The weather held till I was off, which was nice. The rollerblading is really helping. I only felt the elevation about 100 feet from the summit. Dropped off to the saddle with Torreys, to grab Torreys. I mean, this is Colorado climbing in a nutshell, pretty much a freeway to the summit. What more could you ask for?
Via connecting ridge with Torreys
Our base chaplain at FAMC took a bunch of us to hike this peak in the summer of 1995. I was in the best shape I had been in since I had wrestled in high school and I still had difficulty with this one. I remember taking three steps and stopping to catch my breath. We saw mountain goats with kids. When we got to the top I remember smoking a cigarette! Man! We ran most of the way down after we got out of the rocks.
Enjoyed this one just like I have enjoyed all of the 14ers I've had the privilege to climb. What's not to like? And the Gesellschaft! Fabelhaft.
My 10th and 11th Fourteeners and Kieva's 3rd & 4th Fourteener! Kieva and I hit the approach trail at 4:00 am and made it back to the trailhead at 11:15 am. We climbed Torreys Peak via the Kelso Ridge, a class 3 rock climb with a ton of exposure. We climbed some class 4 rock as well and had to cross a "Knife Edge" towards the end of the ridge, a section that you must carefully navigate because it was only inches wide. We summited Torreys Peak and then took an easy trail up neighboring 14er Grays Peak. An awesome climb.
These 14ers are WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL
Did with Torreys via Kelso. Great climb!
Via the standard route.
Great day, did both Grays and Torreys. Still a lot of snow in some places. No traction devices or axes needed though.
Nice hike and views!
With ample snow in the willows at the start, post holing opportunities abounded!
Solo ski descent of Lost Rat Couloir after skinning up standard route. Able to ski off summit pretty much continuously, one short rock band I had to cross. Good conditions, but developing a runnel that you have to watch out for near the bottom.
Had to park near I-70 because the forest road had too much snow. This added 6 more miles to an already 8 miles day. Went to do Torrey's via Dead Dog Couloir but when we got near, it had a fresh slide at the base with higher slide potential up higher.
So, to be safer we chose to do the Gray's Trail up Grays.
Needed snowshoes at 12,400 all the way to the top. Killer summit because of the bad weather rolling in. Whiteout on the way down until 13,000.
Did it with several members of the Utah Climbing Club!
Annual Colorado trip..Climbed with Torres. We ascended dead dog couloir on torres then traversed over to Grays. Long day as additional mileage was gained due to road closure! Both peaks were very exciting!!!Jim W
Climbed via Stevens Gulch. Didn't need snowshoes or crampons.
Hiked up from the small parking lot by the interstate as the road wasn't passable in a 2WD rental car. Great hike, but very windy. Good weather all day.
Great group of people. Gusty wind up to 60 mph made for an exciting hike. Also climbed Torreys.
Climbed multiple times
First 14er with my daughter, she loved it!