Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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Bluebell08 - Apr 16, 2008 1:12 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006

October solo climb  Sucess!

Weather was overcast and even snowed a bit, was tough to make out the trail, postholed quite a bit. The false summits are a real killer!


ryan_tx - Apr 15, 2008 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2008


Attempted with two other friends. Even with snowshoes, we were still sinking to our knees every step in the trees. We set up camp below tree line, but ended up coming down 1 hour later due to a friend's worsening sprained ankle and mild altitude sickness setting in. We will come back!


dswink - Mar 10, 2008 12:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Soloed with the summer time crowds  Sucess!

This climb has the most false summits I have experienced to date! Very satisfying climb with great views.

ChaddBragg - Mar 6, 2008 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

Long Day  Sucess!

This was a great hike from the South trailhead. There were tons of people up there, but there usually is ona 14er. Took us quite a while because the friend that went with me was a little sick that day and started to feel worse and worse on the way down


jimegan - Feb 6, 2008 7:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2004

MT ELBERT  Sucess!



habaceeba - Jan 27, 2008 10:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

A Hail of a Time  Sucess!

Started from the Black Cloud TH. I wouldn't climb Elbert any other way. For solitude, this route can't be beat as I didn't see anyone else until I reached the summit. I took Variation 1 down (which descends the bowl between Bull Hill and South Elbert. No trail to be found and it was talus and scree until treeline. A storm blew in and I got hailed on for about an hour.


ClimbandMine - Jan 14, 2008 5:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2002

Elbert  Sucess!

Another Sawatch hike


MountainHikerCO - Jan 9, 2008 12:14 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007

# 7  Sucess!

This was my 7th climb of Elbert. Standard route. Although we had snow, there was little coverage for this late in the year.


MountainHikerCO - Jan 9, 2008 12:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1987

First Time  Sucess!

This was my first time climbing Mount Elbert. It was from the old trailhead that shared parking with Mount Massive. Most of my climbs of Elbert have been on this standard route. Although on one climb we approached from the Independence Pass road and went over South Elbert and on the return Bull Hill.


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.

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