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technicolorNHUp the Barr trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2014


Started at 410 AM, summit at 1030 AM. Fifty minute break on top eating food in the mob scene cafeteria and then a five hour descent to get back to my car in the power plant parking lot at 425 PM. The summit parking area had three cars with antifreeze spraying out of them but with the views, I can see why people make the climb/drive. It was well worth it, especially on such a nice day.
Posted Aug 28, 2014 10:44 am

AltitudeSicknessNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2000


Nice hike up to summit.
Posted Aug 1, 2014 8:40 am

jdzahariaDrive Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014


Drove up the road. Stepped on the highest rock and found the benchmark.
Posted Jul 7, 2014 12:27 pm

xDoogiexPikes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014


Made it to the summit from the Barr trailhead in 5.5hrs. Summit was cold and cloudy so no view. Got up there at 8:15 so no doughnuts either :( my knee bothered me my whole descent and made it take a lot longer
Posted Jul 2, 2014 7:23 pm

cgish88Devil's Playground  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014


Took this route due to the Barr trail being to long for my time constraints
Posted Jun 8, 2014 5:59 pm

ericdCrags Approach
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2014


A strong wind-chill (-20F) turned us around 1,000' below Pikes Peak summit. Light fresh snow true to forecast gave us good winter climbing in April! Our buffs froze solid, with stinging ice chips in the incessant >45mph winds, contributed to a turn around or face frost-bite. Broke trail the entire way.
Posted Apr 28, 2014 10:41 am

mtmanchris83crowded on the summit


Climbed Barr trail once and the y-couloir once. Want to go back up via the hero traverse in the winter to avoid the crowds at the summit.
Posted Nov 28, 2013 12:37 am

WoodswalkerPikes Peak  Sucess!


1968. My first Colorado 14er. Rode up with my family when I was 8 years old.
Posted Nov 9, 2013 1:19 pm

MadGrad96Pikes  Sucess!


Twice from Crags
Posted Nov 1, 2013 10:28 pm

alpineairSad summit.  Sucess!


May be my least favorite summit. Tourists even in winter.
Posted Oct 27, 2013 10:00 am

DanielLThrough the night  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007


Hiked the whole Barr trail through the night and into the morning - a long day without sleep, but it was a great hike anyway!
Posted Oct 9, 2013 1:06 am

noproneededBirthday hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2007


Great day to hike. Ran out of water about treeline and drank from the springs at the staircase, reupped at the summit with fat tourists gawking at this "mountaineer." Had a nice jog back down in the rain. saw some Mountain goats near treeline.
Posted Oct 4, 2013 5:32 pm

slagerjonFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 1995


With the fam as a youngster.
Posted Sep 1, 2013 12:02 pm

rockymountaindivaFeast on a 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2011


Auto race occurring on ascent, then joined by crowds from cog railway on top. This was the most food I've ever consumed on a 14er but made it back to Crags CG despite that.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 3:42 pm

astroclimbera lot of summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008


Climbed to the summit many times, this one with my son is the most special.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 9:14 pm

mchisholmBagging Pikes from Crags  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2013


Went with the girlfriend from the Crags Campground through Devil's Playground. Great hike and awesome weather. This was my 4th 14er behind Sneffels, Wetterhorn, and San Luis. This hike is much longer than I expected, although it is not technical in the slightest besides some snow patches towards the top which are probably gone now...I have a lot more respect for Pikes after climbing it. Be sure to get the doughnuts from the top whichever way you go.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 12:28 pm

PapaBanucci2 Geodetic Survey Markers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013


Up from the Crags with wife and youngest son. My third time up Pikes Peak. My son found two geodetic survey markers within a dozen or so feet of each other. I believe both said 1953. I didn't know there were two. One for state, one for federal?
Posted Jul 5, 2013 5:56 pm

whatdoIknowPP marathon  Sucess!


Pikes Peak Marathon, 6h 3x min. It was great fun
Posted May 28, 2013 11:47 am

MissHRedemption on NW Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2013


2nd try after first attempt 4 weeks ago. Much less snow this time and trail was already broken above treeline! Posthole-city on descent but can't complain because weather was PERFECT. Sunny and blue sky most of time! Wind at the right time to cool down!
Posted May 27, 2013 10:02 am

sredfernHiked it, then ran it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


Hiked up the Barr Trail over 2 days with my family to get a lay of the land before I ran the Pikes Peak Ascent on 8/16. Success both times though weather on the summit was bad in both instances so we saw no views.

Ran the Ascent in 3:45 in a snowstorm in August. Go figure!
Posted May 24, 2013 11:46 pm

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