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MattGreene1st Fourteener  Sucess!
Torreys was my first 14-er. At the time, I was such a flatlander that it really felt like a slog. It's amazing how perspective changes with experience.
Posted Dec 1, 2007 8:51 pm

cushmanVia Kelso Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006


2nd 14er and great ridge.
Posted Nov 29, 2007 6:22 pm

argothorGrays and Torreys from Stephens Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2001


I had just moved to Colorado, and Grays and Torreys would be my first 14ers since moving here. The day started kind of gray, but didn't look threating. Easily bagged Grays and then headed over to Torreys. And while resting upon the summit it started to spit little balls of sheet. So at that point I started down, and when I got to the saddle between Grays and Torreys it was nearly whiteout conditions. Further down the snow turned to a cold rain. Fortunately I was dressed for the occasion, however many other folks were hiking in cotton sweatshirts, jeans, sneakers and no rain gear. At this point I'm thinking I am going to read about a lot of people who die due to the elements on these mountains.
Posted Oct 5, 2007 8:47 am

Boriss AndeanRoute Climbed: Steven Gulch Trailhead. (Fall hike).  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2003

Boriss Andean

Great hike with Kelly. Summited Torreys and Grays in good time. Beautiful fall colors!
Posted Sep 26, 2007 1:52 am

mnicholsStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2007


Did the Grays/Torreys combination. Nice day, still snowy packed over most of the area. Lots of post-holing that day, and lots of skiers and snowboarders.
Posted Sep 23, 2007 2:04 pm

slowpokeKelso Ridge / Torreys to Grays  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007


A fine day of climbing solo. Snow made the final 200 ft or so kinda of difficult in approach shoes.
Posted Sep 22, 2007 5:02 pm

hans.schenkKelso Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005


We took the Kelso Ridge challenged and loved it! At the crux of the ridge we went right and down to avoid the bum slide. It was class 3 and just fine.
Posted Sep 20, 2007 10:56 am

HylianHero#12  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2001


We climbed the south ridge after climbing Grays. An easy hike from the saddle up to the summit. Hope to try the ridge someday.
Posted Sep 16, 2007 1:56 am

dr_gonzpretty area  Sucess!


thought Id been one of only two or three people on the hill that day. then I suddenly ran into a BSA troop of 25 or more.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 4:02 pm

beefcakevia loveland pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007


climbed via loveland pass..hitting up cupid peak and grizzly peak along the way...didn't see a single soul until we hit the summit of torreys. descended standard trail, good thing too...the weather was crazy that day.
Posted Aug 31, 2007 3:30 pm

matt81Gray's Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2007


Part of combo with Grays.
Posted Aug 26, 2007 5:48 pm

AspenRoute Climbed: Stevens Gulch TH (G-T saddle)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 1998


Climbing this late in the season was a tad tricky. There were lots of ice on the trail from the timberline on up. I slipped a few times and one of my friends, Daisuke, did it with his basketball shoes. LoL! We were young and daring, but we summitted both peaks! I'm recording this as the first time I took Torreys & Grays. There were other ascent up these peaks afterward but they're too many to mention.
Posted Aug 23, 2007 9:27 pm

ouray19Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2005


Wasn't sure if I had time to do Torreys from Grays but went for it and succeeded!
Posted Aug 18, 2007 9:07 pm

K_G_WrightA Peak for All Seasons!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 20, 1988


Just signing the log. I've climbed Torreys several times and have been up there in all seasons. Some of the biggest avalanches I've ever seen (disregarding Nepal and the Cascades) were on the east face of Torreys during a three day heavy snowfall. A beautiful, fun peak in any season.
Posted Aug 15, 2007 1:23 pm

wlstoneFrom Grays  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


still a great day, great views, and greater people
Posted Aug 12, 2007 12:00 pm

The OgreVia Kelso ridge - Grays loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

The Ogre

Great climb/hike, very happy to have made the full trip in 4:20 solo, with my first Class 3 pitches at such altitude (live in upstate NY). Decent exposure and a very fun route!
Posted Aug 11, 2007 2:29 pm

AirborneBuffSolitude  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007


start early, hike fast, enjoy the top by yourself
Posted Aug 9, 2007 12:47 pm

I like it on topTwofer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 1998

I like it on top

First time bagging two in one day. Grays first. Tough day.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 2:03 pm

blackcoffeeGrays and Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1988


Lots of people, good weather.
Posted Jul 26, 2007 11:03 pm

slowbutsteadyover from Grays Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 1996


I was succesful and proud of it! When crossing the snowfield at the saddle between the peaks don't turn down too soon on the return back down to Stevens Gulch Trailhead, terrain is rougher there. My first twofer.
Posted Jul 26, 2007 10:46 pm

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