Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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Dartmouth Hiker

Dartmouth Hiker - Sep 14, 2009 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2009

My 24th state highpoint  Sucess!

Went with my good friend from college and native Coloradan Elise. Both coming from lowlands and being a bit out of shape, took us 6 hours to summit (via the NE ridge), reaching the top in blustery conditions and flurries. Compared to Whitney, this was a surprisingly steep trail in some places!

gulo

gulo - Sep 11, 2009 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

first 14er  Sucess!

My first 14er. Climbed with my dad who was visiting from Europe. Our roundtrip time was 7 hours.

JustinShapiro

JustinShapiro - Sep 11, 2009 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007

Sweet, cloudless, day on Elbert  Sucess!

Awesome, easy climb. A very enjoyable day.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 7, 2009 9:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

South Elbert TH  Sucess!

The colors of fall were becoming quite brilliant already this day. We got hit by a bit of graupel. Pretty typical for this time of year: Graupel and cold near the summit, heat at timberline. Partner: Extraordinarily grumpy (though loveable) husband.

mattpayne11

mattpayne11 - Sep 2, 2009 2:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009

No problemo  Sucess!

# 16 for the year - used the East Slopes Route - good fall colors were starting.

PellucidWombat

PellucidWombat - Sep 1, 2009 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009

Getting back in shape  Sucess!

I hadn't exercised at all for the past 3 months and had gained 15 lbs while working in Qatar. This was my first outing since then, and it worked out very nicely with a 2:40 hrs summit time! Nice views from the summit.

rocky29oct

rocky29oct - Aug 31, 2009 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Checked  Sucess!

Yesssssss finally done. had a bid @$$ blister on feet. speed was very slow but finally reached at the top and came back safely.

dandrew

dandrew - Aug 30, 2009 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009

Afternoon hike  Sucess!

Drove up from Albuquerque in the morning, met some friends who had driven in from Utah, started hiking at about 2:45 pm and made it to the summit to see the sunset. It was my first 14er, but hopefully not the last.

jjcrow99

jjcrow99 - Aug 28, 2009 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Perfect Day  Sucess!

Perfect day for a summit.

lanagordon

lanagordon - Aug 23, 2009 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Just Shadow and Me  Sucess!

First solo trip with just Shadow!

Beata

Beata - Aug 21, 2009 8:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

Elbert  Sucess!

:)

Ario

Ario - Aug 13, 2009 3:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2002

summit nap  Sucess!

arrived at the trailhead late, started late, finished late !

Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - Aug 9, 2009 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009

N/E Trail  Sucess!

Great hike with Hootie. 2:48 from the car. Weather rolled in while on the summit. Things change quickly in the Rockies!

msihl

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

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

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

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

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.
Wiktoria

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