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 Peak(s):  Mt. Bierstadt  -  14,060 feet
 Post Date:  01/03/2010 Modified: 06/12/2010
 Date Climbed:   01/02/2010
 Posted By:  Wyoming Bob

 Mt. Bierstadt - Standard Route - Winter   

The lure of the winter bluebird leads to a bit of a cold summit.

On the way in the road from Grant was dry, snow covered on the way out. The road from the gate to the pass was dry on the way in, 3 to 4 inches of snow on the way out. The willows have a boot pack trail, never even thought of using the snow shoes. The summer trail is a trace over the lower route, covered on the upper reaches. Did not need crampons but that time is not far off. No avi issues on our climb.

Trip report and photos at: http://www.climbingwithbob.com/colorado/front/bierstadtwinter.html

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  • Comments or Questions (2)
Doctor No


Cold!     2010-01-03 16:38:45
The ice on the moustache is a nice touch.


Wyoming Bob


In hindsight . . . too cold     2010-01-04 18:42:35
Dr. > colder than we gave it credit for, my compadre in green has a dime sized spot of frost bite on the tip of the nose to show for the adventure.



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