Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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Kristin5berry - Sep 19, 2011 1:40 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

First trip to CO  Sucess!

Sunny and beautiful


Pfeiffer75 - Sep 15, 2011 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

South Mount Elbert Trail  Sucess!

Climbed via South Elbert Trail. After Mount Elbert, did a loop and summitted South Elbert and Mount Cosgriff


redsplashman23 - Sep 10, 2011 9:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

Mount Elbert  Sucess!

Cloudy while on the summit. Within 20 minutes after leaving the summit it cleared up.


EndlessPat - Sep 8, 2011 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

2nd 14er

tons of people


schleger - Sep 8, 2011 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010

Family outing

Learned the value of bringing quality water, sipping it frequently, snacking frequently, too on this 10 hour 4700' gain adventure. Slow go due to there being four of us / two teens and two adults all at different endurance levels. We appreciate the views Elbert offered us....and the pain, too!


WyoNative - Sep 5, 2011 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Busy Labor Day Weekend  Sucess!

Started late (around 1050 am) and completed the climb while most people were descending. Beautiful day. :)


markowens - Sep 5, 2011 11:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

HP #18  Sucess!

I met a friend out here and we did this one together. I live in Baltimore at an altitude of about 500'. I arrived in CO on Friday and did this on Saturday. There were plenty of people on the trail and maybe 60 on the summit. Personally, I like seeing people out doing stuff, so it doesn't bother me. Anyway, we had a great time!

Bezoar Goat

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.

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