Mount Princeton Climber's Log

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lindasyh - Jul 24, 2006 10:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1998

Princeton Road TH, Ascend E Slopes  Sucess!

Great hike but the hot springs was a disappointment.


eggheadsherpa - Jul 24, 2006 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

Route Climbed: East Slopes  Sucess!

Beautiful weather in the morning, headed up the E slopes. Attain the ridge as soon as possible to avoid slick scree/dirt on the trail if you climb up the E face of Princeton. Storms rolled in around 11:30-12.


pjenson05 - Jul 11, 2006 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Talus all around  Sucess!

Gained the Southern Ridge as soon as we could. Good day to climb.


rleclair - Jul 11, 2006 3:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

Rainy Summit Day  Sucess!

While most of Colorado was getting its first soaking of precipitation in what seems like years, my hiking partner and I were heading to Buena Vista to hike Mt. Princeton. Roach has a fine writeup about the road conditions up to the trailhead - fortunately the CRV handled everything up until the last 1/2 mile and then it was time to park it. The trailhead is pretty obvious with a 3-4 foot cairn that directs the hiker up a steep hillside to the contouring trail. The weather conditions was a mix of light rain that didn't require jackets until we got the SE ridgeline. From there, the wind driven rain required Gore-Tex. The hike up was uneventful and it was encouraging to see other crazy people out in the elements for a hike. Actually, I kind of enjoyed it as it kept the mountain pretty empty. We summited in 2.5 hours and stayed on top for 15 minutes to rest and eat. Temperature was about 38 degrees and precip was a "wintry mix." Again, I'm still surprised to see hikers wearing blue jeans and camo (cotton) jackets while it's raining and cold, but it happens everytime. After a short rest, we returned on the same route and headed into downtown Buena Vista for some good grub! All in all a great (rainy) day on Princeton!


scvanm - Jun 22, 2006 3:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Evening Summit of Princeton  Sucess!

Started at 3:30PM because of a flat tire. It took us 6 hours round trip. First 14er for my yellow lab Reuben. Second for my 11 year old son Paul..he did awesome.


Gahugafuga - Jun 20, 2006 7:04 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Routefinding below treeline was painful.

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Jun 19, 2006 12:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 1998

Princeton Road TH, Ascend E Slopes  Sucess!

A fun hike with the trail to ourselves. The only problem was when returning to the car, we discovered the electronic door-opener whould not work since we were parked so close to the radio/cell/telephone towers. Fortunately we had a hidden key attached to the frame of the vehicle.


srclimb1 - Jun 13, 2006 2:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2006

Mount Princeton  Sucess!

Perfect weather. Started out at 5:45am at the standard TH(8,900').
4hrs. to summit, sunny & warm on the summit, easy 60 degrees, low wind. 8hrs. total, no snow & low traffic. Incredible views of Antero & BV.


crzyjt - May 23, 2006 11:03 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

We were going to park at the radio towers, but a tree was down in the road, so we parked just below the towers. Clouds all morning, dark and ominous, but no lightning. The summit was sacked in when we got on it around 10am. Took some pictures braved the 50+mph winds and decended. Clouds broke and the sun came out right as we hiked back over Tigger's ridge and back to the road. Some luck...


chicagotransplant - May 22, 2006 3:02 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

Road Warrior  Sucess!

Climbed the entire road from 8900' yesterday, thats a lot of vertical! Its worth it, I'm training for Rainier. First one to summit for the day, there is almost zero snow remaining on this peak, just a few patches as you traverse below "Tigger".

royswkr - May 10, 2006 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 1999

Drive to 11,200  Sucess!

Walked out with some slow hikers


ClearSkiesAhead - Apr 27, 2006 9:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2003

From the Mt. Princeton Road  Sucess!

Nice leisurely hike. Very nice views of the Arkansas valley below.

James C

James C - Apr 17, 2006 11:17 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2006

Near Winter  Sucess!

Great way to spend Easter 2006. THe climb was long and draining in the snow, but the summit was well worth it. The road is open to the radio towers.


km_donovan - Apr 16, 2006 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2002

Mount Princeton Road  Sucess!

I had drove to the Lucky Mine about a half-mile above the trail to Mount Princeton. It actually turned out not to be such a bad thing since I was able to start off walking downhill and get my legs warmed up.


apierce - Apr 7, 2006 5:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2003

Rpute: East Slopes  Sucess!

My second fourteener. Loved the rocks.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 23, 2006 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1967

The East Slopes all the way from the Mount Princeton Hot Springs  Sucess!

We climbed before the road was open to the public. The summit register was charred from a lightning strike.


markhyams - Mar 4, 2006 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 1995

E Slopes  Sucess!

We walked all the way up the road and camped out near 12,000 feet, and fought 70mph winds at the top. Mountain was dry, even though it was late November.


RMdaytripsgrl - Feb 27, 2006 4:11 am

Route: East Slopes  Sucess!

Sometime in 10/2002 with a group of friends from the radio towers 4WD parking. The drive up was tougher for some than the hike...A beautiful day.


foreverwild - Feb 21, 2006 12:42 am

Great August Day  Sucess!

Climbed with a friend for his first from the 2WD, turns out he didn't bring two of the nalgenes I gave him thus resulting in a long waterless hike for me, turned around to do Kit Carson the next day, 26 miles + 12,000 ft < 36 hours = a bit tired.


Kiefer - Jan 26, 2006 5:17 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 1998  Sucess!

I had to park far below due to my little sports car wouldn't fare too well higher up :o)

It was dreadfully HOT. The hottest day I've hiked in by far. By the time I was half way up, I was down to just my shorts and shoes.

I had to bum a ride down with some girls in their jeep (I wasn't complaining!) because I just couldn't handle that distance with the heat.

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