North Star Mountain Climber's Log

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MattK

MattK - Feb 23, 2009 8:16 am Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

Wife, dog and I. Wonderful day!

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Sep 10, 2008 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2007

Classic Winter Hike  Sucess!

Due to a high trailhead with easy access (Hoosier Pass), this is one of Colorado's easiest 13ers to climb in winter.

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Mar 9, 2008 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 1995

East Ridge  Sucess!

We climbed the standard route from the Hoosier Pass. There was still some snow along the way after a big spring for snowfall.

heather14

heather14 - Mar 1, 2008 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2008

A Fun Winter Climb  Sucess!

The weather couldn't have been better for March! A great winter climb!

shanrickv

shanrickv - Nov 20, 2007 8:58 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2007

Great Early Winter Climb!  Sucess!

Fantastic early winter climb, however, very little snow up high so far this year. Scrambled over the ridge with climbing partners, Alan and Robert, as we get ready for Pico de Orizaba in January. Very good training peak that gets you over 13K and keeps you there for much of the climb.

StarMan

StarMan - Oct 30, 2007 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2007

A nice mountain...

...sandwiched in between 14ers.

Gahugafuga

Gahugafuga - Jun 25, 2007 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

This was my consolation prize after an aborted attempt of a Wheeler to Traver traverse.

altitude14er

altitude14er - Mar 16, 2007 4:56 am Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2007

Route Climbed: East Ridge  Sucess!

Snowshoes were needed but avalanche danger on the East Ridge seemed very minimal and avoidable. Climbed with my SP friend Asphazell. We shed our snowshoes at about 13,300ft. on the ridge crest. The views of the surrounding peaks were great. Definitely a fun and somewhat challenging winter ascent. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a winter escape.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 8, 2007 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

Nasty winds!

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Dec 8, 2006 12:12 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: December 6, 2006  Sucess!

From Hoosier Pass with Ben L. and Wilson J. Pretty windy day on the East Ridge. Great snow conditions.

shknbke

shknbke - Nov 21, 2006 3:56 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

East ridge  Sucess!

Had a rare bluebird day in mid-Nov. This is a great climb to do in winter assuming the winds are manageble, as the views are superb in all directions for virtually the whole hike. A nice sidewalk in the sky along the east ridge. See my TR.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - May 19, 2006 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2000

From Hoosier  Sucess!

That was one LONG ridge, doing it in Nov, may not have been a great idea. lots of scary cornices and crap snow. I plunged through ALOT. Exhausting but great position.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Apr 10, 2006 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2006

East Ridge from Hoosier Pass  Sucess!

Climbed this route with Gurlyclimber and our friend Jody. Beautiful day: warm, sunny and not too windy. We spent probably 45 minutes lounging on the summit admiring our neighboring peaks. This is a great summit, suspended between the Tenmile and Mosquito ranges with views that include Pikes and LaPlata.

markhyams

markhyams - Mar 5, 2006 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2000

E Ridge  Sucess!

A non-typical hike that leaves one exposed for most of the way. Interesting and it took longer than I thought it would.

Scott

Scott - Dec 9, 2005 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2005

Route Climbed: East Summit from Hoosier Pass Date Climbed: December 9, 2005  Sucess!

Got blown off the mountain by high winds. See trip report below:

Trip Report

ColoradoScott

ColoradoScott - Jun 27, 2005 10:15 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 29, 2000  Sucess!

A nice rocky ridge hop to a rarely visited summit near a paved TH.

miztflip

miztflip - Jun 25, 2005 7:33 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 21 May 2005  Sucess!

This was a great hike along a very high ridge with my wife Katie. We had great snow conditions and increadible views of Quandary to the north and the 14er's Lincoln and Democrat to the south.



I can't wait to get back and try Wheeler.

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