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Brandon FullerMy First 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2001

Brandon Fuller

Took my little sister.
Posted Jul 29, 2006 12:03 am

RMdaytripsgrlNo Problemo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006


Keyhole again. Was with a girl friend for her first time (this made it a LONG day, she was SLOW). We ran into some dudes going up to Kieners, and I found myself jealous and contemplating a mutiny. Had a pesky cloud hanging out to the East w/lightening in the morning which made us stop and think...but, we felt that once we turned into Boulderfield, we'd be fine, since this cloud was lower than that, and we'd be shielded up in the bowl...and it was true. First time ever on Long's where I didn't either have hurricane-force winds past the Keyhole and/or get dumped on! Snow is all but gone in trough...Thousands of feet of pleasant scree await you if you come up from Glacier gorge...I need a new route...(not that I don't LOVE sharing this gorgeous mtn with 500 other people on any given day)...next summit of Long's will be more interesting...GUARANTEED.
Posted Jul 28, 2006 8:16 pm

JanGKieners Route & back in 14 hours  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006


The Diamond Face is such an awesome wall. After 3 hours of hiking in the dark with our guide [starting from the trailhead of Longs Peak] we arrived at dawn to the snow field above Chasm Lake but just below the Diamond Face. At that site my son Christoph & I marveled at the brave souls who proceeded to conquer that wall straight above us while we got ready for the hard snow ascent of Lamb Slide. The views of the wall from Broadway and the three pitches of technical rock-climbing on Kieners reminded me of the East Face climb of Mt Whitney.

We reached the summit really exhausted [after 8 hours from the trailhead]. The rappels on the North Face descent were fun but the dramatic views of the huge Diamond Face from Chasm View [right below the rappels] should not to be missed by anyone. We observed that the climbers whom we had met earlier at Chasm Lake were still only halfway up the Diamond Face!

The ensuing hike down to the Boulder Field [and beyond to the Ranger station] was a very monotonous, never-ending trek and a real torture for my 60 year-old ankles & knees. Nevertheless, I must emphasize that Kieners is a superb, really unforgettable true alpine experience!
Posted Jul 26, 2006 9:32 pm

Joe_ParvisKeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006


Keyhole route: A fun route on a great mountain. Perfect weather (50's with sun and clouds). The climb was more demanding than I'd expected -- in particular I hadn't imagined that the scrambling would be as sustained. For some reason (out of shape?) the altitude also affected me more than it has in the past. Very crowded but I enjoyed the camraderie.
Posted Jul 25, 2006 11:01 pm

NatashaCrowded Keyhole Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


Fantastic day! Weather was perfect, trail conditions were ideal. Very crowded, but it did not take away from the thrill of the summit.
Posted Jul 25, 2006 9:18 pm

Brett BKeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006

Brett B

Camped at the Boulderfield, very fun!
Posted Jul 24, 2006 1:13 am

Bob BurdKeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

Bob Burd

My 2nd CO 14er, but Pikes Peak doesn't really count. On an RV trip through the state (and a very beautiful one it is!) with the kids, and I was hoping to be able to climb something besides Pikes Peak. Started at 4:30a, finished at 10:30a. Perfect weather, wore only a T-shirt all day. If this keeps up, I may have to move to Colorado! Trip Report
Posted Jul 23, 2006 6:29 pm

srclimb1Long's Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006


Favorite summit so far, and that's # 10. Getting to the Keyhole was very cool, the narrows were fun. The trough was was a cool section as well, but I personally thought the series of ledges that followed were the best part! Started at 3:00am and passed 37, yes 37 girl scouts on the way. Spectacular views! 10hr. solo run
Posted Jul 17, 2006 11:34 pm

growskiKeyhole Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2006


great weather, full moon, great views....
Posted Jul 17, 2006 1:48 pm

lindasyhA Long Haul  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1997


It took us 13 hours but we made it up (and down!) safely. Not as scary as I had imagined. Even the narrows didn't seem as bad as I had been lead to believe.
Posted Jul 15, 2006 4:17 pm

fleshy1Keyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006


Got lucky with the weather and was able to do it in 10 hours. Homestretch was still a bit icy which made for a tricky descent. My first 14er. Did it solo, but there were lots of people on the mountain.
Posted Jul 10, 2006 5:55 pm

Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2006


Climbed Kieners. Great route and great weather all day.
Posted Jul 10, 2006 3:03 pm

zenalpinistClimbed Long's way too many times...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006


What was this...number 27 or 28? Bah, can't remember right now. Been up here multiple time up keyhole, trough, lamb's slide, clarks arrow, kieners, keyhole ridge, etc. Not bad ass enough for Diamond...yet.

This day we kick-stepped up the snow of the trough from Black Lake. Don't know why we didn't bring skis...would've been perfect for the way down.

Who will be with me for top-out #30? A mystery yet unrevealed....stay tuned!
Posted Jul 8, 2006 10:17 am

swampclimberKeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2004


One day ascent from trailhead. Climbed the Keyhole in icy conditions, descended the Cables Route in a blizzard.
Posted Jul 4, 2006 6:03 pm

GahugafugaLoft to Keyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2005


Climbed the loft route, descended through the Keyhole. Loft was fun but the conga line on the Keyhole was tedious.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 6:29 pm

vabakerThe Trough Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006


We climbed the Trough from Glacier Gorge TH. Great day - good weather - Had to work our way past the water fall that has formed - The Trough holds some snow up to the point when the Trough and Keyhole route connect.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 3:22 am

rockrat2Keyhole  Sucess!


Fun route, winter like conditions, one day accent from vehicle. Fun, moderate/easy route.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 3:00 am

Michael HoytKeyhole Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1997

Michael Hoyt

First "tough" 14er with my wife. Good weather 'til the summit when low clouds obscured the views. All in all, it seemed pretty easy.
Posted Jun 18, 2006 12:52 am

philwortmannKiener's  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006
solo- great conditions and weather, 11 hours roundtrip.
Posted Jun 7, 2006 7:56 pm

iwlclmeverestEpic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2004


Via Red Wall. Great climb, but didnt get off the wall till 9 at night. Best night sky I have ever seen. The vary large leader fall just added to the epic. Cheers
Posted Jun 6, 2006 4:59 pm

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