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staminaLongs Peak-Running Down A Dream  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007


Began climbing from the trailhead at 0230 hrs in the rain (I know, not recommended, but had a firm plan to bail if weather did not improve), most importantly by the time we reached The Keyhole and to check the weather coming from the west. Man, looking down at Glacier Gorge will wake you up in the morning. Gives you a perspective of what your up against. Longs Peak has taken many, but fortunately we were not on the list that day. For our full story see my TR.......Longs Peak-Running Down a Dream.


Posted Nov 8, 2009 4:28 am

Darren9Love Longs  Sucess!


Longs peak via Kieners route was thrilling, fun, and memorable. A great peak worthy of the fame it recieves.
Posted Nov 7, 2009 1:45 am

haishanMy first summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 1997


Sprinting up the Keyhole route from Ft Collins, here is where I learned the joys of altitude sickness. Hardly saw anyone all day.
Posted Sep 27, 2009 7:18 pm

VermontMikeKeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


Tons of fun, what a great summit! Large enough to escape to somewhere quiet even when crowded. My first time at RMNP, can't wait to get back to hit more peaks!
Posted Sep 23, 2009 2:47 pm

EpicaSo good to be back in CO!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009


Over 14 hours of hiking! What a great day : ) Would have been shorter if the "short cut" had worked out! At least I didn't die..... and, thankfully there were no thunderstorms.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 12:46 am

seanoLoft  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2009


Nice route -- no crowds until the home stretch, and none of those ugly red and yellow targets on the rocks. Perfect weather.
Posted Sep 20, 2009 11:52 am

colinpencevery "long" day  Sucess!


Now I know why they call it "Long's" Peak, since the climb is so d&%# long.

Climbed via the Keyhole route...very beautiful but extremely crowded.

Outstanding sunrise on the face of the diamond.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 7:30 pm

TracyKeyhole route w/snow falling  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009


Hiked with Steve Dush to the Keyhole and then I summited by about 10:00 after a 4:00 am start. Lots of people on the way up and on the way down, but I shared the summit with only one other person - probably because a snow storm had started in earnest right before I topped out. I reached the top of the "Homestretch" as a mob of hikers was coming off of the summit plateau and they were warning everyone else coming up to turn around. I was too close to give up on it. Got back to the car at 1:30 after a rather treacherous (slippery) descent.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 5:09 pm

metal4lyfmy first 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009


this was punishing, but worth it. scary exposure in places. started 12am, returned to TH at 1pm.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 4:23 pm

pyergerwinter time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2007


Hiked into black lake, and climbed the trough route. Climbed this with some friends, which included Lygon Stevens, who passed a year later, in an avy, on Little Bear. She loved to climb. 8/15/10 kieners route
Posted Sep 9, 2009 10:06 am

armorfootYeehaw  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2000


I was glad to have done it on a weekday. The weather blew, but it was worth it.
Posted Sep 7, 2009 7:24 pm

eric-grizCrazy Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


Parked the car at 3:30. There were already 100s of cars in lot and along the road. When we made it above treeline you could see a line of headlamps snaking up the mountain. I've never seen so many people on a mountain before. My brother and I made summit at 8:45 and were back to the car four hours later.
Posted Aug 30, 2009 11:45 pm

ducati382nd Summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009
Picture-perfect day, no wind, lots of sun - rain later so hopefully others made it down before the rocks got wet like we did....:)
Posted Aug 24, 2009 3:52 pm

belexesKeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009


Meetup.com hike. I had 6 people sign up, but only one other person showed up. We started at 3:15AM, summited at 9:45, took a nap at the summit, and got back to the trailhead at 4:15. We hit the jackpot with the weather. It was sunny and warm for most of the day, and it was dead calm on the summit! We did get some light rain, with distant thunder when we got down below the Chasm Lake junction, but that soon passed and the sun returned when we got back to the trailhead. It was a long, hard day. I got a mild case of altitude sickness on top, but I had a great time. Lots of interesting rock formations and banded rocks.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 2:48 pm

Sarah SimonKeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Sarah Simon

What a lovely day on an awesome mountain. I forgive Longs for the crowds that flock to it, because this is one fantastic mountain and a blast of a route. Jill and I got a bit of a late start, not hitting the trailhead until 2:55 AM (heh heh) but I loved watching the sun rise on the Keyhole. Minus the dad who made his 12 year old daughter cry on the Narrows, I had such a blast this day. Partner: Jill.
Posted Aug 23, 2009 8:59 pm

aedwardsKeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009


Hiked up in total fog, camped at boulderfield. Short but strong hail storm in the evening. Got up and hiked with others camped out there.
Some hail on the route past the Keyhole, esp. on the home stretch.
Otherwise awesome, and I think a relatively low-traffic day.
Posted Aug 15, 2009 11:17 am

Kieferkeiners  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009


tagged the extremly windy summit after a strange weather morning on Kieners Route. This route is bad-ass!!!!! 7th summit.
Posted Aug 9, 2009 9:11 pm

Dangers PopKeyhole Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2009

Dangers Pop

Now this was a hike! I'd been wanting to hike this mountain for years. Arrived at parking area at 0330 only to find it completely full. 0400 start with headlamp. By the time I made it to the keyhole the weather was rolling in. Some were turning around, but the bands of dark clouds didn't look too crazy. Made the summit on some slick granite. Well worth the effort...
Posted Aug 9, 2009 2:45 pm

Wiktoria PlawskaKeyhole + Longs- Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2009

Wiktoria Plawska

Glad to have summited! Woke up at 3 a.m. at the trail head at 3:40 a.m. With headlamps we hiked up to the keyhole. Rested, and were at the summit at around 10:20 a.m. ?
Large thunderstorm when below the boulderfield, hail, freezing rain, freezing air. Thunder booms everwhere! Got back to the car at 3 p.m.
Very good solid scarmble!
The best i have done in Colorado!
If you are near Denver, this is one you must do!
Posted Jul 30, 2009 1:44 pm

ericdLong 12hr 1-day climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009


A classic class III wrap-around scramble with multiple rock slab pitches past the Keyhole. Flat top summit with no survey marker was different. T-storms made for a wet rock descent. Friendly climbers added to the safety on this route and rock fall wasn't too bad. Might suggest staying at the hostel in Estes Park but never been. Car to car in 12hrs. Anyone find similar to climbing mt Whitney?
Posted Jul 28, 2009 12:20 am

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