Ascent of Mount Bierstadt on 1998-07-22

Climber: Mike Stinson

Date:Wednesday, July 22, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Bierstadt
    Elevation:14060 ft / 4285 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the standard up the west side from Guanella Pass. I'd heard some bad things about the willows, but by the time I did this route some improvements had been made to the trail and they weren't bad. Had a nice climb and stared longingly at the Sawtooth before heading down. For the record, I made it to the trailhead in a 1997 Geo Prizm, may it R.I.P.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2730 ft / 831 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2730 ft / 831 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2560 ft / 780 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2390 ft / 728 m; Extra: 170 ft / 51m
    Loss on way in:170 ft / 51 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:West Slopes
    Start Trailhead:Guanella Pass  11670 ft / 3557 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2560 ft / 780 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2390 ft / 728 m; Extra: 170 ft / 51m
    Gain on way out:170 ft / 51 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    End Trailhead:11670 ft / 3557 m

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