Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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weeds19

weeds19 - Jan 13, 2007 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2001

Midnight climb  Sucess!

We started this climb at about 2am from the South Elbert TH and arrived at the summit right at sunrise.

CBakwin

CBakwin - Jan 2, 2007 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2006

Mt Elbert Dec 30, 2006  Sucess!

Climbed from the parking lot out on the road to Twin Lakes as there was lots of snow. Snowshoes to the ridge then the wind had blown it bare. 5 hrs up, 2 1/2 down, 11.2 miles RT 4,850 vertical. Great climb but very windy after noon.

boisedoc

boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 4:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1989

quick one  Sucess!

A bit unexciting for Colorado's highest peak

atavist

atavist - Nov 13, 2006 5:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2000

thunderstorm direct  Sucess!

Starting after noon, the ranger or tourist chief was a bit surprised that I intended to dayhike and summit that same day. As would be predicted by any Colorado local, the clouds came in and the static built up in the air. I took cover and waited out the storm. I was able to summit and had to overcome the slow onset of AMS. Within 24 hours the road trip finished and I was back in Indiana.

Chaser

Chaser - Nov 8, 2006 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006

Summer X3

Had the oppertunity to guide children (11-15)up this peak on 3 seperate occasions this summer. Encountered fierce lightning and gropel on July 17th above timberline everyone thankfully got back safe.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Oct 8, 2006 4:24 pm

South  Sucess!

Snow and ice. Pretty nice.

Grizz42

Grizz42 - Sep 28, 2006 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Great Climb  Sucess!

Great hike, great weather, only a few on the summit.

TiogaBradford

TiogaBradford - Sep 22, 2006 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

last 14er  Sucess!

This was the last 14er I climbed before moving out of Colorado. I climbed it with my brother on that day, and it was his first 14er (but 12th high point).

royswkr - Sep 20, 2006 11:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 1991

North trail  Sucess!

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bjd5578

bjd5578 - Sep 14, 2006 2:59 am Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2004

A snowy hike  Sucess!

My 10th 14er (after I tried it and failed as my first). A light snow covered the mountains, which made the hike a tad slow, but the view from the top spectacular!

Tajji

Tajji - Sep 7, 2006 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Great Day on Elbert  Sucess!

A bit steeper than anticipated, but made it in 5 hrs. Great day on the summit!

Moogie737

Moogie737 - Sep 6, 2006 3:20 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006

Labor Day delight  Sucess!

#1 9-4-06 With Eric and Any F., former Aconcagua hiking partners, I left the northeast TH at 5:35 a.m. Three and one half hours later I reached the summit where a grand, slightly tattered American flag was rippling in the stiff but bearable breeze. My friends arrived about half an hour later, and together we celebrated a beautiful day with about a dozen other enthusiasts including three dogs. #2 9-1-12 Mit toller Partnerin from north TH. Wind. Up & down before torrential rains "dampened" the day! Always, always do this thing early is the watch word. #3 6-24-13 Noch einmal mit toller Patnerin am Tag nach einer Besteigung des Berges Massive. Gutes Wetter.

lingana

lingana - Sep 5, 2006 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Summit on the second attempt  Sucess!

This was the second attempt on Elbert, after a winter attempt in last Nov.
Did an acclamatization hike near Aspen, from the Maroon Bells Lake to Buckskin Pass on 2nd Sept, and climbed Mt. Elbert on Sept 3rd. It was a beautiful day, a great hike, and an amazing trip, with awesome company !

tcisgray - Aug 30, 2006 12:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Mount Elbert  Sucess!

Left the south trailhead at 7:00 a.m. Very nice weather at the lower level of the mountain. At 13,000 feet it was very cold, rainy and windy. Kept going. Reached the summit at 11:00 a.m. Beautiful, sunny weather at the top.

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Aug 29, 2006 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

South Mt. Elbert Trail  Sucess!

Started hiking at 5:45 AM with my son Ryan. Hiked through aspen forest, then through evergreens, and then above treeline. There was some fresh snow above treeline and over 6 inches near the summit. Very pretty. Nearby mountains were white with snow. Reached the summit at 10:45 AM (Ryan at 9:50). Very cold and windy at the top. Met 4 others at the summit at about the same time (3 from the North Mt. Elbert Trail). Met several hikers on the way down, but it really wasn't that crowded. It was my first time in Colorado and I really enjoyed the scenery in the state. Leadville, Twin Lakes, and Granite are cool towns. Had filet mignon at Quincy's in Leadville. Excellent. HP #20.

Xtreme532

Xtreme532 - Aug 14, 2006 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2003

Road trip  Sucess!

Road trip from Atlanta to Mt. Elbert with my friends. Great time, and a good first 14'er

osatrik

osatrik - Aug 14, 2006 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 1986

Elbert 2-day  Sucess!

With daughter Vanessa, we camped in a meadow at 10000. This was number 14 of my 49 state high points. It was Vanessa's first overnight on a mountain higher than 10,000 feet. She eventually did 39 state highpoints.

Poor Climber

Poor Climber - Aug 10, 2006 6:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2005

South Ridge  Sucess!

Beautiful hike through the aspens, on a beautifuly warm day!

fox5659

fox5659 - Aug 9, 2006 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006

Mt Elbert 2006  Sucess!

Summitted the day after my 50th birthday. Thanks to everyone on top for the rousing "Happy Birthday". That was fun.

gwave47

gwave47 - Aug 9, 2006 3:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Number 10  Sucess!

Highpoint Number 10 was a success via the North Elbert Trail

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