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cftbqnew route, cold summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006


I accompanied my young friend Sarah on her first 14er, taking the Crags route. We started at 1 am and hiked under clear starry skies and, later, moonlight. It was very windy and cold at the summit, but we had it all to ourselves, as we arrived at about 6:40 MDT, my earliest 14er summit.
Posted Jun 18, 2006 7:17 pm

CODaveCrags Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006


Went up Crags route. Saw very few people until summit. Nice day, but windy at Devil's Playground.
Posted Jun 8, 2006 5:55 pm

sshankleLittle Italy Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2006


My partner and I climbed Little Italy today. About 2 hours round trip (included a lift from a gracious family descending from the summit in their truck). Snow was a little loose down low, but up higher it was good. We passed the soft slushy stuff on the edges of the gully (often one foot on snow, the other on rock).

We went on to the summit zoo via "mechanized access".
Posted Jun 7, 2006 9:13 pm

csmcgranahanBarr Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2006


Made it up in just over 5 hours. It was a beautiful day with the exception of extreme winds above treeline. They were so brutal the Pikes Peak Highway was closed. Took the train down.
Posted May 29, 2006 12:39 pm

pittbrowniePikes Peak via Barr Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2006


My first 14er! Perfect weather. Trail was fine, a bit of snow the last two miles but nothing my trail sneakers couldn't handle.
Posted May 18, 2006 3:44 am

roozers42Route Climbed: Crags  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2006


Low temps but wind wasn't too much of a problem. Due to a late start, we ended up hiking the last 30 minutes in the dark. Forgot the headlamps so we used the GPS for a little bit of light. A long day, but very satisfying - we were the only ones on the summit and didn't see another soul the entire day.
Posted May 15, 2006 4:37 pm

Brian KaletThrice  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

1984, 8/30/2009 & 9/9/2012.
Posted Apr 27, 2006 4:53 pm

ClearSkiesAheadFrom the Crags  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2005


Came up from the Crags to such a crowded summit. Some clouds were looking menacing so I asked a park ranger at the top what he heard about the weather, and he said it would hold. Asked if I had climbed the mountain and when I said yes, he didnt beleive me. He claimed everyone who climbs it is more out of breath than I was. Which was strange since I felt about dead.
Posted Apr 26, 2006 4:03 pm

km_donovanBarr Camp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2003


Some solid snow near the top made it necessary to chop a few steps. Had the mountain to myself.
Posted Apr 16, 2006 2:39 pm

shanrickvBarr Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2006


Climbed with climbing buddy, Alan. We took the leisure route over 3 days with two very pleasant nights spent at the Barr Camp. Summit day was very windy above treeline with moderate snow. No postholing or snowshoes were required, but lots of step kicking. Great 3 days in the Front Range of Colorado!
Posted Apr 15, 2006 10:39 pm

Mountain JimBarr Trail, June 1970  Sucess!

Mountain Jim

Climbed 6 times total ... 3 times as a runner in the round trip race of the Pikes Peak Marathon ... no wonder my knees are shot.
Posted Mar 4, 2006 8:52 pm

markhyamsBarr trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2003


A couple of inches of fresh snow on top was a nice change. Braving the cold was worth it to get to the doughnuts!
Posted Mar 3, 2006 4:32 pm

markhyamsCrags Campground  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1996


Nice isolated route, until you have to walk along the road. I attemted it the previous winter as well, but didn't get above treeline due to storm and winds.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 4:26 pm

foreverwildFirst 14er  Sucess!


Climbed as my first 14er, bad storms taught an early lesson.
Posted Feb 21, 2006 1:10 am

KieferRoute Climbed: Crags Campground Date Climbed: July, 3 1999  Sucess!


Camped out the previous night, had great calm, warm weather and many beers!

Pushed for the summit the next day. Met a guy near the top. They were having some sort of pre-race session before the Pikes peak race the next day. Lots of cars and women!! It snowed at the top! On the 3rd of July. It was awesome.

We hiked down together sharing a spliff he rolled and proceeded to drink the rest of the beer I didn't finish the night before when we got back to my campsite.

Without doubt, one of the most enjoyable 14ers times I had.
Posted Jan 26, 2006 5:04 pm

barrattRoute Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: Summer 2000  Sucess!


A very long ascent. The first and last three miles are tough, middle section is where you can really move. This was my 1st 14er and it woke the mountaineering beast within me. Hiked with Tom and JD
Posted Jan 19, 2006 9:47 pm

jonnybootsRoute Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: June 1999  Sucess!


Easy climb. Very nice day
Posted Jan 8, 2006 12:25 am

MariePRoute Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: December 24, 2005  Sucess!


Amazing to see all the tourists on the summit!
Posted Jan 4, 2006 10:51 pm

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: Barr Trail Run Date Climbed: August 21, 2004  Sucess!


Did the Pikes Peak run- I figured it would be a good way to do a peak like this. Still beautiful despite all the people and fresh snow in August.
Posted Jan 4, 2006 8:40 pm

shanahan96Route Climbed: Crags Campground Date Climbed: December 29, 2005  Sucess!


nice start with a big group layne got together. after leaving treeline, the wind picked up. constant 40-50 mph winds made for a miserable experience.

Posted Jan 3, 2006 1:11 pm

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