Mount Massive Climber's Log

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Natasha - Oct 14, 2004 3:41 pm

Route Climbed: North Half Moon Creek Date Climbed: August 22, 2004  Sucess!

Had a great hike, but boy did we make it tougher than it should have been. Totally missed the "large rock cairn" marking the turn on the trail...not sure what we were looking at, 'cuz it was large and tough to miss!


mr_g - Oct 12, 2004 8:57 am

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: October 14, 2000  Sucess!

A very long day on this mountain. We missed the cairn so ended up hiking up the entire basin and climbing the scree slope to the ridge. We then had to traverse the ridge over the minor summit. Alot of wind at the top too! Spent over 9 hours on this mountain, which would have been quicker had we turned at the cairn.


xskier77 - Sep 27, 2004 11:14 pm

Route Climbed: Tour du Massive Date Climbed: September 18, 2004  Sucess!

Took the standard route to the main summit of Massive. Then skirted below the summit of Massive Green and hit North Massive and Point 14,169. Came back to Summit Massive Green and back over the main summit of Massive. Finally summited South Massive. This was a very long intense day and was fun to do Massive again.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Sep 21, 2004 9:37 pm

Route Climbed: Tour de Massive Date Climbed: July 5, 2004  Sucess!

My 7th Fourteener. (+North Massive+Massive Green+South Massive). Great fun and first experience in the beautiful Sawatch Range!

Larry V

Larry V - Sep 12, 2004 6:37 pm

Route Climbed: east slopes Date Climbed: July 1972  Sucess!

Climbed with Sarge (dog) and dad. Best scree descent I can remember.

MelM - Sep 7, 2004 6:49 pm

Route Climbed: Main Range Trail/East Slopes Date Climbed: September 6, 2004  Sucess!

Only a dusting of snow on the mountain (if even that much). Easy hike below treeline and just above treeline...then the fun starts. Gain a lot of vertical in just over a mile. We were discouraged by the summit ridge at first, but it was only light scrambling.

The most incredible views! We started too late and just made it back before dark, as we underestimated the decent. Start early!

Third time was a charm for me! Had to turn around twice before due to weather and a chest cold. Oh yeah, saw a herd of approx. 10 deer on the trail. A good omen! My friend ran out of water on the way down, but was able to filter some from a stream just below treeline.

F Bomb

F Bomb - Aug 23, 2004 12:05 pm

Route Climbed: Standard (Mt. Massive Trail) Date Climbed: August 22, 2004  Sucess!

Got a late start at 6:30 summitted about 10:45. Was snowing pretty good. Heard thunder as we were leaving the summit about 11:00. Booked down to treeline where it rained on us the rest of the way. Great long hike. Amazing views from the entire ridgeline.


pusdkq6ee - Aug 20, 2004 3:39 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Massive Trailhead ( near north Mt. Elbert Trailhead ) Date Climbed: 8-14-04  Sucess!

It was a easy hike belowe the treeline. It was a little hard above the treeline but I did make to the summit. It has a beautifull view. I enjoyed it a lot.


colint - Aug 10, 2004 3:15 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

This route is long and crowded. The mountain is impressive, though. I would like to try some of the harder, shorter routes in the future.


odysseus - Aug 2, 2004 2:26 pm

Route Climbed: Colorado Main Range Trail Date Climbed: July 28, 2004  Sucess!

As Roach states " a long hike"... A pleasant walk in the woods followed by an uphill grind. A lot of fun!


Saintgrizzly - Jul 29, 2004 2:40 am

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: Summer, 1991  Sucess!

Quite a distinctive mountain--I like it! Climbed with Aaron Johnson up the steep west slopes (but a good, easy trail), which proved to get us to the summit relatively quickly, but nothing like how fast we descended the wonderful scree slopes a bit further north on the same side! What a wonderful day!


scvanm - Jun 29, 2004 2:57 pm

Route Climbed: East Slopes Route Date Climbed: June 27, 2004

Reached summit at around 8:00 AM. Great climb.(Sean,Kristin,Barry,CJ,Helen, Matt)


lostman - Jun 9, 2004 3:14 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

Plenty of snow!


brentonjweaver - Jun 4, 2004 1:30 am

Route Climbed: west slopes Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

Climbed in an early season snowstorm. Bagged all 5 over 14k according to roach.


DaveC - May 21, 2004 9:07 pm

Route Climbed: west side from n halfmoon lakes Date Climbed: june 99  Sucess!

this route, contrary to dawson's description, does NOT avoid heinous scree. in fact it defines it.


sbkelley - May 12, 2004 6:15 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

After hopping over 3 summits to get there, our group finally stood on the main summit after a very cold and windy ascent. A quick descent down the snow fields made up for it, though. Pretty good workout, I'd say.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - Apr 19, 2004 4:14 pm

Route Climbed: Tour de Massive Date Climbed: July 12, 2002  Sucess!

This is simply the ONLY way one should climb Massive. How else can one experience the massiveness of Massive unless you walk along all its massive summits? Views from the ascent up to North Massive almost brought me to tears. Do this hike NOW!


RyanS - Apr 12, 2004 12:29 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes alternate, including Date Climbed: October 19, 2002  Sucess!

We kicked steps into a snowslope to reach the ridge west of "North Massive." We summitted that peak, and continued the circle tour to Massive's summit. A trip report is available here.


coloradoiceclimber - Apr 10, 2004 4:21 pm

Route Climbed: North Halfmoon Lakes Trail Date Climbed: June 23, 2001  Sucess!

Great day out with Mark and Zach. Our route was deffinetly the road less traveled!


esugi - Mar 7, 2004 11:55 pm

Route Climbed: From the North Halfmoon Creek Trailhead Date Climbed: October 2002  Sucess!

What an enjoyable climb. There was just enough snow from earlier dump that this "hike" in the summer felt like a "climb" this particular day. Good boots and ice axes were used.

Started from North Halfmoon Creek Trailhead and the entire route is described here:

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