Saint Vrain Mountain Climber's Log

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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 - 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 - 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.


SarahThompson - Oct 8, 2008 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2005

Std Route with Meadow Mountain  Sucess!

A good snowshoe.


argothor - Aug 11, 2008 8:48 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

St. Vrain in the rain  Sucess!

Hiked up under cloudy skies, but still had a nice view of the Wild Basin and a cloud shrouded Longs Peak to the north and views of the Indian Peaks to the south. It started to rain on the way down and rained much of the way back to the Mount St. Vrain trailhead.


Kruck - Jun 14, 2008 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Good snow travel  Sucess!

The final push after a long battle with lingering drifts on the approach was pleasant, with good travel snow from the foot of the hill at the saddle with the UN to the southwest to a few hundred yards below the summit. My wife caught a glisse down half the hill as I tried to foot-ski, for the most part unsuccessfully. Met an interesting fellow, Josh from, whom we climbed to the summit and back with from the saddle.


MattK - Jun 5, 2008 7:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

Great Views  Sucess!

Wife, dog and I. Great views.


habaceeba - Jan 29, 2008 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2007

great views  Sucess!

I enjoyed this one. The view of Indian Peaks and Long's is spectacular.


joegrim - May 1, 2007 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2005

via St. Vrain Trail  Sucess!

This was a nice late summer hike.


edlins - Feb 26, 2007 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2007

Cruiser Winter Climb  Sucess!

It was cold and windy, but not difficult. We snowshoed the whole route, including the rocky saddle. It looked like the skiing was amazing.


boisedoc - Dec 19, 2006 5:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1988

good early season hike  Sucess!

Good in combo with Meadow and nice early season glissade

royswkr - Oct 2, 2006 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1999

Cloudy hike mostly on trail  Sucess!


Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Jul 9, 2006 12:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 1972

From Elktooth  Sucess!

Climbed Elktooth from a camp in the Middle St Vrain, then traversed the ridge to St Vrain, then back down the trail into the Middle St Vrain and camp.
Total ascents = 2.


roozers42 - May 19, 2006 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2005

Route Climbed: East Slopes  Sucess!

This is a wonderful hike with beautiful wildflowers, great views, and not too many people.


NanitaD - Apr 13, 2006 4:05 am Date Climbed: Oct 27, 1991

From St. Vrain Trailhead  Sucess!

It was cold with some snow on the ground and got colder as the day went on. From St. Vrain we went over to Meadow Mountain. I've been back to summit three more times since then.


altitude14er - Mar 17, 2006 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2004

East Slopes  Sucess!

There was a descent amount of snow and wind on this climb - even for late October. I only saw a few other hikers this day and the solitude was welcome. I'd recommend you bag neighboring Meadow Mountain while in the neighborhood. The summit of St. Vrain offers great views south towards the Indian Peaks :)

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Feb 13, 2006 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2006

Skied Twice  Sucess!

2/11/2006: St Vrain Mountain Trail
3/8/2015: Rock Creek


birdhead - Aug 22, 2005 8:43 pm

Route Climbed: East Slope Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

Nice views of the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Long's Peak.


kcmule - Jul 13, 2005 11:33 am

Route Climbed: St Vrain Trailhead Date Climbed: July 12, 2005  Sucess!

A sweeping vista reward at the summit with a great view of the entire northern Indian Peaks wilderness. Plenty of isolation on these not-so-well-travelled summits makes this an ideal hike.


Asphazell - Jun 30, 2005 11:21 am

Route Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: December 2003  Sucess!

Fun mountain with fantastic views of the Indian Peaks.

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