Sawtooth Ridge Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 24
12
Trailboss88

Trailboss88 - Jul 15, 2016 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2015

fun, scenic, easy scramble  Sucess!

as part of Tour D'Abyss

TheWolfIsLoose

TheWolfIsLoose - Nov 2, 2015 2:32 pm

From Bierdstat  Sucess!

A fun little scramble that was not as bad as advertised. In fact, the scrambling was quite minimal, and the only real exposure came in the one spot almost immediately after coming through the notch that dumps you on the west side of the ridge.

I had met two dudes on the summit of Bierdstat and we decided to complete the traverse together. After coming through the notch, the smell of sweet bud was strong... I realized it was emanating from a girl up on the ramp that leads to the tundra above after she yelled down to tell me the line I was following was "bomber."

On the way up to Evans, I met a girl who was also from Pennsylvania. She only lived an hour from me and wanted to do some climbing together back home... sweet! She was doing a quick solo ascent of Evans on her way home from California. My other two friends took the standard trail to the summit of Evans, while she and I just scrambled/climbed up to the top via out own made-up path.

It started snowing on the summit of Evans, and thunder could be heard, so we parted ways with my new PA friend. We took the gully down to Scott Gomer Creek. During our descent of the gully, the skies opened up, and I was once again being hailed on in Colorado... A regular occurrence indeed!!

badmajick

badmajick - Sep 26, 2014 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014

Fun  Sucess!

From Bierstadt, fun but lots of meandering, finishes on sandy funness. If you stick to the ridge it's class III, but there is definitely a lot of use trails just to the south side of the ridge making it 2+.

mattdalman

mattdalman - Sep 24, 2014 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014

Evans to Bierstadt  Sucess!

Traverse over Spalding, Evans, Sawtooth, and Bierstadt.

alpineair - Dec 4, 2013 5:12 pm

Fun   Sucess!

Evans to Bierstadt.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Oct 6, 2013 2:30 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Bierstadt/Evans Combo  Sucess!

Good day out climbing with my buddy Jim from Michigan.
Ridge is a lot easier than advertised. But fun none-the-less!

kkriley19

kkriley19 - Aug 12, 2013 1:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2013

Sawtooth

First summit lightning experience

alpine345

alpine345 - Oct 19, 2012 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2012

Toothy  Sucess!

Finally did this on a perfect day (50 deg, no wind, sunny). There's good scrambling if you stay right on the ridge crest proper and avoid the "trail"...

telemarkdude

telemarkdude - Oct 11, 2012 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1996

Very Fun Ridge  Sucess!

Nice little scramble. Very enjoyable and recommended route for picking up these two peaks. The exposure really is not great and none of the scrambling was difficult.

DougBenton

DougBenton - Sep 7, 2012 9:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2012

Fun route!  Sucess!

great way to link Mount Bierstadt and Mount Evans!

psycobill

psycobill - Apr 2, 2012 2:45 pm

1st 14ers  Sucess!

Did this the first week I moved my business to Colorado, was a nice initiation to 14ers

Up2zmtns - Jul 18, 2011 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Easy  Sucess!

Evans, Sawtooth, Bierstadt, Back... fun, easy, wished it was a little tougher... definitely no "knife edge" like the guy in the parking lot said

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Feb 9, 2011 3:58 pm

fun walk  Sucess!

worth doing for sure-seemed like a trek from Guenilla to Evans after word.

Darren9

Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 1:03 am

14er spree  Sucess!

Part of a 12 fourteeners in 6 days spree

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 12, 2009 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2004

Fun, but not that challenging  Sucess!

I disagree in calling this route Class 3, and I realize that runs afoul of Gerry Roach's call. I came out from sea level, spent the night, and climbed this route from Evans to Bierstadt and back the next day, and though there were a few arguably Class 3 spots, I was disappointed not to find some real scrambling. The only decent scrambling I found was in getting from one side of the ridge to the other.

Bottom line: If you're newer to this game, don't let the descriptions scare you. If you're not, don't get your hopes up.

benners

benners - Dec 9, 2008 10:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2005

First scramble  Sucess!

This was my first real scramble, all I know is that I completed this route in 2005, I remember it being fun but very tedious.

Dropmo40

Dropmo40 - Oct 31, 2008 2:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2007

a tooth  Sucess!

like a river guide in w.v.

MattK

MattK - Dec 28, 2007 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

Bierdtadt-Sawtooth-Evans  Sucess!

Solo. Bierdstadt, Sawtooth, Evans.

argothor

argothor - Sep 28, 2007 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1998

Bierstadt to Evans via the Sawtooth  Sucess!

Started at Guanella Pass, waded though the famous Scott Gomer willows before the boardwalk was put in, summited Bierstadt and then did the Sawtooth to get to Evans. Headed back to the trailhead without going back over the Sawtooth. Got to the car just as the skies let loose with buckets of rain.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Aug 1, 2007 10:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007

Tour d'abyss  Sucess!

Bierstadt E Ridge to Sawtooth to Evans.

Viewing: 1-20 of 24
12
Return to 'Sawtooth Ridge' main page