Mount Parnassus Climber's Log

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Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 13, 2021 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2021

Watrous Gulch, part of a 5 peak tour  Sucess!

Climbed in 90 mins en route to Bard and beyond. Reclimbed during the return. Few people were out- great morning! Tune up for the LT100 next weekend. - Dec 24, 2018 9:38 am Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2018

Parnassus  Sucess!

CMC Bobcat Hike/Snowshoe


argothor - Sep 24, 2018 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2013

Nice   Sucess!

Hiked along with Woods and Bard from Watrous Gulch Trailhead.


rockymountaindiva - Sep 14, 2017 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2010

Many times  Sucess!

This was the first time. Good workout.


chicagotransplant - Apr 3, 2016 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2016

Sunny April Summit  Sucess!

Third ascent, this time with Rachael from Watrous Gulch. Sunny, warm and calm early spring day, well packed snow on the trail. We were able to keep the snowshoes off, but did posthole a couple of times.


csmcgranahan - Sep 13, 2015 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015

Great Day from Herman Gulch  Sucess!

Took advantage of the great weather with an 11:00am start. Back home in time for dinner. Really nice and very few people for an I-70 trailhead.


rmjwinters - Aug 23, 2015 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2015

Up Waltrous w/Bard  Sucess!

Together with Bard up Waltrous.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 9, 2014 9:50 am Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2014

windy hike  Sucess!

From Herman TH, not much snow at all, easy hiking, strong wind, went up Parnassus, onto Bard, then continued to Robeson, retraced back and returned (had to rehike Bard and Parnassus) over Woods and Machebeuf. Easy bushwasck back down to the trail.


belexes - Oct 26, 2014 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2014

Ruby Creek Mega-Traverse  Sucess! hike with Leonard (and his dog, Maya) & Bernice. We climbed Engelmann, Robeson and Bard first, then tagged Parnassus. It was my third time on Parnassus this year. We saw no other hikers on the first three peaks, but there was another meetup group on Parnassus, some of them headed over to Bard. We went on to Woods Mountain.


belexes - Aug 11, 2014 10:25 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Watrous Gulch  Sucess!

CMC hike. There were 4 of us. This was the final prep hike for our trip to Turkey and Mt Ararat next week. The original plan was to hike Mt Sherman, but we decided to stay closer to Denver. We attempted Parnassus & Woods several weeks ago, but the weather was looking iffy. This time we made it. It was my second time on Parnassus this summer. The weather was fine, mostly cloudy and a little windy above the trees, and we had some very light rain as we got back toward the trailhead.


belexes - Jun 21, 2014 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

Watrous Gulch  Sucess!

Meetup Trails & Ales hike. There were 11 of us, total. It was mostly cloudy all day, not too cold. It was a little windy higher up. There were quite a few hikers climbing Parnassus, and a few others on Woods. There's still a few snowfields further up Watrous Gulch. There was some logging of pine beetle-killed trees near the trailhead. Total hike time was about 4.5 hours. We went to Tommyknockers in Idaho Springs afterwards.


BradBartick - May 4, 2014 6:59 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2014

Not sure route   Sucess!

Took severe ridge line which looks horrible but is actually class 2. Freaking horrendous winds and snow devils whipping across my line. Calm summit, awesome views.


pschlais - Apr 26, 2014 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013

Watrous Gulch  Sucess!

Beautiful day. Great views. I-70 noise is gone surprisingly fast once the trail turns north.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Apr 5, 2014 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2014

An easy rock mound  Sucess!

With great summit views

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Jan 20, 2014 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2014

Watrous Gulch  Sucess!

Nice views from the top!


jfulcher - Aug 17, 2013 3:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

w/Bard  Sucess!

Up watrous gulch and over to bard.


nickkarl - Jun 21, 2013 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2013

Only Parnassus  Sucess!

Hike up Parnassus with Brian and Paul today. It was a nice clear blue sky type of day.


telemarkdude - Jan 7, 2013 12:23 am Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2013

Nice Winter Day  Sucess!

Great day. Sunny, very light wind and typical spots for avalanche hazards were safe today.


theREALCarpeDM - Nov 17, 2012 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2012

Watrous Gulch  Sucess!

Got Woods Mtn, too. Solo (with Okie)

milan - Oct 22, 2012 5:43 pm Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2011

Cold  Sucess!

It was a great day, a lot of snow, hiked with one friend. It was about 0 F and very strong wind and without handwarmers that my friend gave to me, I would not summit. We still gave up Bard.

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