Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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voxnihili - Aug 18, 2011 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011

Great Views  Sucess!

Great views all around. The weather was great. Only a couple people on the summit before me, well over 100 still working their way up as I was going down.


Warsteiner - Aug 16, 2011 3:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011

First 14er  Sucess!

The 2.5 false summits were a little discouraging and the hike felt pretty long. I think hiking on 3 hours of sleep might have contributed to the deathmarchesque feeling. Mosquitos were bad below treeline but everyone had a good time. Stopped at Pancho's in Buena Vista for post-climb mexican and it was decent.


ColoradoBergfex - Aug 14, 2011 3:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Elbert by Night  Sucess!

Started on the trail at 2:30am and reached the summit about 6:45am. Hiking the steep alpine stretch in the moonlight was gorgeous and at an ideal cool temperature. Lovely sunrise with 360 views and cell phone service on the summit.


vbeckman74 - Aug 4, 2011 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2004

Changing Colors  Sucess!

I had a great hike with my wife on Elbert. The Aspen were changing colors for the first thousand feet. Fall is a great time for Elbert.


hightinerary - Jul 29, 2011 4:57 pm

Easy Does It  Sucess!

I climbed it first in 1999 and again a few years later. A pleasant walk-up.


xDoogiex - Jul 24, 2011 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2011

HP#21  Sucess!

My highest peak let. took forever once i got passed the treeline. Being from Ohio sucks


mountaingazelle - Jul 17, 2011 10:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2011

Mount Elbert  Sucess!

Hiked up the South Elbert Trail. The mountain wasn't crowded on this day. The weather was nice in the morning and by afternoon it was raining and hailing not long after I got back to the trailhead.


txhiker76 - Jul 14, 2011 11:49 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2011

2nd attempt successful  Sucess!

Was turned around in 2010 due to weather. Day started off nice, clouds and snow moved in when I arrived at the peak. Views were not all that great due to clouds.


skinnywhitecomic - Jul 11, 2011 7:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2011

HP #26  Sucess!

The hike was exhausting, but certainly worth it! The views were amazing. I am really happy to have this one under my belt.


joseyinnet - Jul 6, 2011 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

gorgeous  Sucess!

snowed a bit while on the summit, but beautiful views, flowers and wildlife


mjp20k - Jun 27, 2011 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2006

Top of Colorado  Sucess!

Beautiful day and great summit views


AirborneBuff - Jun 24, 2011 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011

Sunny Day  Sucess!

Beautiful sunny skies and no wind at the top. Beautiful!

REM - Jun 24, 2011 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1976

First Fourteener  Sucess!

Climbed with my youngest sister and our Father


Rockhopper - Jun 18, 2011 12:30 pm

Nice day on Mt Elbert

Hiked up Mt Elbert with Astrid while on holiday in the USA. Nice and sunny day.


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,

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