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bighornmonkeySo close...
Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2008


Attempted the summit in winter conditions with my friend Rudy but did not quite reach the top.
We ascended the FLYING DUTCHMAN successfully (50 ft of WI2-3 that we protected with 3 screws) and made it within less than 500ft from the summit...Late hour, slow progress due to fresh snow coverage, and very windy weather conditions made us turn around.....so close! But there is always next time, right?
Posted Feb 25, 2008 1:37 am

PHenryA "Long's" day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2004


1st 14'er...learned I'd better train harder for the longer routes!
Posted Feb 6, 2008 9:31 am

tomlaurenKeyhole Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2004


Hiked the Keyhole Route from Longs Peak Trailhead. Although I grew up in Illinois, my family would visit RMNP almost every summer. I had been looking forward to this one for a long time, and it completely lived up to my expectations. Perhaps my favorite peak.
Posted Jan 29, 2008 8:49 pm

IalewisVarious Routes  Sucess!


My favorites have been the Casual Route, Alexander’s Chimney and the Notch Couloir.
Posted Jan 22, 2008 10:36 pm

MountainHikerCOBoulder Field  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2002


This was my third time summiting Longs. We reserved a site at the Boulder Field.
Posted Jan 15, 2008 9:14 pm

MountainHikerCOFirst time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1988


This was my first climb of Longs. I did it car to car via the Keyhole route. I arrived at the parking lot around midnight. Another climber said a ranger had just been by and hassled him for sleeping in his vehicle. So without any sleep I headed up the trail around 1:00am. I summited not long after dawn. I got back to my car around 10:30am.
Posted Jan 15, 2008 9:12 pm

mjrocheGreat Peak  Sucess!


Best climb on earth. Casual Route and Kieners both rock
Posted Jan 6, 2008 3:54 pm

mjrocheCasual Route  Sucess!


Best climb on earth
Posted Jan 6, 2008 3:53 pm

breagenKeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2005


Tried the day before but were stopped at the keyhole due to weather, next day had beautiful weather and a amazing summit
Posted Dec 2, 2007 9:15 pm

MattGreeneEarly to rise...  Sucess!
I camped in the boulder field and took the Keyhole route to the summit. I'm an early riser, and managed to have the entire summit to myself for a half hour on an August weekend. Not bad. I descended via the old cables route and only passed two climbers on the way down. Again, not bad. There were tons of climbers on the main trail, so I felt fortunate to have such an incredible mountain to myself in such incredibly good conditions.
Posted Dec 1, 2007 8:30 pm

cushmanVia Flying Dutchman  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2006


First 14er, nice route.
Posted Nov 29, 2007 6:13 pm

Ice Man Jerry VanThe Notch Coliur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 1998

Ice Man Jerry Van

Climbed The Notch, Was a fun ice climb and decended under a full moon hardly had to use a head lamp
Posted Nov 12, 2007 9:11 pm

tjarvela2 years later  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2005


I summited Longs over two years ago. August 21st, 2005. An amazing hike. Met "Joe from NY" in the parking lot the night before and we hiked up together. Started at 2am, summited around 8am and just got below treeline before the afternoon storm came in on our descent. Highest mountain I have ever been on...a bit higher than NH's Mt. Washington.
Posted Nov 5, 2007 9:53 am

Wade BakerFirst 14'er
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2002

Wade Baker

2-day climb. Loved camping in The Boulder Field. Wouldn't mind doing it again.
Posted Oct 27, 2007 2:46 am

argothorKeyhole Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 1996


My brother and I decided to attempt Longs after only being in Colorado for three days. We didn't really have the summit as our goal, but to get as far as we could. Well, the weather was great and we were feeling good, so before you know it, we were on the summit enjoying an awesome view. First 14er for the both of us.
Posted Sep 28, 2007 5:13 pm

hans.schenkKeyhole Route  Sucess!


I climbed this in Junior High with my folks (mid 1980s). It was my first big mountain and I was scared of falling off "The Ledge"...until I saw it and it wasn't as bad as I imagined.
Posted Sep 26, 2007 10:11 pm

Joe_ParvisLongs via Loft  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007


Ascended via the Loft route and off back of Loft near Clark's Arrow (but missed the arrow, descending too far and staying in 3rd class). Visited Meeker summit on the way. Perfect conditions, thanks to a report from the weather service which showed lower winds in afternoon (morning had been 'knock you over wind' - reported by those I saw coming out). Started from TH at 1pm and reached Longs summit at 6:20pm. Some ice and snow on ledges beneath Loft. These were OK but required care and concentration. On summit, winds were almost dead calm and sky clear. Best weather I've ever experienced on Longs. Descended via Keyhole and reached that at dark. Hiked out via Boulderfield and trail with headlamp, reaching TH at 10:30. Wonderful, wonderful day.
Posted Sep 25, 2007 12:59 pm

Boriss AndeanKeyhole Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2004

Boriss Andean

Had to wait almost an hour near the Base of Mount Lady Washington until the rain/lightning stops.

Met two hikers from Colorado Springs and Chicago on the way up and we summited together. Nice hike!

Longs Peak 4,346 m (14,259 ft).
Posted Sep 25, 2007 12:56 am

Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2005


Fun stuff
Posted Sep 24, 2007 12:41 am

Timothy PearlUp Keyhole-Down Loft  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007

Timothy Pearl

Killed it. Made summit in 3.5 hours (8am). Decided to avoid the long line of people behind and descended Clarks Arrow/Loft route. Downclimbed the exciting rock directly down the loft next to the now-frozen waterfall. 4.25 hours down (12:15pm). RT in 7.75 hours. To the three parties that said "you're not supposed to down-climb the loft": ... where's your sense of adventure?
Posted Sep 22, 2007 4:32 pm

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