Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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Bezoar Goat - Aug 29, 2011 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2011

Aaaaah  Sucess!

44 F. the night before. It was so good to be cold after a long long summer in northern NM.

Met 4 brothers on the summit who were there to celebrate the eldest's 65th birthday, cake & all. Pretty inspirational.


Tonka - Aug 29, 2011 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2011

Don't forget to take a left  Sucess!

NE Ridge-
Started out and blew right through the CO trail thinking we needed to cross it and keep going. Once the braided trail started peetering out and I finally looked at a map I realized our mistake (needed to take a left on it). Besides putting us an hour behind we made it back to the main trail and were still on the summit before noon. Weather was comming in and we stayed only a few minutes. We were well off the summit when the thunder and rain stared but there were still a lot of people up high.


DarrenKnezek - Aug 22, 2011 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

Mt. Elbert, South Mt. Elbert, & Mount Cosgriff  Sucess!

Parked and climbed the South Mt. Elbert trail to the summit. Hiked down and then up to South Mt. Elbert. Hiked further southeast to Mount Cosgriff (13,588). Hiked down the northeast face of Mount Cosgriff aiming for the mine road. Hiked most of the mine road and it lets you out exactly where I parked for the South Mt. Elbert trail. Going over to South Mt. Elbert was a much more beautiful hike than the one up!


zoomloco - Aug 22, 2011 3:15 pm

north th  Sucess!

elbert is higher, but word on the street: massive is a much more beautiful hike


matthewp - Aug 21, 2011 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011

Ridiculous Crowds  Sucess!

There were at least 50 people on the summit, including a girl in a bikini blasting music, cooking hot dogs and handing out beers. Probably saw over 100 people on the trail that day. Not your typical climbing experience, but it was fun nonetheless.

tbriscoe - Aug 21, 2011 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

Mountain Tortise  Sucess!

2nd time climbing Elbert, Happy to reach the summit again with my two younger sons after doing it with my two older sons 7 years ago.


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.

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