Mount Massive Climber's Log

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Hayesred - Oct 30, 2002 12:55 pm

Route Climbed: southwest slope Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!

steep hiking trail but a moderate hike overall


rmjwinters - Oct 6, 2002 1:45 pm

Route Climbed: Colorado Main Range Date Climbed: September 3 2000  Sucess!

This mountain is Massive. It took us 7 hours roundtrip. Great hike.

cmccall - Oct 2, 2002 3:32 pm

Route Climbed: Mt Massive trailhead Date Climbed: August 5 2002  Sucess!

A very long and tiring hike but worth it

Ed F

Ed F - Sep 14, 2002 11:24 am

Route Climbed: Mount Massive Trailhead - East Slopes Date Climbed: August 23, 2002  Sucess!

A long hike to the top. The final ridge to the summit over a few false summits was fun. Got chased off the summit by some black clouds rolling in.

Get an early start on this one.

Bryan W

Bryan W - Sep 10, 2002 1:53 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Massive Trail/East Slopes Date Climbed: 9/6/02  Sucess!

A nice long hike to the top. A massive undertaking. My second 14er! Followed the trail to the saddle between Massvie and South Massive. After that, the trail is sometimes hard to find as you scramble and bolder hop to the summit. There are a few small false summits after the saddle. Keep going and you will get there quicker than you think. No summit register however!!! We decided to just go right down the southeast face instead of going back to the saddle. Not too difficult of a descent. It was obvious that many people do this.


hasue - Aug 8, 2002 3:31 pm

Route Climbed: west couloir Date Climbed: 8/5/02  Sucess!

Wonderful trail into the heart of the wilderness, camped in a glacial ampitheatre at 13,000 ft. Next morning was a steep scramble up a couloir that took us right to the very top! Tons of fun and a confidence builder!


kilimanjaro1 - Jul 22, 2002 7:21 pm

Route Climbed: East Slopes from Mt Massive TH Date Climbed: july 15, 2002  Sucess!

A fun climb. First half was pretty tame and flat ... then some uphill and a bit of route finding over the rocks at the end. Overall a very fun climb.

Wildtrail - Jun 28, 2002 3:10 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Massive Trail Date Climbed: June 1999  Sucess!

I did Elbert (2nd time), Massive (2nd time), Holy Cross in four days. What a trip!

ctruscot - Jun 5, 2002 12:34 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Massive trial Date Climbed: November 2, 2001  Sucess!

Had an itch for one more 14er since my excursion to Long's Peak in September was cancelled to snow. Went on a Friday with a friend. Slept in our cars and it was freezing when we got up. We had sunshine and blue sky all day. Real beautiful trail but a long one. Snow on the ground and sometimes knee deep but never enough to pull out the snowhoes. Someone had gone up the day before and left some nice steps in the snow at the top. I would like to thank him/her. Only saw 2 other hikers as we were coming down


coloradoclimber - May 28, 2002 4:46 pm

Route Climbed: 9.4 EC West Slopes Date Climbed: 7-10-98  Sucess!

awesome backpacking in the upper halfmoon lake area!

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - May 17, 2002 4:31 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast slopes Date Climbed: Aug 16 2001  Sucess!

First summit of Nolan's 14, less than 3 hours from Fish Hatchery but already most of the other runners are ahead of me. Down the west scree slopes an on to Elbert.

jeffn - Apr 3, 2002 7:32 pm

Route Climbed: Main Range TH Date Climbed: August 98  Sucess!

Much longer going down than up.


darinchadwick - Apr 3, 2002 7:28 am

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!

Hiked up Massive the day after Elbert. After all the crowds on Elbert, it was weird to have the whole mountain to myself. Never saw anyone the whole day. A massive T-storm kept me from lingering on the summit. I raced it back down, and it struck while I was at about 12,500 feet, so I guess I beat it. This mountain is called Massive for a reason, if I'm ever in CO in the winter, I know what ski-traverse I plan on trying.

steve simmons

steve simmons - Jan 3, 2002 4:19 pm

Route Climbed: from the east Date Climbed: august 16th, '01  Sucess!

morning summit, 9:00, good conditions, chilly and windy


nader - Dec 26, 2001 4:17 pm

Route Climbed: Colorado/Main Range Trailhead Date Climbed: July 1997  Sucess!

Long Hike, Bad Knee, Great Time


Zeke - Nov 28, 2001 11:55 am

Route Climbed: Halfmoon Date Climbed: Aug. 2000  Sucess!

Climbed this one w/my two buddies who bickered all day about who was the best at EVERYTHING.... Best part was they got into a shouting match at the bottom, made for a fun ride home! HA! Talk about your long days..


xskier77 - Nov 13, 2001 12:29 am

Route Climbed: Halfmoon Trailhead Date Climbed: November 11, 2001  Sucess!

Left Aurora at around 5:30am and began hiking at 7:45am. Should've gotten an earlier start for this time of the year. A little more than half way up I ran into some untracked snow that was pretty deep in places and this slowed me down quite a bit. Took me about 6 hours to make it to the summit and another 4 to get back to the car. Definately going to buy some gaiters for my next snowy hike. This was the most difficult 14er I've climbed so far mostly due to the amount of snow I encountered. Not a very technical climb just long. This was the first 14er for my dog Chelsea. She and I were the only ones on the summit except one other guy this particular day.

Marmot Murmer - Sep 24, 2001 2:31 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Massive Trail Date Climbed: August 18, 2001  Sucess!

Delayed because of the Leadville Trail 100 (running), we didn't hit the trailhead until 10 a.m. We were concerned about the late start, but there wasn't a cloud in the sky. We summited at 3 p.m. very much exhuasted. The view made me forget about how tired I was..absolutely amazing!!! If you hike this mountain, don't get discouraged at treeline when you see how far you have to goes quickly!

The clouds started to form around 4 p.m. out of nowhere and, luckily, we were only sprinkled on the last hour of the hike back to the trailhead. You don't realize what a long hike it is until the way down! This hike is highly recommended!

mconnell - Sep 14, 2001 12:42 pm

Route Climbed: East side Date Climbed: January 1981

This was the second time I had been on a mountain on cross country skis. First time was 2 nights before. Coming down was hell since I had no idea how to turn: Go fast, fall, repeat. It was a REALLY long day.

SwenGolly - Sep 3, 2001 8:24 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Massive Trail Date Climbed: 8-31-01  Sucess!

A day after climbing Bierstadt, this flatlander Hoosier and Colorado College student son were thrilled by the solitude of Massive. We took two leisurely days, camping just below treeline. An early start the next day yielded one of the most beautiful sunrises you'll ever see, but it was snowing pretty good by the time we reached the top, resulting in summit photos awash in white. This was 14er No. 3. If my son goes on the 50-year plan to get through college, I might get 'em all.

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