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mfox79Route Climbed: stevens gulch Date Climbed: 4/26/03  Sucess!


My first fourteener, started for the summit at 2:00 pm and made it back to the car by 6:00 pm. fun climb, this was the first time I had encountered mountain goats from a close distance. Perfect weather not a cloud in site.
Posted Dec 13, 2004 12:14 am

CBakwinDate Climbed: November, 2004  Sucess!


Kind a nasty up there, blowing snow, 45mph wind and about 15 degrees, but a great workout. Couldn't see much. 3000 feet vertical then down 500 and up 500 for torrey's, did it in 6 plus a bit hours.
Posted Dec 1, 2004 4:07 pm

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: Horseshoe Basin Date Climbed: August 28, 2004  Sucess!


Had a great hike summiting both Gray's Peak and Torrey's Peak from the Horseshoe Basin trailhead which is a little more difficult but a lot more remote than the busy trailhead on the I-70 side of the peaks.
Posted Oct 31, 2004 9:34 pm

ripper333Date Climbed: winter 2002  Sucess!
headed here from torreys. long day. back late.
Posted Oct 24, 2004 4:18 pm

mr_gRoute Climbed: North / South Slopes Date Climbed: July 10, 1999  Sucess!


Started from Stevens Gulch and did the standard route to to Grays, then traversed to Torreys. Glissaded down from the saddle back to the main trail for a round trip time of about 6 hours.

Posted Oct 12, 2004 10:53 am

Brad SniderRoute Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: November 24, 2003  Sucess!

Brad Snider

My first 14er-- a cold, unprepared solo hike. But the view from the top got me hooked to climbing the mountains of Colorado!
Posted Sep 21, 2004 9:06 pm

grandwazooRoute Climbed: Stephens Gulch Date Climbed: September 12, 2004  Sucess!


Flew in from Salt Lake on the 6:30 am flight, drove to the trail head hit Grays and Torreys... to many people, thought I was on Mt. Whitney.
Posted Sep 13, 2004 10:15 am

thebeave7Route Climbed: Loveland Pass Traverse Date Climbed: August 2nd, 2004  Sucess!


My final peak obtained as part of the Traverse from and to Loveland Pass. Awesome views from the summit.

Eric J Lee
Posted Sep 10, 2004 3:27 am

smudgeRoute Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: 09-07-2004  Sucess!


NIce hike in a beautiful area. The trail was very icy all the way to the summit with a 6 am start, so I moved a little slower than I would have liked......but a picture perfect day...so I can't complain. I didn't see anyone else on the trail until I was about a mile from the trailhead on the descent...which I hear is a rarity on this mountain. Good stuff.
Posted Sep 7, 2004 4:45 pm

F BombRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 23,2003  Sucess!

F Bomb

Beautiful day to begin with and then cold as hell by the time we reached the summit, no views to be had. By the time we got to Torreys it was clear skies and wonderful views.
Posted Aug 26, 2004 2:11 pm

georgbetsyRoute Climbed: Steven's Gulch Date Climbed: August 21, 2004  Sucess!


My wife and I climbed Grays and Torreys today with a group from the CMC boulder section. Had a wonderful time. There were hundreds/thousands of hikers on the trail -- it was the hike with Ed Viestus day, which we did not know about.

However, looking at the positive side, I thought it impossible to find that many Americans that would be willing/able to hike for 8 miles and 3000ft. It is good to see that many people interested in spending time outdoors.
Posted Aug 21, 2004 5:47 pm

pusdkq6eeRoute Climbed: Stephens Gulch Trail Head Date Climbed: 8-12-04  Sucess!


Hiked up to the top, the first half is easy hike, but the second half was steep. I did hike up to the top, beautiful view. No rain or thunderstorm. very lucky
Posted Aug 20, 2004 3:28 pm

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: '70's, '80's, 90's  Sucess!


I've done Grays 7 or 8 times, always early in the year as a "conditioning" hike, about half the time traversing over to Torreys. Don't do this one for solitude.
Posted Aug 10, 2004 8:31 pm

shannarae2kRoute Climbed: Via Horseshoe Basin Date Climbed: July 25, 2004  Sucess!


Wonderful weather - climbed the mountain twice!
Posted Jul 26, 2004 10:05 am

Andrew McKenzieRoute Climbed: Horseshoe Basin Date Climbed: June 20, 2004  Sucess!

Andrew McKenzie

Climbed in conjuction with Torrey's. What a great day and great weather. The summit of Gray's was full of nice folks with lots of nice dogs! The basin provides such a great backdrop to sit and stare at the world around you. Truly a beautiful cirque.
Posted Jul 19, 2004 2:07 am

TexasClimberRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 1, 2004  Sucess!


I managed to squeeze of Grays and Torrey on Thursday, July 1, 2004. The views from the top were great!
Posted Jul 8, 2004 6:22 pm

awillsonRoute Climbed: Horseshoe Basin Date Climbed: August 3, 2002  Sucess!


I got off the plane from Detroit and headed straight to the top of Grays and Torreys. Needless to say, I had a bad headache and was a little dizzy. There was no snow anywhere! Very unusual.
Posted Jul 8, 2004 9:37 am

CollinRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: august 14, 2003  Sucess!
this was an easy and much enjoyed climb. Up grays and torreys and back to the car in 5-6 hours.
Posted Jun 27, 2004 2:07 am

Scott WesemannRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 6/02  Sucess!

Scott Wesemann

I did this with my 11 year old nephew and it was a fun trip. Getting my Honda Accord to the trailhead was interesting. We encountered herd of mountain goats at about 13,000 ft. We got pretty close and the biggest one blocked the trail and we had to go around, as he started to dig his hoof into the ground and grunt. I did get a little sick fromt he altitude, but not too bad. Once on top the views were great. My nephew was not feeling up to Torreys, so we headed down.
Posted Jun 10, 2004 1:12 am

lostmanRoute Climbed: Via Torreys' Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!


A rewarding cool down after the Kelso Ridge.
Posted Jun 9, 2004 3:22 pm

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