Fourteeners

Longs Peak

14,259ft

Range: Front Range
Rank: 15/53
Dates Summited: Aug 15,1996 & Aug 28,1998
Route: Keyhole

Hiking Notes: My first fourteener and the whole reason I started rock climbing. Located in the Front Range, both ascents via the Keyhole Route. Summited a second time on August 08, 1998. Summit partners (Second time): Lars, Chris, Jeff.

Mount Democrat

14,154ft

Range: Mosquito Range
Rank: 28/53
Dates Summited: Jul 04,1997
Route: Via the East Slopes and started from Kite Lake Trailhead.

Hiking Notes: Hiking partner: Donna Whitsitt

Mount Bross

14,177ft

Range: Mosquito Range

Rank: 22/53
Dates Summited: Jul 04,1997
Route: From Mount Democrat and started from Kite Lake Trailhead.

Hiking Notes: Hiking partner: Donna Whitsitt

Mount Bierstadt

14,065ft

Range: Front Range
Rank: 38/53
Dates Summited: Aug 21,1997
Route: Via the West Slopes route and started from Guanella Pass.

Hiking Notes: Hiking partner: Donna Whitsitt

Grays Peak

14,278ft

Range: Front Range
Rank: 9/53
Dates Summited: Aug 22,1997 & Aug 29,1998
Route: Stevens Gulch

Hiking Notes: First ascent was solo. Second ascent with Lars (Aug 29, 1998)

Torreys Peak

14,275ft

Range: Front Range
Rank: 11/53
Dates Summited: Aug 28,1998
Route: Stevens Gulch Trailhead

Hiking Notes: My first ascent of Torreys Peak was from the Stevens Gulch Trailhead. Partner: Lars. My second and third time summitting Torreys Peak was via the Kelso Ridge (Class 3). Partners for the Kelso Ridge: Michael, Matt.

Mount Evans

14,265ft

Range: Front Range
Rank: 14/53
Dates Summited: Mar 20,1999
Route: West Ridge route from Guanella Pass.

Hiking Notes: Started in the winter and summitted on the first day of spring. Via the West Ridge route and started from Guanella Pass. Hiking partner: Kurt

Quandary Peak

14,271ft

Range: Tenmile Range
Rank: 13/53
Dates Summited: Jun 06,1999, 2000, May 20,2001, June 20, 2005
Routes: East Ridge route, Cristo Coulior

Hiking Notes: Via the East Ridge route. Hiking partner: Donna Whitsitt. I have hiked to the summit of Quandary four times: three via the East Ridge Route; Jun 6, 1999, May 20, 2001 (partner Ellen), 2005 solo and in 2000 I climbed Quandary Peak via the Cristo Coulior, partner: Matt

Mount Sherman

14,035ft

Range: Mosquito Range
Rank: 45/53
Dates Summited: Jun 23,1999
Route: Fourmile Creek route

Hiking Notes: A summer hike, via the Fourmile Creek route and started from Leavick Trailhead. Hiking partner: Donna Whitsitt

Mount Lincoln

14,295ft

Range: Mosquito Range
Rank: 8/53
Dates Summited: Jun 28,1999
Route: A summer hike, via the East Slopes route and started from Kite Lake Trailhead.

Mount Cameron

14,238ft

Range: Mosquito Range
Rank: NR
Dates Summited: Jun 28,1999
Route: A summer hike, via Mount Lincoln and started from Kite Lake Trailhead. Located in the Mosquito Range, Mount Cameron is not rated as an “official” fourteener in Colorado.

Pikes Peak

14,114ft

Range: Front Range
Rank: 30/53
Dates Summited: Aug 04,1999
Route: Via the Crags Trail route and started from Crags Campground.

Hiking Notes: Hiking partner: Donna Whitsitt

Mount of the Holy Cross

14,009ft

Range: Sawatch Range
Rank: 51/53
Dates Summited: Oct 03,1999
Route: A fall season hike in 1999, via the North Ridge route and started from Halfmoon Campground.

Hiking Notes: Located in the Sawatch Range, Mount of the Holy Cross is ranked as the 51st tallest fourteener in Colorado. Hiking partner: Lars.

Mount Rainier

14,410ft

Range: Cascade Range
Rank: 1/1
Date Summited: Jun 23,2000
Route: Ingraham Direct Route (Snow/Alpine Grade 2)

Hiking Notes: In 2000, I summitted Mount Rainier, via the Ingraham Direct Route (Snow/Alpine Grade 2), starting from the Paradise trailhead. Located in the Cascade Range, Mount Rainier is tallest mountain in Washington. Approx elevation gain ~ 9000ft Climbing partner: Matt & JD. Read more about it:

Mount Oxford

14,160ft

Range: Sawatch Range
Rank: 26/53
Date Summited: Jul 22,2000
Route: West Ridge route

Hiking Notes: Summitted on my birthday in 2000, via the West Ridge route and started from the Missouri Gulch Trailhead. Located in the Sawatch Range, Mount Oxford is ranked as the 26th tallest fourteener in Colorado. Hiking partners: Lars, Cody.

Mount Belford

14,203ft

Range: Sawatch Range
Rank: 18/53
Date Summited: Jul 22,2000
Route: Northwest Ridge route

Hiking Notes: Summited on my birthday in 2000, via the Northwest Ridge route and started from the Missouri Gulch Trailhead. Located in the Sawatch Range, Mount Belford is ranked as the 18th tallest fourteener in Colorado. Hiking partners: Lars, Cody.

Missouri Mountain

14,075ft

Range: Sawatch Range
Rank: 36/53
Date Summited: Jul 14,2001
Route: North Face Couloirs (Class 3 Snow)

Hiking Notes: In 2001, I summited Missouri Mountain, via the North Face Couloirs (Class 3 Snow), starting from the Missouri Gulch trailhead. Located in the Sawatch Range, Missouri Mountain is ranked as the 36th tallest fourteener in Colorado. Climbing partner: Lars