Mount Elbert Climber's Log

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mcmurdosound

mcmurdosound - Aug 12, 2013 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2013

pretty tough  Sucess!

I had a great time on the Elbert hike. we took the North Elbert trail which I thought was really tough! Especially coming from sea level. The views were amazing and we made it back to our campsite in about 8 hours. i'd say at least 50 high school cross country athletes passed us on the way up. but by stroke of luck, we shared the summit with only 3 other people! not bad for a Friday in August. Also, I proposed to my girlfriend at the top. For that reason, it will always be a special peak to me!

BadgerSummitSeeker

BadgerSummitSeeker - Jul 27, 2013 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2011

State High Point # 25  Sucess!

This was my first 14er and 25th HP. Half way to 50. We took the South Elbert trail up after sleeping at the TH overnight. Not exactly in the best shape but I made it up. Sure were a lot of people on the top.

Onager

Onager - Jul 27, 2013 4:18 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Made this a backpacking trip for my first 14er. Set up camp in a clear area off the North Mount Elbert Trail. Spent the night and woke up at 4:30AM to get a semi-alpine start. The weather held all weekend and was confortable with a a little layering. Once above treeline the altitude started slowing me down a bit, and the few false summits were a little disheartening. We made it to the summit around 12:00 PM. The descent was fun, and the views were incredible.

flatlander

flatlander - Jul 25, 2013 10:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

3rd SHP this summer, 1st 14'er  Sucess!

Took the South Trail route from the upper trailhead @ 10,400'. I came from sea level and spent three days acclimating and warming up before making the ascent. I may have set the record for slowest ascent (5:50) and R/T (10:03) but it was worth it. The weather held, partly cloudy, spectacular views at the summit and all the way up. Lots of people and dogs on the trail.

LadySapphira

LadySapphira - Jul 24, 2013 11:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2013

1st 14er  Sucess!

Went up Black Cloud trail. Took forever, I was super tired at the end. But I had been at sea level less than a week before.

Such fun!

Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jul 22, 2013 12:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2013

Grind up the steeper Elbert Trail  Sucess!

WOW! All I have to say, being from South Florida. We made it successfully, after the grinding North Elbert Trail. That's the shorter, steeper side. Started at sunrise, and made it about 4 hours later, to a crowd of 30 people on top. It was tough, as I was exhausted, and my feet were throbbing. Again, it was spectacular to be above tree line for so long. The feeling was so rewarding at the summit! I loved CO's tallest peak!

STATE HP #26. I can't stop now....

THalky

THalky - Jul 15, 2013 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2013

#26  Sucess!

Took me a long time, but I made it.
The weather held up and it was perfect, once you clear the false summits >:(

nolabreeze

nolabreeze - Jul 8, 2013 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

dog park  Sucess!

so many dogs on this mountain! i loved it. wish i had mine with me.

mrs. hotoven

mrs. hotoven - Jul 7, 2013 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

another highpoint marked off  Sucess!

No mountain goats on Elbert, sad story... Fun hike with hotoven

Peakbug

Peakbug - Jul 7, 2013 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

3rd Anniversary   Sucess!

Climbed with rkymtn and Boomer after a fun camping trip.

astroclimber

astroclimber - Jul 6, 2013 9:34 pm

Fun fall climb  Sucess!

Great fall day climbing with my son

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Jul 6, 2013 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2013

South Trail  Sucess!

It's an exciting thing to be able to click the "successful" box on this one. An absolutely perfect day. Not too hot, not cold, just a very slight cool breeze at the top, and stunning, perfect views in all directions. My first Fourteener since Shasta in 1996.

Hotoven

Hotoven - Jul 6, 2013 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

nice day hike  Sucess!

plenty of people, but a fun hike. Pretty easy depending on what route you take. Not very cloudy.

shmyers21

shmyers21 - Jul 1, 2013 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013

South Trail- Steeper than it looks  Sucess!

I was looking forward to this summit, because everywhere you read, it looks like it's one of the easier state highpoints. It was much steeper than I had anticipated. I should have conditioned before attempting. None the less, good peak, great feeling, knowing that we climbed up past 14K feet. Great view from the top. Highpoint #4 for me!

MaverickMerk

MaverickMerk - Jun 12, 2013 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2012

Mt. Elbert  Sucess!

A nice walk with great views at the top.

apachedino

apachedino - Jun 5, 2013 7:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2013

Box Creek Coulior  Sucess!

Ascended the East ridge and then cut over ~12,600 feet to the small lake and decided to take the steepest and furthest north coulior. It was pretty fun and felt like over 50 degrees in steepness towards the top. Then continued to slog in by then softening snow to the top. Clear day with an excellent glissade back to the lake on one of the shallower couliors.

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - Jun 2, 2013 8:18 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2013

Route: South Elbert  Sucess!

Views were great but snow slog and subzero wind chill made the hike less enjoyable than it should have been.

jfulcher

jfulcher - May 15, 2013 7:50 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

Standard rt  Sucess!

uneventful hike.

lapotka

lapotka - Apr 23, 2013 4:45 pm

solo  Sucess!

great trail

tjbst47

tjbst47 - Apr 11, 2013 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2012

summit  Sucess!

It was nice.

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