Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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nathaniel - May 13, 2011 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2011

Second time's a charm  Sucess!

We had tried Elbert's south trail on 19 feb and had to turn back because the conditions turned bad. We went back in April and had gorgeous weather.

ripper333 - May 12, 2011 3:30 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2011

ski box creek cooley  Sucess!

left car around 5ish.. started prolly bout a mile from the paved TH (south mt elbert).. arrived summit 11:30ish.. hung for bout 1/2 hour.. perfect timing for some sweet turns ..damn this rocked!
perfect beautiful sunny day..


mirhash - Apr 24, 2011 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2011

Boardin' it!  Sucess!

Great day on the mountain. Led a group from the CU hiking club up and then we skied/boarded down. Really fun time!

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Apr 18, 2011 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2002

Nice day!  Sucess!

S. Elbert, too.


albarado - Mar 23, 2011 11:17 am Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2011

Mount Elbert  Sucess!

Beautiful climb, very enjoyable until after the summit when the wind picked back up


chrisbrown - Mar 27, 2011 2:59 pm

Re: Mount Elbert

Hey, how were the conditions? I am thinking of climbing in 2 weeks and wondering if I should bring snow shoes and/or crampons. Thanks so much,

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Mar 14, 2011 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011

A good day....  Sucess!

...but a long day. Great weather! Third summit of Elbert, but my first time in winter.


Ilafan - Mar 8, 2011 7:37 pm


This was frustrating, gorgeous, mind-bending, and fun! We camped for two nights on the shore of a couple of lakes close to the trailhead. Then we started up the trail from a parking lot early one morning (although not early enough to miss the daily rain in the early afternoon). Bugs, switchbacks, open snow belts, shortness of breath, altitude sickness, and wonderful scenery were all a part of this memorable hike.


CarloMarx - Feb 13, 2011 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007

Turned away

Up the Black Cloud trail. Took too long due to dragging "extra weight" with me. Bwahaha! Couldn't beat the storm, so had to turn around. I'll be back!


skorpeo - Jan 28, 2011 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009

Nice  Sucess!



CastillejaMiniata - Jan 27, 2011 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

Off the CT.  Sucess!

While I was through-hiking the Colorado Trail, I took a side trip to the summit on a beautiful summer day. It was very crowded and I was glad to get back to the relative solitude of the CT.


centrifuge - Jan 12, 2011 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005

co high point  Sucess!

with susan, mike and jason on a beautiful day


sevenvii - Jan 9, 2011 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Elbert up the East ridge  Sucess!

First winter ascent of a peak. Had a beautiful day weather wise, and the trail was nice and boot packed. Good way to bang out this class 1 route.

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.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2008

Elbert and Massive  Sucess!

Scary afternoon. After completing Massive in the morning, was unfortunate enough to be on the summit when a lightning storm rolled in. It was the first time I'd ever heard the air "buzzing".


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

HP #8  Sucess!

By far biggest mountain ever accomplished. perfect weather.


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.

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