Grays Peak Climber's Log

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huskertriguy

huskertriguy - Sep 23, 2018 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2018

Easy walk-up  Sucess!

Easy walk up, even after 5 hours' sleep in 2 nights and 3 consecutive days heavy drinking (thank you GABF). Much colder and windier on Grays than on Torreys. I was very surprised at the number of people. Although we started around 5 a.m., it was a bit of a conga line and we met quite a few people heading up even when we got back to the trailhead around 11:30 (we spent about an hour on the summit of Torreys).

Also, I counted at least 8 people playing music through external speakers, either on their phones or via Bluetooth. If you are this person...don't.

BKiser90

BKiser90 - Sep 15, 2018 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2018

Torreys then Grays  Sucess!

4th 14er. Perfect sunny day. Not too hot, not too cold. No wind.

Culebra

Culebra - Sep 13, 2018 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2016

Grays Peak  Sucess!

My first 14er.

bscott

bscott - Aug 29, 2018 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2018

torreys & grays link up  Sucess!

up kelso ridge then down grays' standard route. fun lollipop.

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer - Jul 30, 2018 1:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2018

Cali to Colorado  Sucess!

Lifted off from Palm Springs at 8:30 pm. Landed In Denver at 10:30. Got to the hotel in Georgetown around 2:00 a.m. Woke up at 4:00 hit the trail by 5:15 am. Managed to summit both Grays and Torreys. Not certain if it was lack of sleep or the altitude, but it was a tough day.

DukeJH

DukeJH - Jul 17, 2018 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2018

Kelso Ridge and Grays Link Up  Sucess!

Ascent via Kelso Ridge (tons of fun). Linked up Grays and descended via North Slopes.

davidsanger

davidsanger - Jul 15, 2018 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2018

With hundreds of my closest friends

Got to the parking lot at 5:30 and it was full, parked a few hundred feet below by the side of the road. Steady climb with lots of people on the trial and summit. Skipped Torrey's because of clouds and time.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Jun 10, 2018 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2018

Done  Sucess!

Climbed this one first with my dog in 2.5 hours to summit. Then about 45 minutes to Torreys. Total time for the day was 5 hours.

ToTheHeights

ToTheHeights - Feb 13, 2018 8:17 pm

Kelso  Sucess!

07/15 w/Cory Martin

Via Torrey's and Kelso Ridge

Wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 10:13 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2017

Broke my own trail  Sucess!

First CO 14er of many

trexkerry - Dec 31, 2017 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2017

Grays + Torreys  Sucess!

Standard route

Super Dave

Super Dave - Dec 17, 2017 7:58 pm Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2017

Fresh dusting of snow on Grays and Torreys  Sucess!

After some fresh snow the night before, I had the area to myself. Was able to follow the trail most of the time, but lost it occasionally due to snow drifts. Super windy up high made for quite the adventure. Blue skies and beautiful. Parked about a mile below the summer trailhead. 8 hours round trip for both peaks. Trip Report

tjburr

tjburr - Jul 11, 2017 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 1999

Grays Peak (6/26/1999)  Sucess!

There were many people on the mountain this day. One guy from the midwest was carrying a jacket in a plastic grocery store bag. Every mountain is different every day. We live in a world of continual change. In good weather, Grays can be an easy climb. With wind and snow, it is more challenging.

jerky1280

jerky1280 - Jun 12, 2017 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2017

Grays and Torreys  Sucess!

Great hike up. Lots of snow, gorgeous!

kronshage3

kronshage3 - Apr 17, 2017 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2016

Gray's + Torrey's Combo  Sucess!

Started around 7AM. Was able to make it all the way to trailhead. There was a few inches of snow on the road, however. Did the standard combo route by ascending Gray's first then crossing the saddle to Torrey's. Followed a separate trail down from the bottom of saddle. No need for snowshoes. Did not bring crampons, but would have been nice on a few sections. LOTS of wind on the saddle and Torrey's summit. Back at car around 2PM.

skorpeo

skorpeo - Dec 14, 2016 12:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2014

Good day  Sucess!

Nice

droot

droot - Aug 28, 2016 10:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2016

Grays and Torreys via Kelso Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed both Grays and Torreys by Kelso ridge. Parking lot was full by about 4am on a Saturday. Had the mountain to ourselves the entire way up Kelso ridge, but could see the lines of people heading up the standard route. Kelso ridge was a blast, had a little route finding mishap near the top and managed to somehow completely circumnavigate the knife edge. Once at the top of Torreys it was crowds of people all the way to Grays and down. Lots of snow in late August made for some slippery conditions from all the packed snow. 500+ people on the mountain made for some traffic jams on the way down.

BLBonnet

BLBonnet - Jun 13, 2016 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

Second time was the charm!  Sucess!

Originally attempted a summit during March - DO NOT attempt to climb this mountain during March unless you have at least SOME climbing experience. The road to the base was impassable by car and added an extra 4 miles to the trip. My family had to turn around only a mile up the mountain (granted we're from Oklahoma, so we're not the most experienced mountaineers).

That being said it was a very easy climb in August - my very inexperienced family managed to make it up and down in a couple of hours. It was relatively crowded the entire way up, but the hike itself was very fun. I was able to walk over and bag torrey's peak as well - I got down the mountain maybe an hour after the rest of my family.

mancopa

mancopa - Oct 23, 2015 2:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2015

Grays and Torreys  Sucess!

A great day. Pretty easy hike considering I came from sea level. 6th fourteener to date.

damgaard

damgaard - Oct 11, 2015 9:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2015

Torrey (Kelso) + Gray  Sucess!

After having climbed Mt. Sneffels and Crag Crest the days before, the views around Torrey's and Gray's were less impressive, but still a pretty fun climb up Kelso ridge to Torreys and down via normal route on Gray's.

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