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drootGrays and Torreys via Kelso Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2016


Climbed both Grays and Torreys by Kelso ridge. Parking lot was full by about 4am on a Saturday. Had the mountain to ourselves the entire way up Kelso ridge, but could see the lines of people heading up the standard route. Kelso ridge was a blast, had a little route finding mishap near the top and managed to somehow completely circumnavigate the knife edge. Once at the top of Torreys it was crowds of people all the way to Grays and down. Lots of snow in late August made for some slippery conditions from all the packed snow. 500+ people on the mountain made for some traffic jams on the way down.
Posted Aug 28, 2016 10:52 am

BLBonnetSecond time was the charm!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013


Originally attempted a summit during March - DO NOT attempt to climb this mountain during March unless you have at least SOME climbing experience. The road to the base was impassable by car and added an extra 4 miles to the trip. My family had to turn around only a mile up the mountain (granted we're from Oklahoma, so we're not the most experienced mountaineers).

That being said it was a very easy climb in August - my very inexperienced family managed to make it up and down in a couple of hours. It was relatively crowded the entire way up, but the hike itself was very fun. I was able to walk over and bag torrey's peak as well - I got down the mountain maybe an hour after the rest of my family.
Posted Jun 13, 2016 4:11 pm

mancopaGrays and Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2015


A great day. Pretty easy hike considering I came from sea level. 6th fourteener to date.
Posted Oct 23, 2015 2:21 pm

damgaardTorrey (Kelso) + Gray  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2015


After having climbed Mt. Sneffels and Crag Crest the days before, the views around Torrey's and Gray's were less impressive, but still a pretty fun climb up Kelso ridge to Torreys and down via normal route on Gray's.
Posted Oct 11, 2015 9:58 am

tripman1Grays in the Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015
Snow and fog, but not too bad.
Posted Sep 10, 2015 6:01 pm

buzzdainerNorth slopes with Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2015


Did the standard route from the Grays Peak Trailhead. Did Grays first, then across to Torreys. Great day!
Posted Aug 30, 2015 8:54 pm

mgriffin015Cold August day on Grays and Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2015


Cold, cloudy day, usually I summit in a t shirt but the clouds stayed low and had to stay bundled up. Great views once the clouds cleared and super nice trail, about 300+ people on the trail on a saturday, but I guess that comes with being a popular route close to the city
Posted Aug 14, 2015 1:10 pm

jdmorehouseGrays and Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2015


Although a Friday, the trail was covered with people, their dogs, and children.
Posted Aug 8, 2015 10:35 am

chubbles365First 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2015
Had to park about a mile and a half down the road. Great weather on the way up. Planned to climb Torrey's also but the weather wasn't looking good so I descended the way I came. About an hour after leaving the summit the thunderstorms rolled in. Hiked the last 3 miles in the rain. Great day on the mountain though. Can't wait to climb more.
Posted Jul 18, 2015 11:36 am

Hiker4lifeNice two-fer with Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2010


Finally checked off the ever popular Grays and Torreys.
Posted Jul 14, 2015 9:16 pm

chicagotransplantStevens Gulch Trio  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2014


Edwards, Grays and Torreys together from Stevens Gulch trailhead solo. Road open and clear (might change with snow in the forecast!). Lower trail dry, but snow packed up higher, traction can come in handy.
Posted Nov 2, 2014 7:03 pm

rockymountain_guacIt had been a while  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014
Didnt do any climbing all winter. Wont make that mistake again. Was a wonderful day out with the girlfriend.
Posted Oct 22, 2014 8:13 pm

SwithichNot Bad.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014
The weather held till I was off, which was nice. The rollerblading is really helping. I only felt the elevation about 100 feet from the summit. Dropped off to the saddle with Torreys, to grab Torreys. I mean, this is Colorado climbing in a nutshell, pretty much a freeway to the summit. What more could you ask for?

Posted Sep 15, 2014 7:34 pm

mjp20kAlong with Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2013


Via connecting ridge with Torreys
Posted Sep 15, 2014 2:09 pm

Cisco1974Chaplain Hike 2  Sucess!


Our base chaplain at FAMC took a bunch of us to hike this peak in the summer of 1995. I was in the best shape I had been in since I had wrestled in high school and I still had difficulty with this one. I remember taking three steps and stopping to catch my breath. We saw mountain goats with kids. When we got to the top I remember smoking a cigarette! Man! We ran most of the way down after we got out of the rocks.
Posted Sep 10, 2014 7:33 pm

Moogie737A dusting of white on Grays  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014


Enjoyed this one just like I have enjoyed all of the 14ers I've had the privilege to climb. What's not to like? And the Gesellschaft! Fabelhaft.
Posted Aug 25, 2014 5:09 pm

OnagerEasy hike from Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014


My 10th and 11th Fourteeners and Kieva's 3rd & 4th Fourteener! Kieva and I hit the approach trail at 4:00 am and made it back to the trailhead at 11:15 am. We climbed Torreys Peak via the Kelso Ridge, a class 3 rock climb with a ton of exposure. We climbed some class 4 rock as well and had to cross a "Knife Edge" towards the end of the ridge, a section that you must carefully navigate because it was only inches wide. We summited Torreys Peak and then took an easy trail up neighboring 14er Grays Peak. An awesome climb.
Posted Aug 17, 2014 2:33 pm

yadahzoemtnGrays and Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014


Posted Aug 16, 2014 8:50 pm

JRaphaelsonKelso Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2014


Did with Torreys via Kelso. Great climb!
Posted Aug 7, 2014 5:47 pm

Climbing JackGrays!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Climbing Jack

Via the standard route.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 8:55 pm

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