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ericdGrays from the Interstate  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2007


A successful summit late in the day. Snow flurries and some wind atop, but wonderful views as clouds past. Road to trailhead is deeply rutted, my rental Kia Rio couldn't climb it, so parked at I-70 exit #221 and began. 7hrs total, no daylight left for Torreys Peak, but it's right there! Trail was well maintained, some light post-holing last 1000'. A+ on this 9th tallest 14'er in Colorado for accesibility from Denver, the nice approach, and the close proximity to Torreys Peak.
Posted Sep 18, 2007 11:42 pm

HylianHero#11  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2001


A very nice trail, it was like a highway up to the top though. I saw a guy propose to his girlfriend up on top. Nice views all around.
Posted Sep 16, 2007 1:54 am

Element2nd Fourteener  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007


Summitted Longs just the day before, which made this climb a little more tiresome. Absolutely beautiful scenery from the gulch. Lots of people! Finally made a summit together with my climbing partner. I was going to do the traverse to Torrey's, but I just wasn't feeling it. Great views and magnificent scenery. Even spotted some mountain goats!
Posted Sep 11, 2007 11:16 am

dr_gonzGrays  Sucess!


Posted Sep 4, 2007 4:00 pm

KeithKFun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2007


Nice hike despite the crowds. Sometimes easy can also make for a pleasant day in the mtns.
Posted Sep 1, 2007 5:00 pm

Lowa renntDouble Trouble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007
We hiked up the Ruby Gulch route,dodging sketchy weather all day.We pretty much had both summits to ourselves,and no wind!
Didn't see any goats, though.
Posted Aug 30, 2007 4:34 pm

surgentBeautiful day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2002


Took the standard route up. For early June, it was very dry and the trail was open all the way up save for two or three small sections of ice and snow.
Posted Aug 28, 2007 3:46 pm

matt81Gray's Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2007


Done as a combo with Torreys.
Posted Aug 26, 2007 5:48 pm

ouray19Grays  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2005


Did both Grays and Torreys. Felt good to do two mountains in a day. Went on a Monday and not as many people around.
Posted Aug 18, 2007 9:05 pm

AspenRoute Climbed: Stevens Gulch TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2003


Growning up, I climbed Grays/Torreys MANY TIMES in the 1990s but this is the most recent. I escorted my cousin Watky and my friend Nick with me; it was their first time up there. We almost didn't make it due to the approaching dark clouds. We snapped some pics and did a rush descent.
Posted Aug 17, 2007 12:53 am

K_G_WrightFun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 15, 1988


I've summitted Grays on many occasions, in all seasons, in all conditions. I used it as a training peak for Nepal. I love the valley, the ridge, and the area. It's a bit crowded on summer week ends, but people drawn to mountains are always fun and cool (even if there are a lot of them). It's a great initial peak for beginners, but don't get fooled- watch the weather and don't be on the ridge if there's any electricity! When I was a kid (early 80's), a couple guys made a bivouac just off the summit and were struck by lightning/killed in the middle of the night.
Posted Aug 15, 2007 1:33 pm

wlstonePerfect Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Great day, great views, greater people
Posted Aug 12, 2007 11:59 am

The OgreVia Kelso ridge-Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

The Ogre

Great hike, very proud of myself for making this climb/hike in 4:20 total (I live at 500 ft. elevation). Great day for this upstate New Yorker to wrap up 4 days in a row of CO 14er bagging (3 days in the San Juans and 1 up here).
Posted Aug 11, 2007 2:26 pm

AirborneBuffSolo at the Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007


Beautiful day - started early and enjoyed the top to myself
Posted Aug 9, 2007 12:40 pm

rpaceSouthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007


I still haven't figured out how to get past the first creek crossing without getting my feet wet. Regardless, great day on a great route!
Posted Aug 4, 2007 5:58 pm

utes1st 14er
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 1997
Good trip for a first 14er
Posted Aug 1, 2007 7:02 pm

I like it on topStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 1998

I like it on top

Did Torreys also. Got to see the goats.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 1:57 pm

blackcoffeeGrays and Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1988


Great weather, hordes of people, did w/Torreys
Posted Jul 26, 2007 11:06 pm

slowbutsteady"the day after Kelso"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 1996


The clutch on my 1993 Tempo was protesting "never again" after the drive up the Stevens Gulch road. Warmed up on Kelso the day before then did Grays and Torreys by the standard route.Mountain goat on Torreys.
Posted Jul 26, 2007 10:32 pm

bouldermomStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


A beautiful day and a fun hike. We saw the mountain goats and several falcons or hawks (not sure). An EXTREMELY busy trail but I expected that. Gorgeous wildflowers! Went on to Torreys afterwards.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 12:00 am

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