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wyomountaineerRoute Climbed: Loft 1995/North Face 2003 Date Climbed: September 1995, June 2003  Sucess!
Climbed loft to Meeker than dropped down and over to Longs. Descended via Keyhole in 1995.

2003 attempted North Face. Rapped off after reaching 2nd eyebolt (one long pitch from start of route) due to rotten rime ice that was too thin for screws, but too thick to chip away for nuts/cams.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 4:48 pm

whatisisRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 19, 2005  Sucess!


Picked an awesome day to go. The crowds weren't bad and the weather held nicely.
Posted Nov 4, 2005 5:21 pm

climbhighnowRoute Climbed: The Keyhole Date Climbed: Sept. 2005  Sucess!


1st: sept. 2005: Keyhole Route. fun route, very crowded

2nd: Dec. 11, 2005: North Face: made it on our 2nd try: 18hours car2car. one or two of em' spent waiting for the sun to come up in a very cold boulder field.

3rd: July 4th 2006: Notch Couloir: awesom climb, interesting weather. sunshinne/heavy hail/sunshine/cloudy/hail/sunshine? prob. my favorite.
Posted Oct 28, 2005 12:17 pm

indianhillstedRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: September 3 2005  Sucess!
Great, long day. Left the car around 4:00am, returned around 4:30pm. Took an hour long break while rehydrating at the bottom of the Boulderfield. Wife did great...her first 'big' mountain. Next year I'll try Keiners.
Posted Oct 27, 2005 5:35 pm

kpiljayRoute Climbed: Up Loft Route and down Keyhold Route Date Climbed: September 1, 2005  Sucess!


This was a grueling and long climb. We climbed Meeker first and then Longs. Nice weather though and we stayed on the summit for an hour.
Posted Oct 27, 2005 11:05 am

HobbesgirlRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 11, 2003  Sucess!


This was the first fourteener I ever climbed. I really enjoyed the climb, but it was way too crowded. I'd recommend climbing on a weekday or finding a less crowded and thus less popular mountain. Then again, you have to climb it at least once!
Posted Oct 21, 2005 1:52 pm

mpyleRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: 1 October 2005  Sucess!


Started about 4:45 a.m. Steady progress up to the Keyhole, then picked my route carefully. Snow in trough made things slightly more interesting, but still not yet very technical. Beautiful up top - no wind, and good visibility. Uneventful trip down, about 9h30m CTC - faster than anticipated for this flatlander.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 9:39 pm

mountainsurferRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: September 30, October 1, 2005  Sucess!
I traveled the Keyhole Route on Friday September 30 and sat atop the summit for a few minutes before heading down to Keyhole to catch the sunset and bivy at the boulderfield for 4 hours before heading back up to the summit for a Oct 1 sunrise show that I will never forget. The ice/snow in the trough was more intense in the dark than it was 7 hours previously in the evening.

I recommend the sunrise show to anyone who wants to see how all the lakes/ponds to the east seem to soak up all the wonderful morning light as the sun crests over the horizon.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 1:02 am

jennakateRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August of 2003 and 2004  Sucess!


Excellent scramble, but too many people and long approach. I was so proud of my mom for summiting with me! If I ever climb again, I would love to do the North Face, Keplinger's Couloir, Keyhole Ridge, or the Keyhole route in winter.
Posted Oct 8, 2005 11:00 pm

fritzdRoute Climbed: North Face (old cable route) Date Climbed: July 25, 2005  Sucess!


We did this route on our way to Grand Teton. We avoided all the ice and snow by climbing up a crack that runs from the top of the ridge between the North Face and the Diamond; it seemed an obvious route. Check out the trip photos at http://www.intergate.com/~devendorf/LongsPeak-Jul'05/
Posted Oct 6, 2005 9:59 pm

vanhorneRoute Climbed: North Face (cable route) Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!


Fun Climb but more ice and snow then expected
Posted Oct 4, 2005 1:18 am

iceisniceRoute Climbed: Keiners Date Climbed: June '03  Sucess!


Great solo. Not too hard. Alpine ice with some fun, easy (5.6) rock.
Posted Oct 3, 2005 9:20 pm

crzyjtRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!


Good time. long day.
Posted Oct 2, 2005 1:36 pm

Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: Keyhole/North Face Date Climbed: August 21, 2003  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

Great hike/climb and not one step shared with anybody else-- no kidding. Okay, there were others sharing the trail up to and back from Boulder Field, but I had the Keyhole Route and the descent to myself because I went up from camp in the late afternoon and returned at sunset. This was the way to go, as I can't imagine my frustration sharing the Trough and Homestretch with slow and/or inept climbers. When I got back to the parking lot, I checked the register and found that about 300 people were out on the mountain that morning-- definitely not for me.

Posted Sep 28, 2005 9:58 pm

jordanclRoute Climbed: keyhole Date Climbed: Sept. 18, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed by the full moon. Colder than a well diggers ass, I tell you what.
Posted Sep 18, 2005 11:53 pm

alpspitzeRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 17, 1991  Sucess!


One of my first Colorado 14ers on a week long solo adventure in the front range.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 3:39 pm

millerw05Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: July, 1985  Sucess!


Had good weather with minimal wind.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 1:54 pm

AndinistalocoRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: 1987?  Sucess!


One of the first higher mountains I'd climbed. Great hike!
Posted Sep 14, 2005 1:30 am

velodurtRoute Climbed: Keyhole Route Date Climbed: August 11th,2005  Sucess!


Made it to the top on August 11th, 2005! The Keyhole Route is crazy...especially the Narrows! Took us 13.5 hours roundtrip...great hike! Photos and in depth report available on our personal website at Natural Born Hikers
Posted Sep 8, 2005 3:02 pm

grkingeryRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 30, 2005  Sucess!
Third time's a charm! My husband and I picked the right day to climb this year; the weather was perfect! We started at 1:15 a.m. and got to watch the sunrise from the Keyhole - awesome! We met some great people at the top! We watched a lot of them pass us by on the way down, but it didn't hurt the ego too badly!
Posted Sep 7, 2005 3:01 pm

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