Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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chilkoot

chilkoot - Aug 6, 2007 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

After a soaking rain dropped several inches overnight at the Elbert Creek Campground, the day cleared out enough that we had no problem making the summit in about 2 1/2 hours. Great views of Mt. Massive, which we climbed the next day. Lots of people on top, but all great folks.
My 2nd 14er and 38th state highpoint!

utes - Aug 1, 2007 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 1998

beautiful in the summer  Sucess!

I remember seeing lots of wildflowers

LonePeakFreak

LonePeakFreak - Jul 31, 2007 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Mt. Elbert Trail  Sucess!

Ignored the weather reports and drove to Colorado anyway, turned out to be just fine. Stayed at the Leadville Hostel and ate the best prime rib of my life at Quincy's. My first Colorado 14er!

I like it on top

I like it on top - Jul 30, 2007 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2005

Standard Route  Sucess!

Great day for a climb. First summit with Cops on top. Very fulfilling.

Kruck

Kruck - Jul 30, 2007 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

I'll be back ...

Bad weather.

slowbutsteady

slowbutsteady - Jul 27, 2007 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1997

Colorado's highest  Sucess!

Climbed the North Mt. Elbert trail. 5am to 10:20am. On my descent down several hundred ft. a young upstart(teenager)came roaring down from the summit asking about which trail we were on. Turns out he should have been on the east ridge. He cut across the basin to join his group with the greatest of ease. When you're young you can do anything.

Stauffer

Stauffer - Jul 27, 2007 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Beautiful day. Best weather I've seen in the high country.

blackcoffee

blackcoffee - Jul 26, 2007 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1988

standard route  Sucess!

easy walk up, nice weather.

Jerry S

Jerry S - Jul 25, 2007 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

Nice hike from the end of the 4wd rd. 3.5hrs up, 2 down, lunch by 1:00 in Leadville.

astrobassman

astrobassman - Jul 25, 2007 11:13 am

My first winter 14er

2007: This was a great introduction to winter mountaineering for me. It was a long day though at 9 hours.
Update: 04/18/2010: First 14er ski descent. Good times.

dp

dp - Jul 24, 2007 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

NE ridge  Sucess!

19th 14'er for me, and 8th for Spencer the dog. We topped out at 10:30 and met lots of nice people (and their dogs, too!) on the way.

TLP

TLP - Jul 23, 2007 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

My first Colorado mountain  Sucess!

I took the Northeast Ridge. It was such a great time for me. I was a bit nervous beforehand, I have to admit. Here I am after paying a lot of money to get out here, and a lot of people knowing I'm attempting this, so I had to make them proud. It was a tough hike, it's no "walk-up." It's just so darn steep. There was maybe 8 of us out there that day. After awhile I attached myself to this couple that was also out there. It was just so awesome for me when we got to the top. It was incredible! Somebody screwed the summit register thing on too tight! Nobody could open it! Urg! Colorado is an amazing place!

jsorber

jsorber - Jul 22, 2007 11:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

Beautiful Day Hike  Sucess!

Great day hike and we got buzzed by a military helicopter at the top. Rock on.

peakbaggingaddict

peakbaggingaddict - Jul 22, 2007 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2005

Great climb  Sucess!

After climbing Mt. Whitney, I became addicted. Climbed with my brother and his dog. Another great climb with incredible views.

taw6644

taw6644 - Jul 19, 2007 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

The Highest I have ever been  Sucess!

Nice steady climb from the Northeast Ridge. Met up with James C for the climb. Saw a few Marmots too. I have to say that Elbert has been my most fun 14er yet and tts a really relaxed climb.

Chad Couch

Chad Couch - Jul 16, 2007 11:49 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

South Elbert Trail  Sucess!

Hiked with Ian. 6:00 A.M. start. Up in 3.5 hours, down in 2.5. Beautiful day on Colorado's highest peak.

jhansen007

jhansen007 - Jul 15, 2007 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

West Ridge from South Halfmoon TH  Sucess!

Camped at treeline at the base of this route. Beautiful area, only saw a couple guys on 4-wheelers on the road on the hike in. Otherwise, complete solitude til the summit. Weathered out a thunderstorm at night in my bivy sack but skies cleared up nicely. The ridge isn't too difficult, just lots of crappy rotten rock. Test every rock before you put your weight into it be ready to hop to the next one when it moves. A dozen or so people on the summit at 9 in the morning. Definately more exciting than the yawner standard routes and a chance to get away from the mobs trodding up the east side of the mountain.

heather14

heather14 - Jul 14, 2007 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Great Day  Sucess!

Perfect day for a hike!

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Jul 8, 2007 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Perfect  Sucess!

A day to remember on 7-7-7! I wasn't sure I would finish this one due to a late start the day after completing Mt Yale. Turned out to be a beautiful day as the storms waited til late afternoon.

MollyL

MollyL - Jul 1, 2007 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

First Solo  Sucess!

3rd 14er, 1st solo climb. Met lots of cool people on the trail - a special thanks to the nice couple that took a picture of me at the summit when my camera stopped working!!

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