Mount Democrat Climber's Log

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MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Jan 8, 2008 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 1987

First time  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Democrat. Each climb of Democrat was from Kite Lake and most were climbs of 2 or 3 of the Lincoln, Democrat & Bross group.

AltitudeSickness

AltitudeSickness - Jan 8, 2008 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2007

Kite Lake Start  Sucess!

My best friend and I did our usual type trip from Oklahoma. Drive all night, sleep a couple of hours, go for the summit. We had never done more than one 14er on any trip but we decided to give this a whirl. Doing Democrat was the most difficult, we had not time to adjust to the altitude difference from Oklahoma to Colorado so we both felt queezy. Arriving at the summit was great! Completed Cameron, Linclon and Bross glissaded down the face of Bross. Great way to finish. Easy descent. All of these four peaks were done before these were closed recently.

sus182

sus182 - Nov 26, 2007 2:58 am Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007

Route: Kite Lake  Sucess!

Not all that fun hungover with only 6 hours of sleep in 2 days. I'm assuming that made it very good training for bigger mountains. But you know what they say about people that assume.

argothor

argothor - Oct 5, 2007 8:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2001

4 peak day  Sucess!

Started at Kite Lake, hiked up to Democrat, traversed over the Cameron, then Lincoln and finally Bross before coming down the western side of Bross back to Kite Lake. If you miss the trail coming down Bross it is a scree field that isn't much fun to come down. Even my Golden Retriever didn't care for that. Otherwise it was a great day.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Sep 26, 2007 10:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2004

Bross, Democrat and Lincoln.  Sucess!

Nice hike after summiting Bross and Lincoln.

Mount Democrat: 4,314 m (14,152 ft).

Dan Leonhard

Dan Leonhard - Sep 17, 2007 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2007

lincoln,bross,democrat loop  Sucess!

A great hike for both me and my dog. However, the descent down bross was a sub-par escapade

HylianHero

HylianHero - Sep 16, 2007 1:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2001

#6  Sucess!

Climbed from Kite Lake. A steep start, but ended with great views from the summit. Perfect Day for climbing.

dr_gonz

dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:15 pm

Democrat  Sucess!

we tackled this one from the west without much knowing what the established routes were. We found a couloir to take us to the south ridge and walked on up. COLD day. we finished out the other three 14ers on the same days and slept very well that night.

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Aug 24, 2007 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Enjoyable hike  Sucess!

Nice views from the top the surrounding ranges

Trevor Simmons

Trevor Simmons - Aug 22, 2007 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2007

nice hike  Sucess!

Nice hike. 4 hours 45 minutes round-trip for Lincoln, Cameron, Democrat, and Bross. Climbed with a very nice fellow, Steve Holden, who I met at the TH.

PapaBanucci

PapaBanucci - Aug 19, 2007 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Kite Lake with Boy Scout Troop  Sucess!

Climbed with Boy Scout Troop. Democrat was enough for them. Weather was starting up anyhow. My son's 9th 14er.

ouray19

ouray19 - Aug 19, 2007 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2004

Democrat  Sucess!

After summitting Democrat we were half way up Cameron when I looked at my hands to see them quite swollen. A little embarrassing, but didn't know what was going on. Decided to quit for the day. A passing hiker told me to use treking poles and I've never had the problem since!

Aspen

Aspen - Aug 17, 2007 12:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2006

Route Climbed: Kite Lake TH  Sucess!

This is the 2nd 14er that I had soloed. Because my best friend, Alex, had missed this climb, he "forced" me to take the peak AGAIN TWO DAYS LATER!!!! I totally couldn't believe I did that. Hahaha!! AWESOME climb...GREAT friend!

K_G_Wright

K_G_Wright - Aug 15, 2007 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

All 4 In a Day  Sucess!

Got Democrat, Lincoln, Cameron, & Bross, in a day, with a good friend and fellow teacher before the new school year began!

Chad Couch

Chad Couch - Aug 2, 2007 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2001

Great fall day...

My first 14'er excursion -- hiked the "Decalibron" route to knock off three ranked 14'ers plus Cameron.

slowbutsteady

slowbutsteady - Jul 27, 2007 10:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1996

Home Sweet Home  Sucess!

Parked passenger car at Sweet Home Mine on Kite Lake road and walked the road. Left Kite Lake at 7AM and on summit in 2-one-half hours. Sound of thunder and some snow pellets prevented me from doing Lincoln-Bross. Saved those 2 for next year.

blackcoffee

blackcoffee - Jul 26, 2007 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1988

Democrat/Lincoln/Bross  Sucess!

Easy walk up, also did Lincoln and Bross.

Jim Clarke

Jim Clarke - Jul 17, 2007 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Perfect weather for a solo hike of the "Three Banger", took 5hrs. rt.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 11, 2007 10:39 pm

Fun  Sucess!

Climbed this one back when I was 12 or so.

mountainzen107

mountainzen107 - Jul 11, 2007 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2007

Democrat  Sucess!

The area was suprisingly gorgeous. We were going to do all 4, but one of my climbing partners got ill, so the two of us did democrat and then met up with the third climber at Kite and did some fly fishing. it was a great day!

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