Mount Evans Climber's Log

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RMdaytripsgrl

RMdaytripsgrl - Feb 27, 2006 2:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2001

Route: Summit Ridge from Summit Lake  Sucess!

Our first 14er! With husband and sister. We had only been living in Colorado for a few weeks at this point. Went around summit ridge from Summit Lake and descended NE face. I guess I have to go back and climb this one the "real" way one of these days, since this is only about 1,800 vert.

foreverwild

foreverwild - Feb 13, 2006 7:16 pm

via Echo Lake

Hiked with a group via Echo Lake on a plesant late August day, most of them had a few too many beers the night before to get up early, but a few of us enjoyed the beautiful hike and descended via one of the class three variations for some added fun.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jan 24, 2006 2:39 pm

Route Climbed: Not Listed Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!

I parked at Summit lake and walked around the lake to the other side. I found a couloir almost half way between Evans and Spalding, closer to Evans and climbed up that and gained the ridge probably 300-400 meters away from Evans. It was my first experience in a couloir (other than the trough-which I was quite used to). very windy on top.

Came straight down the east slope and picked up the road. Not too many people

barratt

barratt - Jan 19, 2006 9:23 pm

Route Climbed: Summit Lake to Spaulding to Evans Date Climbed: 6/30/02  Sucess!

This was my 4th 14er and the most fun one yet. Ran into goats close to Spaulding summit. Fun talus hike on West side of Evans as you climb SE to summit.

doumall

doumall - Jan 10, 2006 3:51 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: January 6th, 2006  Sucess!

Included Spalding. A nice walk in the winter with no one else in sight.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:04 pm

Route Climbed: The Sawtooth Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!

The Sawtooth is way more fun than driving :)

1mvertical

1mvertical - Jan 4, 2006 5:14 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: January 28, 2003  Sucess!

A very long haul with deep powder snow in the gullies. Verglass made the upper ridge very very painful. This was a brusing snow climb.

Livelife4Summits

Livelife4Summits - Dec 29, 2005 2:00 am

Route Climbed: the Sawtooth Date Climbed: August 9th, 2003  Sucess!

Combo day, did this in conjunction with Mount Bierstadt, just because it was convenient to do both of them at the same time. Great view but people with cars make this a little too accessible for my taste. I hate crowds on the summit.

LS

LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:09 pm

Route Climbed: west ridge Date Climbed: 25-aug-2005  Sucess!

Thunderstorms on the summit. See the story here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_evans

vayporz

vayporz - Nov 18, 2005 12:34 am

Route Climbed: Evans Loop Direct Date Climbed: June 23, 2005  Sucess!

This was a rest day, so we picked the easy way up... left the truck at echo and got just enough elevation to call it official.

whatisis

whatisis - Nov 4, 2005 5:38 pm

Route Climbed: OK, we drove up there this time. Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

Got married on time just after sunrise.

indianhillsted - Oct 27, 2005 5:47 pm

Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

I've done this numerous times. First time to the summit was riding from Evergreen (Bergan Park) to the parking lot, then hiking with sandals the rest of the way. Since then I've never done the last hike to the top again, but had ridden the road for 4 years running. I hit 50mph every time heading down.

heather14

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

fossana - Oct 13, 2005 8:47 pm

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

Good stuff

Topoftheworld

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

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

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

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

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.

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