Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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larvitar - Jul 10, 2018 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2018

Was Not (Yet?) On Fire  Sucess!

Started from the lower lot around 4:15 am and was the first to summit from the base of the South Elbert Trail on this warm, dry early-summer morning. Smoke was rising from somewhere in the southern Mosquito Range, but other than that the skies were clear. And the new sustainable path (switchbacks below treeline) does add some distance but not much time, I'd guess, since it keeps the incline gentler.


rtgomez90 - Jul 9, 2018 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2018

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Alpine start. 7.5 hours car to car

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jul 7, 2018 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2018

Smoke Like A Bloke  Sucess!

Hiked with Aya on a morning with considerable smoke from nearby fires. Luckily, in the morning, the inversion kept the bad air below 12,000 feet. The new sustainable path added a little distance but seemed worth the trouble. I had to carry Tyler in the pack on the way down because of trashed paws.

urraca man

urraca man - Jul 5, 2018 2:36 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2018

Great Hike  Sucess!

Got a later start than I wanted (7 o'clock) in the morning and I was not originally intending on going all the way to the summit. I was planning on just doing an acclimatization hike but I felt so good that I just kept going higher and higher. I was lacking food but I just kept going and going. The false summits were tough but the summit came pretty quickly (3 hours to the top from the trail head). I got a head ache but I made it. What a wonderful day!


tehbea5t - Jun 23, 2018 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2018

Elbert  Sucess!

Did this today with a buddy of mine visiting from out of state. Think the gentle giant was a shock for him


marciamallow - May 26, 2018 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2010

HP #5  Sucess!



Kristalea - Apr 17, 2018 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2017

Highpoint #9  Sucess!

Via the Northeast-Ridge. The weather was beautiful. A lot of people climbing that day. Stayed in Leadville the night before.

mh5717 - Mar 24, 2018 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2013

via North Mt Elbert Trail  Sucess!

I lived in Leadville at the time, I remember being very excited and happy to go to the mountains. It was so beautiful, snow on top and a few others were coming down when I summited on clear sunny day with my dog Dakota.


ToTheHeights - Feb 13, 2018 8:21 pm

Elbert  Sucess!

07/14 w/Cory Martin


Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2017

#9  Sucess!

So many people on this one. Just glad my FWD Rav4 could make it all the way to the end of the 4WD East Ridge TH.


wilderleavitt - Jan 29, 2018 9:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

First Colorado 14er  Sucess!

Long hike on a beautiful day. First experience with AMS. Massive mountain.


jerky1280 - Oct 15, 2017 11:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2017

Mountain to Myself  Sucess!

Great hike on the way up - super cold on the ridge! Saw no one on my way up, had the summit to myself for the 45 minutes I was up there!


MikeLJ - Oct 7, 2017 10:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2004

First Mountain  Sucess!

The first mountain that Marie and I climbed together!


harbor - Oct 2, 2017 12:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2017

HP #1 of 4 on this trip  Sucess!

Drove all night from Grantsville, UT. Got to the trailhead at 2:00am. Slept in back of my van. Woke up at 6:30 am to a full parking lot. Passed quite a few people on the way to the top. Best part of hike was leapfrogging two girls in giraffe onsies. They also brought an entire watermelon to share with everyone at the summit. Beautiful day for topping out on the highest point in Colorado. This was highpoint 18? for me?


Ambret - Sep 11, 2017 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2017

My 5th State High Point  Sucess!

An enjoyable though not easy hike from the North Elbert trailhead. Nice views of Mt Massive (a far more impressive looking, if somewhat shorter, summit) and other mountains to the east and north. Very windy on top. Got back to the tree-line just as we heard the first clap of thunder. The 5th state high point I've hiked after California, Nevada, Virginia and New Mexico.


utahjimk - Sep 9, 2017 10:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2017

my first fourteener...  Sucess!

via standard North Elbert TH (trail 1484). I have neglected Colorado, but no more - what a beautiful state to visit! With my friend Paul - we started 07:00, summited 10:40. Weather was fine but distant views were obscured by smoke from various western wildfires. We descended along Black Cloud route to point 13963 - which in my home state would deserve a name. We retreated the way we came - so, in effect we summited TWICE in the same day.


mattdalman - Aug 11, 2017 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2017

North Mt. Elbert Trail  Sucess!

My wife and I used the North Mount Elbert Trail. We were surprised by the fresh snow up top in August. Great trail the whole way!


Jurgen - Aug 8, 2017 4:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2017

Mount Elbert roundtour (South Trail - North Trail)  Sucess!

We've planned to run Mt Elbert from the South Elbert Trailhead by the South Trail. Because of the alltitude we've hiked to the summit. Descended the North trail and took the Colorado Trail to get back to the South Elbert Trailhead. A great roundtrip.


crussellbowden - Jul 11, 2017 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2016



cdog - May 31, 2017 10:34 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2017

Tom Petty  Sucess!

Great hike with wife Amy, loosely following the snowy South Elbert Trail. Perhaps one of the most gorgeous days in the mountains in a long time. Caught Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at Red Rocks on our way home. Awesome.

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