Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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Haliku

Haliku - Mar 15, 2009 8:15 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with Media Dude, several of his friends/co-workers and a few dogs. Long day on a beautiful route. The weather cooperated with plenty of sun, 'warm' temps and little wind. Skis and boards outnumbered the snowshoers today.
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North Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 12 August 2004

My dad and I, along with my golden retreiver Cholla, left the trailhead at first light with fog in the valley. The day was sunny with some clouds. As the day went on the wind picked up and a coolness was felt on the summit. The trail is straightforward with only a few false summits to get your hopes up. The crowds were not bad in the early part of the day. As we desended after Noon people were still heading up the trail. It was a beautiful day on the top of the Rockies.

punchline

punchline - Mar 13, 2009 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

Felt like we were making pretty good time until some trail runner blew up and back down the mountain as we were about an hour off the summit - man was he fast!

marv5201 - Feb 15, 2009 8:24 pm

Great views, tired knees  Sucess!

First 14er I made, nice hike up after staying at the campground and hiking 12 miles the day before. Hiked up with a few others and we all made the peak. Was a good easy hike up but with old tired knees the trip down was more of a challenge.

jeffh25

jeffh25 - Feb 10, 2009 11:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007

Firsts  Sucess!

My first climb/Highpoint/14'er/you name it. Went with my dad. He couldn't make it past the tree line but I made it all the way, dodging lightning and sleet. It may sound cliche' but it was a life changing experience.

JGHarrison

JGHarrison - Jan 26, 2009 12:28 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2000

First mountain climbed  Sucess!

Yeah, it was awhile ago, but i still remember it as one of my favourite summits. It was my first mountain, and I got to climb it with my sister

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Jan 19, 2009 11:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2004

My final Winter 14er!  Sucess!

9/12/04 - A bit chilly, but the views from the summit of the turning leaves below were outstanding. Hope to return for a winter ascent from the south sometime soon.

1/18/14 - Very special day, my final Colorado 14er in calendar winter!!! Hiked the east ridge via the South Elbert TH with Dominic, Dwight, Kevin, Ken, Jean, Matt G, Abe, Kay, Ryan M, Lynn H, Sam S, Max, Pete, Jamie P, Greg G, Homie, Wayne H & Mike R.

Narendra

Narendra - Dec 21, 2008 10:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Elbert and S. Elbert  Sucess!

Good hike and nice views. South Albert sees little traffic and worth the extra 0.5 mile slog

byates

byates - Dec 4, 2008 10:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008

Brad and Mary Ann Yates  Sucess!

Climbed it With My wife on the East ridge trail she later lost her big toe nails.

cackalackyclimber

cackalackyclimber - Nov 21, 2008 11:23 am

NE Ridge  Sucess!

First successful 14er climb back in 1998!

Kadee

Kadee - Nov 10, 2008 9:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

South Elbert Trail  Sucess!

Another state highpoint! There were way too many people on the summit - it was kind of hard to enjoy, but I managed to. Did San Luis Peak and then Wheeler Peak (NM) after Elbert.

Britette

Britette - Nov 3, 2008 11:38 pm

S Elbert Trail  Sucess!

Tried to run up. Was somewhat successful. Took about 3 hours.

paisajeroamericano

paisajeroamericano - Oct 21, 2008 12:42 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2007

Welcome to Colorado  Sucess!

Beautiful fall day in the Rockies. Enough snow to test some new gear, but pleasant enough to enjoy the summit. Cody the Dog joined me on the summit. My first big hike in Colorado. Hopefully many more are to come.

BLong

BLong - Oct 6, 2008 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2005

Elbert Goodness  Sucess!

I hiked my first 14er with longtime friend Aron in June of 2005. We headed up the second-class route from the southwest. It was a great trip! I highly reccommend it.

Gareth

Gareth - Oct 4, 2008 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Twenty-one years after first seeing Elbert, I finally stood on its summit. I hiked this one with McCannster, on a very pleasant weekend that was full of chilling in the flaming aspen highcountry.

McCannster

McCannster - Sep 28, 2008 8:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008

North Elbert Trail  Sucess!

With Gareth. 4th state highpoint. The Aspen tress were spectacular. Temp was about 30 F when i summited around 7:30 am.

sierramtngoat

sierramtngoat - Sep 25, 2008 12:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2008

Route Climbed: Black Cloud Trail  Sucess!

My wife and I were able to bag Elbert and South Elbert this way and had the pleasure of hiking up though aspen groves, mining ruins, christmas trees, bristlecone pines, amazing views on snowy barren ridges... the summit views were expansive; in short, this route was fun AND special. Perhaps this mountain isn't spectacular, like some monster in the Sierra, but it was a lot more intersting than Grays or Torreys for sure.

breagen

breagen - Sep 25, 2008 11:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

#8  Sucess!

eighth state highpoint. Fun but nothing special.

The aspen grove at the base is pretty amazing though.

rleclair

rleclair - Sep 20, 2008 9:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

Elbert Revisit  Sucess!

I had hiked Mt. Elbert years and years ago when I first moved to Colorado. At that time, a buddy and I backpacked in and spent the night in grassy meadow complete with stogies, bourbon, and dehydrated lasagna.

Years pass and good friends and I decide to visit Elbert again just for a day trip. Conditions were seasonal for mid September and we did have some snow to work through above 12K. All in all, a great day for fall in Colorado!

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - Sep 9, 2008 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2008

Still Fat and Out of Shape  Sucess!

Shortly after getting above treeline, I was hit with terrible nausea and stomachaches. I'm pretty sure it was due to the weight-loss supplement I'm taking, as opposed to the elevation, as I had two BREs (Bowel-Related Emergencies) on the way to the trailhead. The nausea was problematic as I couldn't take in anything except water.

Just the same, I soldiered on and hit the summit by noon. One of the most rewarding summit views I've experienced!

5th highpoint; 3rd CO 14er.

brendon

brendon - Sep 8, 2008 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Nice hike, great view of a lot of Colorado.

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