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flyinghighpeteRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 22, 2004  Sucess!

flyinghighpete

Got up to the summit and then jogged down as it started to sleet. Took about 3 hours. Great hike!
Posted Aug 24, 2004 12:31 am

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Late '70's  Sucess!

Saintgrizzly

Another of those peaks done by Aaron and I when just starting our mountaineering days. I don't remember much about this one, except I liked it (I liked them all...).
Posted Aug 10, 2004 8:41 pm

myroneRoute Climbed: Quandary Trail Date Climbed: August 1,2004  Sucess!

myrone

Started up at 6:30AM and reached the summit at 8:40. Lots of cars at the trailhead yet only 4 people on top. Great views in every direction although hazy from the Nucla wildfire. Perfect weather, stayed at summit about 30 mins then back down by 11:05, lots of people. My first 14'er and a great way to spend the morning!
Posted Aug 3, 2004 8:15 pm

DaFreshmanRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 8/1/04  Sucess!
2nd time on this route. VERY fun...and really only dicey in a very few select places. Route finding isn't really all that terrible so long as you remember: when in doubt, go HIGH.



As with all non-standard routes on the 14ers, the solitude of the route makes any difficulities worth while Especially on this peak - the East ridge is a CATTLE DRIVE these days.
Posted Aug 3, 2004 6:26 pm

jhansen007Route Climbed: East Ridge -- (In the moonlight) Date Climbed: August 1, 2004  Sucess!

jhansen007

Who says you can't have solitude on a popular peak like this one. Last night was a completely full moon and the weather was supposed to be great so I couldn't pass up a chance for a night hike. I started on the trail shortly after midnight. The sky stayed clear, there was virtually no wind, it was "relatively" warm, the trail was deserted, the moon was so bright I didn't need a headlamp above treeline. What more could you ask for? (Well, maybe a cute girl hiking with me, but you can't have everything in life). I reached the summit by 3:30 (stopped to take pictures several times). I stayed on the summit for 2 hours taking pictures. What a cool experience. Didn't see any other people until I headed down. Ok, so the East Ridge route is pretty boring, but doing it in the dark added a little excitement to it.
Posted Aug 1, 2004 4:15 pm

shanrickvRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 25, 2004  Sucess!

shanrickv

I had the pleasure of climbing with two of my employees, Emily and Stacy. For their first 14'er, they did a great job. The East Ridge was class I/II and not very challenging. There were 50 - 100 people on the summit at any one time.
Posted Jul 25, 2004 11:21 pm

Andrew McKenzieRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 18, 2004  Sucess!

Andrew McKenzie

Parked at the Blue Lake Trailhead and proceeded around to the west ridge. This ridge is rated class 3, but is very well beaten and more like class 2 up until a couple hundred feet from the summit. We saw some other climbers on the ridge who seemed lost and were headed well below the ridge to avoid the scramble at the top. My advice to to keep the ridge as much as possible. There are only one or two moves with sketch factors above 5 (my personal scale for danger). Just remember that it is not so bad when you take it one hold at a time! We descended the East Ridge and then hiked back up the road to the car. A very nice loop, approx. 8 miles round. Cheers!
Posted Jul 19, 2004 2:44 am

Larry VRoute Climbed: south slopes Date Climbed: July 1972  Sucess!

Larry V

This was the first of five 14er climbs my family did that week in July, following my graduation from high school. Great memories!!
Posted Jul 13, 2004 12:04 am

awillsonRoute Climbed: Cristo Coulior Date Climbed: August 8, 2002  Sucess!

awillson

This is a short but steep class 2+ route. Climbed with my 2 brothers.
Posted Jul 8, 2004 9:54 am

mountainmotaRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!

mountainmota

Nice easy 14er!
Posted Jun 15, 2004 7:13 pm

lostmanRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

lostman

A wonderful route! Fun and loft up top, beautiful empty valley below. Combined with Fletcher
Posted Jun 9, 2004 3:15 pm

bpsRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: May 10, 2004  Sucess!
I wanted to work off some winter fat so I grabbed my new hiking partner Jenn and we headed to Quandary for some fun. Camped at 10,800 the night before and headed out early-to-mid morning. There was some snow to contend with just above treeline and then the upper ridge was completely covered. Due to dropping temperatures, the snow was pretty hard on the upper part of the mountain and our axes came in handy in spots. Glissading was fun on the way down and we had a grand time. Sure is good to be back up in the mountains again!
Posted Jun 9, 2004 4:54 am

Aaron ReidRoute Climbed: Cristo Couloir Date Climbed: May 23, 2004  Sucess!
Started off at the Blue Lake Dam at 7am, snow was frozen solid, cramponed up the couloir in 2 hrs, descended east ridge and bushwacked back to the Dam. Great weather, but snow was still to solid to glissade down for my return trip :( Good spring training outing.
Posted May 27, 2004 12:33 am

DaveCRoute Climbed: e ridge Date Climbed: march 97  Sucess!

DaveC

winter climb, super cold and windy, and i was out of shape, but winter 14ering is the bomb. well worth it.
Posted May 21, 2004 9:21 pm

petersbikeRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 5-11-04  Sucess!

petersbike

Out of the trees followed the herdpath straight up the slope to the ridge, soft in places. Quite windy on the ridge. Saw 5 other people on the trail, 2 were boarders with their doggies. Looked like it would be nice to ski.
Posted May 11, 2004 10:31 pm

brandonRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 4/28/2004  Sucess!

brandon

Up and down the East Ridge, the new snow is mostly consolidated, but 6-12 inch wind slabs are hanging around up there. Watched a fiery, smog tinged sunrise from the summit.
Posted Apr 29, 2004 2:18 pm

Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: October 6, 2001  Sucess!

Ryan Kowalski

A blustery day and the ridge had a nice layer of fresh hail on it. I have to agree that this is Class 3 though. Great exposure, great mountain goats, great peak
Posted Apr 19, 2004 2:48 pm

MtnWomanRoute Climbed: East Route Date Climbed: April 11, 2004

MtnWoman

Got within a few hundred feet of the summit. Turned back due to exhaustion and foul looking clouds. Guess we'll have to try another day, possibly via a different route.
Posted Apr 13, 2004 12:34 am

CharlesDRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: April 11, 2004

CharlesD

Dammit, after two miles of post-holing up the east ridge, we turned back from fatigue and weather. Turns out we were above the 14k mark. Only a few hundred feet to go. If we'd only known...
Posted Apr 12, 2004 11:53 am

coloradoiceclimberRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: March 31, 2001  Sucess!

coloradoiceclimber

Solid work by the stray dog that came out of nowhere at the lot and ended up on the summit with Jay and I a couple of hours later!!
Posted Apr 10, 2004 3:44 pm

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