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CastillejaMiniataMonsoon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010


I took the desolate Keplinger's Couloir route, which included a bushwhack from a sandy lake, crossing the creek of another alpine lake, and then heading straight up from the south. It was very much fun trying to find my way around the top, climbing around the rocks and ultimately determining that I'd climbed the couloir to the very top and that the shoot-off to the summit had been further below. At the summit the fog came in and I descended quickly, becoming battered by monsoons once I had gotten back to the treeline (phew!). Highly recommended route for the lovers of wilderness and haters of tourists. There was of course no snow in monsoon season.
Posted Feb 3, 2011 9:59 pm

climbingfurryColorado's Premier Peak  Sucess!


By both Keyhole and Kieners. Love this mtn!
Posted Jan 16, 2011 11:29 pm

centrifuge:)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006


this one took a long time to actually get but was worth it when I got there
Posted Jan 12, 2011 9:42 pm

Jeremy HakesLoft  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2001

Jeremy Hakes

With SE Longs. Dad and Don.
Posted Jan 1, 2011 6:42 pm

thatnissanguySpring ascent of The Trough Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2010


Perfect weather, perfect snow. Everything was just perfect. Great camp at Black Lake. The approach was a bit slushy though.
Posted Dec 18, 2010 9:06 pm

BBarthelVia the Keyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010


Perfect day, except for some blistering wind around the Keyhole
Posted Dec 6, 2010 7:31 pm

ericvandrickSummer 07  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007
Did this while working at a summer camp in Estes Park, CO. Big accomplishment!
Posted Oct 29, 2010 2:25 pm

jmatthysMills Lake/Keyhole
Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2010


Snowshoed in during a snow storm and it never stopped. Woke up the next morning to 3' of fresh stuff, started up the peak but turned around because avy danger in the couloir
Posted Oct 22, 2010 9:41 pm

rockymountaindivaLong day on Longs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009


Took the hubby so very looooong 13 hr day.
Posted Oct 11, 2010 12:31 am

MikeyBClark's Arrow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009


Climbed with Tim P. on a crowd free route (until the home stretch)on a misty day with some sleet/snow on the summit.
Posted Oct 2, 2010 1:16 pm

cheetah262Weekend finale!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2010


After Elbert then Massive, Long's was the crowning jewel of the three trails. The weather was fantastic. Heading left instead of right, in the dark, at the crossroads gave me the un-asked for but added bonus of sunrise at Chasm Lake.
Posted Sep 26, 2010 3:24 pm

Foxy Long BottomsKeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010

Foxy Long Bottoms

With my blind date Bryan, Lee and Jim. Very fun day out in the hills.
Posted Sep 20, 2010 10:56 am

SenadRKeyhole on beautiful day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010


Cloudless day on Longs Peak, perfect conditions and not many people up there. Great climb!
Posted Sep 20, 2010 8:28 am

Kapelmuurvia Keyhole, and nearly False Keyhole...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010


First time up Longs. Mostly overcast day but forecasted gusting winds never materialized and it was surprisingly still at the summit. Zoning out on the descent I was drawn, as if by Sirens Song, to the precipice of the False Keyhole. Later viewing it from the Boulder Field whence I regained the route, I was happy to have followed the advice of the weathered sign "do not descend the False Keyhole".
Posted Sep 12, 2010 6:34 pm

IngmanTwo Classic Routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010


w/ B. Gibbs via Keiner's Route (5am start, 11am summit)
2 weeks later w/ S. Dew via Pervertical Sanctuary
Perfect weather both days - too lucky!
Posted Sep 5, 2010 9:32 pm

csmcgranahanKeyhole Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2010


Climbed the keyhole route with my friend Jake. Topped out around 8:00am. I thought the exposure was fine but the capstone at the top of the Trough was a little tricky.
Posted Aug 29, 2010 1:37 am

CSUMarmotkeyhole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010


summited 8:00
Posted Aug 28, 2010 5:33 pm

BonesawPervertical Sanctuary (5.10c)
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010


Great route on an incredible face! Unfortuantely, we were stuck behind a party of two and a party of three... slow going. Waiting about an hour at each belay. Decided to bail after four pitches.
Posted Aug 23, 2010 9:34 am

Pete CastriconeVia loft and clark's arrow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Pete Castricone

After Meeker, across Clark's Arrow route. About 200 people on top. Crazy. Added Lady Washington after Keyhole.
Posted Aug 22, 2010 2:41 pm

TgrowLongs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010


Made the summit at 7:39 AM. Great day. Shared the mountain with some great folks on that day. To the hiker that turned in my ipod shuffle to the Longs Peak Rangers on the 13th of August: You are an amazing individual! You are an inspiration to us all! Thank-you! Thank-you!
Posted Aug 18, 2010 3:37 pm

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