Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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LS - Jul 17, 2005 3:28 am

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 10 Jul 2001  Sucess!

2 hours easy walking to the summit


395guy - Jul 16, 2005 11:55 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: Sat, July 16, 2005  Sucess!

Tough, steep climb. Reached the top in 2hrs, 30min. Beautiful sunny skies.

brianr - Jul 16, 2005 3:11 pm

Route Climbed: Black Cloud Trail Date Climbed: July 11, 2005  Sucess!

First 14er, after being thwarted on Massive the previous week. The Black Cloud route was definitely a strenous way to summit and descend Elbert. Lots of loose rock on the switchbacks.


CWFry - Jul 15, 2005 4:45 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

1st 14er! Nice starter.


derekp62 - Jul 15, 2005 4:31 pm

Route Climbed: North Trailhead up the North Mt. Elbert Trial Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!

The stories are true. It's a walk to the top, but it's not easy! The trails are straight up the mountain with no switchbacks. You're thighs will be having a conversation with you the entire trip up. Take the South Mt. Elbert trail if you want something a little easier. It's a longer walk, but far more gradual! I had a nice stay in the glacial bowl beneath the peak one nice and finished the next. Much nicer than pounding it out as a day hike. The Afternoon storms did come is as all the books said. Around 3pm-5pm I had to small rain showers come through. Just sat it out in my tent. Luckily no lighting. Enjoy it. My first CO 14're



skiitswitch - Jul 14, 2005 7:54 pm

Route Climbed: from N. Mt. Elbert TH, northeast ridge Date Climbed: July 11, 2005  Sucess!

Pretty easy trail - but the false summits and steepness towards the top play with you a bit. 3 hrs, 25 mins to summit - definitely not moving too fast. My first crowded summit experience. Strange. Cool mountain though. Trip report to come


doumall - Jul 13, 2005 2:25 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July, 2000  Sucess!

First 14er!


pjenson05 - Jul 5, 2005 10:42 am

Route Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

Highest point in Colorado!!!

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - Jun 28, 2005 8:31 pm

Route Climbed: From Halfmoon Date Climbed: June 27, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful day


keenez01 - Jun 26, 2005 5:10 am

Route Climbed: starting from the mount Elbert trailhead Date Climbed: 07/17/2002  Sucess!

A very easy 14er. Great views!

Ed F

Ed F - Jun 22, 2005 9:15 pm

Route Climbed: South Mt Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 22, 2005  Sucess!

Very easy. Nice views up top.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 20, 2005 1:22 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trailhead Date Climbed: 7/04  Sucess!

Beautiful alpenglow in the am!


km_donovan - Jun 10, 2005 9:29 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge II *Classic* Date Climbed: July 2, 2001  Sucess!

There were not too many people on the route but we were on the summit with about 50 of our “closest friends”.

F Bomb

F Bomb - May 29, 2005 8:54 pm

Route Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Little bit of snow left, up in 3 down in 2. Good stuff.


ktiffany22 - May 15, 2005 10:54 pm

Route Climbed: South Mount Elbert Date Climbed: August 7, 2005  Sucess!

This one felt great! I didn't experience the standard altitude uck- yeah!:-) Summited in 2.5 hours, spent 1.5 hours enjoying the day on the summit (& drinking a lot of water), & was back down to the car in 1.5 hours- awesome! And treeline.... oh how I love treeline... a word of advice: when the bladder is full on a tall/open mountain such as Elber (with lots of people on it), RUNNING to treeline is the way to go!:-)

ozarktrekker - May 5, 2005 3:51 pm

Route Climbed: South Mt. Elbert Date Climbed: July 25, 2001  Sucess!

My first 14er at age 60. Wasn't fully acclimated to altitude so it was a slow, hard ascent for someone who lives at an elevation of 446 ft. But, I made it! Beautiful views from a crowded top.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 6, 2005 5:40 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: August 15, 2004  Sucess!

Nice Day!

James C

James C - Apr 4, 2005 6:41 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: June 27, 2004  Sucess!

This is a nice climb, it is pretty easy, and you can go about it pretty lesurly(Depending on weather!). My sister, father and I couldn't stay on the summit long, and had tho haul down the mountain due to a storm.

easleygone - Apr 4, 2005 12:32 am

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: June 1987  Sucess!

Just one long grunt. Very exciting lightning storm

right at the summit walk!! Very scary. Many people

on the summit...we all ran down.

alpine master

alpine master - Apr 3, 2005 11:01 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: Oct. 10 2002  Sucess!

Good hike. Not much to say excpet for several false summits.

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