Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Sep 24, 2007 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2004

Mount Elbert. Colorado's highest point!  Sucess!

Started at 5:00 am from the TH. Easy hike all the way up to the snow covered summit. Got to the top just on time. It started thundering 15 minutes after I reached back timberline.

Mount Elbert (4,399 m/14,433 ft).

My 1st HP.!


HylianHero - Sep 16, 2007 1:25 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1999

#3  Sucess!

I climbed this with my Boy Scout Troop from Lakewood. Didn't feel good all day and ended up throwing up on the way down. It was like a highway all day going up and down, but a very nice route. Extremely easy.


tioga - Sep 15, 2007 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

First 14er  Sucess!

This was my first 14er. Hiked it with my brother using the South Mt Elbert trail. It was a fun hike, but had a lot of vertical.


Redwic - Sep 9, 2007 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2007

Great Summit Climb!!!  Sucess!

I highly recommend this hike. The weather, as I anticipated, was unpredictable. I wanted to start pre-dawn, to possibly see the sunrise from the summit, but lightning storms lit up the night sky like a laser show (so I waited until dawn to begin). In between periods of beautiful blue sky & sun, I encountered several rain drizzles & three hailstorms before reaching the summit... which then had a new weather system to greet me with approximate 20-30 MPH winds. Great scenery all along the North Elbert Trail, especially along the Northeast Ridge.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 4, 2007 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1999

Blackhawk helicopters on top  Sucess!

Had a spectacular hike up via the North trail while acclimating for the Leadville - Mosquito Marathon. We were greeted by three Army Blackhawk helicopters near the summit. Quite the strange spectacle!


surgent - Aug 28, 2007 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1995

South route  Sucess!

Came up from the south. Had no one on the trail the whole way up or down... great hike! Only saw others when I got to summit, then it was a party.


Mots010 - Aug 28, 2007 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Southeast ridge  Sucess!

Not much to say about this mountain. Lots of people at the summit. Nice day.


matt81 - Aug 26, 2007 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

Northeast Ridge alone on top.


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.

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