Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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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 - Oct 5, 2010 8:28 pm

Standard Route  Sucess!

Had some thunder snow on the summit.


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

Perfect Skies  Sucess!

Sunny and cool. Aspens ablaze. Awesome.


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

Elbert  Sucess!

windy, but beautiful day.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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!


Hostilejim - Aug 15, 2010 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Perfect Weather  Sucess!

Climbed the east ridge, and you could not ask for better weather to hike in. Hiked with some friends, and it was their first 14er. It was great.


td - Aug 15, 2010 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010

13th State Highpoint  Sucess!

Awesome hike and great trail! Camped close to Elbert Creek Campground and got an early start. My quads were killing me from Mt Sherman yesterday but thankfully was able to make it!


TJ311 - Aug 11, 2010 8:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010

Nice Route  Sucess!

Had an awesome time on this hike. The day was perfect. Took the Northeast route from Halfmoon creek area. 3rd 14'er.


SawtoothSean - Aug 7, 2010 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010

Father / Son  Sucess!

Took my 9 year old up the South Ridge. We made the summit at 9:15 am after a 6:20 start. He was a real trooper. On the way down we watched the thunder clouds build and we were driving out by 12pm. Saw lots of people heading up.


wyomtman - Aug 7, 2010 1:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2000

First 14er  Sucess!

Northeast Ridge, 2 hours to the top, passed 44 people going up, perfect weather.


CSUMarmot - Aug 3, 2010 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2008

Elbert  Sucess!

My 1st fourteener

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