Mount Oxford Climber's Log

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sbkelley

sbkelley - May 12, 2004 6:20 pm

Route Climbed: Belford traverse Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

All three in a day made all the talk about these "easy" peaks seem a little off, but there really isn't anything tough about them individually...it's just when you decide to hike all three that they get your attention! It was well worth it - a great day in the mountains with perfect sunny weather.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - Apr 19, 2004 4:30 pm

Route Climbed: up over Belford Date Climbed: September 21, 2002  Sucess!

after Missouri, Iowa, Emerald, and Belford, Oxford was difficult for me. I don't think Oxford has much character. Not a big fan. To me, Oxford is the second least favorite mountain in CO after Mount Sherman. Maybe I was too tired to enjoy it?

coloradoiceclimber

coloradoiceclimber - Apr 10, 2004 4:42 pm

Route Climbed: From Vicksburg Via Belford Date Climbed: July 4,2001  Sucess!

This out and back route proved to be a real burly climb at just under 6,000 feet of elevation gain with a round trip distance of 9.5 miles! Zach, Erica and I knocked these two off in just over 7 hours

Bill562

Bill562 - Feb 16, 2004 11:10 am

Route Climbed: Pine Creek to Elk Head Pass Date Climbed: July 23, 2003

Summit almost too close to touch from Belford summit, bad weather drove me back down. Better safe than sorry.

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jan 10, 2004 7:11 pm

Route Climbed: West ridge from Belford Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

It's a long slog over the ridge and back - make sure you leave early enough to avoid thunderstorms.

bdewoody

bdewoody - Dec 3, 2003 6:39 pm

Route Climbed: Montgomery Reservoir Date Climbed: August, 2002  Sucess!

Might as well climb all four.

mtnhiker13

mtnhiker13 - Sep 15, 2003 10:27 am

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: 9/14/2003  Sucess!

Climbed after Belford. Was a quick traverse and back. Some snow on the downclimb from Belford to watch out for, it was getting pretty icy.



We had a wonderdul day for weather- very clear and crisp with very little wind. A great climb.

odysseus

odysseus - Aug 7, 2003 9:02 am

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch TH via Mt. Belford Date Climbed: July 31, 2003  Sucess!

Climbed along with Mt. Belford. 4th 14er over 4 days. We got caught by a fast moving storm while on the summit. Passed through thunder, hail, and high winds while coming back over the saddle and Belford. Fortunately, no lightning. Pretty scary!

kilimanjaro1

kilimanjaro1 - Jul 29, 2003 7:25 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge from Missouri Gulch TH Date Climbed: July 23, 2003  Sucess!

A good climb in conjunction with Belford. We started about an hour before sunrise (4:45 AM) and hit Belford Summit about 8:45 AM. Storms started brewing overhead earlier than usual ( about 9:30 AM) so as we approached Oxford we just ran up to touch the top of Oxford, take the picture, and get the heck outta there. We hit Oxford summit about 10 AM . Since we were in a vulnerable position on the ridge and a ways to go back to the Belford summit we hoofed it as fast as we could back to Belford and back down to lower, safer places. We got back to Belford summit at 11:30 AM just as the rains and winds began to really unleash. It was a good reminder why we carry rain gear and gloves even when it is warm and clear at the trailhead.

bernardhohman

bernardhohman - Jul 29, 2003 12:57 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge via Belford Date Climbed: August 10, 2002  Sucess!

Nice day, but people started filling in the connecting ridge from Belford. So much for solitude.

RyanS

RyanS - Jun 9, 2003 11:10 am

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: May 16, 2003  Sucess!

Great conditions from Belford to Oxford. Our report is available here.

Kane

Kane - May 29, 2003 7:25 pm

Route Climbed: Soth Slopes Date Climbed: 1997  Sucess!

I have to disagree with kilimanjaro1, I don't think Oxford is a "wonderful" mountain. It seems as though everybody is miserable by the time they summit this pile of talus. It's not the mountains fault that it is surrounded by steep tree laden huge talus. Plus any route to its summit is unpractical unless you come from Belford.

chef007

chef007 - Apr 16, 2003 3:23 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch Date Climbed: 14 April 2003  Sucess!

I climbed this one with Belford.............that was a loooooooooooooong day.

Grant

Grant - Jan 20, 2003 12:47 pm

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch - 9,640' Date Climbed: July 14, 2001  Sucess!

I made it to Belfords summit spent about one minute on top and headed for Oxford. The weather was heading in fast and was already cloudy, but it didn’t look like thunderstorms yet. The hike over to Oxford was pleasant and was an easy hike. Oxford has a huge summit it's a large mound with alpine grasses all over

The 700 feet back to Belfords ridge was the hardest part of the day and it was very steep. Once back on the ridge I didn’t want to make the trek back to Belfords summit so I headed to Elkhead pass. This is the saddle between Belford and Missouri Mtn.

rmjwinters

rmjwinters - Oct 5, 2002 10:06 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from Belford Date Climbed: June 11 2000  Sucess!

Made traverse...extremely windy and cold.

xskier77

xskier77 - Sep 7, 2002 8:13 pm

Route Climbed: From Belford Date Climbed: September 1, 2002  Sucess!

After reaching this summit it was quite a relief because we had gotten Belford and Missouri previous to it that day. Heading back to Belford was a grueling 700 vertical ft but it was another relief making it back to Belford. Then the fun downclimb began which did wonders for my knees. This was my first day bagging three 14ers in one day :) and a long day it was...about 13 hours.

wayneaflick

wayneaflick - Jun 25, 2002 8:14 pm

Route Climbed: Elk Head Pass from Missouri Basin Trailhead Date Climbed: August 8, 1997  Sucess!

When we climbed Belford we didn't climb Oxford because of a summit storm. I climbed Oxford by walking all the way to Elk Head Pass. It's long but easy. Climbing Oxford from Elk Head Pass is just a matter of following Belford's South Ridge to the Oxford-Belford saddle and crossing over. Except for the distance its quite easy. On the down climb I did cross over Belford and followed the standard route down. I was hallucinating on the way. I saw a dinosaur (a large rock), a panther (a small aspen tree), and several skunks ( small rocks).

ctruscot - Jun 17, 2002 10:49 am

Route Climbed: Missouri Gulch around backside of Belford Date Climbed: September 9 2000  Sucess!

I love the valley of Missouri Gulch. Dusting of snow that day and winds that never stopped.

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - May 17, 2002 5:12 pm

Route Climbed: Belford saddle Date Climbed: Aug 17 2002  Sucess!

7th summit of Nolan's 14. Only 45 minutes from Belford. Descended off trail south of the saddle down to an avalanche chute above the Bedrock Falls aid station on the Pine Creek trail. It is getting dark. On to Harvard.

steve simmons

steve simmons - Jan 3, 2002 4:54 pm

Route Climbed: standard approach from the west from belford Date Climbed: august 18th, '01  Sucess!

beautiful morning summit,

descended south to avalanche gulch from belford oxford summit.

Praise GOD!!!!

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