Grays Peak Climber's Log

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Scott Wisher

Scott Wisher - Jul 30, 2005 7:49 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Left the campsite at 0330 so that we could reach the summit by sunrise. We were at the summit by 0600 for a beautiful and typical Colorado rising sun. The trail up is very easy to follow with many switchbacks. We were the first people on the summit this morning. Spent about 40 minutes at the top before traversing over to Torrey's Peak.



More pictures from the traverse that I haven't posted on here can be seen here.



Michael Crofford

Michael Crofford - Jul 24, 2005 3:32 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 13th, 05  Sucess!

6th and favorite CO 14er. Nothing like strong High Pressure to keep the rain and storms away. Summited with clear, beautiful skies at 3:00 pm and enjoyed this last summit before headin back East to VA.

Cortez

Cortez - Jul 24, 2005 12:56 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 7, 2003  Sucess!

This is a crowded mountain because of its relative ease and it proximity to Denver & Summit County. This was true an the July dat that we hiked Grays & Torreys. With this being said, the throngs of people did not take away from this majestic mountain. These two maountains are two of the best in Colorado and not to be missed.



Hiking Party:

Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker

Shiloh

MtnWoman

MtnWoman - Jul 24, 2005 11:22 am

Route Climbed: from Torreys, via Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 16,2005  Sucess!

Lots of mountain goats!

tatkid

tatkid - Jul 20, 2005 11:30 pm

Route Climbed: Gray's Peak Path Date Climbed: July 6, 2005  Sucess!

Takes about 2 1/2 to 3 hours to get to the summit and it is a great site from the top.

jordancl

jordancl - Jul 20, 2005 6:15 am

Route Climbed: Horseshoe Basin Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!

First Fourteener. Great Climb, great goats.

challengehikes

challengehikes - Jul 19, 2005 3:23 pm

Route Climbed: Main trail Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

Great hike, lot of fun and beautiful views!

pjenson05

pjenson05 - Jul 19, 2005 2:16 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 28, 2004  Sucess!

I have done Grays and Torreys multiple times. Nice climb and nice view.

jnoffsinger

jnoffsinger - Jul 18, 2005 9:59 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: May 20, 2002  Sucess!

My first combo. Experienced mountain lighting for the first time. Holding hands and feeling the current through the body was exhilarating unitl my head started popping. Number 2 on my list of 14ers. HIked with Uncle Jack, Shane and Trent, and Gawdun

seswanso - Jul 18, 2005 11:41 am

Route Climbed: Chihuahua Gulch Date Climbed: August 13, 2004  Sucess!

Did this and Torreys together via the Chihuahua Gulch TH. Didn't see another person until we reached the summit and saddle. Great day - loved the less traveled route.

CWFry

CWFry - Jul 15, 2005 6:00 pm

Route Climbed: Greys Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

The descent into the saddle and associated ascent onto Torreys are a schlog. Nice views of the couloirs, however.

amishcowgirl

amishcowgirl - Jul 15, 2005 3:17 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak trail, main trail Date Climbed: 6/30/04  Sucess!

My cousin and I had three days to acclimate to altitude (we should have had more time), but we made it. Not bad for a couple flatlanders from Ohio. I really enjoyed it and wish I lived closer.

skiitswitch

skiitswitch - Jul 14, 2005 10:04 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch TH, Gray's Peak Trail Date Climbed: Mid-September, 2004  Sucess!

An Easy hike on a cool september morning. Don't quite remember the date. Then on to Torreys

doumall

doumall - Jul 13, 2005 2:37 pm

Route Climbed: Lost Rat Couloir Date Climbed: June, 22 2003  Sucess!

16th 14er!

Andrew Vargo

Andrew Vargo - Jul 10, 2005 2:11 am

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 15, 2004  Sucess!

Very easy hike to the summit. A great way to tick two 14ers of in one day.

ChaddBragg - Jun 26, 2005 8:35 pm

Route Climbed: Stephens Gulch/Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: 6/25/05  Sucess!

My first 14er. Was a good day over all; good weather and while there were alot of people, I met alot of great ones. Too tired to get Torreys too, guess I'll have to come back with more experience and get Kelso Ridge!

keenez01

keenez01 - Jun 26, 2005 2:38 pm

Route Climbed: Lost Rat Couloir, Started from Stevens Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: February 12, 2002  Sucess!

Great views in the winter time! Lots of mountain goats.

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

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