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Date Sunday  8/11/2013
End Date Sunday  8/11/2013
Group Denver
Event Title Alpine Scrambling Course - Mt Bierstadt/Mt Evans
Start Time 5:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Craig Lewis
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 6.3
Elevation Gain 3000
Driving Distance 100


Mt Bierstadt/Mt Evans - starting and finishing at 13,300ft on the Mt Evans road. A fee is required to use this road.
Meeting location will be distributed to trip participants.

For more info Contact

Craig Lewis,

Between 8/3 and 8/9 contact John Aldag -



Alpine Scrambling Course field trips subsequent to the first field trip, the Basic Skills Session, are scheduled by individual instructors on dates and climbing objectives selected by them during summer 2013. Those field trips are listed in the CMC activity schedule and described there. Students should register for at least three additional field trips beyond the initial session using the CMC trip scheduling system. Students can choose those field trips that are most appropriate for them. Instructors will place enrollment limits on field trips. Hence, it is important to sign up early to ensure a spot in the three field trips that you are most interested in.

This field trip starts at 13,300ft on the Mt Evans road and descends down a scree gully to the Lake Fork of Scott Gomer creek. We will then cross the valley and climb up an open slope to reach Mt Bierstadt's E ridge at 13,100ft. We will then follow this 3rd class ridge to the summit and no doubt surprise the hoards coming up the regular route.

After a brief rest we will descend to 13,200ft and tackle the 3rd class Sawtooth ridge connecting Bierstadt back to Evans.

Both of these ridges are rated as Classics in Roach's Colorado 14ers book.

The climb described here is one of several possible field trip options for ASC students

Bring helmet, ice axe, mountaineering boots, snow gaiters, emergency or commercial climbing harness, a locking carabiner, and a shoulder-length sling. Instructors will bring gear to belay students over exposed sections, if deemed necessary.


Participation in this field trip is limited to ASC students and instructors who should sign up prior to Wednesday, August 7th. After that, participation will be opened to qualified CMC members on a first come, first served basis, provided that there is room. CMC members not enrolled in ASC who are interested in participating should contact the designated trip leader. Route description: "Colorado's Fourteeners" by Gerry Roach