Mount Oklahoma Climber's Log

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MountainHikerCO - Mar 18, 2008 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2002

Halfmoon Creek TH  Sucess!

We climbed Oklahoma from Halfmoon Creek trailhead. 2002 saw us climb more thirteeners than fourteeners.


shanahan96 - Nov 12, 2007 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007

near the end  Sucess!

12/29/12- -22 degrees when steve and i started. there wasn't too much snow, but we postholed all the way to the summit. tired afterwards....

11/10/07- took advantage of the early low-snow year to nab oklahoma with jamie. pristine, peaceful area made for an enjoyable hike.

the snow started on the upper mountain(~13,200')which made for a rougher last hour or so to finish our climb. our descent towards treeline was accompanied by an hour long snowstorm. fun day!



mtnhiker13 - Jul 27, 2007 8:48 pm

Southeast Slopes from Half Moon Campground  Sucess!

CMC outing in Oct 2005 - right after a small snowfall. The mountains around were all dusted with snow - great views from the summit!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Sep 18, 2006 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

Southeast Slopes (ascent), North Ridge (descent)  Sucess!

Cimbed with Mike Mc.

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Sep 17, 2006 12:06 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

East Ridge/SE Slopes  Sucess!

Climbed Oklahoma en route to Massive. Due to weather concerns, we started at 1:00 am and summited at 4:30 am. The weather initially was fine; however, it quickly deteriorated into blowing snow and very high wind. We traversed from Oklahoma to Massive's summits via OK's north ridge.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Aug 17, 2006 12:35 am

Route Climbed: Southeast Slopes Date Climbed: August 6, 2006  Sucess!

Nice day away from the busy peaks. Boomer Sooner!


altitude14er - Jul 30, 2006 5:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Route Climbed: Southeast Slopes  Sucess!

I ascended the Southeast Slopes Route. Took the East Ridge down to the lower lake. The tundra is still in full bloom and looking very green and vibrant right now. Climbing without aid of a trail was a real treat. Suprisingly, Saw 5 others on this seldom visited peak.

Larry V

Larry V - Jun 20, 2006 12:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Southeast slopes on snow  Sucess!

Still a lot of snow up there, getting soft. Nearby Massive looked dry in comparison. Beautiful summit views in all directions - well worth it. Glissaded down about 1400'. Climbed with Ron.


markhyams - Mar 4, 2006 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2004

SE Slopes  Sucess!

Got an injury here that slowed me down that summer. I ran down some, and got an inflamed IT band, which didn't show up until two weeks later when I collapsed in pain on an attempt of Dallas Peak. Live and learn. But this mountain is beautiful, and a worthy outing.


chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:35 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Slopes Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!

Surprisingly still a lot of snow, but a fun glissade.


dclimb14me - Aug 30, 2005 1:01 am

Route Climbed: Modified East Ridge Date Climbed: 8/28/05  Sucess!

Great day w/miztflip and Mr. Sham...thanks for letting me tag along fella's. Good "alternate" up the most eastern chute, great rock on upper half, and nice ridge to summit. Descent from southwest ridge made great tour of the east face with inspirational views all around. Highly recommended. Climb on!


miztflip - Aug 28, 2005 5:01 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge, South Ridge Date Climbed: 28 August, 2005  Sucess!

What a great outing. We had a blast on the East Ridge and decided on descent to scamper down the South Ridge for an amazing tour of the area.


Peaks2climb - Aug 20, 2005 4:10 pm

Route Climbed: southeast slopes Date Climbed: 8/19/2005  Sucess!

I was surprised to see how few photos/ summit signings since the page was created. You are right that an altimeter is helpful on this route. After crossing the creek, we contoured a bit near or just below 11,600 ft (instead of ascending right away) and followed the least path of resistance for a few hundred yards (no more) and found an open but steep grassy slope where we climbed north to treeline. It was easier to see where you were going and it beat bushwhacking. From there (11,900 ft.) it seemed like you have two choices to get up to the flat area at 12,700 ft. where you finally ascend the southeast slopes. Instead of going north, northwest and up to the flat area (which I belive you described), we traversed west, around the cliffs and then north up an obvious talus gully and came out directly across from where you gain the southeast slope--not sure which is better/faster. It looked like a few others went the way we did--one of the few places I found sign of others before us.


xskier77 - Oct 10, 2004 5:02 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Slopes Date Climbed: October 7, 2004  Sucess!

Did this hike with the CMC and didn't see any other people on the trail the entire day. Very nice views of the surrounding Sawatch from the summit.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - Apr 19, 2004 4:17 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 13, 2002  Sucess!

I thought I was the only one that had been up this ridge! Wow...the east ridge is a remote mountain lover's dream. The view from the upper halfmoon lakes of Mount Elbert are impeccable. The scrambling is incredible as well. I spotted this ridge on my way up N. Massive the day before and simply HAD to climb it the next day. Well worth it let me tell you. Never thought I'd say this, but HOORAY OKLAHOMA!!!!


Kane - Jun 14, 2003 9:28 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Slopes Date Climbed: 10-25-2002  Sucess!

This day in October was perfect. I climbed Oklahoma with my friend Scott and we had a bast. Anytime you can be on the summit of a centennial thirteener with just a long sleeve tee in the middle of October you know you lucked out. Reguardless, I thought Oklahoma had a spectacular summit view. The view overlooking the Fryingpan Wilderness was special. It's such a remote place. Once again, I enjoyed this hike more than its neighboring, more popular Mt Massive. I love those centennials!

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