Mount Princeton Climber's Log

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scvanm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

barratt

barratt - Jan 19, 2006 9:26 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 7/23/05  Sucess!

1st hike of the year along with King Tone and Ef. Car camped on Mt. Princeton road. Not a hard hike from where we started, they both smoked on the way up!

1mvertical

1mvertical - Jan 6, 2006 1:21 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2005  Sucess!

High winds, lot's of deep powder snow early in the year. Climbed from the radio towers. Caution should be take on later ascents of this route due to avalanche potential. Several steep gullies were filling with deep snow by late October.

Livelife4Summits

Livelife4Summits - Dec 29, 2005 2:59 am

Route Climbed: via Southwest Ridge from Grouse Canyon Trailhead Date Climbed: August 13th, 2003  Sucess!

I had to go out of my way and the find "the road less traveled" and thus I was in a remote canyon camping in the brush all alone. So it was to no surprise that I had a hard time finding a "path" the next morning as this barely used approach proved impossible to find. Not to mention, cairns being built in different directions by all kinds of previous climbers who decided to make their routes, the trail to take. Thus I was forced to pretty much go as high as I could and keep on moving until I couldn't go no more. After reaching Point 13,971 as shown on my topo, I was on the right track and had an easy time getting to the summit.

LS

LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:27 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 29-aug-2005  Sucess!

See the trip report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_princeton

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