Mount Massive Climber's Log

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illegal_smile - Jul 31, 2006 12:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

early am massive  Sucess!

Woke at 3, headed out by 3:30, was alone on the trail for all of the way up, at the summit and partially on the way down. Beautiful sunrise, a nice trail.


omahiker - Jul 29, 2006 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006

Half Moon trail  Sucess!

Much less crowded than Mt Elbert


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 7:41 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 1997

The lognest and coolest Glissade run!  Sucess!

Very fun. Nice view of half moon lakes.


lindasyh - Jul 24, 2006 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 1997

Mt Massive TH Ascend E Slopes  Sucess!

This mountain is aptly named. Impressive, isn't it?


cftbq - Jul 16, 2006 3:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

SW slopes, mini Massive mania  Sucess!

Climbed the southwest slopes route from the N. Halfmoon Creek TH with daughter Trish and grandson Ted. I darted ahead to tag S. Massive, and also took off northward to Massive Green as the other two began their descent from the summit. A beautiful day: running and climbing in shorts and tank top most of the day. Started at 6:40 am, summitted just before noon (the first time) back to the car at 4:00 pm. A few good pictures and 14er #26.


mdavenport2 - Jul 10, 2006 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

All Rain Ascent  Sucess!

Climbed standard route on monsoon day. Very nice to have the summit all to ourselves. Nice climb on fantastic trail. Lots of rain and sleet.


rpace - Jul 10, 2006 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Massive SW Slopes  Sucess!

Great hike on a great trail! The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative is doing outstanding work!

We went up and down on the SW Slopes Trail from N Halfmoon Creek trailhead.

An excellent day!


roozers42 - Jul 10, 2006 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Route Climbed: West Slopes  Sucess!

From North Halfmoon TH. Intended to do all the 14,000+ summits, but only did "Massive Green" and Massive due to bad weather. Beautiful basin around Halfmoon Lakes, much unpleasant loose rock and scree to the North Massive saddle and then again on the descent down some other gully.


myrone - Jul 4, 2006 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

From N. Halfmoon TH  Sucess!

Started up at 6:00AM with ideal weather, missed the new CFI trail and ended up around the west side and scrambling up the huge basin (not easy). I picked the right line as I reached the top about 100 yards west of the summit. Lots of people on top, spectacular views all-around, stayed about 20 mins then back down the CFI way and back to the TH at 12:10PM. My 24th 14'er and another gorgious Colorado morning. Sweet!!!


Felsberg - Jun 26, 2006 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Massive Trail

A nice easy hike and my first CO peak. Some pics


ElliottDavis - Jun 26, 2006 3:01 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2004

SW Slopes with No Pants  Sucess!

Of all the things to forget; my pants. Yep. In the pictures, I'm the one in the long underwear.

Big Kudos to the CFI for a super-nice nice trail!


Gahugafuga - Jun 20, 2006 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005

The Tour  Sucess!

Bagged all 5 14000' summits from the west side. Really easy hike except for a bit of route-finding on the descent into upper Halfmoon Creek basin. A bit of rain/snow came through later that day after we were back in camp.

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Jun 18, 2006 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 1997

Mt Massive TH Ascend E Slopes  Sucess!

This was one long hike. On the way up we were passed by several "youngsters", who, when we caught them on the top were quick to praise how well we "old" people were doing, then proceeded to beg Advil from us. Go figure!


ClearSkiesAhead - Apr 27, 2006 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2005

Tour De Massive  Sucess!

Hit every peak on the mountain. Fantastic climb!


vanhorne - Mar 22, 2006 2:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2002

From massive trailhead  Sucess!

Barly anyone on the trail that day

Matt Toensing

Matt Toensing - Mar 5, 2006 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2005

Matt Toensing  Sucess!

Kick ass


markhyams - Mar 4, 2006 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 1996

E Slopes  Sucess!

Great fun, and a dusting of snow to boot.


calvin379 - Mar 2, 2006 1:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2004

Utterly Exhausted  Sucess!

Made it to the campground across from N Mt. Elbert Trailhead early the day before and spend a relaxing day reading and exploring my surroundings. I car-camped that night, and right after sundown, I began to hear little noises all around me. I had no idea what made them, and I imagined my car being ransacked by a rogue bear. I then saw a small, furry object dart across my windshield. I heard the mice everywhere, on the hood of my car, in the engine, and possibly in my trunk. This continued for the remainder of the night, and by around 4 AM, I had earned only about an hour of solid sleep. Frustrated, I drove to the trailhead, where I slept for about 30 minutes before my car was again besieged by rodentia. At the first disturbance, I decided to begin my hike.
The sun was just beginning to rise as I climbed above treeline. I got a feel for how absoluty HUGE Mt. Massive is. The summit ridge seemed to stretch forever. The mountain was nearly as deserted as the campsite had been; I saw only one group of two hikers the entire time. I meandered through a few hundred yards of talus and large boulders to summit under very windy conditions. I ate lunch one the summit.
It had been my plan to bag as many of Massive's summits as I could that day, but due to a nearly nonexistant night's sleep, I was too exhausted to get more than the main summit.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Feb 9, 2006 11:42 pm

Route Climbed: Colorado Main Range Trail (I think, it didn't exist then) Date Climbed: August 1968  Sucess!

Came back a few years ago and hiked up one of the routes on the west slopes.


Kiefer - Jan 21, 2006 11:40 am

Route Climbed: Colorado trail Date Climbed: July 2005 +++  Sucess!

Actually summited this mountain three times. Recently, this past July with a friend who sadly, didn't mke it.

Not, in my opinion a very interesting mountain. But it's close, easy and fairly quick.

I took the east slope down, ran is more like it. That was fun. Good practice on the rocks.

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