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dirthStrongest wind I have ever seen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2009

dirth

Camped at Boulderfield. Were planning on getting up at 4 to summit by sunrise but the winds were crazy even down in the Boulderfield. Decided it was safer to wait until sunrise to start. Winds were 60+ in the Keyhole and several other wind funnels (near the top of the trough, on the bend in the narrows, and on the summit). Had the summit to myself for about 30 minutes and tried to stagger around and take some pictures.
Posted Jul 9, 2009 12:51 am

km_donovanSecond time around  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2009

km_donovan

Went Lambs Slide to The Loft to Clarks Arrow to the Home Stretch and then rapped the Cables Route. Got to the Boulder Field and a monster storm hit. 60+ winds and snow, several in our group were blown over.
Posted Jun 29, 2009 8:32 am

lloydKey Hole  Sucess!

lloyd

I'll never forget those bull's eyes!
Posted May 13, 2009 11:46 pm

JB993 Summits to Date  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

JB99

Climbed first via the Keyhole, then twice via the Loft. Once solo to spread a lost friends ashes. Longs is a special peak, attempted the Trough earlier this year but the mountains commonly harsh winds turned us back. Trip reports found here; http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=3400&parmuser=JB99&cpgm=tripuser; http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=5004&parmuser=JB99&cpgm=tripuser; http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=5152&parmuser=JB99&cpgm=tripuser
Posted May 5, 2009 4:11 am

HalikuTrough  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009

Haliku

Most of our Denali team plus several friends met at Glacier Gorge TH for an attempt via the Trough route. We had decent weather, without wind, for the first half of the day then it started to snow. A great day out in RMNP!
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5 March 2005
Rkymtn and I got an early start on what was a beautiful Colorado winter day. The snow in the Trough wasn't consolidated so we had to kick step the whole way. It also meant we couldn't glissade on the way down. A long day but well worth the workout.
Posted Apr 12, 2009 2:40 pm

skyward22finally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2009

skyward22

Finally made the summit at 4:00 p.m. on 04/10/09, 1 day before my birthday. This was my 4th attempt on a mountain that clearly had my number. 1st attempt resulted in a forced bivy (with nothing but the clothes I had) at 13,000 ft. on the other side of the Keyhole from the boulderfield in conditions that disallowed me from finding my way back to the notch. Winds were so violent that day that earlier I was knocked off my feet a few times in the Boulderfield. Loose powdery snow on slab rock was a little unnerving at times between the keyhole and trough. My partner Alex turned back halfway between the Keyhole and trough, feeling he wasn't strong and fast enough to make the summit and return to the keyhole before dark. Felt good to finally make this one, despite too much cloud cover for any views on the summit. Saw ptarmigan and a snowshoe hare on the way down below treeline.
Posted Apr 12, 2009 10:59 am

awillsonLongs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007

awillson

Narrows was a bit scary!
Posted Mar 29, 2009 12:08 am

PablohoneyWhat a great peak  Sucess!

Pablohoney

There are so many ways to do this peak, all very worthwhile. Looking forward to the next time back there.
Posted Mar 27, 2009 6:38 pm

ChrisHunleyFirst of many...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

ChrisHunley

summits of Long's Peak. Via Keyhole route.
Posted Mar 27, 2009 5:40 pm

COhawkeyeFirst 14er  Sucess!

COhawkeye

Climbed in August of 2007 with my brother and uncle.
Posted Mar 18, 2009 2:10 pm

DanielWandsneiderPerfect day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008

DanielWandsneider

Did the north face. When we were hiking up the night before, a large team was coming down telling us they had attempted four times to make it to the top but was not able to due to the winds. We still decided to keep going despite the strong winds on the way to the boulderfield. After a chilly night, we started out on the north face which was turned out to be a fun, interesting climb. We somehow forgot to bring our headlamps and had to repel in the dark, but other than that it was a great climb.
Posted Mar 18, 2009 2:07 am

KieferTrough  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

Kiefer

Sixth time up on the summit. The weather wa so perfect and beautiful, it felt like a mid-May afternoon...definately NOT March. Snow conditions in the Trough were less than stellar but it is still winter. Stable snow though. Summited with 5 others from 14ers.com. Great day!
Posted Mar 15, 2009 11:00 pm

xmtbikerLambs slide couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2007
Great dawn ascent. Practically had the mountain to ourselves.
Posted Mar 8, 2009 10:23 pm

shknbkeTrough winter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2009

shknbke

I finally got a decent weather window to take a shot at Longs in winter, but it still didn't go down w/o a fight. High winds to Black Lake, but then it let up as we climbed. The Trough was in great shape, and the Narrows/Homestretch were reasonable with crampons. Longs is a formidable challenge in winter.
Posted Feb 21, 2009 10:46 pm

ash80It's a beast!  Sucess!

ash80

Hiked this one back in August 99, July 2000, and August 2001. A great trip with great variety of different styles of hiking. Getting to the summit was on the coolest things I have ever done. Looking forward to getting back there someday
Posted Feb 16, 2009 11:46 pm

Fireman79Loved it!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005

Fireman79

Trail was the keyhole. Left car at 1am and with headlamps, we summited at 7:20am Spectacular sun rise for sure!
Posted Feb 11, 2009 5:11 pm

tooantsyAge, good health and cooperating weather were on my side that day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2004

tooantsy

Long's is a special mountain for me since I had no idea what a fourteener was before the idea of climbing one was thrown at me. I came prepared but owe a LOT of our day-hike's success to cooperating weather. Good health and age worked for me that day as well, something we all learn to appreciate as we get older :)
Posted Feb 10, 2009 3:47 pm

Joe_ParvisLucky Weather Window  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

Joe_Parvis

Light winds, sunshine, and temps in the 20's. What a weather window! Ascended Trough from Black Lake area. Snow coverage was thin. Didn't see anyone all day but the previous day (nicer weather, if anything) saw 3 summits via Trough and some ski descents. Camped the night before below Black Lake. Saw ptarmigan, bighorn sheep, and snowshoe hare. Winter is beautiful, especially when it acts like Spring. Thank you, weather window; thank you, Longs.
Posted Feb 6, 2009 1:28 pm

SarahThompson7 times, 6 different routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2003

SarahThompson

8/24/03 - Up and down the standard Keyhole route. One of the first mountains I ever climbed. I was a couch potato at the time and making the summit was a HUGE accomplishment.

8/27/05 - Up the Loft to Meeker, over to Longs, down the Keyhole route.

7/21/07 - Up the technical Keyhole Ridge, down the North Face (old cables route). One of my first alpine climbs.

3/15/08 - Winter ascent of the North Face. Cold, windy day. Lots of suffering.

6/20/09 - Notch Couloir with 5.3 rock finish to summit. Down the North Face. Wow!

1/9/13 - Solo winter ascent of Keyhole Route in fairly dry conditions.

8/17/13 - Climbed Kor's Door with Hornsby Direct finish to Broadway. Led P1 and P3 of 5. Perhaps the best alpine climbing I have done in Colorado thus far. Then scrambled up Kieners to the summit and descended the North Face. Another incredible day on Longs.
Posted Jan 26, 2009 3:06 pm

seeksitLate season climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1971

seeksit

My first taste of a high mountain ascent without any training or preparation. I didn't even bring any water. It was a spur of the moment decision to climb Long's with a guy fresh from Iowa. He got altitude sickness at 12,000 feet. I got to the top at 4PM and rushed back down to the ranger station on the east side where my friend was waiting. Less than a week later we had 19" of snow down in Ft. Collins.
Posted Jan 9, 2009 6:43 am

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