Kelso Ridge Climber's Log

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roevans88 - Jan 17, 2022 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2022

Torreys via kelso Ridge  Sucess!

Started at winter lot at 6:45 am. Reached base of ridge around 10:30. Winds picked up substantially on the ridge. Lots of snow but some windswept areas, crampons and ice axe required. Summited at 2pm descended via Grays peak trail reached car at 5:30. Super fun and challenging route, had the place to myself.


LouisFasano32 - Dec 16, 2021 11:28 pm

Missed the Sawtooth  Sucess!

Somehow climbed around the sawtooth and missed it completely.


jake_the_snake - Aug 11, 2020 8:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2020

Kelso Ridge Run  Sucess!

Awesome run, great ridge - perfect conditions in early August


brichardsson - Aug 29, 2018 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2018

fantastic route  Sucess!

my favourite colorado route so far.


BLong - Sep 13, 2017 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2017

Great Scramble  Sucess!

Excellent scramble, especially considering its length and proximity to the Front Range. It's a great way to get away from the throngs on the mountain. Still this is a "busy scramble" route: the climbers' trail is great the whole way with only a couple sections where one really has to search for the best path forward.


BradBartick - Jul 5, 2015 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015

Good route  Sucess!

A good route. I did not carry any beta with me and only got off route twice. Once low when a track heads south (left around the ridge). Go UP, haha. It eventually led to 5th class so I retreated and got back on route. Then again off route at the 40 foot buttress. Still 14k feet. I went right/north (instead of up, or south) into a gully and it was loose but not too steep (4th). It joined back up with the normal route right below the knife edge, which is easy and short (the loose gully was a lot scarier).


triyoda - Jul 16, 2014 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Nice finish  Sucess!

Great way to get away from the swarms of people on the mountain.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jun 8, 2014 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014

Fun Day  Sucess!

1st time on Kelso Ridge, fun day, we have to almost run from the mountain to dodge storm coming in.


DanielL - Oct 13, 2013 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

Great climb  Sucess!

Really enjoyed this climb, and its become a 4th of July tradition!


kkriley19 - Aug 12, 2013 1:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2013

Ridge  Sucess!

Love this ridge. Good times as always.


alpine345 - Oct 15, 2012 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2012

fun ridge  Sucess!

Didn't meet any one till the descent...had the whole thing to myself. Played around "off route" a little, but stayed right on the ridge mostly...


bighornmonkey - Aug 27, 2012 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

Fun way up  Sucess!

Up the ridge for a Torreys/Grays combo.


ephilli2 - Aug 20, 2012 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

One of my favorites  Sucess!

Ascened Kelso Ridge to Torreys, took the trail to Grays, and descended via the standard route. One of my favorite 14er routes; done it five times but the views never get old.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Aug 7, 2012 1:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012

Fun scramble  Sucess!

Found this route more enjoyable than the standard one. One of my favorite scrambles.!

Very fun climb. Scrambled some exposed sections but not as difficult as I thought it'd be.
The knife edge gives to this route a nice ending. I found myself below Torreys summit as soon as I negociated it.

- 2 hours from TH to summit.
- Hit Grays after Torreys.
- The descend took me longer. Had to yield to the upward crowd.
- Had fun!


km_donovan - Jun 1, 2012 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

Big Fun  Sucess!

The section past the quartzite pillars was snow to the summit, made for a nice finish. The glissade from the saddle saved around 800 vertical of down climbing.


DerekFreed - Apr 5, 2012 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010

Great route  Sucess!

Still one of my favorite routes up a 14er in CO.
6/27/2010 - With Grays Peak
7/1/2007 - Just Torreys


meclimber - Feb 1, 2012 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2011

Fun alpinish winter climb  Sucess!

The three of us drove as far as we could up the road, then hiked a couple miles to the trailhead. Made it to the ridge at sunup. It was pretty well blown dry on the windward side and would have made for an easier hike - and did for some sections - but we tried to stay as direct as possible. We protected through some 3/4 class sections that were snowy and icy or just exposed. Put some crampons on for the last snow section to the summit above Dead Dog Couloir's topout. Crossed over the ridge from the summit (a little cornicing) and came down Gray's. Windy. Great view. Super fun.


jpjpjp - Sep 6, 2011 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

Awesome!  Sucess!

On memorial weekend this route was awesome! Doing it Solo meant that I had the entire ridge to myself while there was huge congo line up the Grays Peak Trail. (Solo)


gabem - Aug 9, 2011 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011

Very cool.  Sucess!

Nice route, would be perfect for a first class 3 climb for someone.


ozarkmac - Aug 1, 2011 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011

awesome scramble  Sucess!

With my 19 year old daughter and 15 year old son - what a fun route.

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