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rockrat2fun route  Sucess!


Fun route with Heath Hawsey, was Heath's first summit. We did it in a single day push which turned out to be a long day and getting caught in a snow storm up high while coming off summit.
Posted Jun 20, 2010 9:12 pm

mirhashLost in the Park :(  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010


Had a great day until the way down. Missed the trail by a hundred yards and didn't make it out of the park til 11pm :( Lesson learned though
Posted Jun 13, 2010 11:03 pm

ken93first co. mountain
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2009


i watched my friends tent blow away.
Posted Jun 7, 2010 4:08 pm

mychaelVia the Loft  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007


Watched the sunrise from summit of Meeker before climbing Longs and being the first person to reach the summit on busy summer weekend. Descended Keyhole route passing hundreds of people on the way down.
Posted May 6, 2010 2:58 pm

dclimb14meFirst One  Sucess!


My first 14er years ago, made me decide I'd love to live in the great state of CO. What a great introduction to all this fun!
Posted Apr 26, 2010 12:09 am

Joe_ParvisLongs via Trough  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010


Hiked up Glacier Gorge to just below Black Lake on Friday evening. Heavy packs and snowshoes. Despite snowshoes, still broke through in places because snow soft, especially around Mills Lake area. Temps about 30-32 F. Some pinwheels from previous sunny days at bottom of slopes.

Temps dropped some overnight with some firming of snow. On trail moving above Black Lake at about 530am. Overcast and again about 30F. Ascended Longs via Trough. Trough snow firm enough, especially when following some tracks from a few days ago. On top at 1020am in increasing snow. Snow continued on descent to Black Lake, but later sunny. Beneath about 12K snow became very wet with some crampon balling.

Hike out in rising temps (38F near parking) and more snowshoe postholing, but not too bad.

Lakes were acceptable to cross, but significant melting on top of the ice with slush and water in areas. Some areas near in and outflow were clear of ice. If crossing lakes be careful and on lookout.
Posted Apr 20, 2010 4:15 pm

KimoBKeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009


It was a long hike to the Keyhole. The wind was howling through the Keyhole like a freight train. Many hikers were turning around in the Boulderfield. I stepped through the Keyhole and everything changed. Calm - still - quiet. The route is a blast. Long's is an unforgettable mountain - I look forward to attempting different routes over time.
Posted Apr 4, 2010 10:15 am

utclimberKeyhole Route  Sucess!
I hiked up Longs Peak in September of 1998 via the Keyhole Route. This was my second attempt, being turned back by very high winds in September of 1997.
Posted Mar 28, 2010 4:18 pm

Ingmanvia Loft  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2010


w/ C. Treiber & L. Langhorst, Climbed the Loft to Clark's Arrow, descended the Keyhole. No wind and great temps, scary snow conditions on South face of Long's - long day.
Posted Mar 15, 2010 5:44 pm

Cookie Addictsummer ice...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1999

Cookie Addict

Did the keyhole route with a group from the climbing gym in Co. Springs. First time on summer ice. Felt like CRAP at the summit and had to run part of way down because of afternoon lightning.
Posted Mar 1, 2010 7:47 pm

micahlynn25keyhole in winter
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2008


first 14er....long day...beautiful
Posted Feb 16, 2010 6:39 pm

Date Climbed: Oct 4, 1988


A really long walk.
Posted Jan 7, 2010 10:06 am

staminaLongs Peak-Running Down A Dream  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007


Began climbing from the trailhead at 0230 hrs in the rain (I know, not recommended, but had a firm plan to bail if weather did not improve), most importantly by the time we reached The Keyhole and to check the weather coming from the west. Man, looking down at Glacier Gorge will wake you up in the morning. Gives you a perspective of what your up against. Longs Peak has taken many, but fortunately we were not on the list that day. For our full story see my TR.......Longs Peak-Running Down a Dream.


Posted Nov 8, 2009 4:28 am

Darren9Love Longs  Sucess!


Longs peak via Kieners route was thrilling, fun, and memorable. A great peak worthy of the fame it recieves.
Posted Nov 7, 2009 1:45 am

haishanMy first summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 1997


Sprinting up the Keyhole route from Ft Collins, here is where I learned the joys of altitude sickness. Hardly saw anyone all day.
Posted Sep 27, 2009 7:18 pm

VermontMikeKeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


Tons of fun, what a great summit! Large enough to escape to somewhere quiet even when crowded. My first time at RMNP, can't wait to get back to hit more peaks!
Posted Sep 23, 2009 2:47 pm

EpicaSo good to be back in CO!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009


Over 14 hours of hiking! What a great day : ) Would have been shorter if the "short cut" had worked out! At least I didn't die..... and, thankfully there were no thunderstorms.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 12:46 am

seanoLoft  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2009


Nice route -- no crowds until the home stretch, and none of those ugly red and yellow targets on the rocks. Perfect weather.
Posted Sep 20, 2009 11:52 am

colinpencevery "long" day  Sucess!


Now I know why they call it "Long's" Peak, since the climb is so d&%# long.

Climbed via the Keyhole route...very beautiful but extremely crowded.

Outstanding sunrise on the face of the diamond.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 7:30 pm

TracyKeyhole route w/snow falling  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009


Hiked with Steve Dush to the Keyhole and then I summited by about 10:00 after a 4:00 am start. Lots of people on the way up and on the way down, but I shared the summit with only one other person - probably because a snow storm had started in earnest right before I topped out. I reached the top of the "Homestretch" as a mob of hikers was coming off of the summit plateau and they were warning everyone else coming up to turn around. I was too close to give up on it. Got back to the car at 1:30 after a rather treacherous (slippery) descent.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 5:09 pm

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