Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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bfrench - May 5, 2009 10:34 pm

Elbert  Sucess!



ivyonup - May 5, 2009 8:44 am

Next time

We had car troubles driving up Pike's Peak, then rented a small car to get to the trailhead. We slept maybe 3 restless hours in the car, then started out for the trail. We ended up veering off to the left of the trail somehow, and consequently, didn't make it to the top. It was a beautiful area, however, and we will be back!

rongaines1 - Apr 17, 2009 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2008

South Elbrt Trail  Sucess!

Fram Tampa to Elbert. My 8th highpoint.


JB99 - Mar 31, 2009 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

1st Adult 14er  Sucess!

Physically this is still the hardest day I've spent in the mountains. Coming straight from several years on the couch to 14,433 is hard work. This hike renewed my love of the mountains and has led to many summits in the two years since.


Pablohoney - Mar 27, 2009 8:17 pm

What a slog  Sucess!

Enough said


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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Nov 21, 2008 11:23 am

NE Ridge  Sucess!

First successful 14er climb back in 1998!


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 - Nov 3, 2008 11:38 pm

S Elbert Trail  Sucess!

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


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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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