North Massive

  • North Massive
  • 4371 m.
  • No Rank
  • Primary factor 85 m.
  • Climbed August 20, 2000


How to get there: The nearby city of Leadville, highest in the US, is a natural starting point. From there one drives to the trailhead in the valley between Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive. We hiked the direct route, one should then drive the road as far as the vehicle or the driver/owner's nerves can tolerate.
Route description: See Mount Massive for the first part of this hike. We climbed Mount Massive, then traversed along the ridge passing "Massive Green" (another high point on Mount Massive) and then climbed North Massive. The climb involves scrambling on large boulders, easy class 3. North Massive has two summits worth a visit. We subsequently returned back to the saddle.
Comments: I did this climb with Pål Jørgen, age 11. We added this to the climb of the main summit, descended directly from the saddle between North Massive and "Massive Green", thus making this hike a nice Tour de Massive.