Mount Massive Climber's Log

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SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Jan 19, 2009 12:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2004

3x, 3 seasons  Sucess!

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.

mkim822

mkim822 - Nov 24, 2008 1:03 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008

southwest slope  Sucess!

boy was that a steep hike or what! nice day, but very windy up top. last 14er for 2008!

Dropmo40

Dropmo40 - Oct 31, 2008 1:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2005

massively stoned  Sucess!

i cant remember

MattK

MattK - Oct 13, 2008 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

All the "Massives"  Sucess!

Wife, dog and I looped all the Massives.

Gareth

Gareth - Oct 4, 2008 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008

East Slopes  Sucess!

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.

McCannster

McCannster - Sep 28, 2008 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008

Main Trail  Sucess!

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.

gwave47

gwave47 - Sep 14, 2008 9:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008

Main Trail from Halfmoon  Sucess!

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.

Renardo

Renardo - Sep 6, 2008 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

Holy wind!  Sucess!

Windy enough at the saddle to knock you over if you weren't careful! But a good day overall.

mountainloverCO

mountainloverCO - Aug 29, 2008 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2008

Mt. Massive TH  Sucess!

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.

HokieJim

HokieJim - Aug 23, 2008 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

SW Slopes  Sucess!

Great views on the way up! Steeper than I thought it would be, but a great hike!

Pivvay

Pivvay - Aug 21, 2008 11:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2008

Main summit from Halfmoon  Sucess!

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.

mattpierce - Aug 8, 2008 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

with S Massive

BIG mt...

thexcat

thexcat - Jul 9, 2008 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

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.

photo61guy - Jul 7, 2008 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

Another Nice Day  Sucess!

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. :^)

peakrat76

peakrat76 - Apr 27, 2008 11:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 1981

East Face Route  Sucess!

Via the Normal Route with my wife. Returned several times since to climb all of the other 14,000 foot points on the peak.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 19, 2008 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 1994

Neck-deep snow  Sucess!

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!

dswink

dswink - Mar 10, 2008 12:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2006

Up the Southwest and down the East standard route  Sucess!

Just got to the top when a thunderstorm rolled in a chased us all the way down to the trees.

hasue

hasue - Feb 12, 2008 11:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2002

West couloir  Sucess!

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.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 6, 2008 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2006

MT MASSIVE  Sucess!

E RIDGE FROM NATIVE LAKE TRAILHEAD...MUCH MORE OF A WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE THAN MOST OF THE 14ERS I HAVE DONE

tomlauren

tomlauren - Feb 3, 2008 8:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Massive Mania  Sucess!

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.

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