Winter ski mountaineering attempt that ran out of time. Beautiful peak!
Last big climb on a 30 day Colorado Outward Bound school course. Woke up at 4, climbed Massive, came down and broke camp, and then hiked out to COB base camp in Leadville.
A ton of snow, but a ton of fun. No clouds, minimal wind, awesome views.
Started just before dawn. My second 14er.
Some snow from a couple hundred feet from the saddle. Wind and slushy snow up to the summit. Was socked in a cloud up top, which cleared as I was descending. Back to the parking lot just before 3pm. Great climb.
Quick easy walk. Up in three hours, down in 1.5 hours. Nice views in all directions.
Lovely day on Massive. We acidently made a right at the ridge and went 1 mile round trip out of our way to do South Massive. haha, I'll never forget that day.
standard route up massive. excellent hike, did it as an overnight.
I started out at 0530 at the North Halfmoon Trailhead. Trail was very nice all of the way up to Massive Summit. I made it to the Massive Summit, then traversed to Massive Green, North Massive and Point 14,169. Nice scramble between Massive Green and North Massive. I returned back the way I came out. I then headed to the summit of South Massive. I made it back to my car at about 2:30. It snowed a little during the morning, but nothing to turn me back. I only saw ten or so people throughout the day. This was a solo trip.
Last peak of the day, after hitting all the ridge points to the north, starting from the Windsor Lake TH. Bailed down the east slopes trail as thunder boomed and graupel moved in. Windy most of the morning, but still a great day on the summit ridge.
Climbed SW route from North Halfmoon Creek TH. After summit of Mt. Massive went to North Massive over Massive Green. Returned the same way. Climbed South Massive and descended SW route. Fun scramble between North Massive and Massive Green. Nice weather, awesome views!
08/11/2013: Tagged the summit of Mt. Massive on a traverse to Mt. Oklahoma. Nice weather, great views.
easy hiking, nice weather, lots of people on the trail.
Nice hike, snow is almost all gone on the standard route. PBR and cigars on top!
Great way to climb Massive, includes N. Massive which rises 280 feet from the connecting saddle and if it were ranked would be the 5th highest in the state.
Steep slope with rewarding views.
Nice climb - 2nd of 4 on our "marathon" week in Colorado - beautiful state. Photo61Guy's flatulence problem on Elbert seemed to have remedied itself today, PTL.
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.