Mount Massive Climber's Log

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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.


alpspitze - Aug 11, 2011 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2011

Southwest Slopes  Sucess!

Nice day for a quick hike, took 2:10 to summit. Nasty weather moved in after I got back into town.


vbeckman74 - Aug 7, 2011 10:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

Earns Its Name  Sucess!

I didn't see a soul all day. The route is better than the guide implied. Weather came in fast. I descended through hail, snow and rain.


Kapelmuur - Jun 25, 2011 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Standard route on freakishly hot day  Sucess!

Some nuisance snowfields along the way but otherwise a great day. Shaved a mile off the descent by glissading a long section just before the saddle with S. Massive. Luckily the weather was freakishly hot so my ass dried off quickly!


AirborneBuff - Jun 24, 2011 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011

Great Day  Sucess!

Beautiful sunny skies and enjoyed the summit by myself.


rockymountaindiva - Jun 11, 2011 1:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011

Massive Slog  Sucess!

Snow in many forms - hardpack, corn, slush - made for quite a slog, making the summit that much sweeter! Gorgeous spring day with the usual 40 mph breeze up high.


LadyWawa - Feb 6, 2011 7:56 pm

Re: Stormy

That was a nice trip, minus almost getting struck by lightning. :)


CastillejaMiniata - Jan 28, 2011 1:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009

Stormy  Sucess!

As soon as we reached the summit, clouds blew in and we jetted to the bottom. We spent the night off-trail above treeline at around 12,000 ft.


LadyWawa - Jan 26, 2011 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

Lots of Marmots!  Sucess!

This was my first fourteener and one of my first hikes in Colorado. My first experience with this level of altitude was a trip! It was really quite busy at the summit and there seemed to be a rotating crowd. While I was up there a very large lightning storm blew in suddenly and it became a difficult situation finding a safe spot to go so go early! There were many marmots near the summit which was wonderful also. :)

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jan 16, 2011 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2003

Nice walk  Sucess!

With N. Massive and Massive Green. With Dad and Derrill.


centrifuge - Jan 12, 2011 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

...  Sucess!

sw slopes route

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