Kelso Mountain Climber's Log

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Haliku - Nov 12, 2005 8:18 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: 12 Nov 2005

We, rkymtn and I, got an early start on what was a blustery winter condition Colorado day. It was snowing when we exited I-70 which forced us to hike most of the way up the road. Cold, windy and snowy conditions, sometimes at whiteout level, tried our determination. Once on the summit a few quick photos (mostly white) before we headed down. The lower we went the less it was snowing. Once back at I-70 we laughed that there wasn't any snow on the road. All in all a fun day.


chef007 - Sep 2, 2005 3:15 pm

Route Climbed: Up the torreys/ kelso saddle down the steep east slope Date Climbed: Aug. 22 2005  Sucess!

Nice little afternoon hike. Going down I decided to go down the steep section of the mountain that you can see from the TH. It was a nice class 3 section and added a little fun to the trip.

alpine master

alpine master - Jul 24, 2005 5:37 pm

Route Climbed: South slopes Date Climbed: April 2005  Sucess!

Lots of snow and glissaded down.


Colonelpyat - Jul 21, 2005 2:49 am

Route Climbed: Via Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: July 19, 2005  Sucess!

Hiked this one with my father. A great tundra hike with a good showing of wildflowers. Looking through binoculars to the southwest from from the top was a bit like watching an ant farm made of talus.

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Jul 10, 2005 11:20 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: 7-7-05  Sucess!

Great hike! Kelso Mountain was the exclamation point on our Mount Edwards, Grays Peak, Torreys Peak, Kelso Mountain eight hour trek. Great views and a relaxing summit.

Andrew Vargo

Andrew Vargo - Jul 10, 2005 2:05 am

Route Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: May 14, 2005  Sucess!

Quick, easy climb with great views of the surrounding peaks. Fun, wide open ski for the descent.


ColoradoScott - Jul 5, 2005 12:28 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge. Date Climbed: May 27, 1987  Sucess!

We started this climb from the short road intersection at 10,780' along the Stevens Gulch Road north of the peak. Hiking this road west for a few hundred yards we reached the lower avalanche slopes of the central couloir on the north face. From here we worked our way south along the rounded northeastern ridge, which forms the left hand side of the couloir. This ridge of mainly talus was followed to the summit. The descent was by a two thousand foot glissade down the central couloir....too much fun!!!


miztflip - Jul 5, 2005 10:28 am

Route Climbed: Via Steven Gulch Date Climbed: 22 May 2005  Sucess!

Great quick trip up a mountain with excellent views of the surrounding area. Well worth the effort.


bigwilly - Jul 3, 2005 10:42 pm

Route Climbed: south Slopes Date Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!

Great views, and nobody else after we left the main trail. Short but steep, great outing.

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