Buying Gear?  Click Here
Buying gear? Please use these links to help 14ers.com:

More info...

Other ways to help...
 Peak(s):  Mt. Massive  -  14,421 feet
 Post Date:  06/11/2006
 Date Climbed:   06/10/2006
 Posted By:  climber514d

 Massive - SW from Halfmoon   

Great hike... steep and sustained from the meadows to the top. There are two cairns of substantial size in the meadow that mark the start of the steep SW slope route. They lay below some waterfalls and cliffs and are hard to miss. From the cairns ascend some steep talus/mixed with trees and large blocks then cross into an open hillside of alpine tundra. The route then zig-zags up the open green tundra up onto a small bench... above the bench is a large talus slope that narrows to a right leaning slot. Climb the slot and reach the saddle... then stroll up and left along the ridge for about 1/4 mile across some airy but secure footing to the summit.

On 6-10-06 the route wandered abit around some lingering snowbanks of good size. I heard that the trail was rebuilt about 2 years ago - it looks great and was in nice condition... must have taken alot of work... hats off to the trail crew. We glissaded quite a long distance until having to hike again... probably dropped 1000-1500 on our butts! Snow was a little soft around 11am... No need for snowshoes or heavy boots... I did it in my lightweight trail runners...



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions

   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here


Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. 14ers.com and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless 14ers.com and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the 14ers.com Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2014 14ers.com®, 14ers Inc.