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staminaGrays/Torreys-Got Both  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2003

stamina

Made the summit of Torreys and began down the South Face to the cleavage. But did make a pause to look around as we were leaving the summit. I was amazed at looking down how Kelso Mountain looks like it was chopped in half with the North Face missing. And looking way down at the trail we had climbed up, and to the South at the Remarkables. I highly recommend taking a pause on any climb, so you can take it, wrap it, and keep into your memory.

Continued down to the cleavage and picked the cairns up the North Face of Grays. Daniel, one of my team and best friends, was really hurting from altitude sickness but churned thru to the summit. Made the summit at 1200 hrs.

Weather from your typical CO 14'er storms was rolling in so it was not time to leap in joy of our achievements. While trying to ralley our team from the summit, I found our teamate Den just looking off the South side of the summit. He was in his own pause, looking around as if he were a little kid. But it was time to go.

Left the summit at 1230 hrs (way too late for 14'ers) and down the zigzag trail of the East Face. Ran into a lone girl climber on the descent at about 13,000 ft with just a t-shirt/fanny pack and no gear. And the weather was getting worse up high and getting low. Really tried to change her direction but she would not have it. Very upsetting. Got back to the trailhead/car at 1500 hrs with both mountains buried up high with storms. But still wonder to this day about that lone girl climber. Why?

Posted Oct 25, 2009 10:23 pm

odysseusGrays & Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2009

odysseus

Took the opportunity to climb Grays and Torreys from Stephens Gulch TH during a warm spell lasting past the weekend. Still quite windy and cold on the summits and saddle between the two peaks. Post-holeing through knee-deep drifts at times with a good bit of snow and ice present on the final pitches. A blast!
Posted Oct 22, 2009 2:34 pm

mattpayne11Via argentine pass trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

mattpayne11

Only one on the trail - a rarity for Grays!
Posted Oct 19, 2009 12:53 am

Smithman123Bachelor Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009

Smithman123

Summitted Grays after Torreys on a day hike as part of my friends bachelor party. The road was too rough for our car, but we hiked from the road just below the first major washout.
Posted Oct 18, 2009 3:54 pm

metal4lyfNice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

metal4lyf

Crossed from Torreys. Fast & fun combo!
Posted Sep 20, 2009 11:18 pm

scvanm#19  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

scvanm

Great day, great hike. My 11 year old accomplished #2. For Grays and Torreys it took a relaxed 7 1/2 hrs...willows turning and aspen turning. It was great.
Posted Sep 20, 2009 5:47 pm

seanostandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2009

seano

Probably could have driven, but hiked up from the interstate to make it a fair fight. There should be a law against summit cell phone use.
Posted Sep 20, 2009 11:57 am

colinpenceGrays (twice) and Torreys  Sucess!

colinpence

I've climbed Grays Peak several times, usually in combination with Torreys. Although Grays is a very popular and busy mountain, it is still enjoyable and recommended.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 10:55 pm

pyergerfrom torrys  Sucess!

pyerger

Kelso ridge,up torrys, then over to grays. NICE DAY!
Posted Sep 17, 2009 12:35 pm

Ken DammenGrays Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2009

Ken Dammen

I climbed this one solo. Nice day strait forward easy trail. Rough drive up from I-70 on the dirt road. Followed up by summiting Torreys via the saddle. Again easy and straigt forward.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 11:55 am

gimpilatorGrays and Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2009

gimpilator

The approach road was a real challenge for my motorcycle. I only made it up half way and then hitchhiked the rest. Spent the night just above the tree line in Stevens Gulch. Moments after I got into my tent, there was a major hail storm. The next morning I did Torreys first and then Grays. See my Trip Report about doing seven 14ers in eight days.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 12:18 am

JustinShapirocombined with Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

JustinShapiro

awesome day. also did Torreys.
Posted Sep 12, 2009 10:23 pm

McCannsterfrom Torreys...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

McCannster

Made it from Torreys to Grays in about 25 minutes. There was A LOT of people at Grays, and even more making their way up to the summit. Good views. Down to the car in about an hour or so.
Posted Aug 29, 2009 3:57 pm

harryquachFine Day  Sucess!

harryquach

Fun day along the trail
Posted Aug 26, 2009 11:52 am

catullustorreys+grays  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009

catullus

Jogged up most of the way with a few walking breaks. Combined with Torreys. 3:13 car to car
Posted Aug 23, 2009 7:56 pm

shknbkefrom Torreys/Kelso Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

shknbke

Made a big loop on a bluebird day by going up the south ridge of Kelso, across Kelso Ridge to Torreys, over to Grays, down the south ridge of Grays to Ruby. Long day but avoided the huge masses of people on the trail. Counted 119 people between Torreys and Grays! The knife edge on Kelso is fun, but too short!
Posted Aug 10, 2009 9:28 pm

VermontMikeStevens Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

VermontMike

With Torreys
Posted Aug 8, 2009 8:59 pm

photo61guyNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009
Nice traverse with Torreys. Would definately come back much earlier to do some of the couloirs on both mountains.
Posted Aug 5, 2009 1:42 pm

Jay Moon1st 14er
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2009

Jay Moon

Standard route. Really cold for July and lots of people for a Thursday. Still, a very fun day even getting blasted with a wind driven "wintery mix".
Posted Aug 1, 2009 12:08 am

brucegSea level to 14,000 feet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1989

bruceg

Left Los Angeles airport on Friday and climbed Grays and Torreys on Saturday. Lots of dogs.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 8:55 pm

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