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cftbqSummertime, and the livn' is easy!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007


Beautiful weather for the solstice, so I took the dogs, Buddy and Molly, up the 7 Bridges trail to the summit. Just the short route from the parking lot; 1:50 RT.
Posted Jun 21, 2007 4:14 pm

cftbqThe long route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2007


The first warm day with the snow melted off! I finally tackled Kineo from my home in Cheyenne CaƱon. Roughly 12 miles RT, up the west ridge and down the east side, roughly 3,400 feet vertical. 2:28 up, 5 min. on top, 2:06 (tired!) down.
Posted Apr 28, 2007 10:25 pm

cftbqautumn run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2006


The last sunny day before a predicted period of rain and snow, so I ran up the mountain from the Gold Camp Road trailhead with Molly the red shepherd. Hardly saw anybody. One hour and 53 minutes, including five minutes on the top.
Posted Oct 16, 2006 11:24 pm

cftbqearly morning climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2006


Left the Gold Camp Road parking lot TH at 4:15 am and got to the summit at 5:24. A partly cloudy morning with temps in the 50s. Nice, quiet, and had it all to myself.
Posted May 14, 2006 5:10 pm

cftbqRoute Climbed: 7 Bridges Trail, West Slopes Date Climbed: 15 Sept 2005  Sucess!


My second climb of this peak. A beautiful, sunny fall day. Ran most of the way. Time up (from Gold Camp Road 4-way parking lot): 1 hour, 3 min. Time down: 50 min. Considerably better than my time last January. Great views; got some nice pictures.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 9:02 pm

shanrickvRoute Climbed: Seven Bridges Trail Date Climbed: Aug. 14, 2005  Sucess!


Great short half-day climb. I did it in the clouds and muck, but still had a good time. The only view from the top was of what csmac likes to call the "Old Man of the West."
Posted Aug 14, 2005 7:00 pm

shknbkeRoute Climbed: Seven Bridges Date Climbed: May 1, 2005  Sucess!


I took my wife up this time so she could experience the beautiful Seven Bridges. The cloud ceiling was around 9K', so there were no views from the summit. The snow covered boulders were a little much for my wife on this outing, so she waited about 300 vertical feet below the summit for me. Both times I have been up there, the views have been 50 ft tops, but I knew that going in. Some nice day I will get up there!
Posted May 1, 2005 5:40 pm

shknbkeRoute Climbed: Seven Bridges trail Date Climbed: 11/19/04  Sucess!


Climbed Kineo as part of my local El Paso county named summits project (#38). We took the excellent Seven Bridges trail as noted in the route description here to the western saddle, then it is a short stroll to the summit. On this day, we were in the clouds but I bet there are awesome views of the city on a clear day. Great hike to do in winter.
Posted Apr 10, 2005 12:39 pm

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: West Ridge via Seven Bridges approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2005


Great summit! The Seven Bridges trail is always beautiful with Undine Falls as a highlight. The scramble up the west ridge was great with quite a bit of snow. The traverse down the east ridge over Points 8,720 and 8,540 was fun.
Posted Apr 10, 2005 11:02 am

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