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markhyamsE Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 1994

markhyams

Colder, snowier, but sunny. Snowshoes not needed.
Posted Mar 5, 2006 6:30 pm

markhyamsE Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 1994

markhyams

Cold, snowy and windy. But fun.
Posted Mar 5, 2006 6:29 pm

NanitaDRoute Climbed: East Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 1994

NanitaD

I broke my arm on September 12. I tripped while jogging back down the Flattop trail after climbing Hallet, Otis, Flattop, and Ptarmigan Point in Rocky Mountain National Park. But since we were in Breckenridge I couldn't resist going up Quandary.I went solo, but of course I was not totally by myself since I saw others on the ridge to the summit. However, because of the wind I had a jacket on and most of the people I met did not realize I had a broken arm. When I reached the summit I couldn't resist pulling my sleeve back so that the cast would be obvious in my summit photo. The fall colors were fading and a storm was moving in, but it was still a great day to be in the mountains.
Posted Feb 25, 2006 3:59 pm

AspenRe: Route Climbed: East Slopes

Aspen

U climbed with a broken arm? Hahaha!! That's insane!

Knight
Posted May 15, 2006 5:53 am

Oregon-ClimberFrigid Climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2006

Oregon-Climber

Summited around 12:00, the wind was blowing and the thermometer was dropping so we didn't stick around too long on the summit. Lucked out on visibility though!
Posted Feb 21, 2006 7:22 pm

foreverwildFirst Winter 14er  Sucess!

foreverwild

Climbed solo but with others along the trail for my first winter 14er and again with a friend in May during a late season blizzard.
Posted Feb 21, 2006 12:26 am

Joel HopperRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Summer 2005  Sucess!

Joel Hopper

There was a small snowfield just below the summit and no shortage of wind on top.
Posted Feb 20, 2006 5:48 pm

peakrat76peakrat76  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 1980

peakrat76

Lots of snow down low. Beautiful day with a few high clouds. Great glissades on east ridge on descent.
Posted Feb 19, 2006 6:49 pm

sshankleWinter Solo - East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2006

sshankle

My first 14'er. Good winter climb. I got lost after the ascent (missed the ridge) and after a couple hours of hair-raising traverses of avy teritory and postholing I made it back to the road NE of the ridge that I missed.

Good cramponing after an early start. Only other party on the mtn was a 10th Mtn Div. training group.

See my trip report with a couple pics.
Posted Feb 15, 2006 3:14 am

KieferRoute Climbed: Quandry Trail Date Climbed: July 4, 1997  Sucess!

Kiefer

Tried this peak for the first time in February but had to turn around due to the wind. Successful in July. There was still alot of snow and the wind was blowing pretty hard. A cold day.
Posted Jan 27, 2006 3:40 pm

mapfeifferRoute Climbed: Quandary Trail Date Climbed: January 21, 2006  Sucess!

mapfeiffer

I'm happy to have saved this one for winter. Only 10 other people on the trail that we met rather than the trail of ants in the summer. It was a bit chilly with some blustery wind gusts that make but otherwise a beautiful day. Crampons would have been much faster at the top, but snowshoes were servicable.
Posted Jan 22, 2006 3:31 pm

barrattRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 8/9/03  Sucess!

barratt

Nice ridge walk to the summit. 14er #9
Posted Jan 19, 2006 9:18 pm

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 10, 2004  Sucess!

chicagotransplant

Most crowded summit award, at least 50!
Posted Jan 9, 2006 8:06 pm

paulhankeRoute Climbed: Quandary Trail (East Ridge) Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!
My first fourteener! WOOHOO! Hauled a bottle of champagne all the way ... popped the cork on the summit! (That cork now has a place of honor on a shelf in my office :-)
Posted Jan 6, 2006 9:05 pm

1mverticalRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2005  Sucess!

1mvertical

Very high winds made this a tough, cold day. Powder in the trees made the trail invisible. Stick to the ridge and you can't miss. Just keep your distance from the cornice. This was my 7 summit of Quandry.
Posted Jan 4, 2006 5:20 pm

CODaveRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!

CODave

Went up the easy East Ridge to Quandary's summit. Had the summit to ourselves. Ran into many people on our descent.
Posted Dec 30, 2005 12:33 pm

LSRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 26-aug-2005  Sucess!

LS

See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/quandary_peak
Posted Dec 26, 2005 4:15 pm

jclementsRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: October-November 2001  Sucess!

jclements

I may not have the month (or year) right, but the snowfall was pretty light that year. My first 3rd class-type 14er.
Posted Dec 22, 2005 7:21 pm

mntnplayRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 11 December 2005  Sucess!

mntnplay

2:45 up on snow all the way from trailhead to summit. Although balmy in the sun at the TH, the themometer on a nearby pack showed just over 2F on the summit. The oils on the plastic lid for my lentil/feta lunch froze solid within seconds of taking the lid off.
Posted Dec 12, 2005 1:02 am

timfoltzRoute Climbed: Quandary Trail Date Climbed: Summer of 1997  Sucess!

timfoltz

My first 14er at the age of 8. Fun family climb.
Posted Dec 8, 2005 1:05 pm

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