Mount Bierstadt via Sawtooth Ridge

Trip Date:May-11-2002
Trailhead Name:Summit Lake
Trailhead Elevation:12,850 Feet
Elevation Gain:1,210 Feet
Route Name:Summit/Sawtooth Ridge
Round Trip Length:5.0 Miles
Trip Duration:6h 00m
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Mount Bierstadt

Elevation:14,060 Feet Mount Bierstadt
Rank:38th of 54
Range:Front
Snow class pupils cross frozen Summit Lake, with the north face of Evans in the background. Jeff takes in a view of the Chicago Lakes Basin area with surrounding cliffs. Our first goal: Mt. Spalding (Elev. 13,852 ft.)
Snow class pupils cross frozen Summit Lake, with the north face of Evans in the background. Jeff takes in a view of the Chicago Lakes Basin area with surrounding cliffs. Our first goal: Mt. Spalding (Elev. 13,852 ft.)
Summit Lake (Elev. 12,800 ft.) from the summit of Mt. Spalding. Mt. Bierstadt (Elev. 14,060 ft.) and the last portion of the Sawtooth. The west side of the Sawtooth Ridge, which has a lot of sheer drop-offs.
Summit Lake (Elev. 12,800 ft.) from the summit of Mt. Spalding. Mt. Bierstadt (Elev. 14,060 ft.) and the last portion of the Sawtooth. The west side of the Sawtooth Ridge, which has a lot of sheer drop-offs.
Jeff walking the ledges of the Sawtooth Ridge. Looking back onto the Sawtooth rock pinnacles we traversed around. Brian on Mt. Bierstadt for the second time.
Jeff walking the ledges of the Sawtooth Ridge. Looking back onto the Sawtooth rock pinnacles we traversed around. Brian on Mt. Bierstadt for the second time.
Mt. Evans (Elev. 14,265 ft.) and the West Face. A couple of other summiters leave for their Sawtooth traverse. The Sawtooth Ridgeline, from Mt. Bierstadt.
Mt. Evans (Elev. 14,265 ft.) and the West Face. A couple of other summiters leave for their Sawtooth traverse. The Sawtooth Ridgeline, from Mt. Bierstadt.
A close-up view of the Sawtooth ridgeline. A view northwest of the route up Bierstadt from Guanella Pass. A view of South Park from the summit of Mt. Bierstadt.
A close-up view of the Sawtooth ridgeline. A view northwest of the route up Bierstadt from Guanella Pass. A view of South Park from the summit of Mt. Bierstadt.