Grays Peak (Idaho) Climber's Log

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BeDrinkable

BeDrinkable - Jul 23, 2014 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2014

Flowers, flowers everywhere.  Sucess!

What a day. Clear views, wandering thunderstorms, wildflowers, wildflowers, wildflowers. I think the views from this peak are some of the best I've seen in the Pioneers. And this is one photogenic mountain range.

gbrill

gbrill - Jun 4, 2014 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2014

West Ridge  Sucess!

North ridge was too corniced, so we down climbed and ascended the West Ridge.

idpeakgirl

idpeakgirl - Aug 7, 2012 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

West Ridge & Loop hike  Sucess!

Straightforward hike up west ridge. Great views of Cobb/Old Hyndman area from midway up and to summit. Gray's has a stunning, photogenic upper ridgeline. Descended SW, near point 8975 and caught a trail that continued on to points 9047 and 8923 before dropping into upper Timber Draw; lots of avy debris through here, making it a fun obstacle course, with lush greenery and rushing water exiting good sized snow piles. Stinging nettle spotted only in lower reaches of TD, and not tall/thick enough yet to cause concern. Great training hike!

mfox79

mfox79 - Jul 22, 2012 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012

Fun Hike  Sucess!

Was a fun day in Fedral Gulch. the views of the pioneer range are some of the best from the summit

mtybumpo

mtybumpo - Jul 22, 2012 12:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012

Last minute  Sucess!

Tagged it last minute while in the area. Great View!

boisedoc

boisedoc - May 19, 2012 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2012

good spring climb  Sucess!

fun early season climb with splattski. A little snow on the ridge for cramponing but very straightforward.

Mlasky

Mlasky - Aug 7, 2011 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Solo #2  Sucess!

My second solo outing. Everyone was busy...I hated not having anyone to share it with. Perfect climbing conditions, quiet day...not a soul around. Took the west ridge ascent from the parking lot, and on the descent scrambled down to catch the Federal Gulch trail back to the trailhead.

DrGranola

DrGranola - Jul 9, 2010 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010

Very fun.   Sucess!

Went up the west ridge which was very fun with little scrambles here and there. Surprisingly, the footing was really good, which made for good time. Went down the Federal Gulch trail with no stinging needle noted...

nickkarl

nickkarl - Jun 27, 2010 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

Clear And Beautiful  Sucess!

Hiked from the trail out of Federal Gulch once to the saddle made my way up the ridge to the summit. Fast hike RT 6hrs 8miles, great class 2 hike one of the best views I've ever seen!

nickkarl

nickkarl - Jun 27, 2010 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

Clear And Beautiful  Sucess!

Hiked from the trail out of Federal Gulch once to the saddle made my way up the ridge to the summit. Fast hike RT 6hrs 8miles, great class 2 hike one of the best views I've ever seen!

toddschwarz

toddschwarz - Jul 27, 2009 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

West ridge  Sucess!

Perfect day heading up the west ridge from the camp ground. Thanks to all for the warning about the brush and nettle at the lower trail. That sucked came down that way. But all else was spectacular. Saw a bull elk scrambling across the scree just below the summit. Quite a ruckus.

hgrapid

hgrapid - Aug 4, 2006 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

Hard route  Sucess!

Climbed a new route, I call Gully#2 (will be up soon). This was a tricky climb once I got off the trail. Lots of loose scree. The view at the summit was INCREDIBLE!

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Feb 14, 2006 3:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2004

Federal Gulch to West Ridge  Sucess!

Enjoyable climb. Cool June day. Great views of the Pioneers.

sadicoff

sadicoff - Sep 21, 2005 2:57 pm

Route Climbed: Federal Gulch up/West Ridge down Date Climbed: September 20, 2005  Sucess!

Enjoyed a beautiful fall day with my dog Jessie. Found a geocache at the summit. Kept hearing what I thought was bugling, but didn't quite sound right. Then I saw below me a white animal, thought maybe it was a wayward cow from the valley. As I descended the ridgeline, I came upon a goat. We were both startled. I'm not sure what a domestic goat was doing way up here. Also came upon a moose further down in the trees on the west ridge.

ker b - Aug 10, 2005 12:32 pm

Route Climbed: federal gulch/west ridge Date Climbed: aug 9, 2005  Sucess!

lower half of trail is extremely overgrown with weeds/flowers and unfortunatly stinging nettle.

we had shorts on and it did not feel good.

nice weather on the way up and then the clouds started forming pretty bad on the way down with lightning over the main portion of the pioneers, we escaped and even had more sunshine once back in the lower portion of federal gulch. took about 5.5 hours total.

this has been a wet summer and the weeds/flower still green this late in the season. almost thought it was june...

ker-b

IdahoSummits

IdahoSummits - Feb 19, 2005 2:51 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Direct Date Climbed: April 17, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed on a snowy day with kpdonaldson. Finally saw the peak when I climbed a nearby peak a few months later :-)

kdonaldson

kdonaldson - Nov 12, 2004 12:40 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Direct Date Climbed: April 17, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed through falling snow and low visibility to summit with bigdan. We headed directly up the west ridge instead of travelling up Federal Gulch.

IdahoKid

IdahoKid - Nov 11, 2004 11:43 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route From Saddle Date Climbed: June11th/04  Sucess!

A great mountain for scoping out more difficult Pioneer ascents... The wind on this day was blowing so hard on the ridge I could barely walk up. I estimated the wind chill factor in the single digits (in June)... Yikes!

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