Grays Peak Climber's Log

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umbra alta

umbra alta - Jun 21, 2005 4:38 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Torrey's Enchainment ; ) Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

I first ticked this one off after ascending Torrey's Kelso Ridge route. It had rained hard that morning so the crowds were refreshingly sparse. Not so on my subsequent trip. We had to deal with a pair of obstinate hikers who didn't see the need to yield to a faster group (us) descending at a jog to escape impending weather. Rather than cause a scene we quietly cut the switchback and continued on our way. Can't really blame them, they were scared and we shouldn't have been there in the first place. We pushed for the 'summit' in zero visibility to make a worthwhile training day out of it rather than turn back early. Why? We'd been on top of Gray's before. Avoid the tourist routes on Colorado 14'ers, train low, climb faster: climb safer.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 21, 2005 11:27 am

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: 7/02  Sucess!

Nice mellow 14'er.

Genghis Climber

Genghis Climber - Jun 9, 2005 11:24 pm

Route Climbed: Gray Peak Trail Date Climbed: 6/9/05  Sucess!

A beautiful day for climbing allowed for a relatively quick ascent of Gray's followed by Torrey's. The weather was great and the snow held up well the whole trip


georgbetsy - Jun 6, 2005 7:31 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 6th 2005  Sucess!

Had a great trip up Grays Peak today. Betsy and I took 3 friends that had never climbed a 14ner. 2 of which had never climbed anything about 10000ft. We had a perfect day with great weather and views. Around 2:30, right before getting back to the trailhead, we saw a few snowflakes, but then it cleared up again.

The conditions on the trail are good. However, it gets a little treacherous during the afternoon when the snow on the trail gets slushy.


vanny37 - May 23, 2005 10:02 am

Route Climbed: Lost Rat Date Climbed: 5/21/2005  Sucess!

Awesome route, good first couloir climb! Thanks to Tanner, excellent partner!


Tajji - May 21, 2005 8:57 pm

Route Climbed: Lost Rat Couloir (Left Side) Date Climbed: May 21, 2005  Sucess!

Lost Rat is an awesome route! Everything was sunny, but oh man, was it windy on the ridge and summit! My first glissading experience was excellent. Thanks to Chris and the dudes from Wyoming for helping me dig out my truck.


ktiffany22 - May 15, 2005 9:59 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: June 30, 2004  Sucess!

Somewhat cold at the top, rained the last mile down, and zero visibility.... bummer. But of course a hike is always a hike, and that's always good:-) Followed it with the saddle to Torreys.

Ed F

Ed F - May 10, 2005 6:49 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch TH - Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: May 10, 2005  Sucess!

Skinned and skiied Grays. A really nice day.


DharmaBum1984 - May 10, 2005 3:08 am

Route Climbed: Horseshoe Basin Date Climbed: July 18, 2004  Sucess!

Solo climb at dawn. Beautiful hike up in partial fog, only to find 50+ peak baggers on the summit. Bleh...

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 8, 2005 1:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2004

Climbed Twice  Sucess!

7/25/2004: Horseshoe Basin
6/24/2012: With Torreys Peak

James C

James C - Apr 4, 2005 6:55 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge up Torreys then saddle to Grays, down normal route Date Climbed: July 21, 2004  Sucess!

Fun climb, that has spectacular views of Kelso Ridge and the Dead Dog Couloir. From summit, descending the normal route is quik and easy.

easleygone - Apr 4, 2005 1:45 am

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: Aug 1994  Sucess!

Pretty simple and straight forward climb that was

fairly uneventful. Saw mountain goats on the summit.

The large crowd of climbers was about all I remember

about this one.

alpine master

alpine master - Apr 3, 2005 11:32 pm

Route Climbed: North slopes Date Climbed: Sept 2002  Sucess!

Started at 6:00am. My partner didn’t take food, was sick. We were both hungover. Grays at 10:30 then Torreys. Snowed on the way back, Pretty easy hike.

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Mar 29, 2005 8:55 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

This was my first summit of a 14er and I was hooked! I've summited Grays five times to date. Solo twice. With my students once. And with my wife and dogs twice. Abe & Milo have bagged five 14ers to date. We love Grays and Torreys!


altitude14er - Mar 20, 2005 7:48 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Approach Date Climbed: 06/21/2003  Sucess!

Conditions were great and snow was low


kylerlott - Mar 15, 2005 9:10 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: July 6, 2004  Sucess!

Hiked both Grays and Torreys, the wind had a nasty bite, but the clear skies allowed amazing views. A lot of Mtn. Goats along the trail, passed 52 hikers on the way down and one stray dog following a group of hikers to the top.


bigwilly - Mar 11, 2005 4:06 pm

Route Climbed: Steven's gulch Date Climbed: September 25, 2003  Sucess!

Easy but cold. Spectacular view. Climbed early enough that we had the summit entirely to ourselves.


edlins - Mar 8, 2005 12:55 pm

Route Climbed: Chihuahua Gulch Date Climbed: March 5, 2005  Sucess!

Long beautiful and isolated route on a perfect winter day! Warm, sunny, and thorougly exhausting at about 12 hours car-to-car.


Asphazell - Mar 1, 2005 12:14 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

Very first 14'er.....with Torreys soon after. Needless to say was hooked after that!


ColoradoScott - Feb 2, 2005 11:47 am

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch East Face route Date Climbed: August 21, 1983  Sucess!

We started climbing under a full moon at midnight, reaching the summit well in time to watch the sunrise over the eastern plains. Six of us snuggled under three sleeping bags to stay warm in the 20 degree summit temps and then had sausage and eggs cooked on a stove on top while mountain goats checked us out.

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