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01aCRViperRoute Climbed: Road :( Date Climbed: August 15th, 2005  Sucess!


drove up, as we were only in the area for half a day. next time i'm in the area i'll go back and get it the real way :)
Posted Aug 20, 2005 1:43 pm

HelgaRoute Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: 8.17.2005  Sucess!


Time saving cheater to avoid afternoon TS. Took 8:00 AM Cog to Mountview and hiked to A-frame, reached summit at 1:20. Descended close to 3:00 PM with li'l break at Barr Camp, got to Ruxton by 8:00 PM; still a long day on trail!
Posted Aug 20, 2005 12:34 am

cp0915Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2005  Sucess!


Cheated my way up this one - but what a view! Took the time to find and step on the highpoint behind the, ugh, snack bar/gift shop. Also did some cragging just below the summit plateau.
Posted Aug 17, 2005 1:12 pm

hoosierhikerRoute Climbed: Crags Date Climbed: July 27, 2003  Sucess!


With essentially no acclimitization, my friend Jeremy and I took the Crags route to the summit. The going was slow and we got a relatively late start of 6 a.m. and so ran into bad weather on the day down, which is to be expected in the mountains in the afternoon. We made the decision to ditch the trail and hitch our way back to the trailhead. See my trip report "Tour de Pikes" for the full story.
Posted Aug 12, 2005 11:28 am

kjkrowRoute Climbed: Crags Campground Trail Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!


Great early morning climb with some confusion in the early stages. Reached the summit at 8:00 AM and was back at the car by 10:30. Almost nobody on the way up and 40 or 50 on the way down. There was also a small herd of sheep on Pike's broad shoulder.

Great climb overall.
Posted Aug 9, 2005 4:37 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: 8/76 band 8/91  Sucess!


I hiked to the summit 2 out of three attempts. Sure was a funny sensation to reach the top after passing through such wonderful and awesome landscape only to be confronted with a cog-rail, Parking lot and trading post. Though, I did appreciate the hot chocolat.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 5:26 pm

davebobk47Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: September 10, 2004  Sucess!


Very bad altitude sickness. Thank goodness I had a ride down.
Posted Aug 5, 2005 2:16 pm

bkloweRoute Climbed: Barr Trail from Manitou Springs City Hall Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!
Training for the Pikes Peak Ascent, I decided to try the whole course (13.3 miles, 7800 ft. gain) beforehand so I wouldn't be surprised come race day. Absolutely brutal. I didn't run any of the trail, but maintained a strong hiking pace and didn't stop and rest at all. Managed to summit in 4:47, exhausted and amazed to see so many tourists on the top, especially 300+lb. smokers. Go figure.
Posted Aug 3, 2005 5:55 pm

CortezRoute Climbed: Northwest Slope from Crags Campground Date Climbed: September 20, 2002  Sucess!


If you want to visit Pikes Peak without the crowds on the Barr trail use the crags route.

We were caught in an early season snowstorm & decided to make camp at treeline, just below a series of remarkable rock formations (looked like Pikes Peak Granite). We made it to the summit the following day just before noon. The remenants of the "summer gaper factor" in the Centennial state had subsided by this time of the year to visitation to the top was sparse.

A Word About the Cog & the road:

The modernized Pikes Peak Cog Railway and the tourist road to the summit offers a lazy alternatives to hiking this famous mountains. The road sprays unnecessay carcinogens into the already polluted urban landscape of the Front Range. The Cog is worth riding once but if you are only visiting the mountain once, hike it!

The gift shop & obnoxious monument to Katherine Lee Bates detract from the overall pristine quality of this historical peak.
Posted Jul 30, 2005 11:25 am

Scott WesemannRoute Climbed: Barr Date Climbed: 9/01  Sucess!

Scott Wesemann

This was an amazing hike. Just below the summit an electrical storm moved in. We waited it out before going to the top and it was very impressive. Kind of weird to see the buildings and cars on top...
Posted Jul 27, 2005 4:44 pm

HeatherFRoute Climbed: Pikes Peak Ascent from downtown Manitou Springs Date Climbed: August 22, 2004  Sucess!


Posted Jul 25, 2005 6:01 pm

pjenson05Route Climbed: Bar Trail Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!


This is a long Climb. Carried a 50 lbs. pack up it as well. We camped at Bar camp. Great climb.
Posted Jul 25, 2005 12:07 pm

alpine masterRoute Climbed: East slopes Date Climbed: Sept. 5th 2002  Sucess!

alpine master

12 hours round trip including a one hour lunch at the summit. Alpine Master ate chili on the summit and about crapped himself on the way down. Devil Dog Dudeman was a hard charger. Great day!
Posted Jul 24, 2005 5:03 pm

CWFryRoute Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: February 2003  Sucess!


Only person on top that day! Great feeling despite the cold and windy conditions. Started 1AM, finished 5PM. Couple hours sleep behind some logs half-way. It's depressing approaching at night, as the light on top of the summit buildings seems to stay equally far away no matter how many miles you cover. A truly excellent training mountian! 26 Miles, yeah!
Posted Jul 15, 2005 5:00 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

12 hours round trip including a one hour lunch at the summit. Alpine Master ate chili on the summit and about crapped himself on the way down. Devil Dog Dudeman was a hard charger. Great day!
Posted Jul 14, 2005 10:37 pm

doumallRoute Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: July, 3 2004  Sucess!


20th 14er!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 3:07 pm

cornfed97Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: August '04  Sucess!


1 day, round trip, first fourteener, what a day!!
Posted Jul 12, 2005 12:27 am

Midlife MountaineerRoute Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

Midlife Mountaineer

I had been to the summit a few times via train ride but this was far more satisfying.
Posted Jun 25, 2005 11:18 pm

powstashRoute Climbed: Barr Trail - Run Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2003  Sucess!


This was the second time I had run the Pikes Peak Marathon - certainly the strangest motive I've ever had to "climb" a peak. The Barr Trail is pretty straight forward. Just long and sustained, particularly the last 3K vert.. If I were hiking it, I'd bring along a water filter as there were a couple of seasonal streams that were still running in Aug which would provide water without having to carry it from the bottom. Past A frame it's wide open and typically windy up the last 3K vert.

I'll be back to run this but unless I really had to tick this peak on my list, I would opt for a more remote peak or a different route on Pikes, something on the southeast side.

Posted Jun 23, 2005 6:29 pm

Foxy Long BottomsRoute Climbed: Crags Date Climbed: 7/02?  Sucess!

Foxy Long Bottoms

My 1st real 14er. My ist attempt I did solo while visiting the State for work. I came from LA but didn't have much trouble with the altitude. I got shut down just below the false summit. The fog was very, very thick and the lightning came. I had a hard time finding the road back. But I went back another day, made it to the top and ate a burger at the top. I was amazed at how may people thought I was crazy for hiking up. I was thinking they were crazy for driving up!
Posted Jun 21, 2005 11:35 am

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