I did both Gray's and Torreys as an early birthday present!
Enjoyed a fun spring summit ski of Grays on a windy day. Snow was a lot of fun below the Grays-Torreys saddle, although a lot of terrain was melted out below 12,000'.
Summitted both Grey's and Torrey's.
Walk up. Shoulda went via Torreys Kelso Ridge
Mary and I climbed this as our first 14er as Colorado residents. We camped at the trailhead and started up at around 6AM. Unfortunately, we didn't see any goats. We were back at the car by noon and home in Fort Collins with plenty of time before my shift at 5PM.
Two hours and five minutes to the summit from the parking lot. Had to hike up the road a couple of miles to the TH due to a lack of parking but the road itself was in good shape. Four wheel drive was not a requirement.
I was off so said screw it and went to the mountains. Awesome views. Cold and windy
W/ dad & Jimmy
A fun hike
With rkymtn. Mama and baby mountain goats. Loved it.
Torrey's as well. Laura's first 14ers.
Gym Climbing all day Friday, Summit Grays on Saturday, and ran the Tough Mudder Sunday at Beaver Creek. EPIC weekend!
A great peak for my first time in the Rockies. A bit chilly, a lot of wildlife, and great views!
Was able to drive to 1 mile from summer trailhead. Plenty snow, saw bunch of folks ski/snowboard down, very COOL. Nice weather, followed the footprints up to Grays Peak.
One for the bag.
8/17/03 - My 1st 14er, climbed in fog and snow and was bummed I couldn't go on to Torreys due to the weather.
7/25/04 - Climbed Torreys' Kelso Ridge and traversed to Grays. Loved it.
3/1/08 - Winter ascent of Torreys' Kelso Ridge and then traverse to Grays. Fun!
6/4/10 - Climbed Torreys' Emperor Couloir and traversed to Grays.
1/26/13 - Traverse from Loveland Pass. Set up car shuttle at Steven's Gulch (could drive all the way to to the summer TH). 6 hrs car to car.
7/28/17 - Kelso Ridge -> Torreys, Grays, Edwards, McClellan.
11/19/17 - Kelso Ridge then over to Grays. From I-70.
Combined with Torreys. Was on snow almost the whole time - did it with micro spikes and poles. People were up there with face masks, helmets, axes, crampons. Others were trying with tennis shoes. Gotta love it. Did it hungover and ended up getting altitude sickness and was the most light headed I've ever been. Some guy gave me ibuprofen at the bottom but I didn't even try to drive my car for a good 45 minutes once I got down.
but not crowded... :)
Solo, camped at trailhead. Both summits to myself.