Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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kheatwol - Jul 27, 2005 1:01 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 7/3/05  Sucess!

2nd Fourteener. This was a long easy hike. Those false summits sure do let you down!

Michael Crofford

Michael Crofford - Jul 24, 2005 3:26 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 11th, 05  Sucess!

Great day, beautiful weather. Summit was a little crowded, but that's ok. 4th state HP, 4th CO 14er.


Cortez - Jul 20, 2005 10:53 am

Route Climbed: Halfmoon Creek Date Climbed: June 21, 2003  Sucess!

One of the easiest 14ers in Colorado.

We did this one on a beautiful crystal clear Colorado Day.

Hiking Party:

Jennifer Booker

Michael Booker


Don Nalley

Billy Boy


climber46 - Jul 19, 2005 8:59 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: July 19, 2003  Sucess!

What a wonderful hike! 4.5 hours up and only 2 hours down! The grassy tundra near treeline was particularly beautiful, and so was the panorama of seemingly all of Colorado at the top!


myrone - Jul 19, 2005 8:08 pm

Route Climbed: From near Halfmoon Creek Date Climbed: Sunday July 17,2005  Sucess!

Started up at 5:35AM reached the summit at 8:23 after a brief rain & sleet shower about 20 mins from the top. 4 people on top who had all climbed up from Twin Lakes. Stayed on the summit 'til 8:50, back down to the trailhead at 10:56 with lots of people heading up. My 14th 14'er and another beautiful Colorado morning, sweet!!

19caitlin - Jul 19, 2005 6:03 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: July 11, 2005  Sucess!

great day- nice and warm. first 14er- too bad i live in IN

seswanso - Jul 18, 2005 11:47 am

Route Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 7, 2004  Sucess!

First 14er for me - I'm hooked! Now I just need to get myself back out to Colorado permanently so I can tackle a some more. Beautiful day for a hike only about 2-3 other people on the summit.


LS - Jul 17, 2005 3:28 am

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 10 Jul 2001  Sucess!

2 hours easy walking to the summit


395guy - Jul 16, 2005 11:55 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: Sat, July 16, 2005  Sucess!

Tough, steep climb. Reached the top in 2hrs, 30min. Beautiful sunny skies.

brianr - Jul 16, 2005 3:11 pm

Route Climbed: Black Cloud Trail Date Climbed: July 11, 2005  Sucess!

First 14er, after being thwarted on Massive the previous week. The Black Cloud route was definitely a strenous way to summit and descend Elbert. Lots of loose rock on the switchbacks.


CWFry - Jul 15, 2005 4:45 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

1st 14er! Nice starter.


derekp62 - Jul 15, 2005 4:31 pm

Route Climbed: North Trailhead up the North Mt. Elbert Trial Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!

The stories are true. It's a walk to the top, but it's not easy! The trails are straight up the mountain with no switchbacks. You're thighs will be having a conversation with you the entire trip up. Take the South Mt. Elbert trail if you want something a little easier. It's a longer walk, but far more gradual! I had a nice stay in the glacial bowl beneath the peak one nice and finished the next. Much nicer than pounding it out as a day hike. The Afternoon storms did come is as all the books said. Around 3pm-5pm I had to small rain showers come through. Just sat it out in my tent. Luckily no lighting. Enjoy it. My first CO 14're



skiitswitch - Jul 14, 2005 7:54 pm

Route Climbed: from N. Mt. Elbert TH, northeast ridge Date Climbed: July 11, 2005  Sucess!

Pretty easy trail - but the false summits and steepness towards the top play with you a bit. 3 hrs, 25 mins to summit - definitely not moving too fast. My first crowded summit experience. Strange. Cool mountain though. Trip report to come


doumall - Jul 13, 2005 2:25 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July, 2000  Sucess!

First 14er!


pjenson05 - Jul 5, 2005 10:42 am

Route Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

Highest point in Colorado!!!

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - Jun 28, 2005 8:31 pm

Route Climbed: From Halfmoon Date Climbed: June 27, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful day


keenez01 - Jun 26, 2005 5:10 am

Route Climbed: starting from the mount Elbert trailhead Date Climbed: 07/17/2002  Sucess!

A very easy 14er. Great views!

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”.

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