Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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steve simmons

steve simmons - Jan 3, 2002 4:24 pm

Route Climbed: straight up from the nw Date Climbed: aug. 16th, '01  Sucess!

2:00 summit, sunny and windy and chilly!

Praise GOD!!!


tjburr - Dec 29, 2001 7:00 pm

Route Climbed: Echo Canyon Date Climbed: 07/10/1988  Sucess!

Climbed with Sean McHugh (now deceased). Most memorable moments included hiking through the largest patch of Columbine I've ever seen; passing by some old mine structures; and climbing in weather that included rain, sleet, snow and hail at different times during our hike. It was nice to get to the top of the highest peak in Colorado. TJ Burr, Author of "Rocky Mountain Adventure Collection" available through


nader - Dec 26, 2001 4:39 pm

Route Climbed: Lakeview Campground Mt. Elbert Trailhead Date Climbed: July 1994  Sucess!

1st 14er Summit!


Zeke - Nov 28, 2001 11:53 am

Route Climbed: Halfmoon Date Climbed: April 1997  Sucess!

Great time and a pretty long day, snow shoe on, snow shoes off. Almost proposed to my exgirlfriend on that summit, WHEW that was close!


xskier77 - Nov 13, 2001 12:51 am

Route Climbed: Halfmoon Trailhead Date Climbed: Sometime between 1996-1998  Sucess!

This was my first fourteener. I went solo and took 4 hours to summit and 3 hours to get back to the car. I must've done this hike in the late summer during the week because I don't recall seeing a single person and the photos I have show a decent amount of snow on surrounding mountains.


steeleman - Oct 28, 2001 5:18 pm

Route Climbed: Elbert Trail Date Climbed: July 1994  Sucess!

Great views, great weather. Very popular and crowded due to its status as highest in colorado.

Paul Burkholder

Paul Burkholder - Oct 25, 2001 7:05 pm

Route Climbed: Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 9/24/2000  Sucess!

2 inches of snow at 10,500' about 6" at the summit. Beautiful views. This could be a very enjoyable winter ski trip. Easy walk for such a big mountain.


mwalker2 - Sep 3, 2001 5:58 pm

Route Climbed: Mt Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 2/2/01  Sucess!

Nice day - yes, a hailstorm, a little rain, a little clouds, a little sun, but this is Colroado after all. Easy climb to a crowded top - nice way to end the summer.


miztflip - Aug 21, 2001 3:38 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: June 2000  Sucess!

Great Hike to the highest point in Colorado.

dbutler - Aug 20, 2001 9:02 am

Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 8/13/01  Sucess!

This was a relatively easy hike. Enjoy the view at the top!

Peter Eliassen

Peter Eliassen - Aug 16, 2001 11:22 am

Route Climbed: Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 8/1/94  Sucess!

Great hike...nice and gradual from the Southern approach.

SwenGolly - Aug 4, 2001 7:18 am

Route Climbed: Elbert trail Date Climbed: 8/30/00  Sucess!

A flatlander Hoosier summits his first 14er, accompanied by college-student son. Next to watching his birth, it's the neatest thing I've ever done. This year, it's Mt. Massive. I figure at this rate, I'll do all Colorado's 14ers by age 103.


climbcolorado - Jul 17, 2001 9:49 am

Route Climbed: Notheast Ridge  Sucess!

This is a very easy route and just about anyone in good health can reach the summit.


Helga - Jul 2, 2001 6:10 pm

Route Climbed: Halfmoon trail Date Climbed: 6.30.01  Sucess!

I have very much enjoyed my first Fourteener today. Sort of surprised myself. I had not planned to hike it all the way. Departing early made it all happen. The next time I'll travel even lighter and pack some chocolate and ear covers. Yes, ear cover make sense up high even on a sunny day!

Pikes Peak is next!


IdahoSummits - Apr 12, 2001 6:35 pm

Route Climbed: Halfmoon Trail Date Climbed: 7/17/2000  Sucess!

Excellent hike on a clear day following about 3 days of rain. Stayed in Leadville for about 24 hours prior to the hike and had no problems with the altitude. Check out my web page for pictures from the trip:

Jerry Thomas - Apr 6, 2001 9:00 am

Route Climbed: Mt. Elbert Trail Date Climbed: 9/17/2000  Sucess!

Started at 10,440ft and made the summit in less than three hours. Good hike for all ages.

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