nice snow climb. I would carefully consider the snowpack when taking this route.


CODave - Dec 30, 2005 12:29 pm

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: September 17, 2005  Sucess!

Easy hike up Democrat from Kite Lake. Went on to Cameron, Lincoln, & Bross.


Livelife4Summits - Dec 29, 2005 2:44 am

Route Climbed: via East Ridge Date Climbed: August 12th, 2003  Sucess!

The most exhausting one of the quad....the steep climb is quite an undertaking, and is not for the faint of heart....


LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:17 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 27-aug-2005  Sucess!

See the trip report here:


whatisis - Nov 4, 2005 5:40 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: September 17, 2004  Sucess!

Made it.

indianhillsted - Oct 28, 2005 5:26 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake 3 Banger Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!

Fast day...summitted Democrat, Lincoln, and Bross in 3 hours 5 min.


skorpeo - Oct 9, 2005 5:02 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: Late September 2004  Sucess!

My wife Julie, her sister Kathleen and I summited. There was snow the whole way, quite chilly at the summit. We were told at the start that it was too hard, but started anyway. My sister in-law said that if she could do it, it wasn't very hard. Well others did not make it Kathleen and you did. We formed a small group of about 6 to descend. That was much harder than the climb. It was my wife's and sister-in-law's first fourteener.


crzyjt - Oct 2, 2005 1:22 pm

Route Climbed: Democrat Ampitheater Date Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!

good traverse around from democrat


brandon - Oct 1, 2005 2:04 pm

Route Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: 7/31/05  Sucess!

2:55 car to car

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2005 10:21 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 19, 2004  Sucess!

beat the fog by seconds, literally


pjenson05 - Sep 26, 2005 10:01 am

Route Climbed: From Kite Lake Date Climbed: Septermber 24, 2005  Sucess!

Good hike. Very windy. For beginners that want to climb multiple mountains in one day, this is the hike. All four mountains in 4hrs 30min.


samajax - Sep 12, 2005 1:57 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: 8Sept04  Sucess!

White out, sleet and snow. Had to guide a stranger down. Make sure and go to some of the sites and visually memorize the way before you go. When it's beautiful, no problems, but... I can't say enough about not taking the easy way down- right through the scree fields. Hundreds of us do it, and then the mountains get torn right up. I know nature slides the hills, but we do it faster. The high trailhead makes for an easy 3 peak day. Still time to head to some hotsprings after.

cowboypete - Sep 8, 2005 1:56 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake Trail Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!

It was a cold morning. About half of the trail was covered with snow. Some of it was knee deep. It made for a hard climb. We reached the summit in 3 1/2 hours. Awesome views from the top! Storm clouds were rolling in so we decided against trying for Lincoln & Bross. It snowed on us during the descent. Still a great day!


BeginnerClimber - Sep 6, 2005 7:28 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: 2 September 2005  Sucess!

Arrived at Kite Lake in the dark the night before and camped. Awoke to a GORGEOUS view of Democrat, Cameron, and Bross (Lincoln can't be seen from the lake) begging me to climb! Climbed all 4 that day with Democrat being the first test. It's a very different mountain with all the large boulders to climb over! View from the top was stupendous. Would definitely recommend.


KyndKlimber - Sep 5, 2005 2:29 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Face Date Climbed: September 2 2005  Sucess!

This route truly teseted my training program! 2.4 miles with an 2150 feet ascent, great day great climb!


tdoughty - Sep 5, 2005 2:07 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Sept '96  Sucess!

With Paul Dowdy. In a day from San Diego CA. In an early winter storm...kicked my butt!


davebobk47 - Sep 2, 2005 11:10 pm

Route Climbed: Kite Lake Date Climbed: 2 September 05  Sucess!

1st of 4 mountains that day. Not a bad scramble going up, not as much fun going down.


PapaBanucci - Sep 2, 2005 12:22 pm

Route Climbed: Standard route from Kite Lake Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed it with my eight-year-old daughter. It was a long hike for her but we made it and she was quite proud of herself.


TomSellick - Aug 31, 2005 6:23 pm

Route Climbed: Decalibron Date Climbed: August 14, 2004  Sucess!

Long slog up that slope....

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