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alpinewalkerRoute Climbed: Barr Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2004


My first 14er. Started at midnight and made the summit before noon. Had a bad experience though, while finishing the 16 golden stairs a few kids who had rode up with their parents were throwing rocks at us. Needless to say I had a few words with their parents. Otherwise a great hike, I'd like to come back in the winter
Posted Apr 11, 2007 11:35 am

Vic HansonBarr Trail, to A-Frame
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2006

Vic Hanson

We got a late start so didn't expect to summit but wanted to see how far we could get. We turned around just past the A-Frame cabin because of the heavy snowfall and we couldn't follow the trail due to all the fresh snow.
Posted Apr 1, 2007 1:16 am

Matt Worsterthank you snowshoes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007

Matt Worster

Crags route. Solid on the ascent, hip deep postholes in the slush, even while wearing snowshoes, on the descent. It could have been so much worse without them! Beautiful day, but a long one for my early-season fitness level. Parked at Mennonite Camp, no vehicle was going past the first turn-out 1/4 mile above that. Hot cocoa at the top was a plus :-)
Posted Mar 19, 2007 2:11 pm

snowhikerHome town peak  Sucess!


I have done Pikes Peak 6 times so far 2 from Barr trail. The first time i spent the night at barr camp where you can get dinner and more for just a few $$$. I've hiked the whole Barr trail up and back but that is a very long day if you are going to hike Barr trail in one trip it's best to start about 3 or 4 am. And the rest from the Crags camp ground. most were summer hikes. Sierratrekkin (rob) and i did it nov. 05 damm that was a windy day 60 plus winds.
Posted Feb 28, 2007 4:25 pm

tacoturnerFirst 14er  Sucess!


It's difficult not to feel snooty when you get to the top under your own power and there's fat car-tourists in their air-conditioned fast-food bubble.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 4:42 pm

Greg IafelieceDitto to Brad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2007

Greg Iafeliece

Climbes with Brad below.
Posted Feb 18, 2007 12:13 am

Brad SniderFrom Crags CG  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2007

Brad Snider

Climbed with sudnstop from 14ers.com. Great day, some post-holing and had to make route longer due to snow conditions. Sunny & beautiful.
Posted Feb 7, 2007 4:26 am

weeds19First 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1997


Three friends and I had a brief respite from work and decided to hike Pikes Peak. We started at the Crags campground and slowly made our way up the mountain. It was a long day made a little shorter by the ride we hitched down to Devils Playground. I don't like the idea of a road to the top of the mtn, but I do like the idea of buying gatorade there!
Posted Jan 19, 2007 3:30 am

mountaindanBarr Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2005


Beautiful trail, I loved stopping in at Barr camp. Does it count if my wife picked me up at the top?
Happy 15th Aniversary!
Posted Nov 10, 2006 9:24 am

winterfaeCrags trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006


Was my first 14er as well as firsts for my 2 hiking partners. The crags trail isn't as long as others, but was a good intro to the steepness of many 14er trails. Definitely had to pace myself but was rewarded by the view at top. Mixed feelings about the top. Am thankful that summits can be accessible to all, but the commercialism is a killer.
Posted Oct 24, 2006 2:07 am

conan5351From Crags  Sucess!


The climb was a long one. We only saw a few people climbing up that day, but hundreds more on top.
Posted Sep 23, 2006 4:01 pm

swm88erCommercialized  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2006


Pikes Peak isn’t a bad hike for being so close to Colorado Springs. Lots of people on the trail, a road to the summit, and a train make the hike a little less than peaceful. None the less Pikes Peak is a classic. The name 16 Golden Stairs (a stair is a set of two switchbacks) deceives you into thinking your almost done.
Posted Sep 19, 2006 9:58 pm

bjd5578From the Crags  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2004


I grew up in Colorado Springs in the shadow of this bohemeth - once I started climbing 14ers, I knew I had to tackle this one. We decided to climb from the Crags instead of Barr Trail (since it was more feasible for a day hike).

Despite having driven up this peak dozens of times and taken the cog railway more than once, hiking it was delightful. Plus, name any other 14er that you can buy donuts (and a coffee mug) at the top?
Posted Sep 14, 2006 3:47 am

cdickinsonBarr trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006
Climbed with the other 400+ who climbed today - perfect day
Posted Sep 11, 2006 4:43 pm

cftbqabove the clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006


My 3rd time up this peak, I led my wife, daughter, and grandson, who had not previously done it, via the Crags route. We spent most of the day in unbroken sunshine, looking down on a cloud deck which blanketed Colo. Spgs., as well as the lowlands south, west, and north.
Posted Sep 3, 2006 5:09 pm

pksanderMarathon Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006


I summited Pikes Peak for the first time running the Pikes Peak Marathon this year. The course climbs the mountain via the Barr Creek Trail. I summited in 3:35 and completed the marathon in 5:49. It really hurt. I might do the Ascent again in a few years, but the marathon... probably not. I'm still messed up ;)
Posted Sep 3, 2006 3:26 am

rpaceNumber 4!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


4 1/2 hours up from Crags Campground via the Northwest Slopes. It rained on the 3 1/2 downclimb. Beautiful route!
Posted Sep 2, 2006 5:55 am

tcisgrayPikes Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2005
Nice climb. "Thirteen Golden Stairs" are killers. Hiked up to Barr Camp the first day, spent the night. Met lots of really nice people. Finished the climb the next morning. Beautiful day. Long climb.
Posted Aug 30, 2006 1:07 am

RockmanForgot about this one.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1994


Was out in CO for a geology field camp and went up Pikes on a day off. Rewarding indeed.
Posted Aug 29, 2006 6:00 am

Scott WisherTourist Trap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Scott Wisher

Carrie, Joe, Alissa, and I began at the Devil's Playground trailhead instead of ascending the Barr Trail. After mine and Joe's long experience on Long's, we weren't that interested in a 26 mile hike. We were the first hikers to summit that day, but definitely not the first at the top. Hundreds of people beat us by using the Cog Railroad or the long road to the top. This was my girlfriends first 14er. There was a nice amount of early morning snow cover from the previous night. The snow and ice made the boulder scramble near the top a little bit more treacherous, but nothing too serious. While we were up there, we summited Devil's Playground, the Teller County, Colorado highpoint, my 20th Colorado county highpoint.
Posted Aug 28, 2006 8:47 pm

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