Saint Vrain Mountain Climber's Log

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kronshage3

kronshage3 - Dec 22, 2017 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2017

Via Saint Vrain Mountain Trail  Sucess!

Got started around 6AM. Was able to make it to trail head easily with 2WD sedan. Very windy day with mixed conditions. Very icy below treeline, would suggest traction. Very snowy above treeline (where the trail disappears) which certainly requires snow shoes. Could not stand on summit because it was so windy. Got back around 11AM.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Sep 28, 2014 7:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2014

Foggy Day  Sucess!

East Ridge from St Vrain trail. Unfortunately a very foggy mountains, only a few short glimpses of Longs, Meeker and Pagoda but mostly no views.

LDuszer

LDuszer - Sep 6, 2013 3:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013

Labor Day Hike  Sucess!

Beautiful day for a hike. Took the Saint Vrain Mountain trail from Allenspark. Spotty clouds all afternoon but not actual storms.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Jul 8, 2013 11:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1974

On a backpack  Sucess!

Climbed it as a teenager. Probably the easiest 12,000 foot peak there is.

Peakbug

Peakbug - Jul 7, 2013 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2013

Saint Vrain #7  Sucess!

Deep snow and some trail finding made for an interesting day. Summit was beautiful and enjoyed the snow climb.

Kiefer

Kiefer - May 5, 2013 11:43 am Date Climbed: May 4, 2013

Via East Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked up this bad boy with awful, crusty snow conditions. Went with Sarah Simon. :o)
White out conditions top. Meandered on over to Meadow Mountain afterwards. Snow made for a long day.
Sadly, the views weren't there.
Seems like a good place in good weather.

rkymtn

rkymtn - Jan 26, 2013 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2013

Saint Vrain Trail  Sucess!

Mixed snowpack made travel interesting - unconsolidated sugar snow in the trees called for snowshoes and windblown hard pack on the east ridge almost merited crampons. However, the weather was near perfect - warm and relatively windless for CO winter. My wife and I were thrilled to top out and dedicate this climb to Haliku. This was a peak he and I abandoned after climbing Meadow in the worst winds either of us had ever encountered. RIP my friend!

awhite28

awhite28 - Dec 25, 2012 1:47 pm

St. Vrain  Sucess!

with Meadow

SenadR

SenadR - Nov 2, 2012 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2012

Great views!  Sucess!

Nice hike, there is nothing better than spend Friaday hiking, now i'm ready for weekend. Nice solo hike, amazing views of Wild Basin and Longs Peak.

bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - May 30, 2012 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2012

lots of snow  Sucess!

Fun summit with some deep snow at times (in late april).

heather14

heather14 - Mar 6, 2011 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2011

Standard Route w/ Meadow  Sucess!

A bit blustery once out of the trees. Great skiing once back down in glades....to bad I suck at tele skiing.

belexes

belexes - Oct 10, 2010 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

Saint Vrain Trail  Sucess!

CMC hike. We had just finished climbing Meadow Mountain in high winds and blowing snow, and the leader asked us if we wanted to continue on to St Vrain. Everyone was doing alright despite the conditions, so we climbed it. As before, one hiker decided to remain at the base of the mountain while we made the ascent from the east. The wind wasn't too bad until we neared the summit, then it really started to blow. As with Meadow, there wasn't much to see, so we didn't stay too long.

theREALCarpeDM

theREALCarpeDM - Aug 8, 2010 10:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

My nemesis  Sucess!

Finally! This was my 5th time to the trailhead and first summit. 1st time: I was a totally unprepared newbie climbing on an Oct/Nov afternoon when it started to snow. 2nd time: started snowshoeing in Feb about noon when I knew I had to be somewhere later in the afternoon. 3rd time: a partner was recovering from a cold and needed to turn back. 4th time: rangers closed the trail due to a mother and her young (they wouldn't say what species).

CSUMarmot

CSUMarmot - Aug 1, 2010 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2009

The only place Ive felt unsafe  Sucess!

Got socked in by some pretty inclement weather, I owe my life to whoever built the rock shelter on the summit

jimlarkey

jimlarkey - Jun 30, 2010 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010

East Slope  Sucess!

Easy climb, great weather & trail conditions. Plenty of thirst-quenching, cold, snowmelt runoff.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=685733

Kapelmuur

Kapelmuur - Jun 19, 2010 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

Great day out  Sucess!

Great day out with pretty much everything you could ask for in a hike/modest summit. Saw a family of Bighorn sheep on the way down.

tomlauren

tomlauren - Apr 16, 2010 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010

Meadow - St. Vrain  Sucess!

Snowshoed the pair from the St. Vrain Mountain Trailhead with my girlfriend Meghan. Incredible view of the entire Wild Basin from the summit.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Apr 12, 2009 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2009

Via St. Vrain Trail  Sucess!

So, I hear there are nice views from this summit. I dunno, all I saw was whiteout. The approach is pleasant and we were visited by the Ptarmigan on both the ascent & descent. Not long after leaving the saddle, however, conditions deteriorated rapidly. We didn't spent much time at the summit, and the descent was honestly miserable: Iced over lenses, zero visibility, snow shoes catching on invisible rocks, etc. We rejoiced upon reaching treeline! Partners: Ricardo's CMC trip with Mike.

DanielWandsneider

DanielWandsneider - Dec 9, 2008 7:43 pm

Decent Climb  Sucess!

Climbed this with my roommate in April. We were caught up in a blizzard, and somehow lost each other in the whiteout. Luckily we found each other and continued our climb. The snow was very deep and pretty physically demanding, considering I left my snowshoes at the base. This winter we will be back with skis for some awesome backcountry that we saw on the hike up.

coljayms

coljayms - Oct 31, 2008 1:05 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2004

Snowy  Sucess!

I met a friendly, white ptarmigan that followed by around for awhile. Total isolation up there.

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