Grays Peak Climber's Log

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cushman

cushman - Nov 29, 2007 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

Via Torreys and Kelso Ridge  Sucess!

3rd 14er, dashed up to the summit from the saddle and back down trying to avoid a storm.

Wade Baker

Wade Baker - Oct 27, 2007 2:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2002

Nice Climb  Sucess!

Good climb.

timfoltz

timfoltz - Oct 18, 2007 2:37 am

Grays, Torreys combo  Sucess!

Combined with the Kelso ridge on Torreys. Made for a fun day.

argothor

argothor - Oct 5, 2007 7:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2005

Sad day  Sucess!

Grays was the first 14er I did after moving to Colorado in 2001. It was also the first 14er I did with Odin, my faithful Golden Retriever. Odin went on to hike 16 more 14ers with me. But at Thanksgiving of 2004, Odin passed away at the much too young age of six. This day I was joined by two friends to say goodbye to Odin by scattering his ashes atop Grays.

argothor

argothor - Oct 5, 2007 8:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2001

Grays and Torreys from Stephens Gulch  Sucess!

I had just moved to Colorado, and Grays and Torreys would be my first 14ers since moving here. The day started kind of gray, but didn't look threating. Easily bagged Grays and then headed over to Torreys. And while resting upon the summit it started to spit little balls of sheet. So at that point I started down, and when I got to the saddle between Grays and Torreys it was nearly whiteout conditions. Further down the snow turned to a cold rain. Fortunately I was dressed for the occasion, however many other folks were hiking in cotton sweatshirts, jeans, sneakers and no rain gear. At this point I'm thinking I am going to read about a lot of people who die due to the elements on these mountains.

alpspitze

alpspitze - Sep 27, 2007 8:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1992

Stevens Gulch Trailhead.  Sucess!

Torreys as well. A snowstorm hit while on the mountain and lasted till the next day which limited the hiking options for the rest of the week.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Sep 26, 2007 1:50 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2003

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Trailhead. (Fall hike)  Sucess!

Great hike with Kelly. Summited Torreys and Grays in good time. Beautiful fall colors!

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Sep 25, 2007 1:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2004

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Trailhead. (With Ed Viesturs).  Sucess!

Started my hike at 4:30 am. Sumitted Torreys Peak pretty early and then continued up to Grays Peak summit. I was getting ready to head down when I met Ed Viesturs on his way up to the summit.

Took a couple shots with Ed at the summit and I continued going down to the TH. Foggy day.

Grays Peak: 4,349 m (14,270 ft).

mnichols

mnichols - Sep 23, 2007 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

Did the Grays/Torreys combination. Nice day, still snowy packed over most of the area. Lots of post-holing that day, and lots of skiers and snowboarders.

slowpoke

slowpoke - Sep 22, 2007 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007

Kelso Ridge / Torreys to Grays  Sucess!

A fine day of climbing solo. Snow made the final 200 ft or so kinda of difficult in approach shoes.

hans.schenk

hans.schenk - Sep 20, 2007 10:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005

Via Kelso Ridge and Torrey's  Sucess!

A perfect day of climbing! We started out via Kelso Ridge...made the traverse to Gray's and descended the standard route. On the traverse we saw several Mountain Goats. The only way it would have been better is if there were less people. I was surprised how crowded it was for a Monday.

ericd

ericd - Sep 18, 2007 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2007

Grays from the Interstate  Sucess!

A successful summit late in the day. Snow flurries and some wind atop, but wonderful views as clouds past. Road to trailhead is deeply rutted, my rental Kia Rio couldn't climb it, so parked at I-70 exit #221 and began. 7hrs total, no daylight left for Torreys Peak, but it's right there! Trail was well maintained, some light post-holing last 1000'. A+ on this 9th tallest 14'er in Colorado for accesibility from Denver, the nice approach, and the close proximity to Torreys Peak.

HylianHero

HylianHero - Sep 16, 2007 1:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2001

#11  Sucess!

A very nice trail, it was like a highway up to the top though. I saw a guy propose to his girlfriend up on top. Nice views all around.

Element

Element - Sep 11, 2007 11:16 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

2nd Fourteener  Sucess!

Summitted Longs just the day before, which made this climb a little more tiresome. Absolutely beautiful scenery from the gulch. Lots of people! Finally made a summit together with my climbing partner. I was going to do the traverse to Torrey's, but I just wasn't feeling it. Great views and magnificent scenery. Even spotted some mountain goats!

dr_gonz

dr_gonz - Sep 4, 2007 4:00 pm

Grays  Sucess!

crowded.

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.

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