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DanielWandsneiderFun day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

DanielWandsneider

A great day with perfect conditions made this climb a very enjoyable one - did kelso ridge with my roommate, fun stuff!
Posted Mar 18, 2009 1:58 am

skyward22Kelso ridge in winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

skyward22

Me and Joe Miller headed up Kelso Ridge 03/14 and were met with a challenging climb. Lots of fresh snow on the ridge created powder conditions on rock slabs which was hard to scramble up. A few exposed traverses with 70-degree snow and only ~10 ft. to self-arrest if needed before accelerating off the mountain.
Some cornicing on the knife edge and on other parts of Kelso.
Summitted at 4 p.m. after 7 hours on the ridge. Was very technical due to conditions; one other party climbing beside us did it in about the same. Pretty cool to watch some skiers go down Dead Dog Cuoulior from the vantage point of the ridge.
Posted Mar 15, 2009 12:16 pm

farrisglNice return to Colorado  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2002

farrisgl

I lived in Colorado for several years and climbed Grays some years back. With a free afternoon while on a business trip and good weather, had the opportunity to do this peak. Only saw one other person on the Thursday afternoon a dn a few bighorn sheep. Nice climb on a nice day.
Posted Mar 3, 2009 1:38 pm

NarendraKelso Ridge  Sucess!

Narendra

Kelso ridge was great. Good intro for novice scramblers/hikers. Continued to Grays
Posted Dec 24, 2008 10:11 am

SharkyjoeReworking the Mundane  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2005

Sharkyjoe

If you've climbed this one before and would like to do so again, but with a twist, try it on the longest day of the year, but start at the opposite end of the day -- 5:00 in the evening. Also, park at the top of Loveland Pass and approach Torreys via Grizzly Peak. I was lucky that this particular Summer Solstice also featured the Flower Moon (wiki that one). I tried coming down with the headlamp for a while... terrifying!!! Hello night climbing!!! (Buy Freedom of the Hills)
Posted Dec 14, 2008 1:17 pm

gbradyStandard Route
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2008

gbrady

Nice hike, but ice was an issue. Best to bring treking poles after summer.
Posted Dec 7, 2008 7:58 pm

Dropmo40its all hallows eve  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2004

Dropmo40

look out for the headless climber
Posted Oct 31, 2008 1:27 am

co14erVia loveland Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008

co14er

This is a great roller coaster hike, from Loveland pass you can summit 3 13,000ft points including Grizzly Peak. We had a secound truck parked at Stevens Gulch, its a little much to reverse this route.
Posted Oct 25, 2008 11:19 pm

dpk2nd times a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

dpk

first on summit - had good 6" of snow overnight 2 hours by headlamp - made for a nice hike. Came via Grays. Did not make it up T last time. Got em' both this time
Posted Oct 16, 2008 9:03 pm

DigglerNo. 3 in hat trick  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2008

Diggler

14er #3 in as many days. Started from the TH at 15.09. Summited at 17.07, left the top at 17.21, & back down to the car by 18.52. Kelso's a beautiful ridge, & a delightful climb! Snow made for some really nice views. Interesting to think back on when I was there with friends (Zathan & Mark) in college- seems so long ago in the meantime... Beautiful day to be in the Rockies (also with my mom & dog down below)!
Posted Oct 16, 2008 4:40 pm

MattKUp Kelso  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2008

MattK

Solo up Kelso...what a Friday. Headed over to Grays.
Posted Oct 13, 2008 6:47 pm

rlawsonVia Grays Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008

rlawson

My second 14er--about 45 minutes after my 1st 14er!
Posted Sep 30, 2008 5:13 pm

MikeyBUp the Dead Dog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

MikeyB

Climbed the Dead Dog Col. with Tim and Eric, then hit Grays.
Posted Sep 9, 2008 1:00 pm

jpvtGrays/Torreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

jpvt

a short trip over from grays, well worth it. great to be able to hit two 14ers in the same day.
Posted Sep 8, 2008 12:23 am

noahs213Great Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

noahs213

Very fun but wish I could of done the Kelso Ridge instead of just the regular route. Looking forward to coming here in the winter or spring to try other routes on it and to also bag Gray's Peak.
Posted Sep 7, 2008 12:33 pm

wbassGrays/Torreys Combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

wbass

Though shorter by a tad than its neighbor, I think Torreys is far more exciting and the views are better. And, maybe, just maybe, a little less traffic. I was up by 8AM after having summited Grays, didn't linger long as the cloud deck was closing in rapidly (and yet the masses continued upwards).
Posted Aug 17, 2008 5:39 pm

RModelliNIce Kelso ridge climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008

RModelli

Kelso ridge was very fun!!!
Posted Aug 9, 2008 5:04 pm

Midlife MountaineerGetting tired  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

Midlife Mountaineer

I decided to give my legs a rest after this one. This was my 7th 14er summit this week. Heading home now.
Posted Jul 27, 2008 4:11 am

mountainzen107Ambiguously Awesome Duo!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

mountainzen107

This was the first time I ascended this mountain NOT via the kelso ridge. It was good for training, not too terribly exciting, but beautiful. great day, got the clients from my tx facility to come out and enjoy it.
Posted Jul 19, 2008 8:25 pm

Montana MattMy first 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Montana Matt

This was my first 14er ever and the first of three this day. I headed over to Grays and then drove over and did Bierstadt.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 7:17 pm

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