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skyward22via the coulior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2009

skyward22

Me and Joe climbed Quandary coulior as a winter ascent. Weather was pretty good, snow was stable in most places. Approach took almost 5 hours--postholing to the waist almost every step. Had some mismangements in hydration--only 1/2 L of H20 car to car in 12 hours for me. Good to know my body functions well under stress and dehydration at altitude, though. No real complaints. Just another great alpine day.
Posted Feb 19, 2009 4:12 am

MattKEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

MattK

Wife, dog and I.
Posted Jan 19, 2009 8:21 am

noahs213East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2008

noahs213

Very windy. Got sick towards the top but made it and was greeted with a beautiful view. A long day though. Great winter climb!
Posted Dec 30, 2008 10:36 pm

gbradyExcellent Winter Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2008

gbrady

The best 14er to climb during the winter.
Posted Dec 7, 2008 7:52 pm

McCannsterMisery Death Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2008

McCannster

The first half of the climb was fine, but after we got above treeline, conditions horrified, and I found myself almost dying from exhaustion, postholing my way up the East Ridge in whiteout visibility, howling winds, and blowing snow, not to mention the 10+ false summits. I barely made it just before I was going to tell myself to turn around! No views, stayed but two minutes on top, then booked it down. Fun day of suffering!
Posted Dec 6, 2008 8:46 pm

395guyNice easy 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008

395guy

I was hoping to bring my 9yo son up this peak (for his 2nd 14er), but he overslept after we went to a double-header Rockies game in Denver the day before. I took it very easy on this hike and reached the summit with no problem. By far, the easiest 14er I've ever done. I ran the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon the next day in 1:25. Glad I didn't overdo it on Quandary the day before. The mood was rather somber on the peak of Quandary... the body of a hiker had been found the day before on this mtn. He had fallen while climbing off the trail on a different route.
Posted Oct 10, 2008 11:36 pm

MountainHikerCO#30  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

MountainHikerCO

This was my 30th climb of Quandary. There was a fresh blanket of from the day before. It was a nice day so much of the snow on the lower mountain had melted into slush and mud for the trip down.
Posted Sep 14, 2008 1:15 pm

MikeyBFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2008

MikeyB

Beautiful day for a solo trip up the east ridge.
Posted Aug 30, 2008 12:35 am

dunking_deutschmanschlonka small flopper  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2008

dunking_deutschman

A lovely short jaunt up a relatively easy 14er. Still I felt the altitude and was stalked by several goats.
Posted Aug 29, 2008 12:50 am

PivvayEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007

Pivvay

Marni and I played hooky from work and climbed this as our 3rd 14er together. Fun going up, sick of the steps on the way down. I think I'd only do the east ridge again in the snow. Still a fun and pretty climb overall.
Posted Aug 21, 2008 10:28 am

ledavis23East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2008

ledavis23

Gorgeous. A really fun day. Not terribly crowded either.
Posted Aug 19, 2008 11:19 pm

BigRobInwood Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

BigRob

Started with the "direct start". There were plenty of mountain goats to share the route with. I was actually shocked at the number of people on the summit when we arrived. It was like a line of ants on the standard route.
Posted Aug 19, 2008 8:01 pm

alpspitzeEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

alpspitze

Seemed like hundreds of people on this popular mountain.
Took around 2:45RT. Tried to hike this in 1992 but there was 4 feet of fresh show in mid August that stopped me.
Posted Aug 15, 2008 8:13 pm

wwellsEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008

wwells

Tougher than I had anticipated, but that speaks more to my poor conditioning than the mountain itself. Lots and lots of hikers and great views from the summit.
Posted Aug 6, 2008 5:50 pm

sistinasEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

sistinas

Second 14er in two days (did Bierstadt the day before). The weather was awesome - there were none of the usual afternoon thunderstorms even though the clouds looked a little threatening on the descent. Summit was a little crowded for a weekday and we could've done without all the folks yapping on their cellphones.
Posted Aug 4, 2008 5:22 pm

brookeokFirst 14er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008

brookeok

This was my first 14er! I arrived at Colorado a few days earlier with a few friends to do some climbing. Our ulimate goal was to climb Mt. Elbert which we did. In order to prepare for Elbert we wanted to get acclimated to the altitude. To do this we stayed at high altitudes and visited Mt. Evans. We also did some small hikes at elevation. We decided to climb on Quandary Peak with the extent of the hike dependant on how we felt. We started early and maintained a good pace. We all felt good and decided to continue the climb. It was pretty strenuous but the views of the surrounding mountains and the wildlife were awesome. We trudged on and summited. Not a whole lot of people at the top but everyone we meet was very friendly. We stayed at the top a bit and headed back down. It was a wonderul day.
Brooke
Posted Aug 4, 2008 12:01 am

cp0915up West Ridge, down Cristo Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2008

cp0915

The west ridge approach was stunningly beautiful, and still frozen, while the upper ridge was surprisingly alpine and enjoyable. The cristo descent was short and fast.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 6:45 pm

Brandon FullerEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Brandon Fuller

Never seen such a busy 14er route!
Posted Aug 2, 2008 3:49 pm

mlbcardEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008
Great day.
Posted Jul 22, 2008 12:56 am

RandonneeEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Randonnee

Fantastic Day! 71F on the summit, with a light breeze. There were a few thin clouds.
Posted Jul 14, 2008 8:36 am

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