Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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Ed F

Ed F - Jun 22, 2005 9:15 pm

Route Climbed: South Mt Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 22, 2005  Sucess!

Very easy. Nice views up top.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 20, 2005 1:22 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trailhead Date Climbed: 7/04  Sucess!

Beautiful alpenglow in the am!


km_donovan - Jun 10, 2005 9:29 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge II *Classic* Date Climbed: July 2, 2001  Sucess!

There were not too many people on the route but we were on the summit with about 50 of our “closest friends”.

F Bomb

F Bomb - May 29, 2005 8:54 pm

Route Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Little bit of snow left, up in 3 down in 2. Good stuff.


ktiffany22 - May 15, 2005 10:54 pm

Route Climbed: South Mount Elbert Date Climbed: August 7, 2005  Sucess!

This one felt great! I didn't experience the standard altitude uck- yeah!:-) Summited in 2.5 hours, spent 1.5 hours enjoying the day on the summit (& drinking a lot of water), & was back down to the car in 1.5 hours- awesome! And treeline.... oh how I love treeline... a word of advice: when the bladder is full on a tall/open mountain such as Elber (with lots of people on it), RUNNING to treeline is the way to go!:-)

ozarktrekker - May 5, 2005 3:51 pm

Route Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Date Climbed: July 25, 2001  Sucess!

My first 14er at age 60. Wasn't fully acclimated to altitude so it was a slow, hard ascent for someone who lives at an elevation of 446 ft. But, I made it! Beautiful views from a crowded top.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 6, 2005 5:40 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: August 15, 2004  Sucess!

Nice Day!

James C

James C - Apr 4, 2005 6:41 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 27, 2004  Sucess!

This is a nice climb, it is pretty easy, and you can go about it pretty lesurly(Depending on weather!). My sister, father and I couldn't stay on the summit long, and had tho haul down the mountain due to a storm.

easleygone - Apr 4, 2005 12:32 am

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: June 1987  Sucess!

Just one long grunt. Very exciting lightning storm

right at the summit walk!! Very scary. Many people

on the summit...we all ran down.

alpine master

alpine master - Apr 3, 2005 11:01 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: Oct. 10 2002  Sucess!

Good hike. Not much to say excpet for several false summits.

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Mar 28, 2005 8:35 pm

Route Climbed: Mt Elbert Trail Date Climbed: March 11, 2004  Sucess!

Second ascent of Mt. Elbert. First winter ascent with a snowboard descent. Great weather!

Kojones - Mar 23, 2005 12:55 pm

Route Climbed: Halfmoon Creek Trail Head to Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: September 20, 2003  Sucess!

Great day! Fairly warm and sunny! Ascent 3.5 hours, descent 1.75 hours, and spend 30 minutes at the summit. Was sure to spot the High Mountain Institute from the summit. There was a scout troop climbing up that I passed in both directions. Not sure of their ending status. Very friendly people at the top, beautiful view!


Nathan - Mar 21, 2005 11:03 pm

Route Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: March 12, 2005  Sucess!

It was about 41 at the trailhead, which is remarkable for a spring day at 10,000 feet. The summit was windy and very cold, but also very clear.

A great day in the mountains.


altitude14er - Mar 20, 2005 7:21 pm

Route Climbed: NorthEast Slopes Date Climbed: 05/31/2004  Sucess!

Snow conditions were mild on the Eastern slopes, summit was horribly windy :)


bigwilly - Mar 11, 2005 4:03 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: August 5, 2004  Sucess!

I was only two days back from Europe, and not acclimated to the altitude. Way too many subpeaks on the trail which lengthened the trip. Still a great day in the hills, and a great way to earn my fourth fourteener.


Asphazell - Mar 1, 2005 10:28 am

Route Climbed: South Mt. Elbert TH Date Climbed: May 2001  Sucess!

Long slog during the infamous 'drought'. Watched a small fire near Leadville burn throughout the day. Beautiful summit...Nice to be as high as you can get in Colorado without being on a plane, balloon, or rocket! :)


Ratballs - Feb 21, 2005 9:02 pm

Route Climbed: Mount Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June, 1999  Sucess!

A typical Sawatch hump, remarkable only for its regionally superlative height... although, now that I come to think of if, that section up through the trees was pretty darn steep.

Linejudge - Feb 9, 2005 5:36 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

My first fourteener. I have visited Colorado numerous times so I decided to try and climb the highest mountain in the state. I made good time up to fourteen thousand feet and then it felt like someone turned off the air. I made it to the top with about thirty other people.


wwells - Feb 2, 2005 1:31 am

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 1, 2004  Sucess!

This is an excellent trail. I left early and met a small group of people on top, but I passed many hikers on their way up as I came down. The false summits on this route are demoralizing.


ColoradoScott - Feb 1, 2005 11:27 am

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 25, 1984  Sucess!

On the CO trail we were passed by a few runners during the Leadville 100 ultramarathon..pretty humbling!!!

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