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Vagabond ManifestoRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: June 30, 2002  Sucess!

Vagabond Manifesto

This was the first fourteener I climbed, so it's a sentimental favorite. We camped at the Boulderfield the night before. Wildfires in Idaho made it slightly hazy, but the views were still great. The perch at the top of the Trough is one of the neatest places I've ever been. Longs is a truly magnificent mountain.
Posted Dec 14, 2005 4:03 am

timfoltzRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: Summer of 2003

timfoltz

Got 3/4 of the way up the trough, and got caught in a afternoon thunderstorm. We decided to turn around, and head back down. Should have started early, and not gone with such a big group as they were very slow.
Posted Dec 8, 2005 1:11 pm

timfoltzRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: Summer of 1999  Sucess!

timfoltz

Classic Climb. Made it to the top with 3 generations. Me (10) Dad (45) and Grandfather (75).
Posted Dec 8, 2005 12:45 pm

Bill ReedRoute Climbed: The Keyhole Date Climbed: August 24th 2003  Sucess!

Bill Reed

2nd 14er for Chris and I, 2nd climb of Long's for Scott. Stayed Goblin's Forest-then Boulderfield before summiting on Sunday. On the summit at 8:30am.

Awesome!
Posted Dec 7, 2005 9:46 pm

jonnybootsRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: June 29,2005  Sucess!

jonnyboots

Drove from Indiana nonstop to Estes Park...Camped in Goblin's Forest that night...Camped in Boulder Field the second day...Successful to the summit and back down the third day...It was cold(12F) but bearable, very strong winds, storm at summit about 12:00pm, visibility was very little to none, ice on all the rock...had to use crampons and pick from the keyhole to summit and back to keyhole...very challenging
Posted Nov 30, 2005 3:52 pm

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!

whatisis

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!

climbhighnow

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!

kpiljay

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!

Hobbesgirl

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!

mpyle

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!

jennakate

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!

fritzd

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!

vanhorne

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

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

iceisnice

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!

crzyjt

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!

jordancl

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

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