Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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MattGreene - Dec 24, 2010 7:43 pm

Twice in 2 days (almost)  Sucess!

Mid July 2010 - Attempted a night ascent, but a thunderstorm turned me back just above treeline. I tried to wait it out, but it lingered for a few hours. So, I descended in the dark, slept a few hours, then headed back up and tagged the summit early the next morning.

breauxtrahn

breauxtrahn - Dec 9, 2010 1:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2010

1st US Highpoint  Sucess!

2nd day in Colorado. Fairly windy and cloudy, it seemed like there might be T-storm danger. But it snowed.

BBarthel

BBarthel - Dec 7, 2010 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2000

First One  Sucess!

My first 14er. Definitely wasn't prepared for the false summits.

Winex

Winex - Dec 7, 2010 10:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

Quick trip to Colorado  Sucess!

A neighbor and I made a quick trip to Colorado from Minnesoter. Hit Hawkeye point Iowa, Elbert and Mt, Sunflower in Kansas.

Jow

Jow - Dec 1, 2010 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2010

HP #8  Sucess!

By far biggest mountain ever accomplished. perfect weather.

rockymountaindiva

rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2004

Strange day  Sucess!

On the way down, saw a young couple coming up the trail carrying a baby. 2:30 pm, clouds rolling in, enough said.

svenssonc

svenssonc - Oct 10, 2010 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2003

Good Climb of HP #21  Sucess!

Hasse, Eva and Caj started in alpine style from the Elbert Creek campground and summitted in good spirit after all the false summits. Off the summit before the thunderstorms came in. The third highest state highpoint.
We continued South to Taos ski valley after climbing Mt Elbert, to make an attempt on the NM highpoint, Wheeler Peak.

Flyingclimber

Flyingclimber - Oct 5, 2010 8:28 pm

Standard Route  Sucess!

Had some thunder snow on the summit.

ledavis23

ledavis23 - Oct 3, 2010 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2010

Indian Summer  Sucess!

On the summit in a base layer! It was SO warm! Went up the South Mt. Elbert trail, parking at the creek crossing. Sweet trail. The steepness of the first part of the trail will fool you, but the rest is cake! What a beautiful day!

WoundedKnee

WoundedKnee - Sep 27, 2010 3:03 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010

Nice hike  Sucess!

Really felt the altitude 36 hours after arriving from NC. Gorgeous aspens made it worth it.

Kapelmuur

Kapelmuur - Sep 26, 2010 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010

It's Autumn? Could've fooled me...  Sucess!

Best weather I've seen all season on my way up and down the Northeast Ridge. Not a cloud in the sky, no wind on the summit and in the high 60's on the way down. Just a little residual snow on the trail above 13K, but easily avoidable.

cheetah262

cheetah262 - Sep 26, 2010 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Colorado High Point  Sucess!

....number 8 in my state high point quest and the first of three Colorado 14ers. Day was clear and warm...great views everywhere!

Eleutheros

Eleutheros - Sep 22, 2010 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2010

Perfect Skies  Sucess!

Sunny and cool. Aspens ablaze. Awesome.

triyoda

triyoda - Sep 21, 2010 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

CO High Point  Sucess!

First 14er for my friend Chris. Number 6 for me.

growski

growski - Sep 16, 2010 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010

Elbert  Sucess!

windy, but beautiful day.

wbass

wbass - Sep 13, 2010 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2010

S Mt Elbert  Sucess!

A wonderful day with three, maybe four clouds in the blue, blue sky and just a handful of people atop Colorado in the early morning. Lucky us! Wonderful to see the sun rise just as we passed treeline.

ericnoel

ericnoel - Sep 6, 2010 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2010

Elbert  Sucess!

Can't say that this was the greatest hike but it was still satisfying to reach the top of Colorado.

MarkDidier

MarkDidier - Aug 24, 2010 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

Via Black Cloud  Sucess!

Ascended via Black Cloud and descended via South Elbert (cars at both trailheads). The hike up Black Cloud was tough but beautiful with fresh snow on La Plata and Ellingwood Ridge.

tllwebb4

tllwebb4 - Aug 20, 2010 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

A lifelong dream  Sucess!

Baaa. Been wanting to do this since I was a little kid. I dedicate this climb to Grandma and Grandpa, although they are gone, for introducing me to the mountains back in NC. It was 5.5 miles and 4800 ft. vertical from near the start of the 4WD road for South Elbert Trail. Nice clear views from the top.

urnotreal

urnotreal - Aug 19, 2010 12:21 am Date Climbed: May 21, 2002

Nice morning  Sucess!

Left Chicago on the evening of 19th and rolled into Leadville in time to head to the bar, only to watch my Red Wings lose game 2 in overtime to the Avalanche. It all worked out though. I hiked to Colorado's highest point the next day and the Wings raised the cup a few weeks later!

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