Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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msihl - Aug 7, 2009 11:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2009

Mt. Elbert via South Mt. Elbert Trail   Sucess!

Climbed with Christoph and Guy. Started at 9 am a little above South Mt. Elbert trailhead, summited 12.45 pm. Thunder storm rolling in immediately after reaching the summit, so we had to run down....easy walk-up, but I felt the altitude more than usual, maybe due to very bad sunburn I got the day before.


395guy - Aug 6, 2009 10:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

third state highpoint with my son  Sucess!

Hiked this with my 10yo son on Saturday, 4th of July. Our 3rd state highpoint in a 6-day span (also AZ & NM). We had planned to hike this on Friday the 3rd, but it was raining in the morning so we postponed the hike. There was quite a parade of people going up the trail on the 4th of July.

GMagie - Aug 5, 2009 9:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1974

Mt Elbert  Sucess!

Drove from Kansas all night Thur to reach the trailhead on Friday morning. Was hoping to get adjusted to the altitude that Fri & do the actual summitting on Sat, July 4th. But got greedy & found other flatlanders trying to make their way up. Got motivated & summitted on the same day. Was a beautiful day & a beautiful hike.


MScholes - Aug 2, 2009 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009

Windy  Sucess!

2nd time of the week - had to go back to get clear views up top. Beautiful clear day but wind in early morning was absolutely brutal, but great day nonetheless.


pyerger - Jul 31, 2009 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2010

Elbert  Sucess!

Climbed South face with friend Larry, and south east ridge with Nancy.


bruceg - Jul 30, 2009 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 1989

Colorado's highest!  Sucess!

Good climb

Wiktoria Plawska

Wiktoria Plawska - Jul 30, 2009 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

Elbert Walk  Sucess!

A gentle giant, a very tall hill. It seems we only climbed it for height. No real exposure or scrambling, but this is one that you have to do, Colorado's highpoint!
Summited at around 11 a.m. or 11:40 a.m.
Were on the trail head 7:30 a.m.
It snowed some on the top, but no thunder, many marmots.


derbilly - Jul 29, 2009 3:37 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2009

CO HP  Sucess!

Fairly easy dayhike completed with my brothers. Excellent views from Colorado's highest.


slowpoke - Jul 26, 2009 1:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

north elbert trail head  Sucess!

took the standard route and had a tougher time than usual. gotta get more than 3 hours of sleep before heading out on something like this.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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!

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