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odysseusRoute Climbed: Crags Campground TH Date Climbed: 8/19/2000  Sucess!

odysseus

My partner and I elected to bag Pikes from the Northwest side, avoiding the Barr Trail parade. This was a great 14 miler, we only encountered one other climber on the trail. Upon reaching the Devil's Playground area, we discovered that the day we picked to climb was the day of the Pikes Peak Ascent Run - what a total zoo! The summit was covered in people. It was a relief to get off the top and back down on the trail!
Posted Aug 22, 2001 11:17 am

Peter EliassenRoute Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: 9/1/95  Sucess!

Peter Eliassen

Stay at Barr Camp for a night and finish it in two days, the descent is rather quick!
Posted Aug 16, 2001 11:39 am

carpRoute Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: July 9, 2000  Sucess!
I left Manitou Springs at 12:30a and arrived at the top by 10:30a. I had two long rests, one at Barr Camp and the other just above 11,000 ft. In addition to being tired, I needed to wait for the sun to start warming up the mountain. The Pikes Peak Manitou Springs Cog Railroad brought me back down.



Why did I climb at night? First, I am not in great shape and I knew I would not do so well in the heat of the day. Second, its better to be operating in the dark when you are fresh. Third, the Cog RR fills up quickly, my best chance to get a ride down was to arrive at the summit early. Fourth, the lightning display over the plains was awesome.
Posted Aug 3, 2001 5:39 pm

Jim ClarkeRoute Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: 7/22/98  Sucess!

Jim Clarke

Long, fairly boring day hike timed perfectly so at the summit I could watch obese flatlanders disembark the cog railway direct to eating cheese fries in the cafeteria. All the while I was starving because I didn't pack enough food...came pretty close to dumpster diving...need to ski the couliors on the east side next.
Posted Jul 24, 2001 9:11 pm

mconnellRoute Climbed: Many of them Date Climbed: 1970's-present  Sucess!
Grew up in C. Springs, climbing the Peak many times in all seasons. Now I use the west side for training.
Posted Jul 17, 2001 12:24 pm

climbcoloradoRoute Climbed: Barr Trail, Crags and Pikes Peak Challange  Sucess!

climbcolorado

I live in Colorado Springs and have done almost all the routes on Pikes Peak. I have hiked, skied and mountain biked the Peak. Mountain Biking the road is not allowed but once a year there is a bicycle race called the Pikes Peak Challange when you are allowed to bike to summit! I have done two winter climbs from the Crags trailhead and one summer hike on the Barr Trail.
Posted Jul 17, 2001 10:24 am

jratkRoute Climbed: Barr trail Date Climbed: May 2000  Sucess!

jratk

Long hike, too many people. Caretakers at the camp are cool to talk to.
Posted May 17, 2001 9:49 pm

thepluggerRoute Climbed: From Crags Campground TH Date Climbed: 6-27-93  Sucess!

theplugger

In order to avoid the Barr Trail crowds, and to make the climb shorter, we backpacked up a couple miles from the Crags Campground TH, camped in a meadow, then started early the next morning for the summit as a day hike. What a weird experience to climb a 14er with a restaurant on top and packed with people who had gotten there by train!
Posted Apr 8, 2001 1:51 pm

Jerry ThomasRoute Climbed: Craggs Campground Date Climbed: 6/3/2000  Sucess!
Not as long as the Barr Trail, pretty easy walk-up.
Posted Apr 6, 2001 8:52 am

kilimanjaro1Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: 7-14-99  Sucess!

kilimanjaro1

Long day hike.. camped at Barr cabins
Posted Mar 21, 2001 8:22 pm

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