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shknbkeRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2005  Sucess!


You couldn't have asked for a better day as conditions were perfect. The weather held all day and there is now only a few minor patches of ice remaining on the route that can be avoided. Over 200 people on the trail on a Monday! A special place indeed.
Posted Aug 16, 2005 1:10 am

edlinsRoute Climbed: Stettner's Ledges to Keiner's Route Date Climbed: August 7th, 2005  Sucess!


nice linkup, good weather, lousy descent on camel slide after the comparatively pleasant north face
Posted Aug 14, 2005 10:16 pm

Wendy PRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 12, 2005  Sucess!
What a beautiful day to head to what seemed like the top of the world! But whoever said the Ledges were the width of a sidewalk lives someplace where the sidewalks are 4 inches wide!
Posted Aug 14, 2005 10:12 pm

shanahan96rocky mountain six pack


Aug 3, 2003- long, long longs hike. 15 miles with the crowds. next time i'll do the north face during the winter. still a pleasant route

June 29, 2008- up the interesting north face(cables). enjoyable alpine challenge, can't wait to try this baby in winter!

Mar 14, 2009- winter summit via the trough with jamie and layne. bluebird dry with great, compacted snow in the trough from top to bottom. #30/100 and the finish of the front range 14ers in calendar winter!

June 20, 2009- climbed the notch couloir with dominic. broadway wasn't that bad and views were first rate behind us in the couloir!

Mar 2, 2013- another winter summit, this time via the keyhole with emily. magical climbing on the west face, narrows and homestretch. what a day!

June 26, 2014- kieners with steve, more snow/ice than expected led to more rope pitches. super long longs day. the diamond step is fantastic!

Posted Aug 14, 2005 4:12 pm

Chad CouchRoute Climbed: Keyhole Route Date Climbed: August 11, 2005  Sucess!

Chad Couch

Left trailhead at 3:10 a.m. in a foreboding misting rain. Sky had cleared by the time we reached the Boulderfield. Homestretch was pretty wet in a few places, but only complicated things minimally. Summitted at 9:25. Back to car at 2:45 p.m.
Posted Aug 12, 2005 5:50 pm

hoopyfroodRoute Climbed: The Keyhole Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful sunrise, perfect weather, great friends... I couldn't ask for a better day!
Posted Aug 12, 2005 4:14 pm

druwdownsRoute Climbed: Keyhole Route Date Climbed: July, 27, 2005  Sucess!
Bagged the peak with my 67 year old dad. A day dreams are made of!
Posted Aug 10, 2005 3:39 pm

cornfed97Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 3rd, 2005  Sucess!


Sweet hike. Started at 0200 and finished at 1440, not bad for a flatlander.
Posted Aug 7, 2005 3:18 pm

myroneRoute Climbed: The Keyhole Route Date Climbed: Saturday August 6, 2005  Sucess!


Started up with my buddy Kevin at 2:50AM with bright stars and lots of people. Headlamps all the way to the Boulder Field and then a beauitful sunrise at the Keyhole. On up the "Bull's-eye" route with groups of others, summited at 8:05. Took in the spectacular views all-around, signed the summit log, and headed back down at 9:05. Back to the trailhead at 1:55PM, my 16th 14'er, what a great day on this great mountain with perfect weather. Sweet!!
Posted Aug 7, 2005 1:05 pm

Alan FiolkoskiRoute Climbed: Old Cable Route-Keyhole Date Climbed: June/July 78-79-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98  Sucess!
Great mountain with many experiences. Looking forward to climbing many more times.
Posted Aug 2, 2005 5:40 pm

pksanderRoute Climbed: Keiners, descent via the North Face Date Climbed: July 28, 2005  Sucess!


A 24 hour climb with Gerber and Danforth. I plan to write a trip report when and if I recover. We'll see...
Posted Aug 2, 2005 5:28 pm

CharlesDRoute Climbed: Keiners with descent of North Face Date Climbed: July 28, 2005 (all of it)  Sucess!


A splendid, marathon climb with pksander and Chris Gerber. Lambs Slide was rock-hard snow and quite dangerous. Broadway was quite mellow and spectacular. The technical pitches were pretty easy once you got the route right. For various reasons, the route took a lot longer than expected, and we summitted at 4:30 pm. Descent via the North Face was tortuous and annoying. At four hours, I have trouble believing that it's the shortest way down! A three-hour death march under spectacular stars got us to the car at midnight. Long but affirming trip.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 11:40 pm

Joe and EricaRoute Climbed: Keyhole Route Date Climbed: July 28, 2005  Sucess!
My 18 year old daughter asked to climb Long's Peak for her High School graduation gift. I was more than happy to oblige! This was an great experience as father and daughter summitted this mountain at 8:20 a.m. The view was incredible, the experience fulfilling, but climbing with my daughter was the best part of all. This is probably just the beginning as we are already talking and dreaming of other conquests!
Posted Aug 1, 2005 10:26 am

ChrisRoute Climbed: Kieners Route, w/ descent of North Face Date Climbed: July 28, 2005  Sucess!


Did this with Peter (pksander) and CharlesD yesterday. This was quite a long day, but super fun and with great company. It's been 11 years (almost to the day) since I did Kieners the first time, and it was just as cool as I remembered it.

Pictures are posted here, if anyone is curious about route conditions:

Kieners Photos
Posted Jul 29, 2005 2:42 pm

haytraciRoute Climbed: The Keyhole Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!


One of my first few 14ers, but the most intense thus far. It was my introduction to exposure and, although it wasn't exactly difficult, it was definitely mentally trying. Loved it...but what's not to love?
Posted Jul 28, 2005 6:02 pm

eggheadsherpaRoute Climbed: Keyhole Route Date Climbed: July 25, 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful mountain, the surrounding area was covered in a mist as well. Rocks towards the top are slick due to heavy use.
Posted Jul 28, 2005 4:04 pm

kheatwolRoute Climbed: Lambs Slide to the Loft then Summit Date Climbed: 7/21/05  Sucess!


First Summit of Longs! Really enjoyed the snow climb up Lambs Slide. Route is still in excellent condition!
Posted Jul 27, 2005 1:00 pm

lpollockRoute Climbed: Keyhole Ridge Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!


A very appropriately named peak (whether intentional or not). Very long. But very amazing as well. Incredible views of Rocky Mountain NP. We didn't think we'd have a chance with the weather forecast, but turned out to be pretty decent.
Posted Jul 26, 2005 7:00 pm

bdganttRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!
The Ledges and the Narrows are completely dry. The first 2/3rds of the Trough is free of snow and ice, but there are some damp spots. About 2/3rds of the way up the Trough is a large slab of ice and snow. The slab can be avoided completely and safely by keeping to the left. I saw a few small patches of snow on the Homestretch Some of the chutes were wet, but I saw nothing dangerous. The weather was beautiful, and there had to be at least 100 people who made it.
Posted Jul 23, 2005 11:40 pm

climber46Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: July 21, 2003  Sucess!


Longs Peak was so spectacular that I will likely return here sometime. It was a very difficult climb because I was dealing with fatigue due to the altitude, yet at the same time I had to be careful that I did not fall in the scrambling areas such as the Trough or the Narrows. I saw a marmot in the narrows and got a close-up photo of it!
Posted Jul 19, 2005 9:07 pm

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