Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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mjroche - Jan 6, 2008 4:02 pm

standard route  Sucess!

Did this the first weekend I moved to Colorado. Lots of snow and had the summit to myself.

Kenneth.alone - Jan 3, 2008 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2004

Alone in the snow  Sucess!

I had great time up there by myself. Wicked bad snow storm on the way down! Awesome mountains of ours!


johnmnichols - Dec 26, 2007 10:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2004

Elbert summit party

Summited via standard East Ridge route. Wife and I were the #2 and #3 people on the summit. Within 45 minutes, there were no fewer than 30 people and 6-8 dogs on top. Glad we started early!

Kenneth.alone - Dec 16, 2007 5:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2004

Beautiful place  Sucess!

I climbed it the snow, not another person on the peak. good times.


AltitudeSickness - Nov 26, 2007 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1994

South Mt. Elbert Trailhead

2nd 14er. Again climbed with my neighbor, friend and guide Scott Arnett. My memories of this climb are having Scott yell up to me saying " Slow down you goat" as I left the trail at about 12,500 feet and went straight up to the summit through boulders and snow fields. I felt very strong. After an enjoyable hour and a half on the summit mother nature let us know it was time to retreat by dumping a large amount of snow on us turning it into a white out within about 20 minutes.


k2360tnf - Nov 6, 2007 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2004

Summited  Sucess!

1 day summit


k2360tnf - Nov 6, 2007 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2003

Summited  Sucess!

1 day summit

dixonallred - Oct 29, 2007 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2003

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Great Climb. Deep snow last 500ft.


lilmantis - Oct 10, 2007 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2007

Great weather, great hike.  Sucess!

First time back in the 14er groove since July. Great friends and great times in the mountains though. The weather was beautiful. Blue bird skies and nice and warm. Fall is definately the best time of year to get up Elbert!


argothor - Oct 5, 2007 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2005

Mixed feelings  Sucess!

Elbert was the first 14er I did solo or without my faithful companion, Odin, my Golden Retriever who joined me for 17 14er summits. It felt strange hiking without him.

cdickinson - Sep 26, 2007 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2007

early snowstorm

Stopped short at 13650 ft. 1/2 mile below summit due to hiking solo and snow on trail at 11:30 AM. Felt fine, but better safe than sorry. Will have to come back and do it again next year.


alpspitze - Sep 25, 2007 9:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1991

First 14er  Sucess!

This was my first time to any kind of elevation. Went from RI to Leadville the day before.

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.

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