Grays Peak Climber's Log

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Jonboy71 - Sep 12, 2005 3:43 pm

Route Climbed: main route Date Climbed: Sept. 11, 05  Sucess!

Great day for hiking, this is an easy 14er compared to Long's peak, but it's still no piece of cake, had a good day and hiked over to Torrey's the same day.


dunking_deutschman - Aug 31, 2005 11:13 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

OK, this is a 14er, and its a pretty cool trudge. The Dannon guide is kinda outdated on road conditions up to the Mitchell Creek Trailhead. This road currently is too rough for most passenger cars if you want to keep your oil pan intact. I bottomed out near the beginning and barely managed to escape back to the small parking area near the Interstate. We caught a ride up in a 4x4 SUV. The road had several spots further up where it was even rougher. This is a very centrally located 14er and you can see many, many prominent mountains from this summit. To me, identifying these was the most fun. And we saw several friendly mountain goats close up!

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 25, 2005 9:48 am

Route Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: September '04  Sucess!

Hiked with Torreys

dlambertz - Aug 18, 2005 7:17 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 18, 2005  Sucess!

What a perfect day for a view from the summit. My sister (Amy Klassen) and I (Dave Lambertz) hit the trail at 0700 and made it to the peak by 9:30. Snowed a little on the way up but by the time we made it the view was absolutely perfect 360 degrees. On the summit we met two guys who had been there for a little while; one had summited Everest three times and will be making an I MAX movie about the Eiger in september, and the other had just summited his first Fourteener even though he is on the waiting list for a heart transplant! What a day, my first fourteener as well, and i loved every grueling second of it... Thanks for coming out with me sis

POWERJL - Aug 18, 2005 3:22 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch from TH Date Climbed: August 21, 1998  Sucess!

Climbed, Signed, and reclined! (but not for to long as we had to get on ever to Torreys!)


Servocrank - Aug 16, 2005 11:56 am

Route Climbed: Gray's Peak Trail -- Steven's Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: August 14th, 2005  Sucess!

Summitted Gray's around 9:30 in the AM in a cloud. Not much view, but a good sense of accomplishment. A few other hikers were there and it was very friendly.

jbouman - Aug 14, 2005 9:53 pm

Route Climbed: Standard from trailhead Date Climbed: July 27, 1992  Sucess!

Hiked with my sister and ran into a great herd of mountain goats including several little ones. Fun!

Went on to Torrey's as well.


shanahan96 - Aug 14, 2005 3:58 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2005

Route Climbed: North Slopes Date Climbed: May 30, 2005  Sucess!

Surprised to be the only person on Grays on Memorial Day before 10 A.M. Slogged through the knee-deep snow before reaching a windblown summit ridge. Surrounded by fog on the top for 5 minutes. Actually made Grays a cool excursion!

9/4/16- grays and torreys with alexis. clouds moved in while we were above 13,000' and we received some snow on torreys!



filmgaffer - Aug 7, 2005 5:16 pm

Route Climbed: Gray's Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 29 2005  Sucess!

My son and I madethe Grays-Torrey's climb togheter. What a beautiful hike and fun to bag two 14ers in one trip.

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 - 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



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 - 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 - Jul 20, 2005 6:15 am

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

First Fourteener. Great Climb, great goats.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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