Ascent of Mount Elbert on 2011-08-13

Climber: Brian Friedrich

Others in Party:Laura Friedrich
George Schaaf Jr.
Kristine Kallemeyn
Date:Saturday, August 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Elbert
    Elevation:14433 ft / 4399 m

Ascent Trip Report

If you're looking to experience a large, remote feeling peak, this is definitely not for you (at least not during summer weekends). Although the route is reasonably aesthetic, the ease of approach and ascent mean that you'll encounter hoards of other folks on the summit. If you need to bag this one as part of the 14ers or US highpoints, then there's not a lot of choice, but otherwise there are plenty of other peaks in the area that receive far less attention and have more to offer.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3913 ft / 1192 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Route:East Ridge
    Trailhead:10520 ft / 3206 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes

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