Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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2skinners - Jun 22, 2007 5:50 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

HP #5 Solo Climb (2nd of 4 highpoints in 3 days)  Sucess!

This was by far my favorite of the 4 highpoints I did on my long trip. The others were New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The scenery was absolutely amazing with near perfect weather to boot.

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Jun 17, 2007 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2003

Standard route  Sucess!

twas an enjoyable hike.

Jim Carr - Jun 15, 2007 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1994

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Early season attempt. We were able to glissade much of the way down. Fun.


mountainloverCO - May 25, 2007 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Enjoyable Hike  Sucess!

This was an enjoyable, easy walk-up with nice views of the Sawatch and Elk ranges from the summit. My only complaint would be the throngs of people streaming up and down the two main routes. Try this one on a weekday to avoid the crowds.


double_deuce - May 22, 2007 3:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

My 1st 14er. Only 1 other hiker seen all day.


rwhitt - May 21, 2007 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2005


Arrived and spent the night camped at the Twin Lakes campground near the trail head. Thunderstorms and rain much of the afternoon and evening.

Due to early morning showers, I did not begin my ascent until 10:30 AM. Climbed to 13,500 elevation as the clouds began to rebuild.

Since this was my first experience with a Colorado 14-Teener, I chose to retreat rather than risk being exposed to the danger of a summer afternoon thunder and lightening storm. It was my first and thus far only attempt at summitting Mt. Elbert.

I hope to return for another attempt and this grand old chunk of rock.


Peak_Bagger - May 15, 2007 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2002

Fun One  Sucess!

Fun solo hike up NE ridge in summertime.


Proterra - May 13, 2007 10:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2003

Peaceful climb  Sucess!

Nice and peaceful after the day before... Had a beer at the summit, and took a few hits of our bong 200 feet below, away from the kiddies at the top. 9 hours RT from Twin Lakes, including some lingering at the summit.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - May 7, 2007 12:43 am Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2007

First Winter Ascent  Sucess!

Fourth ascent of Elbert, but my first in the winter.

Roam Around - Apr 24, 2007 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007

Spring Snow Ascent  Sucess!

Great day - spotty weather - bad at times, but we stuck it out and made it! Two friends from PA went with me - we had a great climb.


Peak_Bagger - Apr 17, 2007 4:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2002

a classic  Sucess!

Fun and Easy


cftbq - Apr 11, 2007 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004

Nice Family Hike  Sucess!

My 21st 14er, and the first with 3 generations of climbers: me and my wife, our daughter, and our granddaughter, who bagged her first. Clouds threatened, but didn't really unleash anything. (I want to do it again as a run, and see how long it takes.)


bricewilson - Apr 6, 2007 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007

Winter ascent of Elbert  Sucess!

South Mt. Elbert trail (East ridge). Great weather, just a little wind. The snow softened up on the descent and we were sinking pretty deep even with snowshoes. Only saw one other person.


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.

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