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tripman1Snow in August  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2014
long hike, just missed the speed attempt climber.
Posted Sep 10, 2015 5:57 pm

Moogie7372-part East Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2015


#1 8-21-15 on Memorial Day weekend made it to 13,700' on snowshoes before high winds and an electrical storm stopped us from climbing further. We'd followed the Barr Trail as far as the A-frame. So on our 2nd attempt we rode the Railway to Mtn View and hoofed it from there. Wow - so different sans snow.
Posted Aug 26, 2015 11:22 pm

nickw1Barr Trail in less-than-ideal weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2011
Was visiting Colorado from England and had been hell-bent on doing Pikes Peak since the previous October. Unfortunately the weather was less-than-stable this particular week with daily thunder. Set off around sunrise (6am IIRC) with sunny conditions as far as Barr Camp where I arrived 9am. Tough going beyond there, was feeling the altitude. Beyond the A frame cloud came down and there was light hail, so was deliberating whether to carry on but the trail was good and there were a few people about so I did. Made it to the top circa 1.30pm and had the obligatory doughnut. Weather started deteriorating around 2pm with light snow starting and occasional thunder so hot footed it off the summit, catching up with someone I'd met on the summit. Went down to Barr Camp in rain (thankfully no more thunder) together and spent the night there, returning to Manitou the following morning in thick fog. Would like to return sometime in good weather!
Posted Feb 17, 2015 7:14 pm

16herdmanrFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011


Fun hike with the father on the Barr trail.
Posted Feb 8, 2015 1:08 pm

dino61111Camped at the old A-frame  Sucess!


I can still picture the interminable Golden Staircase which finally led to the top. My friend and I camped at the little cabin which really made the peak easier. I can only imagine what doing this in one day must be like. Views out to the plains run for about 100 miles on a clear day. The Main Range is also very visible. I can remember being a little bit annoyed by the people who only "drove" to the top!
Posted Jan 31, 2015 3:18 pm

captain.ronTook the easy route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2014


Drove up on a soul searching trip
Posted Jan 5, 2015 3:01 am

rockymountain_guacDONUTS!!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2014
Did the northern slopes route through the devils playground. Got some donuts at the top and had a great 4th of July.
Posted Oct 22, 2014 8:19 pm

Tom FralichBarr Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014

Tom Fralich

Did this in 2 days with an overnight in a lean to at Barr Camp. My dad came along and we took the train down from the top.
Posted Oct 8, 2014 8:30 pm

thechemistryquestionI cheated  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2014


I started from Devil's Playground, but it was still 3 miles up with over 1100 feet of elevation gain, so I'm counting it.
Posted Oct 4, 2014 8:10 pm

mattdalmanNorthwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2014


4th fourteener. Fantastic weather!
Posted Sep 24, 2014 10:20 pm

OnagerBarr Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014


Hiked in Sat. morning from Manitou Ave because the main parking lot was full, adding another mile at least. Hiked with a full pack to Barr Camp and camped across the way. Met some nice hikers and woke up the next day, hit the trail at 6:30 AM. Made the summit around 10:40AM, back to Barr Camp for the night by 2:30PM. Hiked back out to the car. 28 miles RT with 7,800' of elevation gain.
Posted Sep 9, 2014 12:48 pm

technicolorNHUp the Barr trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2014


Started at 410 AM, summit at 1030 AM. Fifty minute break on top eating food in the mob scene cafeteria and then a five hour descent to get back to my car in the power plant parking lot at 425 PM. The summit parking area had three cars with antifreeze spraying out of them but with the views, I can see why people make the climb/drive. It was well worth it, especially on such a nice day.
Posted Aug 28, 2014 10:44 am

AltitudeSicknessNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2000


Nice hike up to summit.
Posted Aug 1, 2014 8:40 am

jdzahariaDrive Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014


Drove up the road. Stepped on the highest rock and found the benchmark.
Posted Jul 7, 2014 12:27 pm

xDoogiexPikes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014


Made it to the summit from the Barr trailhead in 5.5hrs. Summit was cold and cloudy so no view. Got up there at 8:15 so no doughnuts either :( my knee bothered me my whole descent and made it take a lot longer
Posted Jul 2, 2014 7:23 pm

cgish88Devil's Playground  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014


Took this route due to the Barr trail being to long for my time constraints
Posted Jun 8, 2014 5:59 pm

ericdCrags Approach
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2014


A strong wind-chill (-20F) turned us around 1,000' below Pikes Peak summit. Light fresh snow true to forecast gave us good winter climbing in April! Our buffs froze solid, with stinging ice chips in the incessant >45mph winds, contributed to a turn around or face frost-bite. Broke trail the entire way.
Posted Apr 28, 2014 10:41 am

mtmanchris83crowded on the summit


Climbed Barr trail once and the y-couloir once. Want to go back up via the hero traverse in the winter to avoid the crowds at the summit.
Posted Nov 28, 2013 12:37 am

WoodswalkerPikes Peak  Sucess!


1968. My first Colorado 14er. Rode up with my family when I was 8 years old.
Posted Nov 9, 2013 1:19 pm

MadGrad96Pikes  Sucess!


Twice from Crags
Posted Nov 1, 2013 10:28 pm

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