Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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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.


RMdaytripsgrl - Feb 27, 2006 1:59 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2005

Route: NE Ridge  Sucess!

4 hr 30 min - 3 hours up, 1.5 down. Sprained ankle on way down...going too fast. Lots of loose scree. This trail is pretty trashed.


RMdaytripsgrl - Feb 27, 2006 1:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2002

Route: Black Cloud  Sucess!

Made summit of S. Elbert (yes, a 14er too!). Weather prevented ridge traverse to Elbert. One of the most beautiful hikes in the Sawatch!


IamLubos - Feb 21, 2006 4:15 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2006

Really windy on top!  Sucess!

Climbed via the South Trail and reached the top at 4:30pm. Wes summitted about an hour earlier. Two other members turned back at around 12,500 ft. It wasn't snowing whole lot, but there was a lot of blowing snow due to wind gusting over the ridges at over 40mph. Lower mountain had several (more than 5!) feet of powder. Make sure to stay on the trail unless you enjoy postholing. Only saw one other group, three guys from the Bay area. HP #25.

Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Feb 20, 2006 5:31 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast ridge Date Climbed: June 1995  Sucess!

Climbed with my brother, SP member Woodie Hopper. The climb was windy and the summit was snow-covered.


peakrat76 - Feb 19, 2006 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1979


Beautiful day with few other climbers. My wife's second 14'er.


NanitaD - Feb 18, 2006 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 1988

NanitaD  Sucess!

It was a good day to be on top of the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains.


foreverwild - Feb 13, 2006 6:57 pm

winter ascent  Sucess!

Climbed in early February 2005 with a part of five, long but enjoyable dayhike from the South.


shknbke - Feb 6, 2006 1:09 am

Route Climbed: East ridge Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2006  Sucess!

Followed a freshly broken track from a CMC group in front of us, which made it much easier for us! The S. Mt Elbert trail is probably the best route to take in winter as you are guaranteed to get within 1 mile of the TH as long as CO-82 is open. Great views on a relatively moderate Feb day, but the winds were pretty rough on top.

cowlitz - Feb 6, 2006 12:22 am

Route Climbed: Northeast ridge trail from gravel road. Date Climbed: June 1980  Sucess!

My brother and I climbed Elbert for altitude training. So we could climb Pico de Orizaba in Mexico. We placed our names in the metal tube at the summit. See the trip report about flatlanders climbing Mt. Elbert. If your curious, check out the one titled "Possibly the last climber to climb Mt. St. Helens before the historic eruption of 1980", on my profile page. Iv'e got some photos from that, that have never been seen. Crater too. Thanks, cowlitz

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