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CWFryRoute Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

CWFry

Good trainer!
Posted Jul 15, 2005 5:57 pm

skiitswitchRoute Climbed: Stevens Gulch TH, Grays, Kelso ridge decent Date Climbed: mid-September 2004  Sucess!

skiitswitch

Yeah, it seems that I always have to take a harder way down than up... but Kelso was awesome - my first serious exposure on a hike.
Posted Jul 14, 2005 10:08 pm

doumallRoute Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July, 17 2004  Sucess!

doumall

24th 14er!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 2:42 pm

dpRoute Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!

dp

My 2nd summit of Torreys (1st was via Dead Dog Couloir a few years ago). This is a great climb, and we had perfect weather. There was just a short snowfield to cross after the crux below the summit (top of Dead Dog Couloir), but it was soft and easy to traverse without crampons. Ascended via the first dihedral and around the edge of the second on the crux. The knife edge was not nearly as intimidating as I expected- only one move that was a bit sketchy without pro.
Posted Jul 10, 2005 7:14 pm

Andrew VargoRoute Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 15, 2004  Sucess!

Andrew Vargo

Crowded but a good way to bag a couple of peaks in one day. Took my girlfriend up her first 14er via the Grays Peak Trail. Can't wait to try Dead Dog or Kelso Ridge.
Posted Jul 10, 2005 2:10 am

mntnplayRoute Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: 2 July 2005  Sucess!

mntnplay

3:00 up. Dry all the way up to the knife-edge crux above Dead Dog. A little slippery crossing hard snow after the crux at the top of Dead Dog. Great glissade down from normal trail starting below the Grays/Torreys saddle.
Posted Jul 9, 2005 1:30 pm

bigwillyDate Climbed: July 2, 2005

bigwilly

Came to within 100 ft. on Kelso ridge due to bad conditions and threatening weather. Will be back soon for the top.
Posted Jul 3, 2005 5:25 pm

keenez01Route Climbed: Started from stevens Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: March 23, 2002  Sucess!

keenez01

Posted Jun 26, 2005 3:35 pm

AsphazellRoute Climbed: Dead Dog Couloir Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Asphazell

2nd time up this beautiful mountain. This route rocked!!! Great conditions, I'm sure this won't be the last time I do this couloir =)
Posted Jun 22, 2005 4:44 pm

hoopyfroodRoute Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 20, 2005  Sucess!

hoopyfrood

Awesome day with a little rain after noon to cool me down. I watched a three man team with a dog have a close call climbing the face to the summit as an avalanche came within about 10 feet of their party. Fortunately, the made it safely to the summit. Good times and climb safe!
Posted Jun 22, 2005 12:40 pm

umbra altaRoute Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

umbra alta

This route would be an excellent intro to third class ridge scrambling for anyone interested. The fourth class sections that exist are avoidable with patient route finding (but fun and short if you feel up to the challenge), and the knife-edge crux is short, easy and exhilirating at the same time. Just don't knock any rocks down into Dead Dog couloir. Climbed this with a coating of new snow on the shaded north side of the ridge, and ticked off Gray's while we were there. (Might as well, right?)
Posted Jun 21, 2005 4:47 pm

Foxy Long BottomsRoute Climbed: Grays Peak Trailhead Date Climbed: 7/02  Sucess!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Climbed this with my dog and named her after the Peak.
Posted Jun 20, 2005 6:10 pm

mountainjunkieRoute Climbed: Dead Dog Couloir Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

mountainjunkie

Awesome climb! Great snow and weather. Forest road was clear to the Steven's Gulch trailhead.
Posted Jun 13, 2005 7:05 pm

edlinsRoute Climbed: Emperor to Northwest Face Date Climbed: June 12th, 2005  Sucess!

edlins

Shallow new layer on frozen slush, pretty good steps until the top. Both couloirs are a little thin on snow in spots. Wintry conditions.
Posted Jun 13, 2005 3:02 pm

Genghis ClimberRoute Climbed: Gray's Peak Trail Date Climbed: 6/9/05  Sucess!

Genghis Climber

After summiting Gray's took the saddle over to Torrey's. The snow was excellent, as was the weather. Fun time all around.
Posted Jun 9, 2005 11:38 pm

vanny37Route Climbed: Dead Dog Couloir Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

vanny37

Great climb, excellent snow conditions.
Posted Jun 1, 2005 9:12 am

mtoensing2002Route Climbed: kelso ridge Date Climbed: May 28 2005  Sucess!
Most likely class 4 with rope highly recomended. We did it all without rope and did ok but for less experienced, bring rope.
Posted May 30, 2005 8:01 pm

TajjiRoute Climbed: Dead Dog Couloir Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Tajji

What a great climb! Good weather and no more postholing on the approach!
Posted May 29, 2005 5:07 pm

bigwillyRoute Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: September 3, 2004

bigwilly

Our plan was to climb Torreys via Kelso Ridge. Sounded pretty simple especially in september. Our plan was foiled by on of the worst blizzards i've ever seen and we had to turn back at 13,00 ft. See trip report.
Posted May 16, 2005 1:48 pm

ktiffany22Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: June 30, 2004  Sucess!

ktiffany22

After summiting Grays, we headed to Torreys. Good stuff as always, only it started to sleet & rain on the way down & both summits had no visibility. Oh well, it's still always great to do a hike!
Posted May 15, 2005 10:03 pm

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