Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Jun 24, 2008 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2008

Northeast Ridge Great Peak!  Sucess!

An awesome peak! Amazing views and a beautiful hike up the northeast ridge. I can't say enough about how awesome of a hike this one is!

panhandler

panhandler - May 16, 2008 7:57 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2006

First Colorado Summit!

Summitted on my birthday in pretty nasty weather. 50 - 60 mph winds and whiteout, but kept on to the summit. Fun climb, but not much more than a long snow slog/hike.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 19, 2008 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 1994

Cold!  Sucess!

I forget the exact date. All four of us suffered some degree of frostnip/bite.

TMF

TMF - Apr 19, 2008 6:02 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2008

no snowshoes

incredibly deep snow, no snow shoes...

Bluebell08

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

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

Snowy

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

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

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

MT ELBERT  Sucess!

CLIMBED THE BLACK CLOUD TRAIL OVER S MT ELBERT 3 1/2 HRS UP AND 2 HRS BACK. MY FIRST CO 14ER AS PART OF MY WESTERN STATES HIGHPOINTS TRIP

habaceeba

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

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

Elbert  Sucess!

Another Sawatch hike

MountainHikerCO

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summited  Sucess!

1 day summit

k2360tnf

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

Summited  Sucess!

1 day summit

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