Mount Massive Climber's Log

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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:


hhsilleck - Jan 9, 2004 7:15 pm

Route Climbed: West slopes Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!

Short but steep ascent route.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Dec 28, 2003 1:05 am

Route Climbed: Main Range Trail to Mount Massive Trail Date Climbed: 04 August 2003  Sucess!

I spent a little bit of time trying to decide which peak was highest. I finally decided on the one at N39.18753 W106.47562 (WGS 84). It appears slightly higher than the one at N39.18588 W106.47505.


bdewoody - Dec 3, 2003 1:07 am

Route Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: July 00  Sucess!

A little long.


MrWasatch - Sep 26, 2003 12:07 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: July 5, 2000  Sucess!

Very enjoyable climb. I found this one to be prettier than nearby Elbert, depsite the longer length (also less crowded, had summit to ourselves).


notracks - Sep 20, 2003 11:42 pm

Route Climbed: Native Lake Trailhead Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!

This was an overnight ascent. We started from the Native lake trailhead. Spent the night at Native Lake. The folowing day we did a little tour du Massive. We reached Massive through the ridge that starts right from the summit Eastward. Then we went over Massive Green, North Massive, Point 14169, enjoyed the fresh snow on the glacier and climbed down all the way back to the trailhead. It was a very, very long day. Especially after you are done with the peak and have to hike out for 2-3 more hours with the heavy backpacks on.


Helga - Jul 13, 2003 6:24 am

Route Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: 7.12.03  Sucess!

Great day for a hike! Windy above timberline, partly cloudy all the way up which made it easier then hiking under full sun. Interesting portion of climb before reaching the summit with breathtaking views, needless to say! Overall much prettier to hike then Elbert. Very windy on the top, hold on to your hats! We were low of drinks even we had packed plenty. Got to the summit sort of dehydrated. Filled up a bottle with snow which helped us make it back. Grateful for that snow! Had attempted this mountain twice in the past year but never reached the summit because of changes in the weather. Felt good to have finally made it. Now I can plan another Fourteener and pack MORE WATER!

John Styrnol

John Styrnol - Jul 8, 2003 5:25 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Massive Trail Date Climbed: 5 Jul 2003  Sucess!

Myself and 3 others made the summit. This was an awesome hike.

Peak Freak

Peak Freak - Jun 20, 2003 12:40 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: June 15, 2003  Sucess!

A delightful day with fellow Sp'ers Aaron & Ellen. Southwest Slopes is my kind of route. Short & straight up. The summit ridge was beautiful. Glissading down the amphitheatre by the West Couloir was a real treat! Thanks, guys!


mtnhiker13 - Jun 18, 2003 6:23 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: June 15, 2003  Sucess!

West slopes - very long sustained steep climb up tundra. Climbed with my favorite climbing partner Aaron and fellow SPer Eileen from Vancouver. We had the summit to ourselves. Weather was perfect. We had a great time glissading down a very long snow field. We went very very fast and had a great time. I would climb Massive again via this route in early season.


Speedy - Jun 13, 2003 1:58 pm

Route Climbed: Massive TH Date Climbed: 9/6/02  Sucess!

Long hike, fun ridge walk, false summit, no summit register, and cold and windy on top. What a great day.


Diggler - Mar 11, 2003 9:49 am

Route Climbed: either Mt. Massive Direct or Mt. Massive Trail Date Climbed: summer, 1991(?)  Sucess!

My 2nd 14er, climbed with my dad during a family trip up to Leadville one summer. We did it the day after climbing Elbert. Don't remember exactly which route, but know that we parked at the same place as for Elbert. We passed a Boy Scout Troop from Kansas, that we'd seen the day before as well (unfortunately, I don't think they made it up either day). The weather was great, and we had a great day.

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