Mount Oxford Climber's Log

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jeffrawn - Aug 12, 2008 1:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008

Oxford via Belford & MO Gulch  Sucess!

First duo nearly whooped me! Great climbing partners kept me going. Grateful for an early start which allowed us to see the BIG thunderstorm in the rearview mirror as we drove east out of Clear Creek Canyon. #8 and #9!


Brad76 - Jul 8, 2008 10:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Via Mt. Belford  Sucess!

My wife and I hiked Mt. Oxford via Mt. Belford from the Missouri Gulch trail head for our 4th and 5th 14ers and first double. We got caught by grapple snow on the return to Belford and then rain as we descended via Elkhead Pass.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Jul 7, 2008 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

From Belford  Sucess!

Part of a long Missouri, Oxford, Belford combo from Pine Creek Trail.


pittbrownie - Jun 29, 2008 7:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008

via Missouri Gulch/Belford  Sucess!

Via Missouri Gulch and over Belford. Good times!


peakrat76 - Apr 26, 2008 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 1979

From Belford  Sucess!

Easy climb over from Belford - but a long pull on the way out. Great camp at Vicksburg the night before we climbed. Not so many people back then. A big dog - from whereabouts unknown, came to visit our campfire. Really fine memories of these Sawatch peaks.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 2, 2008 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Fifth Time  Sucess!

This was my fifth climb of Belford & Oxford.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 2, 2008 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 1988

First Time  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Belford & Oxford. I came down Belford Gulch with someone I met on the trail rather than go back over Belford. There was a trail which faded out. We then got to bushwack back along the creek to the bridge on the Missouri Gulch trail. I wouldn't recommend this return unless it was to escape some lightning.

Kenneth.alone - Jan 14, 2008 5:02 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

All three!  Sucess!

I climbed the three peaks, Belford, Oxford and Missouri in a long day, Nice country up there.


Asphazell - Dec 28, 2007 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Oxford/Belford  Sucess!

Did the duo....what a slog!


lilmantis - Nov 26, 2007 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2007

Camped at 14K  Sucess!

Bagged after a long morning trying to get motivated while sitting in our tent after camping near the summit of Belford. The winds were herendous. 60-70mph continuous wind and freezing temps. Had to stop and rub our noses to avoid frostbite. Went with Brian Smith from the Mountain Madness 2007 Everest Summit Team. Sprained my ankle on the way down. Never let your partner use your trekking poles for tent anchors! I could have used them on the way down but the locks were lost in the snow or the wind. Other than that, GOOD TYMES!


GeorgeJames - Oct 1, 2007 11:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2007

West Ridge  Sucess!

Traversed over from Belford and back on a windy, cloudless day. The hike back up to Belford is steep and demanding, like many others have mentioned. It worked me pretty good too. Another great day in the Sawatch.


BeginnerClimber - Sep 28, 2007 11:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2007

Did the Bel/Ox duo  Sucess!

Climbed both Bel and Ox today under a cloudless sky but where the weather was quite breezy. Crossed several small snow fields but had the poles to help out. Only met 2 other folks the entire day! The summit ridge over to Oxford was just as advertised. Loved the steep part then the gradual part.

I recommend doing this, but the standard Belford trail is very tough on the knees! If you have the energy, head up Elkhead Pass, as that looks like Class 1 all the way.


Kessler - Sep 6, 2007 9:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Oxford  Sucess!

Climbed Oxford with my Dad.


Scott - Sep 6, 2007 9:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Oxford  Sucess!

Did Oxford and Belford with my five year old son Kessler. Nice day. Met some SP members.


dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:50 pm

did all three. great day  Sucess!


Brandon Fuller

Brandon Fuller - Sep 1, 2007 11:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2007

Via Missouri Gulch  Sucess!

Did with Belford. Easy ridge between the two but the reclimb of Belford was hard at the end of a long day.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Aug 24, 2007 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2007

Bel-Ox-Emarld-Iowa-MO  Sucess!

Over 8,000 vertical ft. and a lot of miles, but the scenery made it worthwhile.


mountainloverCO - Aug 23, 2007 11:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2007

Belford and Oxford Combo  Sucess!

After summiting Belford, headed down the ridge and over to Oxford, arriving 50 minutes later at the summit. Enjoyed 20 minutes on top of Oxford because the weather was so great, and then made the slog back up to Belford. That ridge back to Belford was- as one of the other hikers on the summit put it- a little piece of evil! My legs were not happy campers after the steep slog up to Belford's summit.


davebobk47 - Aug 20, 2007 11:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

Triple  Sucess!

Third summit of the day after Missouri and Belford. About 1/4 mile before resummiting Belford a storm rolled in and got pelted with freezing rain and 40mph winds. Most unpleasant... fortunatly it didn't last too long.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Jul 22, 2007 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Missouri Gulch  Sucess!

Combo with Belford. Seven hours from Vicksburg and back.

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