Mount Princeton Climber's Log

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lilmantis

lilmantis - Nov 6, 2006 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2006

Good hike!  Sucess!

Started just under 11,000 feet to abide by the Colorado Rule. Took my friend from Nashville along, he made it a few hundred feet below the summit before altitude got to him. Not bad considering! Great weather with the only challeng being knee deep snow in alot of spots.Makes for a sprained ankle but there was not enough snow to justify snowshoes yet.

flamethewolf

flamethewolf - Oct 22, 2006 3:54 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2005

number 2  Sucess!

Fun trip, tough route to find

tjchino

tjchino - Sep 11, 2006 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1996

Standard Route

First 14er ever! Easy walk up with a bunch of friends!

cftbq

cftbq - Sep 10, 2006 5:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

2nd time east slopes  Sucess!

I had climbed this peak 29 Jun 2003, and went back this time to help my granddaughter get her 5th 14er. We were slow, as it was her first 14er of the year, and because snow moved in as we approached the summit. But we made it, and enjoyed a sunny afternoon.

smason505

smason505 - Aug 10, 2006 6:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1999

East slopes  Sucess!

Climbed with my mom and dad. 1st 14er for my mom.

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 1996

Bristlecones touched my life  Sucess!

We skiied in and set up camp under a beautiful tree. I swear I felt a glow from spending time with something so old and strong.
Late climbed in summer with Ross Schnell, Dirk, Jim and Ben McClain.

jvoss

jvoss - Jul 25, 2006 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Standard route  Sucess!

Left Radio towers at about 6am and summitted at 9:30am. Very pleasant climb. Followed the trail right on top of the ridge once we reached the saddle and it was much more solid than the lower trail.

Climb "with brace" On!

lindasyh

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

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

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

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

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.

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