Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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whaynal - Aug 23, 2007 12:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007

My New High Point  Sucess!

Climbed via the North Elbert Trail. Met a horse up there (and rider) who came up via the South. Quite unexpected.


ouray19 - Aug 18, 2007 8:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2005

Mt. Elbert  Sucess!

Used the South Elbert Trail. Great day, great hike.


lasvegaswraith - Aug 17, 2007 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2003

Are you guys sure?!?  Sucess!

Via the North Route. Hit the trail early to avoid the t-storms late morning. Fabulous view, but man it feels like there's about 20 mountains higher when you look around.


GeorgeJames - Aug 12, 2007 3:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Left the North Trailhead at 8am, met up with the mob at the top at about 11. Later start than I would have liked, but the weather was fantastic so it didn't matter too much.


StarMan - Aug 9, 2007 8:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2005

Perfectly Clear Day!

via the North Trail


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

I'll be back ...

Bad weather.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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