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smudgeRoute Climbed: stevens gulch Date Climbed: 09-07-2004  Sucess!

smudge

I like climbing this mountain...I felt it has a little more character than is lofty neighbor. Had the summit to myself for 20 minutes and didn't see another soul until about a mile form the trailhead on the descent...good stuff! Next time, it's Kelso Ridge...that look like loads of fun.
Posted Sep 7, 2004 4:51 pm

myroneRoute Climbed: From Grays Peak across the saddle Date Climbed: Saturday August 28, 2004  Sucess!

myrone

Left Grays Peak about 9:12AM down to the saddle and back up to Torreys summit about 9:50AM. Seven people on top and others on the way. Spectacular views all around and fresh snow on nearly every peak. Signed the summit log, stayed about 20 mins. Took my time on the way down and took lots of photos, back to the trailhead at 11:45. My 3rd 14'er and a great morning!
Posted Aug 29, 2004 9:49 pm

F BombRoute Climbed: Standard (From Grays) Date Climbed: August 23, 2003  Sucess!

F Bomb

Finally got the views I went up there for, spectacular to say the least. The clouds that covered us on Grays were long gone, and it even warmed up.
Posted Aug 26, 2004 2:13 pm

KChikerRoute Climbed: Standard (Grays) Date Climbed: July 23rd 2004  Sucess!

KChiker

Hiked Grays and traversed to Torreys. Scenic hike. Not difficult. Crowded (even though it was a Friday). Good starter 14er.
Posted Aug 23, 2004 4:25 pm

georgbetsyRoute Climbed: Steven's Gulch Date Climbed: August 21, 2004  Sucess!

georgbetsy

My wife and I climbed Grays and Torreys today with a group from the CMC boulder section. Had a wonderful time. There were hundreds/thousands of hikers on the trail -- it was the hike with Ed Viestus day, which we did not know about.



However, looking at the positive side, I thought it impossible to find that many Americans that would be willing/able to hike for 8 miles and 3000ft. It is good to see that many people interested in spending time outdoors.
Posted Aug 21, 2004 5:49 pm

pusdkq6eeRoute Climbed: Stephen Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: 8-12-04  Sucess!

pusdkq6ee

After hike up to Grays, I was wondering " should I hike to Torreys Peak or not ". Finally, I thought "what the hag, let finish two peak in one day." So, I did two peak: Grays and Torreys Peak. It was easy. I did not feel very tire after that.
Posted Aug 20, 2004 3:32 pm

cagedalpinistRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 15 July 2004  Sucess!

cagedalpinist

Climbed Torrey's first, then on to Grays, beautiful weather for hiking.



Posted Aug 20, 2004 8:05 am

antsmarching1975Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: August 14, 2004  Sucess!
Wow! fun hike
Posted Aug 15, 2004 3:18 pm

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: Traverse from Grays; Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: '70's, '80's, 90's  Sucess!

Saintgrizzly

Have done this mountain 6 or 7 times, usually from Grays, but the best was doing the Kelso ridge with Aaron, using some of the rocks to practice our rock climbing/rope skills.
Posted Aug 10, 2004 8:37 pm

shannarae2kRoute Climbed: Via Horseshoe Basin Date Climbed: July 25, 2004  Sucess!

shannarae2k

Came up from Horseshoe Basin, up Grays, up Torreys, and Up Grays again. What a day! WHEW!
Posted Jul 26, 2004 10:11 am

Andrew McKenzieRoute Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: June 20, 2004  Sucess!

Andrew McKenzie

This ridge is one of the finest most rewarding climbs Ive done. Brought along a friend from Texas who had a great time, but was a bit sore and out of breath by the time it was over. This ridge provides great exposure and a classic mountaineering feel to the climb. Climbed in conjuction with Gray's, it was really a nice tour of the cirque by the time the day was over. Only one tough part to speak of on the ridge, sketch factor of about 5 on a 1-10 scale. Cheers!
Posted Jul 19, 2004 2:10 am

TexasClimberRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 1, 2004  Sucess!

TexasClimber

Tagged Torreys on Thursday, July 1, 2004 following the summit of Grays. Pretty windy up there and a little chilly too!
Posted Jul 8, 2004 6:29 pm

awillsonRoute Climbed: From Grays Date Climbed: August 3, 2002  Sucess!

awillson

I got off the plane from Detroit and headed straight to the top of Grays and Torreys. Needless to say, I had a bad headache and was a little dizzy. There was no snow anywhere! Very unusual.
Posted Jul 8, 2004 9:36 am

CollinRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: august 14, 2003  Sucess!
very cool looking mountain on the approach. Lots of people. Next time I am aiming for kelso ridge, we'll see what this knife edge is all about.
Posted Jun 27, 2004 2:12 am

RatballsRoute Climbed: (1) Kelso Ridge, and (2) Dead Dog Couloir Date Climbed: (1) September 1995, and (2) June 22, 2003  Sucess!

Ratballs

(1) The first fourteneer I ever climbed, with a friend who admitted a fear of heights. Gutsy fellow. The Knife-Edge was a blast.



(2) My first solo couloir climb, and, again, a blast: I was very fit, had great weather, a great climb, tagged two fourteeners, enjoyed the Mother of all Glissades from the summit of Grays down to the basin, and still got back to the Fort for lunch. My trip report is here.
Posted Jun 23, 2004 4:28 pm

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

lostman

The most intense Class 3 I have been on yet. The fun just keeps on coming, with the grand finale knife edge!
Posted Jun 9, 2004 3:21 pm

brentonjweaverRoute Climbed: saddle from greys and kelso ridge Date Climbed: multiple 2002-2004  Sucess!

brentonjweaver

finally got up there by myself this past march.
Posted Jun 4, 2004 1:35 am

mmoerkRoute Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 20, 2003  Sucess!

mmoerk

My first Class 3 climb. Climbing the ridge is a good way to escape the crowds on Torreys. Things got a little dicey when I left the ridge and ended up near the top of the Dead Dog Coulior, which still had some snow and the occasional falling rock ;-). I went back onto the ridge. The knife edge is serious exposure, my heart was pounding for that. I straddled the knife edge and scooted across with no shame whatsoever ;-).



Along the way I encountered 3 or 4 other climbers. When I reached the summit it was like I arrived at a party. The summit was teeming with hikers, and you could see them streaming up the trail below.
Posted May 24, 2004 10:34 am

DaveCRoute Climbed: standard and the kelso ridge Date Climbed: aug 96 and aug 02  Sucess!

DaveC

the standard is a zoo, the kelso ridge is cool! and not crowded. it's fun to watch the crowds wonder where you camefrom when you top out.
Posted May 21, 2004 9:42 pm

WhereAmIRoute Climbed: Grays Saddle Date Climbed: July, 2002  Sucess!

WhereAmI

Surprisingly to myself I felt better nearing the top of Torreys than I did at Grays. My brother-in-law was really starting to feel the altitude at the top, but a little food and rest did him well. While laying down he did miss some goats that came not more than 20 ft. away from us. A great day for my first 14,000 ft. experience.
Posted Apr 23, 2004 3:27 am

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