Weather held out. Made it to the top.
I'm signing the log because of the effort we put in today! Started off good in the snow but didn't have snowshoes -- we'll know next time. Anyway, got above the tree line and while the wind picked up, we expected that. However, after getting above 13,400, the wind started howling and eventually whited us out. We just couldn't go on in the 60 mph gusts and I had to sit down several times. The trail was a sheet of hard snow and ice, and we decided to call it a day. Passed two groups (4 people total) but they all had snowshoes and cramp-ons. Couldn't drink for 2 hours as my Camelbak froze up, but wasn't too worried.
Made it back to the car ok and counted our blessings. We'll try again in the spring.
Picked a nice day. Was our first 'snow' hike. We didn't pay attention to where we came out of treeline and got lost heading down (we headed down late so there wasn't anybody to ask either). The snow was deep and soft and our snowshoes were sinking 2-3 feet with everystep. Kinda sucked, but we laugh about it now.
Gave up on an attempt at W Ridge after much postholing on the approach. Ended up heading up one of the chutes on the SW face hoping it would go. It did. Excellent 360 degree views from the summit.
Paul Mann and I started at 10:00 AM. The snow was still firm all the way up. Not much post holing. It took us three hours up. We lost the trail a few times on the way up, but once past tree-line, the route is obvious.
We probably descended too fast, my body is still feeling it the next day.
What a great day. Getting above tree-line is so nice.
It was very warm close to 50 most of the day!
Headed up three days after the big unusual snowstorm Colorado had in October 05. There was quite a bit of snow, which made the going get a little tough with some postolling and I never found the trail or the trailhead. Otherwise, its a nice area and I am glad I chose this for my first 14er due to its easily reached summit.
A spectacular October day--next to zero snow on the mountain, zero clouds, almost zero wind. Great scenery and a fun hike with my dad to the top of his first fourteener. A lot of fun!
Climb and ski descent of the couloir. Classic ski mountaineering.
First attempted this from class 3 west ridge after summit of Fletcher. storm almost took us out, though. this was my quick and easy return to snag the summit.
please see my trip report
Nice morning hike. Trail in good shape. Dusting of snow above about 13,000 feet.
Great winter climb and a lot of good glissading. VERY cold up top, though....
With Paul Dowdy and Craig Sanford. Almost got zapped by lightning on the summit!
Beautiful August day in Colorado.
My (and my wife's) first 14er. Nice climb, great views.
Hiked with Mike Payne (his 1st 14er).
Also hiked with Michael Preece Feb. 13, 2012, also his first 14er (and in winter to boot!).
Great day, plenty of snow.
Hiked again with Rachel Engel (niece) and Alex Powers July 21, 2016 (their first 14ers too!). Blue bird day. They killed it.
Nice morning jaunt.
This was the first 14er my wife and I climbed. We had a great time and are planning another one for a few weeks from now.
7/9/11- w/james, climbed inwood arete(5.4) on the north face under the constant threat of thunderstorms which never came to fruition. wasn't as hard as i hoped for, yet it was a great day to start off the alpine tech season.
1/27/08- w/jamie, mike, sarah and dominic, very windy day for a winter summit. nice group outing until 13,100' when sarah and i put our heads and finished off the trial out front. wind break on the summit was a well-deserved treat.
10/16/04- hiked w/ Michelle. this was an easy hike, but didn't have snowshoes which ended up being a problem above 12,500 feet. lots of ice and snow.