Kelso Ridge Climber's Log

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belexes - Jul 11, 2010 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010

Kelso Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed Kelso Ridge with some people I met the previous weekend in the San Juans. I haven't had too much class 3 experience, so this was a good start.


JonW - Jul 11, 2010 11:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Fun Ridge  Sucess!

Pretty sweet, relaxing climb. It's kind of cool to get on the summit and see all the people struggling up the dog route. There will likely be only a few parties on this route making it enjoyable to get away from the masses.

Brian C

Brian C - Jul 4, 2010 8:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Fun scramble  Sucess!

A very interesting scramble. It is neat to watch all the folks down on the regular trail.


rockrat2 - Jun 20, 2010 9:16 pm

cool ridge  Sucess!

Cool route, some loose stuff. Got caught in a thunderstorm up high.


Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 1:06 am

14er spree  Sucess!

Part of a 12 fourteeners in 6 days spree. Still one of my most favorite ridge climbs.


iditarod81 - Jun 29, 2009 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2005

Did with Grays back in '05.  Sucess!

Did with a group of grad school friends back in 2005. Summited Grays after going over the knife edge to reach Torreys. Roped up for one of the class 4 sections. Fantastic weather!


randaro - Jun 16, 2009 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009

6/14/09  Sucess!

Late start, storm up high, lots of snow on route. Almost as rough as the last time.


timfoltz - Mar 19, 2009 11:10 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

Fun!  Sucess!

Fun climb with winter conditions. Definitely a new favorite, cant wait to do Dead Dog and Lost Rat now.


DanielWandsneider - Mar 18, 2009 1:53 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

Perfect day  Sucess!

Climbed this with my roommate, a good ridge to play on.. conditions made it even more enjoyable, next up is dead dog!

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Jan 17, 2009 11:54 am

A fun route  Sucess!

Way better than the hike to the saddle


Narendra - Dec 24, 2008 10:20 am

Ridge  Sucess!

Very nice ridge. Knife edge was great, but not as exposed as reported.


benners - Dec 10, 2008 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008

Short and Sweet  Sucess!

This was a fun little half day outing from Stevens Gulch, a good starter for new scramblers.


MattK - Oct 13, 2008 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2007

Good stuff  Sucess!

Solo. Good stuff, not a soul in sight!


RModelli - Aug 15, 2008 12:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008

very cool  Sucess!

nice interesting scramble

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 19, 2008 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 1994

Stimulating  Sucess!

I forget the exact date. I went solo and remember interesting and somewhat exposed mixed climbing followed by a 1300-foot glissade from the saddle.


MountainHikerCO - Mar 28, 2008 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2002

Grays  Sucess!

Climbed Kelso ridge froms Stevens Gulch and then over to Grays. Returned to Kelso ridge from Grizzly Gulch hiking in from I-70 and also getting Grays on 7-15-06. Another climb from Stevens with Grays on 8-4-07.


SarahThompson - Mar 3, 2008 11:18 am Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2008

Fun winter scramble!  Sucess!

A great scramble on a warm but windy winter day. Ridge was in great shape. We brought a rope but never needed it. My 2nd time on this route.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Feb 28, 2008 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Dec 8, 1966

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

Fun route. Total ascents = 5.


edlins - Feb 27, 2008 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2008


Attempted Kelso Ridge on a dubious winter Saturday. We bailed onto the North Ridge after deciding to abort. Trip report is here


WestEndAllStar - Aug 26, 2007 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Kelso Ridge  Sucess!

Took a long awaited trip up Kelso ridge - the knife edge section and the exit onto the white rock was definitely the highlight of the climb. Watch for loose rock down low on the route, I set loose a rock the size of a microwave that looked well anchored.

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