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volda2000Great Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008


Loft route ascent followed by standard keyhole descent. Descent weather, great group (Dan, Frank & Scott). A great mountain.
Posted Aug 10, 2008 11:32 pm

GarethLongs II  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


This was my second time on the summit. I went up the Loft Route, and down the North Face. I actually found Clark's Arrow.
Posted Aug 4, 2008 1:23 am

thebeave7Speed Climbing the Keyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008


Went for a speed attempt on Longs to see how hard I could push myself. 3:45 RT on another busy Saturday. Conditions are good up there, dry and snow free.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 6:22 pm

mountainzen107Fast and Light  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008


This was my 7th 14er, done in 7 hrs and 15 minutes. By far the most beautiful/technical/exposed mountain thus far. I was prepared physically and mentally, but completely shocked at its difficulty. Being the "cattle route" i presumed that it would be a rather long version of grays or bierstadt. NOPE! i cannot believe how more people don't die up there. I saw 10 year olds, 60 year olds, and everything inbetween. I would have to say 90 percent looked inexperienced. anyway it was gorgeous and i loved the exposure on the narrows. -and also people's expressions on the narrows as they cling on the wall with their life as i skip by like a mountain goat.
Posted Jul 26, 2008 8:40 pm

thebeave7Keyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2008


5th time on the summit, first round trip of the Keyhole route. Matt and I took a quick midweek jaunt up and down, 5:25 RT. The route is completely snow free, though there is a little water on the Homestretch and in the Trough from snow melt/rain fall.
Posted Jul 24, 2008 6:33 pm

MarkDidierCheck Long's Peak off of Life List  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2006


26 years after listening to my brother tell me about his climb up Long's I finally made it to the summit. My attempt in 2005 ended at the Keyhole due to bad weather. For this attempt in 2006 the weather was perfect. Hoping for success again this August.
Posted Jul 10, 2008 9:21 pm

LCThat was a close one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2004


Woke up shortly after 3am and started the approach from the parking lot. Pretty easy going, up until the keyhole. Got to the summit at around 10am, saw some clouds, but didn't look like anything was going to happen. Boy, was I wrong. It started pouring shortly after I passed the keyhole on the way back. Very scary lighting strikes all around.
Posted Jul 10, 2008 12:25 pm

chicagotransplantKeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008


Solo climb of the Keyhole. The route is still "technical" and ice axe and crampons were definitely needed. Descended to Clark's Arrow and traversed to Meeker then down the Iron Gates. Had Longs all to myself this day!
Posted Jun 16, 2008 11:13 am

McClimberGOOD GOOD  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2003


Great summit from any route. Might have done this mountain about 20 times and from all sides.
Posted Jun 3, 2008 2:44 am

ledavis23unplanned bivy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007


forgot to sign in from last summer. Climbed too slowly and spent the night on a ledge. Beautiful weather.
Posted May 24, 2008 4:54 pm

astrobassmanUp the Loft, down standard  Sucess!


This mountain lives up to its reputation. I can't wait to try the North Face and Kieners...
Posted Mar 21, 2008 4:14 pm

Timothy PearlFinally Nailed a Winter Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 29, 2008

Timothy Pearl

I got seriously pumped up for this one, hit great weather, and summited via the Trough-Narrows-Homestretch in 6 hours from Glacier Gorge solo.
Posted Feb 29, 2008 6:56 pm

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

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