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DougBentonMy first successful 14er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010

DougBenton

Was a busy Monday on the mountain, parking lot full before 8 am...but what a view!!! Also went up Torreys!!
Posted Jul 9, 2010 4:56 pm

Alex WoodTwofer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010

Alex Wood

Slept at the TH, started around 7:45 and did Greys and Torreys. On the way down, we did an amazing glissade. These were 14ers number 14 and 15 for me. These were also are 8th and 9th 13k+ peak in 3 days. Cool views and an amazing area. Definitely worth the visit.
Posted Jun 24, 2010 1:19 am

mirhashGrays in the Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2010

mirhash

Had a great day hike with my friend Kara. There was only one other group climbing that day so it was really peaceful compared to the usual summer throngs. Really windy but otherwise a amazing day and our first winter ascent!
Posted Jun 13, 2010 10:34 pm

ErikaRNSmokey Skies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009

ErikaRN

The smoke from the California wildfires was thick in the horizon during the 14er hike. I could even smell the smoke!
Posted May 21, 2010 8:25 pm

dclimb14meLoads of Fun  Sucess!

dclimb14me

Climbed several times, skied slopes below saddle, always fantastic. Last route was from Peru Creek
Posted Apr 26, 2010 12:27 am

theREALCarpeDMGrey Centauri's  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

theREALCarpeDM

Or Grays and Torreys - whichever you prefer. Tagged this a couple of times; this was the most recent.
Posted Apr 8, 2010 5:47 pm

utclimberFirst 14er  Sucess!
This was my first 14er, which I hiked in 1994. After summitting Grays, I continued on to Torreys Peak. I returned for another ascent a few years later.
Posted Mar 28, 2010 4:05 pm

micahlynn25good times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

micahlynn25

climbed it with my dad...his first 14er..beautiful day..
Posted Feb 16, 2010 6:39 pm

Alika2nd 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Alika

From Torreys via Kelso. 2nd 14er ever, after Torreys, loaded with people, took about 20 minutes from Torreys over
Posted Jan 23, 2010 1:48 am

chicagotransplantGrays and Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

chicagotransplant

Winter ascent of the pair, started at the bottom of the road, but surprisingly it was still drivable for about 2 1/2 miles. The trail is well packed down and snow shoes are not necessary. Yak-trax or mini-spikes may be helpful in a few hardpacked spots, but I didn't use them. Upper part of Grays is pretty dry, skis would be basically worthless.
Posted Jan 11, 2010 2:44 pm

SenadRgood one

SenadR

Summited Torreys and Grays in good time.
2nd time Jun 08, 2013 Nice saturday morning hike, still lot of snow up there.
Posted Nov 23, 2009 11:56 pm

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

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