Mount Evans Climber's Log

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heather14 - Oct 22, 2005 11:44 pm

Route Climbed: Guanella Pass Date Climbed: August 14, 2005  Sucess!

Well, we started at Guanella Pass and went toooo far left. Ended up summiting Spaulding, then heading to Evans. Made for a nice looong hike! But we got to bag 2 peaks! And it was a beautiful day. Bierstadt even had a dusting of snow.


fossana - Oct 13, 2005 8:47 pm

Route Climbed: Sawtooth Ridge Date Climbed: 24 August 2005?  Sucess!

Good stuff


Topoftheworld - Oct 5, 2005 9:33 pm

Route Climbed: Echo lake Date Climbed: July 14, 2005  Sucess!

Fun Fourteener, however the summit is CRAWLING with unappreciative tourists who litter and bother the wildlife....Stay on Bierstadt, it's most likely better.


iceisnice - Oct 3, 2005 10:08 pm

Route Climbed: Sawtooth to Bierdstadt Date Climbed: Jan '04  Sucess!

Good winter climb. Pretty straight forward. More fun to try and stay right on top of the ridge instead of the side like most people do.


crzyjt - Oct 2, 2005 1:34 pm

Route Climbed: West slopes of Bierstadt over sawtooth to Evans Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

This was my second time over the sawtooth from Bierstadt. The first time, weather ran me off before I got to Evans.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2005 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2005

Route Climbed: Upper Snave  Sucess!

I hiked to the summit from the parking area with my wife, Katie, and son, Jack. This was Jack's first fourteener; he did not hoof it up here, but he, at 11 months, did a better job climbing rocks up here than most adults do. I will never take a long approach to Evans because it seems pointless and ungratifying to do so on a mountain that has a road up it, but I did want to be able to say I'd done something legitimate on Evans. So, from the summit I descended some Class 3 rocky terrain to the ledge accessing the Snave and the north face couloirs, and then I turned right to climb a prominent crack and ledges which turned out to be the upper portions of the Snave route. The absence of snow made for some Class 5 climbing, especially through the crack and up an overhang (it seems these portions were just off the actual route), and it was at times harder than 5.0-5.2 routes I'd done before. Many people would want protection here, but I free-climbed in jeans and had little real difficulty. I also had a lot of fun, and doing the entire route from Summit Lake, minus the talus slopes, would be even better.


pjenson05 - Sep 7, 2005 10:18 am

Route Climbed: Sawtooth from Bierstadt Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

Hiked Bierstadt first and got a little sick on the way up, once that went away the day was great. I brought my dog along and he did great, but my brothers dog ripped up her paws. Longer hike then expected, but fun.


eggheadsherpa - Aug 30, 2005 11:14 am

Route Climbed: Sawtooth from Bierstadt Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!

Traversing the Sawtooth was fun and non-technical. Caught in a horrible lightning and snow storm on the way down from Evans--being stupid, we should've been off the summit ridge by then.

Scott Wisher

Scott Wisher - Aug 29, 2005 10:40 pm

Route Climbed: Sawtooth Ridge Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

Did Bierstadt before sunrise, then traversed the really intense Sawtooth before making our way up the Mt. Evans ridge to the summit. Many tourists (probably from Texas) were up there wondering why we were wearing so much gear.

To see pictures from this hike, click here.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 25, 2005 9:19 am

Route Climbed: West ridge over Mt. Spalding Date Climbed: July '05  Sucess!

Nice short hike.


pksander - Aug 21, 2005 7:43 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Evans Loop Date Climbed: 8/21/05  Sucess!

Great climb with Charles and Amy Danforth. An easy one after some intense experiences in the mountains of late. Some nice August snow. Coffe and Ritter Sport on top.


cp0915 - Aug 17, 2005 1:06 pm

Various  Sucess!

8/11/05: Drove to the parking lot at the top of Evans, walked to the summit, dropped down the west ridge, crossed the Sawtooth to the summit of Bierstadt, then recrossed the Sawtooth and retraced my steps back to my car. Nice, easy, quick, enjoyable outing.

7/08: Returned to bag Evans, Spalding and Gray Wolf.

10/3/10: Climbed the SNAVE with Bryan and Brian. We then traversed over to Mt. Spalding. I then went solo to Mount Warren, Rogers Peak and Goliath Mountain.

Ed F

Ed F - Aug 10, 2005 6:47 pm

Route Climbed: Sawtooth via Bierstadt Date Climbed: August 10, 2005  Sucess!

Sawtooth was easier than I thought it would be. The ledges were fun.

F Bomb

F Bomb - Jul 30, 2005 9:03 pm

Route Climbed: Sawtooth Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Good stuff, bushwacking was filth. Tourists were also filth.


colinr - Jul 27, 2005 5:39 am

Route Climbed: The easiest peak trail I've done. Date Climbed: June 2003

Growing up in Redding, California, I surely thought Mt. Shasta or Mt. Whitney would be my first 14er, and never thought my wife would experience that altitude without being in a plane. Now we both can say, "I've been over 14,000 feet on foot and even brought along a friend with her 6 year old daughter." Really, I doubt I'll be using a line like that much until my own daughter is old enough to do Shasta, Whitney, or White Mtn. Peak with me. The cyclists who rode all the way up made me jealous, while my wife swore they were insane. Someday when I'm not with my wife and her friend, I'll do a 14'er in a way that involves more than a 100 foot walk up, but this will have to do for now.


tatkid - Jul 20, 2005 11:33 pm

Route Climbed: The easiest path on the mountain Date Climbed: June 19, 2005  Sucess!

It is a great site and you can see so many other mountains and ranges from the top. It is one of the best mountains to climb up.


RyanS - Jul 18, 2005 3:46 pm

Route Climbed: Mount Evans Loop Date Climbed: July 14, 2005  Sucess!

This was a really fun after work climb. I started at 7:00 and got back to my car at Summit Lake at 10:00. I followed Mount Evans Loop exactly except that I descended the road because it was quite dark and I accidentally left my headlamp in the car. With a headlamp, I could have descended Evans' ridge directly back to the lake, so keep in mind that this climb can be made more quickly than in 3 hours! Highly recommended for a post-work climb!


395guy - Jul 15, 2005 10:19 am

Route Climbed: Mount Evans Road - bike Date Climbed: Thursday, July 14, 2005  Sucess!

Biked up Mt Evans road from Idaho Springs. 28 miles uphill. 7000' elevation gain. Beautiful ride. Hiked the last 140' to truly bag the peak.


lilmantis - Jul 15, 2005 12:03 am

Route Climbed: Sawtooth from Bierstadt Date Climbed: 7/13/05  Sucess!

This was a great climb except for the bushwacking we had to do on the way down. I had a cold so the going was slow (Dude, that DID hurt!)


rockcairn - Jul 14, 2005 7:26 pm

Route Climbed: Chicago Creek (from Echo Lake) Date Climbed: July 5,2005  Sucess!

Did the circut clockwise, Mount Evans via "Northeast Face" and then over to Mount Spalding via "Summit Ridge" and back to Echo Lake. Note: CFI (Colorado Fourtneers Initiative) is actively working on the Chicago Lakes to Summit Lake section of the trail.

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