Humphreys Peak Climber's Log

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mrchad9

mrchad9 - Jul 1, 2009 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009

snowbowl route

Left Flagstaff at 5:00 AM- just early enough to beat the crowds. Cool and windy, but plenty of places to bask in the sun. Lots of lightning scars visible on the summit.

TheRootster

TheRootster - Jun 21, 2009 1:41 pm

Group dynamics  Sucess!

Did this one with Penny and her young son Joe. It was the first time I'd met Joe, and he wasn't too sure about me. We didn't get a particularly early start, and on the long hike up, Joe got increasingly grouchygrumbly. I think i was holding out for reaching the saddle and camping there--he wanted to stop...anywhere. It was cold and twilight by the time we reached the saddle. I immediately got the tent set up and the bags in, then fired up the stove. I wasn't paying much attention to what Joe was doing. I got Penny some hot drink and then finally turned to find Joe. There he was, tending an already burning campfire that he had built himself with no input from either Penny or me. Impressive kid, and I must have expressed that thought to him. After that he warmed up to me. Next day we did the peak and no grousing or grumbling was heard from any quarter. A beautiful peak! Great views from the summit. Hey Joe...if you're out there...Happy Trails!

noaz1 - Jun 12, 2009 11:50 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2009

Unbelievable winds  Sucess!

Climbed Humphreys the same day as the previous poster and the winds were indeed tremendous. I would agree with the estimate of 85-95 mph as it was completely impossible for us to stand up on the final 100-yard climb to the top. I have never experienced anything close to it my lifetime. Our group reached the top at about 10:30 and the winds got noticibly worse in the 20 minutes or so we were up there, I can't even imagine what they were like later in the day. Little bit of snow along the trail before timberline. Other than the wind, weather was nice. Reasonably warm (50-60 degrees) and no signs of thunderstorms.

dcsolorunner

dcsolorunner - Jun 10, 2009 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2009

Windy day  Sucess!

Got to the summit in 2hrs 15min, met alot of people who had turned back due to wind, which was around 85-95mph at the summit, enough to knock someone down. Pretty wild weather, partly cloudy, wind was definatley the most memorable thing tough. Great hike, great 360 views.

Bombchaser

Bombchaser - May 31, 2009 6:33 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

Third peak climbed that day  Sucess!

I started at Lockett Meadow and climbed straight up the south slope of Rees Peak. I then headed to Aubineau Peak and summit it via the east slope. After that I summitted Humphreys via it's east slope. All three of these ascents were steep, and difficult. After Humpreys Peak I headed down the trail on the west side to near the saddle between Humphreys and Agassiz and descend striaght down the scree and snow covered slope into the valley.

adventurebug - May 17, 2009 6:12 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2009

Whew!  Sucess!

Good hike! Snow on about 1/2 the trail below tree line, several downed trees. Being a Florida girl this was definitely the highest elevation I've hiked by far! No idea how people do this in 5 hours roundtrip, took us 3.5 hours to come down at a quick pace and only 1 short stop.

ericnoel

ericnoel - May 5, 2009 12:43 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2009

Humphreys  Sucess!

Icy hard snow covered some N facing slopes but the S slopes were surprisingly snow free. I made up a little bit of a potpourri route but it worked out just fine. Not my first time on this mtn and perhaps not the last.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - May 2, 2009 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2005

snowless  Sucess!

A surprisingly snowless climb on a relatively balmy day. 3 hours 40 minutes up and 27 degrees on top with great views. Early winter '05 had the lightest snowfalls on record.

Hotoven

Hotoven - Apr 20, 2009 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1999

First time I got AMS  Sucess!

This was a fun hike. A storm was rolling up quickly, so we hiked down at a very fast pace. This resulted in me getting AMS. Which was just a splitting headache. But bad enough to keeps me down for the rest of the day.

Doehle

Doehle - Apr 9, 2009 2:42 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2009

Spring climb  Sucess!

Nice day out, snow most of the way. Clear skies and some wind at the top. Met two others that were coming down, no one else on the mountain.

darufa - Apr 21, 2009 8:49 pm

Re: Spring climb

Did you need crampons or snow shoes/ice axe?
I'm looking to climb it tommorrow.
Best Shawn

darufa - Apr 21, 2009 8:52 pm

Re: Spring climb

Did you need crampons or snow shoes/ice axe?
I'm looking to climb it tommorrow.
Best Shawn

scottmitch

scottmitch - Apr 5, 2009 9:23 pm Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2009

great practice mountain  Sucess!

be ready for high winds at summit

I like it on top

I like it on top - Apr 2, 2009 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2009

Humphreys Trail  Sucess!

Good hike, winds were high and cold. Awesome view from the top.

deungsan

deungsan - Mar 28, 2009 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2008

nice hike  Sucess!

stayed in a tent halfway up and summitted the next morning.

davis2001r6 - Feb 23, 2009 12:21 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2004

Lots of snow  Sucess!

Climber Mt. Humphrey's trail right after hiking Rim 2 River and back in the canyon that morning.

Fireman79

Fireman79 - Feb 11, 2009 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

No more false summits!  Sucess!

Snow bowl route was nice. It was a long hike and t- shirt weather on top. False summits got a bit old but enjoyed it. Arizona gave us an A+ sunset that evening.

96avs01

96avs01 - Jan 20, 2009 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2009

Perfect Winter Ascent  Sucess!

Ascended Humphreys with Mike, Mark and Rick. Three of us had splitboards and one slowshoer. Weather on top was amazing, low 40s with very minimal wind. Had the summit all to ourselves with great views of the GC North Rim. Splitboard descent was very challenging in highly variable conditions. A phenomenal trip to the top of AZ!

highlandvillager

highlandvillager - Nov 1, 2008 12:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Fun despite the weather  Sucess!

We left camp at the Grand Canyon before sunrise and got on the trail just after 8, hoping to avoid afternoon storms. We encountered a little rain and lots of wind and clouds, even a bit of sleet on the summit. There was no view due to the clouds. We heard some thunder on the way down the ridge, but it never got close. It was a fun hike and we met lots of nice people along the way and enjoyed great beer at a brewpub in Flagstaff afterward. HP16

paisajeroamericano

paisajeroamericano - Oct 21, 2008 1:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008

arizona getaway  Sucess!

I really dig Flagstaff/Sedona... mellow half-day hike... spent an hour on the summit... interesting views... red rock navajo nation, north rim of the grand canyon, endless yellow pine country... the volcanic area feels like oregon... brought cody on a leash the whole way

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