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skyward22flying dutchman
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2008


Climbed Flying Dutchman route with Kai Larson but did not summit this time, still a fun day
Posted Jan 15, 2013 3:51 am

FletchHeartfelt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2011


After a big loss... to clear my head. Always will be special for me.
Posted Dec 28, 2012 3:49 pm

awhite28Longs  Sucess!


Spent 10 summers in Estes and still hadn't climbed Longs. Everyone I knew had already climbed it and didn't want to go again so I went by myself (with hundreds of other people)
Posted Dec 25, 2012 1:42 pm

fox045The Mountain that inspired the 14er quest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2011


With LeeAnne, The Mountain that inspired it all. Camped in the boulderfield, summit the next day.
Posted Dec 3, 2012 10:23 pm

BergerSuccess  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010


First date with Tracy, also had Lee and Jim along. Awesome day.
Posted Nov 4, 2012 1:23 am

marc123North slabs up, Keyhole down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2012


The weather was nice and sunny although a bit cold and windy. Both the north slabs and the keyhole route had quite a bit of snow and some ice, making crampons and an ice axe a necessity.
Posted Oct 30, 2012 7:52 pm

milanAwesome.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007
The first attempt earlier that summer was a failure. My car got booted so we changed the planns and went to Flattop Mountain and we avoided a hailstorm on Longs that way. This weekend was just perfect, Elbert on Saturday, Longs on Sunday. Awesome. Definately, that time I found I am addicted.
Posted Oct 17, 2012 6:54 pm

pacojgarzaThe Meeker/Longs tour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012


This very long day started hiking up via the Loft to the saddle, from there I summited Mt. Meeker then back to the saddle, down to Keplinger`s couloir, and up to Longs` summit. The descent was via the Keyhole route completing the loop around Longs. The weather was great and the views incredible! This was peak #14 on day 10 of my 13 day trip.
Posted Sep 1, 2012 9:54 pm

djkestFirst One  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009


After training for 2 months, we were successful on our FIRST 14er attempt ever. Longs Peak is still my favorite 14er. Ascent took less than 5 hours, but I hope to improve on my time.
Posted Aug 28, 2012 5:36 pm

Liba KopeckovaFinally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Liba Kopeckova

I kept putting Longs away because they don't allow dogs in the national park. I wanted so much for duchess to summit with me.
Up beaver (after summiting meeker), and down via old cables. Lovely day, tons of people on the summit.
Posted Aug 13, 2012 10:50 am

DougBentonKeyhole Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012


10.5 hours. 230am start from a crowded parking lot. Good weather today, and lots of folks on the trail, plus a meteor shower made for a busy day.
Posted Aug 12, 2012 9:44 pm

belexesKeyhole Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012


Training hike for CMC trip to Mount Elbrus in August. This was my second time on Longs. We started after 3AM, reached the summit before 11 and got back around 4-4:30. We split into 2 groups (fast and slow) at the Keyhole, we met the slower group on the Homestretch as we left the summit. When I climbed Longs in 2009, I felt nauseous on the summit, but this time I felt fine. The weather was almost perfect, mostly sunny and not very windy, though it rained on us on the way back, and there was a cloud hanging directly over the summit, which cooled things down a bit. It was a long, successful day: everyone reached the top and made it back safely.
Posted Jul 22, 2012 5:30 pm

scvanmWOW...Took me to my limit.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2012


1st 14er with my whole family. Kids did great. This hike took me and my wife to our limit. Was really worried I would have to get help for her. With the help of our middle son (thanks fro taking mom's pack Paul) she made it back to the Keyhole. From there all down hill. (But had lighting, thunder, hail, and then rain all the way back. It was AWESOME. We will never forget it!!!! St 1:09am, Keyhole 7:00am Summit 9:00am Truck 3:25pm
Posted Jul 7, 2012 2:05 pm

bighornmonkeyCold in early may  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2012


Pretty sketchy near the top with ice and snow on the route. 14er #1 this year.
Posted Jun 25, 2012 8:15 pm

MissHKeyhole Route not so bad :)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012


Beautiful clear but WINDY day led me to be even more careful in scrambling. Snow patch along right side of trough is completely avoidable. Watch out for ice in Homestretch (still!) as well as the silppery rock from the melting ice. Started at 3am, back to trailhead by 4:45 pm with ample rest breaks. Route not as challenging as expected based on trip reports.
Posted Jun 23, 2012 10:25 pm

plawskifather-daughter climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009


father-daughter climb
Posted Jun 9, 2012 11:11 am

KieferNotch Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2012


Summited via Notch Couloir. WHEW! What a route. We literally had the entire mountain to ourselves. Saw no one all day. About a 15 hour day. Also got SE Longs as well. Some sketch downclimbing down the Loft towards the end.
Posted Apr 24, 2012 11:34 am

DerekFreedwith Meeker via Loft  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009


Nice late summer day. Saw no people all morning until I hit the homestretch on Longs. Descended via Keyhole. Repeated route once since.
Posted Mar 30, 2012 12:59 pm

Matt LemkeKeyhole   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2012

Matt Lemke

It was amazing that this route was completely dry in March!
Posted Mar 28, 2012 11:44 pm

alpine345'hole truth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1987


Elspeth and I camped @ Jim's grove (this is '87) the first night and saddled up at 7:00 the next morning, summited at 11:45. It started snowing descending the homestretch and there was about a foot by the boulder field. Picked up camp & back to the car at 7:00
Posted Jan 12, 2012 8:12 pm

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