Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Jul 24, 2009 2:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

Too Easy  Sucess!

Back in the hotel room in Leadville before my family even woke up. Pictures and info at http://www.willhiteweb.com/state_highpoint/colorado/mount_elbert_197.htm

skorpeo

skorpeo - Jul 23, 2009 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009

eating and drinking made for a good day  Sucess!

I stopped evey hour and ate a PBandJ sandwich and guzzled sport drink (I brought a gallon of water). Made the day very pleasant. Great views from the top of course. 3 1/2 hours on the way up and 2 3/4 down.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jul 19, 2009 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2009

First 14er  Sucess!

Had a few days off so me and a friend went up to the Leadville area for some 14'er bagging. We climbed eight total in three days. Elbert was the first. We made it on the NE Ridge in 2:30 minutes. Weather was amazing!

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Jul 15, 2009 12:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

Nice hike after an early season snow fall.

Ilafan

Ilafan - Jul 12, 2009 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2005

Toilets at 14,000 feet.  Sucess!

Thought I was gonna die! 400 feet from the summit, I got so sick. Still, a very nice hike and SPECTACULAR views.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 4:37 am

from Mt. Elbert Trailhead  Sucess!

One of the easiest fourteeners.

tb00957 - Jul 6, 2009 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

N Elbert TH  Sucess!

4.5 hours up, 3 hours down. A bit embarassed getting passed by puppies.

djbritton

djbritton - Jul 5, 2009 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

Elbert & S. Elbert  Sucess!

Reached the summit via the SE Ridge route from the Black Cloud trailhead. Only ran into 10 other people. Spent 45 minutes on the summit, last 15 were alone with great views!

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Jun 23, 2009 6:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

This was my 7th Colorado 14er and 8th 14er overall. This was my first solo 14er. Just moved to Colorado so it was kind of a warm up for the rest of the climbing season. Got off the mountain at noon, just before a pretty good storm hit the mountain.

ElliottDavis

ElliottDavis - Jun 17, 2009 11:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2009

12,943 was just enough

Took the S Mt Elbert trail. At 12,700-ish, met a girl from Michigan who was walking down alone with chest pains. I mulled that over a bit en route up to 12,943' (according to my GPS) and then turned around to accompany her down, for which she said she was grateful. The mountain will still be there next time. =)

SteveMarr

SteveMarr - Jun 6, 2009 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1997

Clouds and Rain  Sucess!

Climbed to the summit in the clouds, and donned rain gear at the top - unfortunately we didn't get to enjoy the view from Colorado's highest.

strudolyubov

strudolyubov - Jun 3, 2009 2:04 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2009

Mount Elbert and South Elbert  Sucess!

Climbed Mount Elbert via South Mt. Elbert Trail (third summit since 2001). Returned back over South Elbert and Cosgriff (UN 13,588). Nice hike, great views!

dakotaconcrete

dakotaconcrete - Jun 1, 2009 1:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2007

Painful but well worth it!  Sucess!

Took the less travelled eastern approach from the 2wd parking lot. Great day with spectacular weather! It is an easy ascent in prime weather conditions but be sure your fitness level is up to par before attempting. My fitness level was disrespectful to elbert and he let me know...ouch, sore for many days to follow!

slkrr

slkrr - May 13, 2009 4:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2002

a great climb  Sucess!

A long climb by the main trail (east side), but not particularly difficult if the weather is good. As with any Colorado 14er, the view from the top is spectacular!

I like it on top

I like it on top - May 12, 2009 10:40 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2009

North Mount Elbert Trail  Sucess!

Just out of treeline we got blasted with high winds and a small snowstorm. Snow subsided but winds didn't. Summit was very windy and cold but the view was amazing.

bfrench

bfrench - May 5, 2009 10:34 pm

Elbert  Sucess!

Yep.

ivyonup

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

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

Pablohoney - Mar 27, 2009 8:17 pm

What a slog  Sucess!

Enough said

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