Grays Peak Climber's Log

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pphlux - Mar 19, 2004 11:32 pm

Route Climbed: Stephens Gulch Date Climbed: Various  Sucess!

I've summited Grays 4 times now.

Once via Torreys Kelso Ridge, other via normal route.

This is a very nice trip, and two of mine have been leading groups

of CU students from the Residence Halls.

Very enjoyable, and not too terribly much traffic and decent weather

in early September.


gemgoddis - Feb 2, 2004 1:35 pm

Route Climbed: Stephen's Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!

This was my second 14er. We got a late start (9am)due to waiting for the rest of our group. I was a little more prepared this time in that I had purchased a Camelbak (as opposed to carrying 3 liter bottles of water).

This is a very beautiful hike with plenta of flora and fauna to be seen. We took our time to stop and take lots of pictures and to enjoy the scenery. Hardly any snow on the trail, but it was a bit muddy and wet in some places. The last few switchbacks to the summit were exhausting, but what a reward!!

After pictures and lunch we headed down the saddle towards Torrey's.


pcorridon - Jan 16, 2004 8:03 am

Route Climbed: Lost Rat Date Climbed: July 7, 2003  Sucess!

Lost Rat was snow filled and a lot of fun, especially the righthand variation that goes up past "the rascal". The rest of the hike after the couloir was a plod and only worth it to tag the top.


hhsilleck - Jan 10, 2004 6:45 pm

Route Climbed: from Torres Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!

Climbed 3rd time in 2002. Good 1st fourteener.


Nelson - Dec 30, 2003 8:58 am

Route Climbed: Saddle from Torreys Date Climbed: May, 2002  Sucess!

Tagged it after climbing Dead Dog Couloir. Nice.

Sock Monkey

Sock Monkey - Dec 28, 2003 6:09 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: August 4, 2003  Sucess!

Climbed Grays and Torreys together


jrf - Dec 5, 2003 8:50 pm

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

My 2nd fourteener. The clouds rolled in near the summit and we couldn't see more than 20 feet in any direction. Still need to go back for Torrey's.


bdewoody - Dec 3, 2003 6:24 pm

Route Climbed: Steven's Gulch Date Climbed: September 1999  Sucess!

Fairly easy, probably a good first 14er.


summiteer16 - Dec 2, 2003 9:02 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

Easy first fourteener. storm rolled in and we were above it. Awesome.

Erik Beeler

Erik Beeler - Nov 24, 2003 2:06 pm

Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!

First 14er, fun hike. Jogged down to catch up to some females.


Haliku - Nov 17, 2003 9:55 pm

Route Climbed: Stephen' Gulch Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2003  Sucess!

A fun training hike. I took my 59.5 years young father on his first 14er. Being from Pa he wasn't used to the altitude. By taking it slow with plenty of water we made it. My third visit to this top.


jeffgun - Nov 15, 2003 1:32 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: Twice, can't remember the dates  Sucess!

Summited this one along with Torrey's the first time with my father. Great day. The second time was with a group of friends. Another great day!


belexes - Oct 16, 2003 9:27 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: July 28, 2003  Sucess!

Knocked off this bad boy before heading over to Torreys. Great weather and great scenery the whole way. There were a few mountain goats running around at the pass between the two 14ers, I guess they really like this area. Not too difficult for 14ers, the only difficult part is driving up the very rough road to the trailhead.

Andesite - Oct 14, 2003 1:21 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens gulch Date Climbed: October 12, 2003  Sucess!

Extremly windy and icy, but well worth the veiw at the top. It is not nearly as icy if you decend to the saddle between Grays and Torreys.


chef007 - Oct 13, 2003 8:28 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 13 October 2003  Sucess!

Good climb, weather was less than ideal.

just to taunt me the weather cleared I was going down the mountain!


IdahoSummits - Oct 12, 2003 11:03 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: August 7, 2003  Sucess!

Great weather. Nice little hike, got back to Denver by early afternoon.


bernardhohman - Sep 28, 2003 9:56 pm

Route Climbed: Via Horseshoe Basin Date Climbed: September 28, 2003  Sucess!

Fun climb. Some scrambling if you look for it. Great, sunny day!

msnelson - Sep 14, 2003 7:11 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge/Horseshoe Basin Date Climbed: Sept 13, 2003  Sucess!

Awesome climb! In the snow-reduced visibilty-great route-the classic Colorado Climb. It was my Dad's 73rd birthday-the climb was dedicated to him, Michelle & I called him from the top. We arrived at the trailhead around 8am to light snow, cold and foggy. Visibility was at the best times no more than a 1/8 mile but the pic's and maps we had showed us the way. The climb was very straight forward to about 13,500 when we came up to the south-ridge. Got progessively steeper and rockier and with the light snow made it a bit tricky in places. It certainly wasn't the Hillary Step but a challenge to say the least. Once over that obstacle it was just a matter of following the ridge to the top, nothing of consequence as far as difficulty. It took us 4+ hours for the climb to the top and 3+ down, every inch very worth while. The views coming down were fantastic as the clouds parted and opened up the valley below and ridges above. Michelle is a great climbing partner and soon to be my wife, nothing better in the world! I would recommend this route to anyone that likes to stay away from the crowds, we were the only ones climbing from the south side.

eurobeer - Sep 2, 2003 9:23 am

Route Climbed: From Stephens Gulch Date Climbed: August 17, 2002  Sucess!

Our First 14er. Beautiful hike. We started out pretty early, so we didn't see to many people when we started, but as we began to go down the mountain, the swarms of people looked like ants invading the mountain.

CanopyBoy - Aug 29, 2003 11:07 am

Route Climbed: South Slopes Ridge Traverse (via Kelso Ridge) Date Climbed: August 28, 2003  Sucess!

A nice hike after climbing Torrey's. Because we started our hike at around noon on a Thursday, the mountain was not crowded, and we were the only people on the summit. The weather was nice and there were only a few patches of snow remaining on the ridge.

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