Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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siekkid - Jan 7, 2015 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1996

1st State HP!  Sucess!

This was a terrific hike with my best friend Chris... a couple of 18 year olds without a care in the world! Spent 3 weeks in Leadville


captain.ron - Jan 5, 2015 2:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2014

Highest point so far  Sucess!

A long tiring hike for a flat lander!


McKenna - Dec 22, 2014 12:11 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2010

Guess I should learn to ski  Sucess!

Everyone thought we were crazy for not having skis. Time to learn. The walk down wasn't so bad.

rockymountain_guac - Oct 22, 2014 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2014

Way up  Sucess!

Colorados Tallest!!!!! Twisted my ankle but still made it up and down.


B-Grooms - Oct 15, 2014 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2014

1 Win 1 Loss in 2 days  Sucess!

I started out climbing on the 12th and got turned away at 12,600' due to high wind and white out conditions. Went back up the next day on the 13th, the day was clear, winds at the summit were about 30 mph, lots of fresh snow. Above 13,000' post hole up to the knees in some places. on the way down we caught some snow drifts and sunk to the waist in a couple places as well. Overall, beautiful up there, cold, windy, fresh powder, made for a challenge. Saw some mountain lion tracks above 12,000'. great climb

Dirty Dan

Dirty Dan - Oct 8, 2014 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2014

First 14er  Sucess!

This was my first 14er and I look forward to more in the future.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Sep 10, 2014 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2014

North Elbert-South Elbert Loop  Sucess!

Started at the North Elbert Trailhead and went up the NE Ridge to the summit, then down the South Elbert Trail and back to where we started on the Colorado Trail. This made for a very nice loop hike. The aspens on the South Elbert Trail were amazing.

Adam Doc Fox

Adam Doc Fox - Aug 26, 2014 10:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2014

Pony Keg  Sucess!

On my descent passed a guy with a pony keg: "My last 14-er in Colorado; come drink with me at the top." Amazing feat but I declined.
High Point #11.


HedUp - Aug 12, 2014 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2014

Too much booze over the weekend!  Sucess!

Standard route. Felt terrible! Think the wedding reception I was at caught up to me! Nice day though.


birdhead - Aug 4, 2014 10:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2014

Snow in August  Sucess!

Climbed the standard Northeast Ridge route. All was uneventful except the snowstorm that blanketed the mountain above 13,500 feet.


funnyfarm - Jul 29, 2014 9:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2014

Spectacular Day  Sucess!

Did Elbert as part of a loop with Wheeler (NM) and Humphreys (AZ). Weather could not have been better. It was my third high mountain in 5 days and my legs were "feeling it". Met a great group of guys from Ohio. Might not have made it without them. Thanks guys!
My 14th high point.


thechemistryquestion - Jul 28, 2014 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2014

First Fourteener  Sucess!

Took 9 hours round trip, but I successfully conquered my first fourteener.

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Jul 21, 2014 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

First Summit  Sucess!

Partly Cloudy day


nsward - Jul 21, 2014 2:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Hiked up with some friends, for whom this was their first 14er. Elbert is a taxing hike, but without exposure; a great introduction to 14ers, as long as people are in decent shape.


Hagen - Jul 12, 2014 11:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2014

60 hours from sea level to summit  Sucess!

Day one: Milled around Elbert Creek Campground to get used to the elevation.

Day two: Climbed to 13,000' to acclimitize.

Day three: Made the summit and headed back down as the afternoon boomers formed up.


BradBartick - Jun 21, 2014 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2014

Sick as dog  Sucess!

Michelle and I summited but I was sick for two days prior and had zero energy from step one so time and quality of the journey is unmemorable.


MikeyB - Jun 9, 2014 10:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014

Box Couloirs  Sucess!

Had the Box Couloirs all to myself with the snow in great shape for climbing! I had perhaps the wackiest weather day out with a bit of everything (tornado touched down in Fairplay that day)


atomiccows1 - May 5, 2014 7:46 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2014

Spring has Sprung  Sucess!

My second 14er, and first solo. WOOO!


bobkalanick - Apr 13, 2014 12:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2013

Mt. Elbert  Sucess!

Awesome morning hike with my brother and his first 14er! Leadville is awesome too!


IdahoScott - Apr 9, 2014 11:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010

Highpoint #25  Sucess!

Planned a long "layover" through Denver on the way back from a project. Climbed Elbert and then proceeded to Crested Butte for a weekend of mountain biking. Camped under the stars and bathed in rivers. A great trip.

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