Kelso Ridge Climber's Log

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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.


ephilli2 - Jul 23, 2007 10:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Perfect Climb!  Sucess!

This was my second successful trip on Kelso Ridge. The first was about a year ago. Both trips were fantastic, with incredible views, great exposure, and great hiking conditions. The weather was perfect yesterday -- temps in the 60's and a slight breeze. We saw very little snow, none on the trail. This is my favorite hike/route in Colorado.


cushman - Jul 11, 2007 12:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

Nice Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed this with my brother-in-law, nice ridge route. Fun day.


Kiefer - Jul 6, 2007 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Sweet ridge!  Sucess!

This was an absolute blast! More of a scramble than a climb but I will definately return to do it again!
Highly recommended.

Continued onto Gray's, traversed over to Mt. Edwards and descended a nasty scree gully off of McClellan Mountian almost directly to the Steven's Gulch TH.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jul 5, 2007 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

Kelso Ridge  Sucess!

Kelso was a lot easier than I expected. Don't let the horror stories of the knife edge scare you. It's a pussy cat!
Climbed Kelso Ridge to Torreys summit with partner. Trail ran back down to the valley and ascended Kelso Mountains Wesr Ridge solo. RT: 5 hours.


miztflip - Jun 9, 2007 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Short and Sweet  Sucess!

I'd wanted to do the for some time. It went suprisingly fast but was fun. I wish the scrambling had been longer. Snow over the Knife-Edge robbed me of the fun and instead was an easy snow walk. Definately worth climbing Torrey's again. 3hr 5min RT.


chicagotransplant - May 24, 2007 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2005

Fun scramble  Sucess!

Great way to make Torreys Peak more exciting, take on the class 4 wall directly instead of skirting it as the guidebook suggests.


shanahan96 - Feb 6, 2007 12:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2004

first solo ridge  Sucess!

first solo ridge scramble. got lost once and had to reclimb to the ridgecrest. the knife edge was a rush!



winterfae - Nov 23, 2006 6:14 pm

Loved it  Sucess!

Did this solo, loved it. Passed a few people on the way, took a few of the more difficult routes which increased the excitement. Agree with lilmantis...this is a great solo 14er route.

Poor Climber

Poor Climber - Nov 17, 2006 1:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006

Awesome climb  Sucess!

It was a awesome climb. The expsosure was exhilerating. But I wasnt in very good shape, so I was quite tired afterwards.


Chaser - Oct 22, 2006 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2006

Shibby  Sucess!

Nice winter ascent, the ridge was a liitle slippery, but the snow allowed a good alternative to some very slippery class 4.


petersbike - Aug 1, 2006 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2006

Nice route!  Sucess!

Was to climb grays trail with someone, but they bagged. Hiked up and saw 3 people starting the ridge at the mine shaft/house. I went over and started after them, passing them as they rested, and being passed as I made a route finding error.(yes I even get lost on a knife edge ridge). Great climb, only did Torreys, I will save Grays and Edwards for another day.


lilmantis - Jul 23, 2006 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

Fun day!  Sucess!

Did this solo. One of the best solo routes on a 14er!


baez - Jul 2, 2006 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Grays and Torreys  Sucess!

Great route up the hill, good way to avoid the rush. The class 4 isn't much of a problem.


tombaldwin - Jun 19, 2006 4:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Fun Route!  Sucess!

This was a great alternative to coming up the crowded trail. Started at 5:20, summit at 9:00, and beautiful views all around- the ridge wasn't as hard as all the guidebooks made it sound.

Dan Leonhard

Dan Leonhard - May 29, 2006 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2005

Short but sweet  Sucess!

This ridge is very fun, good description on the route page. Note you can go around the class 4 knife ridge but it is bad rock (compared to the solid stuff on the ridge), its class 3. Also, before you reach the summit you have to either cross dead dog couloir (after the class 4) or the NW couloir if you take the backside to avoid class 4).

James C

James C - Mar 20, 2006 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2004

Nice And Airy  Sucess!

Great climb, I think that this was my first real ridge climb. Could have been better prepared with a helmet but every thing turned out great. Back then I was unable to climb this crux dihedral but he contured to the south side and got around it. Great feeling topping out!

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