West Slopes Climber's Log

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tk421ucopy - Jan 18, 2018 3:31 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2018

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

Trial was very well packed down. Snowshoes not necessary, but helpful on the short approach. Ice axe necessary, unless you can manage to stay on the rocks. Crampons may be useful but I didn't bother as the steepest snow I went on was about 30˚ ish. Not a cloud in the sky the entire day. Possibly the best winter weather for a 14er I've seen.


Hotoven - Jul 29, 2016 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2016

Easy nice trail  Sucess!

Nice trail. Your able to see the trail almost the entire way to the Summit. There were many poeple when we did it, although, we missed the rush as we started at 6am and passed all the crowds on the way down.

alpineair - Dec 12, 2013 11:23 am

Descent.  Sucess!

After Sawtooth from Evans.


SenadR - Oct 23, 2013 4:31 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

So far..  Sucess!

Three times in three different seasons.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 23, 2013 12:42 am

Nice hike   Sucess!

Nice hike with my son and Duchess.


jczog - Sep 4, 2013 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2013

Quick  Sucess!

Easy and Maintained.

ratherbclimbin - Aug 18, 2013 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013

2nd climb  Sucess!

2nd climb ever. Good climb somewhat boring route. Mostly class one with very very little class to near the summit.


DougBenton - Sep 7, 2012 8:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2012

Nice route  Sucess!

Very nice route to the summit!


jpjpjp - Sep 6, 2011 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Broken Hand  Sucess!

Hiked this route with a cast on my hand. Could feel the cast get super tight as blood rushed to my hand on the way down. (Bill Griffith)


bblack99 - Jul 5, 2011 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2011

Success!  Sucess!

Topped out and made it back down to the willows just before the thunder started to roll.


belexes - Feb 25, 2010 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2003

First 14er  Sucess!

I took the easy "tourist" route for my first 14er.


Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 1:04 am

14er spree  Sucess!

Part of a 12 fourteeners in 6 days spree


metal4lyf - Oct 25, 2009 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

epic fail

8-year-old niece couldn't go any further. couple hundred feet from the summit =(


AirborneBuff - Oct 18, 2008 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1988

First 14er  Sucess!

beautiful day with my brother and some of his co-workers


argothor - Oct 3, 2007 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1998

Bierstadt through the willows  Sucess!

Starting at Guenella Pass, I headed down into the willows. This was before they built the boardwalk, so I fight through the wet willows and swampy ground. But once through the hike was easy to the summit. Done this route two other times after they built the boardwalk.


noahs213 - Sep 29, 2007 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

Easy  Sucess!

Really easy except for the winds in your face. Some good snow with high winds.


slowbutsteady - Jul 23, 2007 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 1996

Willows? No problem  Sucess!

I arrived the afternoon before my hike up Bierstadt so I decided to sit at Guanella pass an watch returning hikers wander their way through the willows, I noticed a pattern of direction with hikers who seemed not to be lost providing me with a good idea of the route, It worked!


shanrickv - Oct 2, 2006 3:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2003

Second 14er  Sucess!

My second 14er when I was out from the east coast on a family vacation.


rpace - Jul 10, 2006 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Mt Bierstadt 1  Sucess!

My third fourteener; my dog's first!

Big Skies 808

Big Skies 808 - Jun 6, 2006 6:42 pm

Three Times  Sucess!

One cold and cloudy, one sunny with Sawtooth, one ski descent in the North Bowl

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