Mount Massive Climber's Log

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Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2007

Will return with skiis  Sucess!

Nothing technical about this mountain but it's size. Great bowls in the back towards Mt. Oklahoma for skiing. Winter Class 1 access on the front. And an interesting end to end ridge option at some point.

technicolorNH

technicolorNH - Oct 6, 2011 1:14 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2011

Uncertain weather  Sucess!

Had a somewhat slower climb than expected due to snow from a storm that hit earlier in the week. Four hours and forty minutes from the parking lot trailhead and the clouds wreathing the top kept me from really knowing which of the summits was in fact the highest summit. Only met two other hikers, a father and son combo from Oregon and Washington. A lot of marmots above the treeline and the weather held off until I got back to my car after the three hour descent.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Sep 18, 2011 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Perfect timing  Sucess!

Did the shortest south slopes route from the N. Halfmoon Creek TH and didn't start until 1:30 pm but this turned to our advantage as the morning saw bad foggy/rainy and snowy weather that turned most of the days hikers around but the afternoon treated us to much nicer and clearer weather.

Tonka

Tonka - Aug 29, 2011 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Straight up!  Sucess!

Went up the South Slopes and it is a fantastic route. Don't let the short milage fool you, it's a steep climb and I'm sure many more people bail on this route compared to the main trail. Great weather besides a few claps of thunder as we were coming down just before noon. The summit was busy and probably had about 8 dogs on it too.

CSUMarmot

CSUMarmot - Aug 11, 2011 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011

Long day  Sucess!

This one sucked, only because the 4 mile long hike back after re-entering the trees on the standard trail.

alpspitze

alpspitze - Aug 11, 2011 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2011

Southwest Slopes  Sucess!

Nice day for a quick hike, took 2:10 to summit. Nasty weather moved in after I got back into town.

vbeckman74

vbeckman74 - Aug 7, 2011 10:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

Earns Its Name  Sucess!

I didn't see a soul all day. The route is better than the guide implied. Weather came in fast. I descended through hail, snow and rain.

Kapelmuur

Kapelmuur - Jun 25, 2011 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Standard route on freakishly hot day  Sucess!

Some nuisance snowfields along the way but otherwise a great day. Shaved a mile off the descent by glissading a long section just before the saddle with S. Massive. Luckily the weather was freakishly hot so my ass dried off quickly!

AirborneBuff

AirborneBuff - Jun 24, 2011 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011

Great Day  Sucess!

Beautiful sunny skies and enjoyed the summit by myself.

rockymountaindiva

rockymountaindiva - Jun 11, 2011 1:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011

Massive Slog  Sucess!

Snow in many forms - hardpack, corn, slush - made for quite a slog, making the summit that much sweeter! Gorgeous spring day with the usual 40 mph breeze up high.

CastillejaMiniata

CastillejaMiniata - Jan 28, 2011 1:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009

Stormy  Sucess!

As soon as we reached the summit, clouds blew in and we jetted to the bottom. We spent the night off-trail above treeline at around 12,000 ft.

LadyWawa

LadyWawa - Feb 6, 2011 7:56 pm

Re: Stormy

That was a nice trip, minus almost getting struck by lightning. :)

LadyWawa

LadyWawa - Jan 26, 2011 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

Lots of Marmots!  Sucess!

This was my first fourteener and one of my first hikes in Colorado. My first experience with this level of altitude was a trip! It was really quite busy at the summit and there seemed to be a rotating crowd. While I was up there a very large lightning storm blew in suddenly and it became a difficult situation finding a safe spot to go so go early! There were many marmots near the summit which was wonderful also. :)

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jan 16, 2011 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2003

Nice walk  Sucess!

With N. Massive and Massive Green. With Dad and Derrill.

centrifuge

centrifuge - Jan 12, 2011 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

...  Sucess!

sw slopes route

Kiefer

Kiefer - Dec 28, 2010 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2010

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Gruellingly long day from the fish hatchery. 5-6" of freshies al through treeline. Great bluebird day. Absolutely dead-calm at night on the way down.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2008

Massive and Elbert  Sucess!

Beautiful morning

BBarthel

BBarthel - Dec 7, 2010 1:17 pm

Windy  Sucess!

The hiking was great, the summit was miserable due to wind.

cheetah262

cheetah262 - Sep 26, 2010 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

2nd Colorado 14er  Sucess!

Up the Southwest Slopes and down the Main Ridge Trail. Great views on Elbert, which I had gone up the day before.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Sep 5, 2010 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Finisher Party!  Sucess!

Great day for a climb! We had quite a nice SP group on top for truchas' final 14er!

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