Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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MissH - Apr 29, 2012 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2012

Tricky Elbert  Sucess!

Great day on Elbert, still snow and lots of frustrating postholing between treeline and meadow on the descent. I was prepared for the first false summit, but the next two tricked me. Either way, it was still fun, in spite of postholing up to my waist!


DerekFreed - Mar 30, 2012 1:54 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2011

Tough Winter Day  Sucess!

Chilly from the start, made it through the snow to treeline where we met horrible winds. Group of 6, 3 turned back due to wind, 3 of us (the heavier ones) made the summit. Short summit stay before bolting back to the safety of the trees.


chicagotransplant - Mar 17, 2012 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2012

Winter?  Sucess!

Solo ascent of East Ridge in what was technically winter, but it was 50 degrees at the trailhead and the trail was half melted out. Just an unbelievably low snow year and a very warm last 2 weeks. It almost felt like cheating to call this a winter ascent, I didn't even need snowshoes... Felt like late April or Early May.

richitza - Jan 24, 2012 11:39 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2010

hard  Sucess!

Hard for me at this altitude, but great experience! First time at over 14.000 ft.


Coty_B_Fishing - Jan 4, 2012 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Good Memories  Sucess!

Quite the feeling standing on the highest place in Colorado!

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Dec 26, 2011 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2011

A great Christmas climb!  Sucess!

What a fantastic way to spend Christmas on a beautiful sunny day. Rather cold in the morning but it warmed up nicely and the summit views were stellar! Only six total people on the mountain.


mreiter1 - Dec 11, 2011 2:11 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2011

First Colorado Mountain  Sucess!

Rather windy but not too bad


MattK - Nov 29, 2011 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

From Black Cloud  Sucess!

Nice loop over Bull Hill, Elbert, South Elbert and Cosgriff. Had a close call with some lightning coming off Cosgriff.

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Oct 28, 2011 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

A tiring climb  Sucess!

A very tiring hike for me. Flew in from Phoenix at 8 pm, on the trail by 8 am the next day. Climbed this one, but with difficulty. Great weather and great views pulled me through this one.


ferdinandverboom - Oct 28, 2011 8:50 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011

Endless hike  Sucess!

My wife and I did the normal route. Summer had just came in and there still was a lot of snow on track. A very long hike on sloppy snowslopes. Pretty though without snowshoes or skies.
We had the route very much for ourselves that day.


PrinceOfNorway - Oct 21, 2011 5:32 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2010

Spring on Elbert  Sucess!

This was a very enjoyable mountain to climb. It was very cold on top! That's okay, because it made the experience all the more exciting. Thanks Elbert!


MValentine - Oct 19, 2011 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2011

First Colorado 14er  Sucess!

I fell in love with the Rockies when I made this trip up Elbert. Beautiful views from the top and had the added bonus of getting to see a girl paraglide from around 12,000 ft. Looked pretty awesome! The hike wasn't anything too intense and was a great day hike.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 12, 2011 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2011

Colorado's highest hump  Sucess!

Easy avy free Class I hike to some stunning winter views of the Colorado rockies. 2 1/2 hour hike up the NE ridge in summer.


MMclimbhigh - Oct 7, 2011 2:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Family trip to Breck, so my wife and I ran up the trail and we're home for lunch. Stellar views!


geosean - Sep 19, 2011 11:53 am Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2010

piece or winter cake  Sucess!

Hiked a serious boot pack (stashed the snowshoes right away) to timberline, then it was bare ground. Cold but essentially a walkup. Summited with just a few of us. Made the parking lot just before total darkness set it.


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!

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