Longs Peak Climber's Log

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Hoverla - Aug 17, 2010 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2010

Longs via Keyhole

Made it to the benckmark (13750') at the top of the Trough. Conditions were good and people were summiting - members of my party were a drag, hence my decision. See my detailed story with photos: http://hubpages.com/hub/Climbing-Longs-Peak-A-Personal-Narrative


noahs213 - Aug 17, 2010 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

The Diamond, Casual Route  Sucess!

MEGA! Reached summit at around 3. Descended Keyhole/Camels Gully to bivy. 19 hour day.


shknbke - Aug 11, 2010 12:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010

From Pagoda  Sucess!

Started at Sandbeach Lake TH, hit Pagoda, traverse to Longs, descended Keplingers. Long day! See TR.


Tonka - Aug 9, 2010 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010

The Loft  Sucess!

Classic long day on Longs. Route finding makes this route more interesting and the amount of climbing/scrambling is twice that of the Keyhole. Weather was moving in as we decended. Great day.


catullus - Aug 9, 2010 4:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

tour de longs  Sucess!

up the loft, down the keyhole. massive blisters from new boots.


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.

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