Northwest Ridge Climber's Log

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hgrapid - Jul 23, 2022 11:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2022

Good day - good trail   Sucess!

2 hours and 40 minutes to the summit. There is no way that was only 9 miles. It appears from Google Earth and GPS to be at least 9.5 miles


BKiser90 - Jul 23, 2020 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2020

Well-Maintained 14er Route  Sucess!

Great trail with a short Class 2 scramble midway up the ridge.

alpineair - Oct 29, 2013 1:58 pm

Winter ascent.  Sucess!

One of my first winter 14ers.


telemarkdude - Oct 11, 2012 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1996

Enjoyable Hike  Sucess!

Very nice hike. Had cooperating weather.


rockrat2 - Aug 17, 2012 9:47 am

Nice hike  Sucess!

this was my first succesful 14ner and was a nice hike. We had great weather. Camped out along the way although would've been a good day hike as well.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Jan 17, 2009 12:41 pm

Great all season route  Sucess!

Have done this route twice, once in summer of 2002 and once in 2007 shooting for the Ellingwood ridge, not finding the correct trail, so descending the north face couloirs. This remains my favorite Sawatch 14er. The North Face couloirs are some of the most beautiful in Colorado and I would love to do a multi-day across Ellingwood Ridge.


Dropmo40 - Dec 9, 2008 2:55 am

descend  Sucess!

on a loop from ellingwood


seth@LOKI - Oct 5, 2007 12:36 am Date Climbed: May 26, 1996

Great Sawatch

This time was the first of the spring, I ditch the skis and boots bc the weight was killing me.

Luckily last spring I skied all spring!


apierce - Aug 14, 2006 7:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

Excellent Trail  Sucess!

Praise to the Fourteener Initiative for all their work on the trail. It is among the most solid and well-defined I have encountered on a Class 2. Scenic trail: we saw 2 rainbows early in the a.m. and there were thousands (literally) of colorful mushrooms spotting the forest floor. The views were awesome too, of course.


Chris - Apr 23, 2006 5:22 am

Great climb  Sucess!

Very scenic route, lots of wildflowers and grand views.

James C

James C - Mar 20, 2006 6:04 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2005

Long  Sucess!

In early spring, this route will really test your stamina, it is a killer when it is coverednin snow. I wonder if it is that hard in summer. Well worth it though.

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