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gremlinspring skiing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011


2000+ vertical of perfect spring skiing
Posted Jul 6, 2011 7:36 pm

AlanaFirst fourteener in 10 months  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011
I was puffing. Tried to glissade down Cristo Couloir, but the snow was too soft.
Posted Jul 4, 2011 10:23 pm

sevenviiCristo fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011


Fun climb up the Cristo couloir. No visibility and was snowed on, but snow conditions were prime and the ascent is pretty straight forward.
Posted Jun 20, 2011 1:47 pm

metalmountainWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010


West Ridge route, super fun with decent exposure.
Posted Jun 8, 2011 12:48 pm

REMMonte Cristo Creek Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1984


Climbed with my Father. We were knocked to the ground above timberline by a lightning strike. Climbed again in July 1988 to photograph the "Cross of Stone" on Fletcher Mountain.
Posted Jun 6, 2011 3:52 pm

Pete CastriconeEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2011

Pete Castricone

Just stretching the legs.
Posted May 10, 2011 5:08 pm

benbusackColorado, colorado  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2010


Real straightforward hike. Banged this one out in about four hours. Great views!
Posted May 9, 2011 10:06 pm

AlpinistEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2011


Camped at the TH and climbed the East Ridge. It was a record snow year in CO and 3-4" of fresh snow fell while we were there. Conditions were good though and we shoed up the whole way. It was a beautiful hike through the woods but unfortuately the visibility was poor on the upper ridge.
Posted May 3, 2011 10:55 am

BLongFun Ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2011


We enjoyed an early morning skin in wintry conditions and skied down the east ridge of Quandary. We were hoping to ski the Cristo Couloir but visibility was down to 100 feet by the time we hit the summit.
Posted Apr 23, 2011 11:00 pm

JonWEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2011


Great climb to get some exercise. RT in 4 hours in winter conditions.
Posted Apr 17, 2011 11:10 pm

Jbird2Extra batteries next time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009
Beautiful day perfect hike. A large gathering of mountain sheep at 10,000 feet and my camera had a dead battery!
Posted Apr 11, 2011 8:24 pm

vetmike55mph winds made this climb chilly  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2011


Good boot pack and a well defined route made this climb fun. The wind made it a bit cold (-30 or so wind chill), but overall it was a good day on Quandary.
Posted Feb 21, 2011 2:37 pm

gabemStandard East Ridge in Winter  Sucess!


Pretty clear day with moderate winter temps. Would much rather climb the west ridge, or some of the colior routes on the south face in the future.
Posted Feb 9, 2011 4:23 am

CastillejaMiniataWinter Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2010


Did this one in snowshoes and came down in very deep powder on an off-trail route back to the car -meaning I lost the trail at the bottom. =)
Posted Feb 3, 2011 9:25 pm

Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2009


This was a very straightforward winter climb however I began it already feeling a bit flu-ish. By the time I was less than 75 ft from the summit, I was having an extreme stomach flu and fever and needed to flee the mountain quickly. It lasted for days so I didn't have the chance for a quick rematch. I will this February though. :)
Posted Jan 27, 2011 10:52 am

Brian CEast Ridge - Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2011

Brian C

Nice day out with the wife. Started in the clouds and cold while later breaking out into sun. Was a little surprised at the steepness on the ridge in places.

Nice way to revisit Quandary after the West Ridge. Lot's of folks out but a great day overall.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 9:01 pm

Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2006


this was the first of a whole lot of climbing on this mountain
Posted Jan 12, 2011 9:56 pm

Jeremy HakesDad's final 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2006

Jeremy Hakes

Easy slopes, nice finish.
Posted Jan 10, 2011 4:23 pm

yourhorsedoctorFirst 14er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2007
A great first summit - quite cold and windy (don't know what I expected in November..), definitely won't be my last...
Posted Jan 2, 2011 1:31 pm

thatnissanguyconfusion on quandary
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010


Went looking for the West Ridge in a blizzard. Got off route and found a few icy gullies that eventually dead ended. Settled for Cristo Couloir. Was a fun day!
Posted Dec 20, 2010 8:53 pm

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