Grays Peak Climber's Log

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KeithK

KeithK - Sep 1, 2007 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2007

Fun hike  Sucess!

Nice hike despite the crowds. Sometimes easy can also make for a pleasant day in the mtns.

Lowa rennt - Aug 30, 2007 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Double Trouble  Sucess!

We hiked up the Ruby Gulch route,dodging sketchy weather all day.We pretty much had both summits to ourselves,and no wind!
Didn't see any goats, though.

surgent

surgent - Aug 28, 2007 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2002

Beautiful day hike  Sucess!

Took the standard route up. For early June, it was very dry and the trail was open all the way up save for two or three small sections of ice and snow.

matt81

matt81 - Aug 26, 2007 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2007

Gray's Trail  Sucess!

Done as a combo with Torreys.

ouray19

ouray19 - Aug 18, 2007 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2005

Grays  Sucess!

Did both Grays and Torreys. Felt good to do two mountains in a day. Went on a Monday and not as many people around.

Aspen

Aspen - Aug 17, 2007 12:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2003

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch TH  Sucess!

Growning up, I climbed Grays/Torreys MANY TIMES in the 1990s but this is the most recent. I escorted my cousin Watky and my friend Nick with me; it was their first time up there. We almost didn't make it due to the approaching dark clouds. We snapped some pics and did a rush descent.

K_G_Wright

K_G_Wright - Aug 15, 2007 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 1988

Fun!  Sucess!

I've summitted Grays on many occasions, in all seasons, in all conditions. I used it as a training peak for Nepal. I love the valley, the ridge, and the area. It's a bit crowded on summer week ends, but people drawn to mountains are always fun and cool (even if there are a lot of them). It's a great initial peak for beginners, but don't get fooled- watch the weather and don't be on the ridge if there's any electricity! When I was a kid (early 80's), a couple guys made a bivouac just off the summit and were struck by lightning/killed in the middle of the night.

wlstone

wlstone - Aug 12, 2007 11:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Perfect Day  Sucess!

Great day, great views, greater people

The Ogre

The Ogre - Aug 11, 2007 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

Via Kelso ridge-Torreys  Sucess!

Great hike, very proud of myself for making this climb/hike in 4:20 total (I live at 500 ft. elevation). Great day for this upstate New Yorker to wrap up 4 days in a row of CO 14er bagging (3 days in the San Juans and 1 up here).

AirborneBuff

AirborneBuff - Aug 9, 2007 12:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

Solo at the Top  Sucess!

Beautiful day - started early and enjoyed the top to myself

rpace

rpace - Aug 4, 2007 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Southwest Ridge  Sucess!

I still haven't figured out how to get past the first creek crossing without getting my feet wet. Regardless, great day on a great route!

utes - Aug 1, 2007 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 1997

1st 14er

Good trip for a first 14er

I like it on top

I like it on top - Aug 1, 2007 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 1998

Standard Route  Sucess!

Did Torreys also. Got to see the goats.

blackcoffee

blackcoffee - Jul 26, 2007 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1988

Grays and Torreys  Sucess!

Great weather, hordes of people, did w/Torreys

slowbutsteady

slowbutsteady - Jul 26, 2007 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 1996

"the day after Kelso"  Sucess!

The clutch on my 1993 Tempo was protesting "never again" after the drive up the Stevens Gulch road. Warmed up on Kelso the day before then did Grays and Torreys by the standard route.Mountain goat on Torreys.

bouldermom

bouldermom - Jul 16, 2007 12:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Standard route  Sucess!

A beautiful day and a fun hike. We saw the mountain goats and several falcons or hawks (not sure). An EXTREMELY busy trail but I expected that. Gorgeous wildflowers! Went on to Torreys afterwards.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 11, 2007 10:29 pm

big 5  Sucess!

I've climbed this one 5 times so far, on different occasions of course.

mountainjunkie

mountainjunkie - Jun 27, 2007 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

via Lost Rat  Sucess!

Summitted via the Lost Rat - right hand variation. To my surprise the snow was in great shape for so late in the season. It was starting to melt out towards the top though. Great snow climb.

GeorgeJames

GeorgeJames - Jun 25, 2007 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

A Great 1st  Sucess!

Took the standard trail up on a fantastic day. More than a few people on the trail, but I didn't mind, I hiked my 1st 14er!

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Jun 17, 2007 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005

Double Dip!  Sucess!

Hiked the standard route.

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