Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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Odycus

Odycus - Sep 2, 2021 8:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2021

Easy is in the eye of the hiker  Sucess!

This is a technically simple hike, my first class 1 14er. However, that doesn’t diminish the fact that it features something approaching 30-40% grades above 13000’ for the hardest 3/4 mile of the hike, which still tests VO2 max in a significant way and requires careful stepping on the descent.

admiralcapn

admiralcapn - Aug 13, 2021 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2021

Short Acclimatization  Sucess!

We drove directly from PA to CO in about 29 hours, slept overnight and climbed early the next morning. Mountain was spectacular, but would not recommend such a short acclimatization period.

wyatt_meyers

wyatt_meyers - Jul 25, 2021 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2020

Great day with great people!  Sucess!

Simple hike up on a trail the whole way. Leg burner with beautiful views! Drank whiskey and socialized on top with Aiden. Not a drop of rain all day!

Geo412

Geo412 - Jun 21, 2021 9:37 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2021

Epic summit  Sucess!

Awesome hike with my wife Leah and friends Dave, Kat, Skylar, Rich and Gyro. All 7 of us made the summit. Great time!

aarobkol

aarobkol - Jun 5, 2021 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2021

Spring SE Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked up the Black Cloud Trail. I started at 4:15 and summited at 7:15. Quite a bit of snow above 13500'. I got up there early enough that it was still frozen and held my weight. I had microspikes but never used them. After a half hour on the summit I started down - already the snow was getting mushy and I postholed in places. While there is still some snow my advice is to aim to summit before 8, or be prepared to posthole through slush.

bdreese2

bdreese2 - Jan 31, 2021 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2016

Elbert  Sucess!

https://peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=742562

Dansmlgnp

Dansmlgnp - Nov 20, 2020 10:57 pm

Elbert  Sucess!

Climbed with Hannah, Cam and Yoana.

jclements

jclements - Nov 2, 2020 8:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2019

Summit  Sucess!

The long way up.

jabfoster - Sep 7, 2020 8:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2020

Mount Elbert Summit  Sucess!

Beautiful day for a summit. Easy access and non-technical trail. Several other hikers. Nice mountain top views but really enjoyed the Aspen tree forest at the beginning of the hike.

jake_the_snake

jake_the_snake - Aug 23, 2020 9:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2020

Elbert Hike  Sucess!

Great hike - awesome views - super easy trail

Niederbayer

Niederbayer - Aug 22, 2020 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2019

Almost complete solitude   Sucess!

love climbing 14ers in winter - had a nice campfire for the night and only met one other climber on the way up

JesseSumrak

JesseSumrak - Jul 28, 2020 11:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2020

Tall Tall Mountain  Sucess!

Beautiful, dark morning to solo ascent up the mountain. First up and had the summit to myself for a while this morning. Windy. So awesome seeing all the mountains around. Maybe my legs were toasted from running La Plata the day before, but I didn't find Elbert as easy as other 14'ers. Not hard, but long, steep ascent.

Climbingwithewan - Jul 21, 2020 8:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2020

Mt. Elbert  Sucess!

Don’t be fooled by the people who say it is easy. The part in the forest is pretty easy, but then it is just steep and rocky for the rest of the way. I’m a TERRIBLE mountaineer and it took me almost 7 hours round trip. If you suck like me, then I would rate this climb, above tree line mostly class 2 and difficult due to the amount of vertical feet you gain in the last 2 miles and rocky terrain, which requires some scrambling. Also their are 3 false summits, so don’t think you’re too close until you see a 4th summit. I used the normal route on Halfmoon road. I think it was the northeast route.

BKiser90

BKiser90 - Jul 5, 2020 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2020

Relatively Quiet Day on my 18th 14er  Sucess!

Left Boulder at 2:20 am. and got going from the North trailhead at 5:00 am. Surprisingly, the lot was not full. Made it up to the peak around 8:30 am. The crowds at the summit were minimal. My friend who was moving from Georgia to California joined us on the hike. Though Elbert is the tallest CO 14er, it definitely is one of the easiest. 14er #18

pcrean - Apr 30, 2020 11:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2016

Mount Elbert  Sucess!

Happy early 4th

mickeyCs

mickeyCs - Mar 27, 2020 7:15 pm

ct thru hike

2014

Drazhar

Drazhar - Jan 3, 2020 6:31 am Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2008

Winter Eblert Climb  Sucess!

this was a fun time to scale Elbert, full white out conditions, a good amount of wind and seeing others actually turn back.

cedarbend

cedarbend - Dec 3, 2019 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

An accomplishment!  Sucess!

Although I grew up beneath Elbert & Massive, I had never thought of climbing them. My Minnesota husband came up with that idea and so we traveled back to Leadville, did a little bit of high-altitude conditioning and made it to the top. His latest idea is to climb Massive when he turns 70. Oy.

rocketsredglare

rocketsredglare - Oct 5, 2019 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2019

Triple attempt complete  Sucess!

Last of my three summits in three states. This one you just needed to put one foot in front of the other. Stayed in a cool bed and breakfast in Leadville, Colorado Trail House, when the Delaware was sold out. Cool chick at the desk walked me out and down the alley to the house, cheap and dynamite accomos! Next day got a relaxed start after a good night's sleep, 9am, up and down by 1:30. Quite a few people to keep me company and a great summit! But f**k the steep downhill on the way out, yuck!!

cascadescrambler

cascadescrambler - Jul 25, 2019 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 1987

Mount Elbert  Sucess!

Part of a fourteeners week with my bro

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