Mount Oxford Climber's Log

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Andrew McKenzie

Andrew McKenzie - Jul 31, 2005 5:56 pm

Route Climbed: traverse from Belford Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

After ascending and descending Missouri mountain, we took the class 1 route up the ridge that connects Missouri and Belford. We didn't summit Belford then, but continued on the Oxford's summit first. 2/3 for the day. Great weather!

belexes

belexes - Jul 25, 2005 3:33 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes via Mount Belford Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!

I hiked this one with my sister's friend, Kate. The day started out mostly cloudy, but the clouds briefly broke up when we neared Oxford's summit. That didn't last very long, though, and it was pretty windy and cold up there. Climbing up the saddle back to Belford was the toughest part of the hike, but Kate didn't have too much trouble with that. We rested on Belford for a little while, until we heard thunder to the north, then we headed on down.

alpine master

alpine master - Jul 24, 2005 5:11 pm

Route Climbed: West ridge Date Climbed: June 5th 2003  Sucess!

Climbed with Belford.

CWFry

CWFry - Jul 15, 2005 6:12 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge (Belford traverse) Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

The initial ascent from trailhead does not allow for any warm up time. Going up to Belford made me want to stop before even going a mile. It was better once I was warmed up, but don't expect a nicely accomodating beginning like many of the other 14er approaches. Very nice once you get above treeline.

skiitswitch

skiitswitch - Jul 14, 2005 10:00 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch TH, Missouri, Belford, west slopes Date Climbed: July 13, 2005  Sucess!

Best views of the valley to the east that I've seen. A great completion to a long day. 7 14ers in 4 days. Not too bad. Trip report to come

doumall

doumall - Jul 13, 2005 3:02 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes via Belford Date Climbed: July, 7th 2004  Sucess!

22nd 14er!

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - Jun 19, 2005 8:33 pm

Route Climbed: From Belford Date Climbed: 18 Jun 2005  Sucess!

An easy jaunt over to Oxford after Belford. Only one small patch of snow left.

altitude14er

altitude14er - Jun 13, 2005 7:04 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Approach Date Climbed: May 21, 2005  Sucess!

Oxford is a tough climb after having already summited Belford

shknbke

shknbke - May 31, 2005 6:49 pm

Route Climbed: standard route from Belford Date Climbed: May 30, 2005  Sucess!

My second attempt at Oxford, this time a success. I was foiled in '04 by approaching storms and a busted shin while coming down Missouri. This time the weather held long enough and the snow was 90% gone. Great glissade on the way down to save the knees. This completes the Sawatch 14'ers for me.

jwproulx

jwproulx - May 31, 2005 5:45 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: May 30 2005  Sucess!

DIGITAL CAMERA FOUND en route -- it still works!!! If you think it might be yours, contact me and give some identifying details (photos / what photos are on the camera / type of camera, when climbed, etc). The first photo had some identifying details (a photo of some writing on a pad, but I think not enough to track you down).



Email: my last name (proulx) at pizero (the greek letter + arabic numeral) dot colorado (the university) dot edu.



Nice weather, but windy, and it deteriorated badly as I approached Belford. Hi to other recent summiteers, ktiffany22 (whom I met on Saturday when I did Missouri) and Paul and Brian from Brackett Hall '97 (who signed the summit log on Sunday).

ktiffany22

ktiffany22 - May 30, 2005 8:30 pm

Route Climbed: Standard- Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: May 28, 2005  Sucess!

After initiating my Kansas cousin with Belford, we headed over to Oxford. Beautiful views! (you won't need snowshoes) ...but I'm gonna nickname this hike the long SLOG!

shanrickv

shanrickv - May 29, 2005 10:23 pm

Route Climbed: Saddle from Belford Date Climbed: 5/29/05  Sucess!

Summited, along with Belford, with good friend and fellow SPer, Alan. Our original plan was to do Missouri, but there was too much snow at it's base and we did not have crampons or axes. Dodged storms all day long.

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Apr 15, 2005 12:36 am

Route Climbed: All 3 - Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: 7/2003  Sucess!

Camped at Missouri Gulch Trail and started off in the rain. I had to catch some zzzz's during early morning rain on the trail to Missouri. I first ascended Missouri and then headed up the basin to the saddle between Oxford and Belford. I was beat and a storm was brewing but another dumbass motivated me to go for the summit of Oxford first. The storm receded and I was on the summit of Belford celebrating three in a day. I made it back to camp with some sore knees, but it wasn't too bad. 14 1/2 miles and 7400 feet of elevation gain in 9 hours. Not too bad?

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 7, 2005 5:34 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge (Belford traverse) Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

Summited after Missouri and before Belford.

ColoradoScott

ColoradoScott - Feb 4, 2005 11:38 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge from Belford Date Climbed: June 19, 1989  Sucess!

We climbed both by the standard routes from a high camp in Missouri Gulch

Richrat

Richrat - Jan 30, 2005 8:45 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Trail Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

I climbed Belford and Oxford on this trip.

mr_g

mr_g - Oct 12, 2004 10:12 am

Route Climbed: West Slope / Ridge Date Climbed: July 14, 2000  Sucess!

Hiked up the 2.5 miles to the foot of Belford to camp overnight. The next morning, we ascended Belford and then did the traverse to Oxford. Very nice views from the top of both peaks.

scvanm

scvanm - Sep 13, 2004 11:10 pm

Route Climbed: Over Belford Date Climbed: Sept 12th 2004

On our return over Belford we got rained on, snowed on, and walked through some 45-50 MPH winds. (Josh, CJ)

Larry V

Larry V - Aug 26, 2004 12:01 am

Route Climbed: via Belford Date Climbed: August 1993  Sucess!

Snow on top. Climbed with Ron, Ryan, Kristen. Didn't get any photos.

volda2000

volda2000 - Aug 17, 2004 10:20 am

Route Climbed: South Ridge from Pine Creek Date Climbed: August 14, 2004  Sucess!

3 hours of straight uphill bushwack and scramble. We made it! I actually enjoyed the non standard route. We had great weather and were able to summit Belford also. Returned via Elkhead pass and connected back up with the Pine Creek trail to camp. Great loop if you have the time and weather!

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