Longs Peak Climber's Log

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Kiefer - Aug 6, 2010 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

Another summit  Sucess!

Climbed via Cables Route & met Jim Detterline on his record 531st summit! Great guy! REALLY spooky weather all day.
9th trip to the summit.


Ingman - Aug 2, 2010 9:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

via Keiners  Sucess!

w/ B. Gibbs; 5am start, 11:30am summit. Descended the keyhole. Classic route!


JonW - Jul 26, 2010 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

Cable Route  Sucess!

Went up the Cable Route and down the Keyhole. I was expecting larger crowds for a Sunday, but overall, things went smoothly.


gabem - Jul 19, 2010 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

Not Quite

Bummer of a day. Crammed into the back of a volvo with my partner overnight for our early(ish) start. We were on the trail before 6 making good time and made it to the Boulder Field around 8. The forecast called for the rain to hold off until sometime between 12-3pm, with tstorms. This was not the case and the weather looked even worse over the other side of the keyhole for what would have been the rest of the route while the rain picked up to a decent drizzle. Blows my mind that a few people decided the climbing conditions up the scramble were good, even though the rocks were soaked and Thunderstorms were in the forecast a little later in the day. Mountain will be there next week.


cftbq - Jul 15, 2010 2:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Keyhole on a windy day  Sucess!

A very windy morning cut the numbers of climbers and made for slow going. Got the mildest weather of the day on top, however. My 2nd ascent of this big peak.


BLong - Jul 11, 2010 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010

June Climb  Sucess!

Great hike/climb via Keyhole. Still a significant amount of snow. Used crampons for the entire climb past the Keyhole. Abut half of the hike from there was on bare rock. I wished several times that I didn't have the crampons on, and then would begin long sections of snow. Enjoyed the summit with one other person.


hhsilleck - Jul 4, 2010 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2010

Keyhole  Sucess!

Very little snow or ice remained as of our climb; all of it was avoidable. Fun climb with friends Steve and Jason.


rockrat2 - Jun 20, 2010 9:12 pm

fun route  Sucess!

Fun route with Heath Hawsey, was Heath's first summit. We did it in a single day push which turned out to be a long day and getting caught in a snow storm up high while coming off summit.


mirhash - Jun 13, 2010 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010

Lost in the Park :(  Sucess!

Had a great day until the way down. Missed the trail by a hundred yards and didn't make it out of the park til 11pm :( Lesson learned though


ken93 - Jun 7, 2010 4:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2009

first co. mountain

i watched my friends tent blow away.


mychael - May 6, 2010 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

Via the Loft  Sucess!

Watched the sunrise from summit of Meeker before climbing Longs and being the first person to reach the summit on busy summer weekend. Descended Keyhole route passing hundreds of people on the way down.


dclimb14me - Apr 26, 2010 12:09 am

First One  Sucess!

My first 14er years ago, made me decide I'd love to live in the great state of CO. What a great introduction to all this fun!


Joe_Parvis - Apr 20, 2010 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010

Longs via Trough  Sucess!

Hiked up Glacier Gorge to just below Black Lake on Friday evening. Heavy packs and snowshoes. Despite snowshoes, still broke through in places because snow soft, especially around Mills Lake area. Temps about 30-32 F. Some pinwheels from previous sunny days at bottom of slopes.

Temps dropped some overnight with some firming of snow. On trail moving above Black Lake at about 530am. Overcast and again about 30F. Ascended Longs via Trough. Trough snow firm enough, especially when following some tracks from a few days ago. On top at 1020am in increasing snow. Snow continued on descent to Black Lake, but later sunny. Beneath about 12K snow became very wet with some crampon balling.

Hike out in rising temps (38F near parking) and more snowshoe postholing, but not too bad.

Lakes were acceptable to cross, but significant melting on top of the ice with slush and water in areas. Some areas near in and outflow were clear of ice. If crossing lakes be careful and on lookout.


KimoB - Apr 4, 2010 10:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009

Keyhole  Sucess!

It was a long hike to the Keyhole. The wind was howling through the Keyhole like a freight train. Many hikers were turning around in the Boulderfield. I stepped through the Keyhole and everything changed. Calm - still - quiet. The route is a blast. Long's is an unforgettable mountain - I look forward to attempting different routes over time.

utclimber - Mar 28, 2010 4:18 pm

Keyhole Route  Sucess!

I hiked up Longs Peak in September of 1998 via the Keyhole Route. This was my second attempt, being turned back by very high winds in September of 1997.


Ingman - Mar 15, 2010 5:44 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2010

via Loft  Sucess!

w/ C. Treiber & L. Langhorst, Climbed the Loft to Clark's Arrow, descended the Keyhole. No wind and great temps, scary snow conditions on South face of Long's - long day.

Cookie Addict

Cookie Addict - Mar 1, 2010 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1999

summer ice...  Sucess!

Did the keyhole route with a group from the climbing gym in Co. Springs. First time on summer ice. Felt like CRAP at the summit and had to run part of way down because of afternoon lightning.


micahlynn25 - Feb 16, 2010 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2008

keyhole in winter

first 14er....long day...beautiful


bryangast - Jan 7, 2010 10:06 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 1988


A really long walk.


stamina - Nov 8, 2009 4:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

Longs Peak-Running Down A Dream  Sucess!

Began climbing from the trailhead at 0230 hrs in the rain (I know, not recommended, but had a firm plan to bail if weather did not improve), most importantly by the time we reached The Keyhole and to check the weather coming from the west. Man, looking down at Glacier Gorge will wake you up in the morning. Gives you a perspective of what your up against. Longs Peak has taken many, but fortunately we were not on the list that day. For our full story see my TR.......Longs Peak-Running Down a Dream.


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