Route Climbed: Barr Trail, Crags and Pikes Peak Challange
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.
Route Climbed: From Crags Campground TH Date Climbed: 6-27-93
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!