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schlegerBusy summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2017


Lots of activity at summit for some sort of auto race.
Posted Jun 25, 2017 5:57 pm

HyadventureVia Barr Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2017


A bit of weather at the top, but otherwise a fun day.
Posted Jun 9, 2017 2:13 pm

kronshage3Pike's Peak Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014


First time running. Could not ask for a much better day.
Posted Apr 22, 2017 1:10 pm

kronshage3Pike's Peak Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2015


Second time. Great race, great weather. The shuttle ride down was a pleasure.
Posted Apr 22, 2017 1:10 pm

alexwatsonPike's Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2005
"Climbed" the mountain with my brother when we were on vacation and mom didn't want to leave the house so she let us take the rental car to the cog railway.
Posted Feb 17, 2017 7:42 pm

xbaghateighteen ultraprom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2016


Posted Dec 30, 2016 1:08 pm

naderPikes Peak
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1995


Drove to top at the end of a 6 day hiking trip.
Posted Nov 29, 2016 9:35 am

utclimberBarr Trail  Sucess!
Hiked in 1998(?) via the Barr Trail.
Posted Oct 16, 2016 5:10 pm

nannerbotsBarr Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2016
Took the train back down with family. Their first time on a 14er.
Posted Oct 5, 2016 10:07 pm

eidenreidenPikes Peak from Crags TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2016


Posted Sep 19, 2016 11:45 pm

FoxfulnessPikes Peak Marathon 2016  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2016


This was my 7th time climbing Pikes Peak via the Barr Trail. This includes a climb back in '08, a training run and the Ascent in '15, and three training summits prior to the Marathon this year.

My best time yet in 4:24 up. Not disappointed at all. Figured I'd finally sign the climbing log.
Posted Aug 29, 2016 4:03 pm

trexkerryCheated  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2016
Yeah, I drove up. Views were quite hazy, unfortunately. Made the side trip to the Devils Playground to tag the Teller COHP before heading to the airport (and tagging 3 more flatland COHPs on the way)
Posted Jul 17, 2016 4:54 pm

BLBonnetIt's a Long, Winding Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2013


Expect a very long drive to the top if you go that route. Stop along the way for good pictures and rocks to climb.
Posted Jun 13, 2016 4:33 pm

jakegarberFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2014
Long tough drive to the top :p
Posted May 9, 2016 6:48 pm

Grizzlyclimber1st 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2015


Summited via the Crags route. 2nd one to summit by foot. of course lots of cars on top by the time i arrived.
Posted Jan 19, 2016 12:48 pm

yadahzoemtnSecond Attempt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2015


Tried this one on May 31, 2015 and got turned around by a lightening storm while attempting the winter route. Got it this time
Posted Jan 5, 2016 9:51 pm

vimana aircraftHike through  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2015

vimana aircraft

Up the east side, and down the Crags!!!!
Posted Dec 25, 2015 4:44 pm

TheWolfIsLooseFirst Fourteener  Sucess!


I flew out solo from PA to Colorado Springs to have some mountain fun. On my second day in Colorado, I decided to head out to the Pike's trailhead and walk up a ways to check the Barr Trail out. I got on the trail at 8 am, and heading upwards with the goal of just getting to Barr Camp.

I ran into a hitchhiker from Arkansas at Barr Camp who was clearly not prepared for the trip. He couldn't believe I was already at Barr Camp, despite starting at 8 am... He said he had been on the mountain for two days already!! He was planning on camping somewhere around treeline. I suggested that going any higher with his poor physical condition, lack of experience, and lack of gear (all cotton clothing in the rain, decrepid backpack, sneakers, etc.) was probably not a good idea. I was then on my way... I'm not sure what ended up happening with him.

After Barr Camp, I decided I would go to the treeline and reevaluate the situation. Upon arrival at the treeline, I felt really good and the weather, while not ideal, didn't seem too bad. Onward I went for the summit.

Despite not having plans to summit, I was on the summit, in a white out, somewhere around 1:30 pm. Surprise, Surprise!! I had the summit to myself, but couldn't see 10 feet in front of me... oh well!

In the Cog Railroad Shop, I realized I had lost my debit card somewhere between the trailhead and the summit, which meant I had to put all of my food back. They let me keep the fires though, because I touched them with my bare hands lol.

I decided to head down quickly, since it was another 13 mile trek back to the car. At bout 12,500 feet, I ran into a British Army guy on his way up the the summit. He was struggling, and I didn't want to leave him alone, so back up I went... It sucked much worse on the second ascent, as the altitude was now kicking my Pennsylvania ass!

Eventually, we made the top! Two summits and not a single view of the valley below lol. Anyway, the guy was cool enough to grab me a train ticket for the trip down, since I hiked back up with him to the top. All in all, a hell of a day!
Posted Nov 2, 2015 12:13 pm

damgaardford focus...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2015


First mountain above 14.000 feet that I have "climbed" in a Ford Focus!
Posted Oct 10, 2015 2:27 pm

BradBartickAnd...done  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2015


Did the big run. Ran up Incline in 34 mins, then over to Barr and up to Pikes. 4:15 up, then down Barr all the way to car, about 7:30 total time. I had expected an uninteresting hike but Barr Trail is truly awesome. Long but simply great. BTW I could not sustain a jog above 12k so I had to speed-hoof it which was much better. Hey, cut me a break! I'm human! Not easy to do 20+ miles when the very first mile ascends 2k feet. Lactic acid city! Enough griping.
Posted Oct 2, 2015 10:16 pm

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