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ajdonnerRoute Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: September 17, 2005  Sucess!


This was a super fun route! I slept in my pickup at the TH Friday night and decided to get going at 5 am as I wasn't sleeping terribly well. The sun had yet to rise as I gained the saddle between Torrey's and Kelso; but the remaining light from the night's full moon lit the way. Perhaps I did not take the time to find the easiest way around a couple of the initial cruxes because the 'knife edge' section seemed a bit anticlimatic. It's position is fantastic though-I sat straddling the ridge just before the white block, took some photos and watched the sunrise for several minutes before heading on. How serene, and within sight of I-70, go figure... The rest of the hike was no less spectacular, visually, though physically mundane as I headed over to Grays and back to the TH via the main trail. Highly reccommended!!
Posted Sep 18, 2005 9:24 pm

steve_hiebertRoute Climbed: Grays Peak Trail/Traverse from Grays Date Climbed: 09/12/2005  Sucess!


Climbed Grays first and then traversed to Torreys. Very well maintained trail with lots of signs. Many other hikers for a Monday. Must be really busy on a summer weekend.
Posted Sep 18, 2005 6:47 pm

Trevor SimmonsRoute Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: September 17, 2005  Sucess!

Trevor Simmons

We started at around 6:30 and summitted around 9:00 AM. Beautiful day, no clouds, but it was rather windy. We just managed to beat the crowds which began pouring up the slopes as we descended. Great climb!
Posted Sep 17, 2005 4:39 pm

Jonboy71Route Climbed: Saddle from Gray's, down Kelso ridge. Date Climbed: Sept. 11, o5  Sucess!


had a great day on the mountains, great scenery and wildlife and not too crowded.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 3:46 pm

jcolarRoute Climbed: Kelso ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 8, 2005  Sucess!
Great climb. Fun around every corner.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 1:50 pm

rcorby2Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!


My second time doing this ridge, still just as fun!
Posted Sep 12, 2005 10:24 am

bauerbrianRoute Climbed: Kelso Rigde Date Climbed: August 2005  Sucess!


Posted Aug 30, 2005 8:37 am

Woodie HopperRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: September '04  Sucess!

Woodie Hopper

Hiked with Grays
Posted Aug 25, 2005 9:49 am

POWERJLRoute Climbed: Saddle from Grays Date Climbed: August 21, 1998  Sucess!
My second 14er, and my first in the quest for them all!

Maybe one or two folks back then, not crowded. A good welcome-to-Colorado hike!

Posted Aug 18, 2005 12:42 pm

shanahan96Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: August 25, 2004  Sucess!


interesting ridge. not as tough as it first appears to be. some route desicions may challenge an inexperienced mountaineer yet it is still a recommendable choice for a first venture into class 3 terrain. the knife edge was a nice rush!

Posted Aug 14, 2005 4:03 pm

shansenRoute Climbed: Kelso Ridge - Torreys and Grays Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!


The ridge is in perfect condition right now. Took me and Brandon 4 1/2 hours to do the route including running up Grays as well. Super-fun ridge run on 3rd and 4th class rock!
Posted Aug 8, 2005 11:24 pm

filmgafferRoute Climbed: Over the saddle from Gray's Peak Date Climbed: July 29 2005  Sucess!


Took a Friday off work to hike Gray's and Torrey's Peak. The crowd was not bad at all and oh what a beautiful day.
Posted Aug 7, 2005 5:27 pm

Ed FRoute Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: August 3, 2005  Sucess!

Ed F

Fun scrambling.

Trip Report: Kelso Ridge
Posted Aug 3, 2005 4:42 pm

Scott WisherRoute Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Scott Wisher

Left the campsite at 0330 hours for our traverse up to Grays and then over to Torreys. We were at the summit of Grays by 0600 and spent about 40 minutes a top. We began to make our way down the saddle between the two 14ers. The climb of Torreys is quite a bit more difficult than Grays since very few switchbacks are present. Overall, nothing more than Class 2 hiking. We were at the top of Torreys by 0745. We were the first on Grays that morning and the second group on Torreys. I couldn't believe how many people we had to pass on the way down. I would estimate it to be at least 400. The best way to climb the popular front range 14ers is early in the morning before the Denver crowds arrive.
Posted Jul 30, 2005 7:57 pm

CortezRoute Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 20, 2003  Sucess!


We climbed Torreys on a beautiful summer day. Grays and Torreys are Great Colorado 14ers but in the summer they draw considerable crowds so plan accordingly.

Posted Jul 24, 2005 1:07 pm

MtnWomanRoute Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 16,2005  Sucess!


Very exposed, but a lot of fun!
Posted Jul 24, 2005 11:28 am

pjenson05Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 28, 2004  Sucess!


I have climbed Grays and Torreys multiple times. Nice climb and nice view.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 2:17 pm

gratefultransplantRoute Climbed: steven's gulch Date Climbed: 7/17/05  Sucess!
chrissy's 1st fourteeneer--I said is was easy, she had a difference of opinion. best hike of my life--great weather, and such a beautiful mountain--but the difference, i discovered, (in spite of the masses), was sharing this special place with someone you love. on the way down, when i asked her "was it worth it?"-she said-"ask me in a couple of days"
Posted Jul 19, 2005 1:59 am

jnoffsingerRoute Climbed: Traverse from Grays Peak Date Climbed: May 20, 2005  Sucess!


After experiencing mountain lighting on Grays. Shane and I dashed across the traverse to quickly bagged 14er number 3 on my list. Departing the mountain we barely escaped the wrath of snow pellets.
Posted Jul 18, 2005 10:01 pm

seswansoRoute Climbed: Chihuahua Gulch Date Climbed: August 13, 2004  Sucess!
We had the time and wanted to take a route that was less heavily traveled. The Chihuahua Gulch trail was fantastic! Didn't see another person until we reached the summit. Highly recommend this route. Great hike!
Posted Jul 18, 2005 11:37 am

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