Mount Massive Climber's Log

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mickmeister - Dec 25, 2012 12:17 am Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2012

Lost on the Mountain

Was a total disaster. Here is the blog I wrote on the climb up and how my group got lost coming back down.


ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011

Standard route  Sucess!

With Megan and Katie, 14.

milan - Oct 18, 2012 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Southwest slope  Sucess!

A very nice day trip with some snow on the route.


jeffrawn - Aug 30, 2012 12:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012

Almost Epic (For a Flatlander)  Sucess!

12 of the men from Christ Church Plano (TX) attempted to bag Massive (100% successful!) via Standard (East Slopes) Route. Beautiful weather on a fine mountain. The long 13.75 mi. route had me a bit nervous; but I had no trouble until about the last mile when knees, ankles and feet protested pretty strongly. The new boots will be returned to REI in hopes of finding a better fit. 22nd CO 14er.


djkest - Aug 28, 2012 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

Massive SW Slopes  Sucess!

Did Massive with 2 friends who had never hiked on anything over 10,000 feet. We ended up hitting the summit in 2:26 and took 1:34 to descent. Very nice trail. We had rain and hail on the way down at 11 AM.


nickkarl - Aug 8, 2012 12:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2012

Southwest Slopes  Sucess!

Steep climb after getting off the main trail, but I like the directness of it. Nice ridge walk above 14k.


lilmantis - Jul 8, 2012 10:27 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2011

Massive with Orion  Sucess!

Awesome day on the third highest peak in the lower 48 with a friend that truly appreciates 14ers!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 1, 2012 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012

Southwest Slopes  Sucess!

Beautiful day, great trail, lovely hike. Surprised by how few people are out here today! Lovely!!! Very cool to bump into "capitan Eric," the Mexican Viking, and his entourage!


slowpoke - Jun 17, 2012 11:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

Along with point 13,630 and South Massive. Balked at North, but oh well maybe next time.

letourneau41 - May 8, 2012 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Massive  Sucess!

Great Views


DerekFreed - Mar 30, 2012 2:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

SW Slopes  Sucess!

Still the scariest storm I've been in above treeline in my years of hiking. Great views though, especially of Deer Mountain across the way.


shanahan96 - Feb 23, 2012 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2012

winter drudgery  Sucess!

climbed massive via its east ridge with mike. yesterday's pre-stopped trench gave way to horrid, fluffy trailbreaking all the way to treeline. we were beat there, but sucked it up and slugged our way to the summit. a great feeling!



chicagotransplant - Feb 12, 2012 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2012

Winter Fun  Sucess!

East Ridge from the Fish Hatchery trailhead with shanahan96. Route started out with some rebreaking of an old trail so the first 3 plus miles went quickly. The next two were slow going as we trenched to treeline in occasionally waist deep snow. Above treeline the route was mostly dry and we were able to persevere and reach the summit. It was a long day though, 13 hours for the 14 miles and 5000 vertical feet.


mreiter1 - Dec 11, 2011 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2011

Longer than expected  Sucess!

Fun walk. Took longer even at a pretty decent pace.


xpda - Oct 29, 2011 12:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1994

Massive  Sucess!

Paul, Mike Green, Mike, sang Bruckner's Te Deum on top with boom box.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2007

Will return with skiis  Sucess!

Nothing technical about this mountain but it's size. Great bowls in the back towards Mt. Oklahoma for skiing. Winter Class 1 access on the front. And an interesting end to end ridge option at some point.


technicolorNH - Oct 6, 2011 1:14 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2011

Uncertain weather  Sucess!

Had a somewhat slower climb than expected due to snow from a storm that hit earlier in the week. Four hours and forty minutes from the parking lot trailhead and the clouds wreathing the top kept me from really knowing which of the summits was in fact the highest summit. Only met two other hikers, a father and son combo from Oregon and Washington. A lot of marmots above the treeline and the weather held off until I got back to my car after the three hour descent.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Sep 18, 2011 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Perfect timing  Sucess!

Did the shortest south slopes route from the N. Halfmoon Creek TH and didn't start until 1:30 pm but this turned to our advantage as the morning saw bad foggy/rainy and snowy weather that turned most of the days hikers around but the afternoon treated us to much nicer and clearer weather.


Tonka - Aug 29, 2011 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Straight up!  Sucess!

Went up the South Slopes and it is a fantastic route. Don't let the short milage fool you, it's a steep climb and I'm sure many more people bail on this route compared to the main trail. Great weather besides a few claps of thunder as we were coming down just before noon. The summit was busy and probably had about 8 dogs on it too.


CSUMarmot - Aug 11, 2011 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011

Long day  Sucess!

This one sucked, only because the 4 mile long hike back after re-entering the trees on the standard trail.

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