8/1/04 - Climbed the short but steep SW Slopes route from North Halfmoon Creek TH. My first solo 14er.
10/8/05 - Started at North Halfmoon Creek TH, climbed Mt. Oklahoma, and then traversed via the interesting ridge to the Massive massif. Finished off with Massive Mania - hitting all 5 summits above 14K. Great fall day!
1/26/08 - Winter ascent of the east ridge from the Leadville Fish Hatchery with the legendary Ken Nolan. Traversed to North Massive a well.
boy was that a steep hike or what! nice day, but very windy up top. last 14er for 2008!
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Wife, dog and I looped all the Massives.
As with Elbert, I hiked Massive with McCannster. I liked Massive better than Elbert, and I thought that the view from the top was better. I was surprised at the deceiving massiveness of Massive's east slopes. On the summit we watched as a cloud developed, fueled by updrafts coming off of Massive's East side.
With Gareth. A bit more enjoyable than Elbert, however I didn't realize how, well for lack of a better term, MASSIVE, the slopes of this peak are. Fun day though, did the main trail in about 8 hours.
Summitted Mt. Massive on the backside of a 3week hiking trip. It was probably a good idea to make it one of the later Mountains to climb in the trip, because I was able to get well acclimated. It was still difficult, especially the final push, but I always love climbing mountains in the Sawatch Range.
Windy enough at the saddle to knock you over if you weren't careful! But a good day overall.
Enjoyed a bluebird day up and down the slopes of Mt. Massive. Started around 7:00AM, summitted late around 11:30, and enjoyed the clear blue skies for about an hour before heading back down to the car where we arrived around 4:00PM. This route has a great, well-maintained trail and nothing overly steep on it, but this is definitely a looooong day. We were lucky to have such great weather the whole day.
Great views on the way up! Steeper than I thought it would be, but a great hike!
Awesome, beautiful trip. Got a little standing glissade in on the descent which was nice. Great flowers. We got stormed off the top so we only spent a couple minutes up there but I'll be back to do the full circle tour another day. Marni, Turbo and Chris.
5th 14er in 5 days. Left at 5:30 am, arrived before 9am. Me and brother had the summit to ourselves for several moments with a good lunch and Paulaner beer. Glissaded down ~300ft from the ridge.
A day after Elbert we were finding our groove. Another nice day for training as people looked at us once in a while as we were carrying rather heavy packs. Absolutely loved the glissading shortly after the summit. Alison and I must have started something as 5 other climbers followed suit. :^)
Via the Normal Route with my wife. Returned several times since to climb all of the other 14,000 foot points on the peak.
I forget the exact date. I went solo, got off route in the woods on the descent and found myself up to my neck in snow at one point (with snowshoes on). I had a sickening feeling that I would be spending the night out, but managed to get out of the deep stuff and back on route. Whew!
Just got to the top when a thunderstorm rolled in a chased us all the way down to the trees.
We camped in the grand ampitheater at 13,000 ft. Next morning we went right up the west couloir, the summit is maybe 100 feet from the top of the couloir.
E RIDGE FROM NATIVE LAKE TRAILHEAD...MUCH MORE OF A WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE THAN MOST OF THE 14ERS I HAVE DONE
My friend Keith and I completed Massive Mania, which climbs all nine of Mount Massive's summits, five of which are above 14,000 feet. We performed the route from south to north, starting at Mount Massive Trailhead and ending at Windsor Lake Trailhead. We were above treeline for most of the day, but the weather was perfect.