Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - Jun 25, 2012 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

under 3 hours up  Sucess!

From the North trailhead. Under 3 hours up. Was back at the parking lot by noon. 14er #3 this year.

Ridgerunner755

Ridgerunner755 - Jun 22, 2012 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012

Highest mtn. for me so far!  Sucess!

We took the old mine road just before the end of the 4x4 road to the south trailhead. From the mine at the end of the road we went straight up to the ridge to S. Elbert, then on to the summit. Took this route so we could see the summit instead of taking the standard south trail, which we took back down making a nice loop. Saw a couple ptarmigan and mulies on the way. Sunny but very windy, blew off the trail a couple times. My new highest point!

Bkoziol3

Bkoziol3 - Jun 20, 2012 11:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

The top of CO  Sucess!

Hiked via South TH. Being a flat lander and having only come into CO 24 hours prior, I was quite winded. Great hike with great CO friends. High Point #5. Only 45 to go! haha

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jun 11, 2012 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2012

Roof O' Colorado  Sucess!

Started up about 6:20 and summited about 11 am. Stellar day with blue skies and limitless views. Did the south route and enjoyed the 4WD road. Down in about 2.5 hrs and on to Margaritas in Dillon.

nickkarl

nickkarl - Jun 11, 2012 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2012

South Elbert Trail  Sucess!

Great hike up Elbert today with my Dad. Blue bird day amazing views.

xchallenging

xchallenging - May 31, 2012 12:08 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2012

East ridge  Sucess!

Used a 4wd to drive to upper parking spot, and then took 8 hours to clime up and down. The snow is limited at this Memorial day. But the wind was gusting 70mph, wich I had brought a ski-mask with me.

technicolorNH

technicolorNH - May 18, 2012 6:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2010

My first 14  Sucess!

Easier than I was expecting and a great introduction to 14's. Took me three hours and forty five minutes to the summit from the parking lot near the Mt Massive trailhead to the east. My first climb outside the foothills of the East Coast.

letourneau41 - May 8, 2012 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2010

Elbert  Sucess!

Elbert

ywardhorner

ywardhorner - May 1, 2012 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2012

2nd Ascent  Sucess!

This was an easy winter ascent due to very good weather. We've also climbed it in spring via the West Face snow couloir (also easy).

MissH

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

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

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

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

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

First Colorado Mountain  Sucess!

Rather windy but not too bad

MattK

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

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

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!

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