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belexesQuandary Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


I led this trip with 4 other hikers through meetup.com. The place was a madhouse. We arrived at the trailhead just after 6AM, and there were already a whole bunch of cars parked along McCullough Gulch Road, and more coming in behind us. We reached the summit around 8:45 and there was a good sized crowd up there. There is still some snow up on the summit ridge. Weather was great, a little windy up top, but it was sunny, with great views. When we got back down to Point 13146, we could see a great big conga line of people headed up to the summit. We saw a couple of mountain goats hanging around the trail on the way down. A great day all in all.
Posted Jul 12, 2009 4:03 pm

Liba KopeckovaNice winter climg  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

One of the easiest winter forteeners. Great glissade on the way back.
Posted Jul 8, 2009 4:18 am

er185005Winter is the best  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2008


Short climb only about four hours but very cold and windy. Could only see about ten feet in front of me the entire way. Went with a friend but we both were out of each others site for most of the climb. thank god for GPS.
Posted Jul 3, 2009 6:58 pm

Steve LarsonEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

Steve Larson

Nice, easy hike. Spectacular view. Wish I had my dog along--she would have loved it!
Posted Jul 2, 2009 8:59 pm

dakotaconcreteClose but no cigar!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2009


Came to within a hundred feet of the summit via the standard eastern ridge. The wind was oppressive and limited visibility to approximately 20 or 30 feet. Very worth while though as it proved extremely gratifying have made it as far as we did!
Posted Jun 30, 2009 3:25 pm

JoeyBagoDonutsNot so solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2009


Great hike. Good weather and the friendly Quandary Dog Horton made for a fun day.
Posted May 10, 2009 5:56 pm

mattpayne11Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1997


Easiest 14'er to date. Large Crowd.
Posted Apr 27, 2009 12:47 am

rlawsonEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2009


Up and down in 5 hrs. 14er #3 for me.
Posted Apr 24, 2009 6:08 pm

PablohoneyEast ridge  Sucess!


Caught it on a not so busy day last summer, one of the better days on a 14er.
Posted Mar 28, 2009 6:43 pm

deungsanEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2009


Last day of winter/first day of spring. Great weather.
Posted Mar 28, 2009 6:23 pm

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


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


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

noahs213East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2008


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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