Grays Peak Climber's Log

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Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Jun 10, 2004 1:12 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 6/02  Sucess!

I did this with my 11 year old nephew and it was a fun trip. Getting my Honda Accord to the trailhead was interesting. We encountered herd of mountain goats at about 13,000 ft. We got pretty close and the biggest one blocked the trail and we had to go around, as he started to dig his hoof into the ground and grunt. I did get a little sick fromt he altitude, but not too bad. Once on top the views were great. My nephew was not feeling up to Torreys, so we headed down.

lostman

lostman - Jun 9, 2004 3:22 pm

Route Climbed: Via Torreys' Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

A rewarding cool down after the Kelso Ridge.

lostman

lostman - Jun 9, 2004 2:51 pm

Route Climbed: Stephens Gulch Date Climbed: August 13, 1999  Sucess!

My first 14er back in the day...

brentonjweaver

brentonjweaver - Jun 4, 2004 1:31 am

Route Climbed: most Date Climbed: multiple 2002-2004  Sucess!

who hasn't climbed these from the denver area?

mmoerk

mmoerk - May 24, 2004 10:45 am

Route Climbed: Connecting ridge from Torreys Date Climbed: July 20, 2003  Sucess!

Hiked over to Grays after climbing the Kelso Ridge of Torreys. These peaks are very popular!

DaveC

DaveC - May 20, 2004 9:46 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: aug 96  Sucess!

on a sunday in the summer, this was a zoo. hundreds of people. glad it was one of my first; never again.

WhereAmI

WhereAmI - Apr 23, 2004 3:31 am

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: July, 2002  Sucess!

My first 14er joined by my two brother-in-laws. Glad to have the company for a fantastic hike. I'm glad I had a few days to get used to the altitude as I'm now a coastal Californian instead of the Rocky Coloradon that I used to be. Went over to Torreys to make my first 14er day a quick double.

Larry V

Larry V - Apr 21, 2004 11:14 pm

Route Climbed: from Torreys Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

Second time to visit Grays' summit. Solo trip with great weather. I love the view on the way up.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - Apr 19, 2004 12:20 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: October 4, 2000  Sucess!

An interesting day as it was windy, cold, snowy and every other sort of nasty. Saw Kelso Ridge for the first time and skipped Torreys until I could climb her on Kelso Ridge. My first glissade too!

f360driver

f360driver - Apr 14, 2004 6:40 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: June/03  Sucess!

Good hike.

coloradoiceclimber

coloradoiceclimber - Apr 10, 2004 3:18 pm

Route Climbed: Horseshoe Basin Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

This is a good warm-up or intro 14er combo with Torrey's.

Kimberly

Kimberly - Apr 5, 2004 4:46 pm

Route Climbed: Stevenson Basin Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!

I climbed it while pregnant.

Chris

Chris - Mar 22, 2004 10:03 pm

Route Climbed: Horshoe Basin Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

Nice climb, great wildflowers in the valley on the hike up. Huge herd of either Bighorn Sheep or Mountain Goats on the flanks of Gray's.



Climbed with Torreys Peak.

pphlux

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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