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edlinsKiener's in 20 Hours  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006


long day, semi-epic, trip report
Posted Jun 6, 2006 4:48 pm

downbootiesThe Keyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2003


I don't remember the exact date because I was on a roadtrip. Started around 0200 after catching a few hours of sleep in my chevy metro. Passed a friendly guy from NM on the way up. When I got to the Boulderfield, the campers there looked sad because it was too stormy to summit that day. Being a stubborn Alaskan, I pushed on and it was a little sketchy in some areas without my axe and crampons. I had to jam body parts in icy cracks to move up and down in some places and there was one area where ice crystals blew in my eyes. It made for good memories, but the summit was too stormy to see any views, which is unfortuate. Around my return to the keyhole, I met the NM guy again. I think he was worried about my safety so I walked down with him.
Posted Jun 2, 2006 7:28 pm

TajjiThe Trough Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006


I climbed the Trough from Glacier Gorge TH. Great weather held until late in the descent - I had a calm and sunny summit all to myself!
Posted May 28, 2006 11:23 pm

Ryan KowalskiA failed mission  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2004

Ryan Kowalski

My bud Scott and I hauled all of our climbing crap up to do Keyhole Ridge to find out that all the access ramps were covered in new snow, still managed to eke out the normal route though
Posted May 20, 2006 3:48 am

roozers42Keyhole Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005


1st time - full moon, perfect weather!
Posted May 15, 2006 3:35 pm

AspenRoute Climbed: Keyhole -- with BLOOD in my urine!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 1999


My team and I set out from the University of Denver to take Longs Peak. I didn't know I was on the verge of being severely dehydrated. So after high-altitude hiking onward and dodging rock spiders on the boulderfield I felt the need to relieve myself and when I did...OMG...my urine was blood red. I drank as much as I could and continued onward to the summit. Fortunately, I didn't have a kidney infection and the clear yellow urine returned 24 hours later :D Wooo Hoooooooo! I'd never hike again without properly hydrated! :)

Posted May 15, 2006 6:16 am

ClearSkiesAheadThrough the Keyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2004


One of the longest climbs on a fourteener for me yet. Started at 3am and was back to the car at 3pm. Long day.
Posted Apr 27, 2006 9:22 pm

bmcnary1Route Climbed: Keyhole Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2005


Would be much better without the people. The 2 others in my party turned around at the boulder field. Barely missed sunrise on the peak beause we could not sleep in the car in the parking lot. Started way too early, or should I say late.
Posted Apr 18, 2006 9:41 pm

slowpokeNorth Face (Old Cables)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2006


Beautiful, sunny, Easter 2006. I spent 16 hrs. of it getting up and down on the North Face route. Varied snow conditions. Warm temps and very little wind.
Posted Apr 18, 2006 12:44 am

daverobbRoute Climbed: Southside Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2000


Long day. 17 hrs due to bushwacking, and long approach. Connected with the main route at the Keyhole final slab.
Posted Apr 16, 2006 6:26 pm

chaderizerAwesome  Sucess!


Awesome hike, got an early start on a weekday, and beat the crowds on the way up. Dedicated to my late friend and coworker Melanie. Threw out a few m+m's for her on the summit.
Posted Apr 14, 2006 4:49 am

TMheavenly place  Sucess!


I love Long's, and the cirque around chasm lake. Heavy!! Have enjoyed climbing on the Diamond, skiing the Trough, and camping in the boulderfield on the way to hiking the Keyhole. A special place.
Posted Apr 10, 2006 5:17 am

dunsumNotch Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1992


Car to car solo ascent - mainly an excercise in ignorance.
Posted Apr 4, 2006 10:24 am

sammyjaysummer climb on a saturday  Sucess!


There were a lot of people, but I certainly wasn't expecting a Wilderness experience. Before we left I spent weeks pumping up my group of high school kids about the importance of safety, hydration, warm clothes, and the like. They were all appalled and a little frightened I think, when we saw a dude just after Chasm lake wearing nothing but shorts and a tank top with a liter of Coke in one hand just after sunrise. Talk about a 'teachable moment'....
Posted Mar 27, 2006 2:38 pm

altitude14erKeyhole Route via Long's Peak Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2005


I climbed from trailhead to summit in 5 hours. What a workout. Don't expect to get any solitude on this one! It is a "social climb" My summation? Long's Peaks difficulty is overrated but enjoyable.
Posted Mar 17, 2006 5:17 pm

Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2006


Camped at Black Lake. Good mixed climbing though in the Trough -rock, snow and ice. Turned around where the Bulls Eyes start.
Posted Mar 9, 2006 5:37 am

NanitaDFirst of Ten  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 1979


My first time up Longs Peak was via the Keyhole route with a group from the Loveland Mountain Club. Since then I have climbed the Keyhole Ridge, Cables, Kepplinger's Couloir and the Keyhole route for a total of 10 times to the summit out of 14 attempts. When we summited Keplinger's in April we were the only ones on the summit...a rarity on Longs. My last time to the summit was by the Keyhole route, solo. Each ascent holds special memories for me.
Posted Mar 9, 2006 5:02 am

MariePKiener's Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005


Beautiful day!
Posted Mar 6, 2006 4:28 pm

Rocky AlpsKeyhole Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2005

Rocky Alps

It was pretty easy-going until the Keyhole. After that it was fun scrambling and amazing views all the way up to the summit, especially looking down into Glacier Gorge. Despite efforts to start early enough, the group I was with wasn't acclimatized to the elevation and had to go quite slow, which caused us to get caught in the middle of a lightning storm on the way back down. See "En'lightning' Experience" trip report for details.
Posted Mar 4, 2006 7:58 am

markhyamsKeyhole Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2003


Climbed this on my b-day that year, and my awesome partner whipped out some cupcakes and candles on the summit for a surprise celebration. All the other climbers on the summit joined in the singing!
Posted Mar 3, 2006 12:10 am

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