Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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iwlclmeverest - Jun 6, 2006 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2006

Elbert in Winter  Sucess!

Cold and deep snow. Great views at the summit:)


srclimb1 - May 30, 2006 8:24 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2006

Mt. Elbert  Sucess!

Summit Elbert


roozers42 - May 15, 2006 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Windy, windy


Aspen - May 15, 2006 6:24 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 1998

Climbing Route: Northeast Ridge  Sucess! you hear/read me...ENDLESS false summits before reaching Elbert's true peak! Geeeez! I won't be doing Elbert again for a long time.



km_donovan - Apr 23, 2006 11:58 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2003

Route Climbed: East Ridge II  Sucess!

Took the CEO of the company I work for and his wife up. My second trip up. It was a big day for them. I was able to score a leave of absence to do Everest partly as a result of this.


bc44caesar - Apr 23, 2006 2:21 am Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed from the 4WD Trailhead - only one on the mountain as far as I could tell! The snow in the trees was awful so I ended up following a snow-free gully until I could find a relatively clear way to the ridge. The snow above treeline was fantastic and made me wish I'd brought my skis - brought crampons & ice axe instead. Snowshoes would've been a waste of time. Weather was great, albeit a little cold and windy on top. 3hrs 20min up, 2hrs down.


edlins - Apr 17, 2006 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2006

Winter Elbert  Sucess!

Great weekend - camped high and skied from the summit. Noone else seen for two days.


apierce - Apr 7, 2006 4:47 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2005

Route: East Ridge  Sucess!

Practically a blizzard on descent!


Tracy - Mar 31, 2006 9:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1999

Nice, HIGH walk up!  Sucess!

Despite some rainy weather, My son Lance, age 10, and my other son Travis, age 8, made it with me to the roof of Colorado via the South Mount Elbert Trail #1481. We had spent the previous night in Leadville which really helped us acclimatize I believe.


Kellert - Mar 17, 2006 2:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2005

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Great day, only took 4 hours round trip, with 30 min break at the summit. Great Views.


noggin - Mar 7, 2006 1:13 am Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2005

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

There was snow above the first false summit. The weather was great, and there were a TON of people on this trail. It looked like ants on the mountain from the summit.


MarieP - Mar 6, 2006 4:42 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2005

South Elbert Trial  Sucess!

Very windy on the top but the views are rewarding.

Matt Toensing

Matt Toensing - Mar 5, 2006 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005

Matt Toensing  Sucess!

Did part of the Colo trail and climbed Elbert and Massive as part of the trip.


markhyams - Mar 4, 2006 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2004

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Early season, but friends in tennis shoes still made it.


markhyams - Mar 4, 2006 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1994

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed this during a summer living in Aspen. What a summer that was - 20 14ers.

Rocky Alps

Rocky Alps - Mar 4, 2006 8:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2005

South Elbert Route  Sucess!

For being the highest mountain after Mt. Whitney in the lower 48 states, I was surprised by how easy Mt. Elbert turned out to be(bottom to top and back in 4 hours, with the help of a 4WD road that let us park at 11,000 feet). La Plata is quite impressive when viewed from the summit, but overall the mountains in the area seemed more like big hills.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 3, 2006 1:08 am

Standard Route  Sucess!

First climbed in 1967, two more times since then. The second time was a round trip in 3 hours and 21 minutes ... oh to be that young, again.


RMdaytripsgrl - Feb 27, 2006 2:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005

Route: NE Ridge  Sucess!

With cousin. 8 hours. No more Elbert...


RMdaytripsgrl - Feb 27, 2006 2:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2005

Route: NE Ridge  Sucess!

With friends. 7 hours.


RMdaytripsgrl - Feb 27, 2006 2:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2005

Route: NE Ridge  Sucess!

With out-of-shape friends...11 hours (OUCH). Got dumped on in the afternoon.

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