Spent one night camping in Barr Camp vicinity, had the summit to ourselves. Minimal amount of snow for the time of year due to record hot and dry February.
My first CO 14er, done during the 2005 Pikes Peak Ascent. It was a continuous conga line all the way to the top. We had thunderstorms above treeline, then hail on the summit. What a day!
I went up a climber's route but came down this way. Pretty nice but a couple really sketchy snowfields in late January.
Up the trail with my brother. It was beautiful down in town and blowing ice and snow at 30 mph as we stepped up over the top. Beautiful. Suprisingly, lots of solitude above camp.
Roundtrip in 11 hours. Pretty good time I thought. Such a beautiful area!
Made it a little over 12 miles in but had to turn back due to the setting sun-mostly because of time constraints. turned into a 15 hour 25 mile day with no summit. Not a technical trail by any means at all, but simply exhausting because of the round trip distance.
Summit in lots of snow with Rob. 17 hours round trip.
Long hike, honestly i was little bored. I've been up this thing a lot and the east side here seems to be too busy. But nice mountain!
Manitou Springs to the summit via the Barr Trail! Not many people on the trail, but tons of people at the summit. Beautiful views of the plains to the east and mountains everywhere else.
Heck of a first Marathon! Summited in 4:24, round trip in 7:17. Great weather, and overall a pretty darn good time.