Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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Mescalito345 - Mar 18, 2007 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1984

Elbert in July  Sucess!

This was my first 14er. I'm not sure about the year, it might have been 1984 or 1985. Even though I was there in July, it was cold in the morning and some snow fell near the summit.


mow10 - Mar 17, 2007 6:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1996

South Slopes Route  Sucess!

Easy terrain, no crowds, highly recommended.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2003

HP #40  Sucess!

After a failed attempt; this a perfect proof of perseverance...
Solo... to the top...
What an experience... from Twin Lakes Campground...
Second time on the top with girlfriend Anick...
Nice job girl...


mbollino - Mar 7, 2007 6:32 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 1994

Nice intro to world of 14rs  Sucess!

First time above 14k. First (and only) time experiencing the pain of snowblindness. Approaching the summit and viewing the sea of peaks beyond was absolutely amazing!


Kiefer - Mar 5, 2007 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2007

south TH  Sucess!

Part of the winter gathering. Out of 28+ people who showed up that morning, I believe 14-15 of us summited.
This was my third winter summit of Elbert and sixth time summiting overall. Couldn't ask for better weather!


lizrdboy - Feb 26, 2007 5:07 am

Regular Route  Sucess!

It was a crowded day at the summit. Nice hike.


spannring29 - Feb 25, 2007 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

Great Solo Hike  Sucess!

A great day for a hike--blue skies and a light breeze all the way. I really enjoyed the hike below treeline and the summit views were great. In spite of it being a Wednesday, the trail was quite crowded with people heading up as I was headed down.


CruxPhotos - Feb 21, 2007 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

Midnight summit  Sucess!

We decided to beat the lightning storms/weather by climbing at night. The next day it was completely shrouded in clouds and lightning storms. I managed to get a few minute long exposures by moonlight. On a side blue heeler puppy went with us and got to be carried down part of the way.


ppergande - Feb 7, 2007 3:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2004

14,433'  Sucess!

Southeast Ridge, 10 miles. Elbert is a good hike with great views. I've done both the Northeast Ridge & the Southeast Ridge. I'd recommend the Southeast Ridge, it is much less crowded on any given day.


renogurt - Jan 25, 2007 6:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2004

Good times  Sucess!

A decent hike that was pretty uneventful until we met tons of people on the top. A good one to check off the list.


Flex - Jan 21, 2007 10:06 pm

SE Ridge Aug/98  Sucess!

Hiked this one after Longs as the 2nd CO 14er. We didn't see anyone till we arrived at the summit.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 13, 2007 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2002

Via Black Cloud Trail  Sucess!

Our first Fourteener ever and enjoyed every moment of it. Bagged South Elbert along the way. The two of us plus our dog had the main summit all to ourselves for the whole half hour. Hard to believe, since it seems to be one of the most popular summits in CO.


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

quick one  Sucess!

A bit unexciting for Colorado's highest peak


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 - 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 - 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 - 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).

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