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grimbley1st 14er  Sucess!


My 1st 14er...easy hike. Weather was fantastic even for late October.
Posted Aug 6, 2013 1:23 pm

astroclimberRecovery day  Sucess!


First mountain after getting the boot off my cracked ankle. Thanks to my son for getting me out there.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 9:31 pm

Hotoven4th of July hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013


Great hike except for the hundreds of people clogging the trail. Do this peak on a weekday. Saw a lot of Mountain Goats, and also not many clouds in the sky. This provided an excellent view.
Posted Jul 5, 2013 7:44 pm

mrs. hotovenMy first 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013

mrs. hotoven

Easy hike, with beautiful views and lots of mountain goats! Hiked with hotoven
Posted Jul 4, 2013 10:47 pm

Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2013


Trail is exceptionally well maintained. It was almost as if someone used a wisk broom to brush any pebbles off of the well-placed stone steps (each step was nicely placed 7" above the other). Good peak to bring a first time mountain enthusiast.
Posted Jun 13, 2013 6:18 pm

Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2011


Winter ascent in blizzard conditions. -15F with 40mph sustained winds. Climbed to 14,000ft and turned around because there was no view. Buddy got some minor frostbite on his nose. Glissading down was fun.
Posted Jun 13, 2013 5:42 pm

apachedinoCristo Coulior...Beware of Goats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2013


Started ~430 after sleeping in the back of our Subaru due to the lack of camping locations around Breckenridge. A herd of goats surrounded the car and entertained us for about an hour before falling asleep. Cristo was in nearly top to bottom with a short 20 yard rock band above the steepest section that was melted out and a couple spots near the very bottom that were melted out as well.Made it back to the car and noticed scratches on the hood of my car. Didnt remember driving through trees recently and then I found a card under that windshield that said that the climbers behind us (whom we glissaded by) had seen 5 goats surrounding and climbing on top of my car! They even had piuctures that they emailed us later. Rediculous!
Posted Jun 5, 2013 7:43 pm

ericdEast Ridge Conditioning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2013


Quandary Peak is an easily accessible year-round 14er that is just outside the town of Breckenridge. We started late in the day around 1pm and busted through soft snow to get to the summit around 5pm. Rather windy and low vis but just made the routine breaks in the clouds even better!
Posted May 27, 2013 12:27 pm

MissHAnother "spring" 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2013


Climbed with EricD. Frozen faces on the summit made it difficult to smile, but we could only see one another when 5 feet or closer. White-out conditions hid the view, but definitely made postholing not as bad. Tons of snow entire way from winter TH to summit. 12:45 start at TH, back to car by 6:30.
Posted May 23, 2013 4:24 pm

jfulcherNew Year  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2012


Not too crowded.
Posted May 15, 2013 7:58 am

Wiktoria PlawskaYay  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2013

Wiktoria Plawska

Extremely cold day with high winds. Climbed this mountain with my summer hiking shoes, and was the first one on the trail that day, so I sunk in knee deep snow half the trail- pretty tiring considering a couple of days ago I was sunbathing in Virginia. There were a few other guys skiing and snowshoeing, we seemed to be the only ones in actual shoes. Totally a great achievement though. Started at about 9am (professional, right?) and finished at 4pm at a fairly relaxed pace.
Posted Apr 8, 2013 8:39 pm

plawskiEast Ridge/ Winter Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2013


very windy and cold
Posted Apr 8, 2013 8:37 pm

FlaaenPWinter, snowboard descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2013


Slow climb up- pretty warm out. Reached the summit in 4 hours. So windy, be careful up there. Boarded down from the summit to the car. Be careful on ski descents to plan out a route and get down before the snow turns to slush... happy climbing guys.
Posted Apr 3, 2013 2:49 pm

chicagotransplantEarly Spring Ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2013


Standard route, skin up and ski down. Continuous snow, but a well packed out track, seemed a lot of people were doing okay w/o snowshoes. Ski conditions were better up high than in the trees, a little crusty in the trees made turns interesting, but a little bit of new snow made the high slopes nice for carving.
Posted Mar 30, 2013 5:48 pm

Bkoziol3full-on winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2012


-16 at the car at 7:30AM. windchill of 25-30 below above treeline. view was worth the trek!
Posted Jan 4, 2013 2:02 pm

Fletch4th time is the charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2010


all winter ascents, but sheesh! this one gave me some trouble... :)
Posted Dec 28, 2012 1:19 pm

fox045First Winter 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2009


Great Day! Snow shoes,ice axe, winter gear. Loved it
Posted Dec 3, 2012 9:49 pm

telemarkdudeWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1996


Enjoyable scramble over and around towers of broken blocks. Patches of ice on the north side made it more interesting. Shocked by the hordes of people on top that came in from the east ridge. Descended the Cristo Couloir to Blue Lake.
Posted Nov 22, 2012 2:09 pm

BergerOnce successful  Sucess!


Success in the summer, turned around in the winter.
Posted Nov 4, 2012 7:27 pm

milanSnowhike.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008
I couldn't wait that year for the summer and so we went for Quandary east ridge as early as the snow was soft.
Posted Oct 17, 2012 6:57 pm

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