Longs Peak Climber's Log

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zxstarling - Mar 8, 2011 9:06 pm

Keyhole Route

Used the Keyhole route. Super snowy in March 2007.


adamtheclimber - Mar 6, 2011 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Keplinger's couloir   Sucess!

This is an enjoyable climb via the same route that John Wesley Powell's party logged the first offical ascent in 1868. Much less travelled than the standard Keyhole route. Camped at Sandbeach Lake. Awesome, beautiful scenery abounds!


americanswiss - Feb 25, 2011 3:36 am

Longs  Sucess!

First Mountaineering experience. Summited consecutive years at the ages of 8 and 9.


Cowtipper - Feb 6, 2011 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2002

Unforgettable  Sucess!

Today I'm browsing pics and looking back nearly nine years at the day I climbed Longs Peak (keyhole route). What an experience! I hope to do it again this year - I'm pretty fit for 50, but I know the window of opportunity is closing. Anyone who's summited can attest that you see very few 'old' people at the top!


mattpayne11 - Feb 4, 2011 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

Via the Loft  Sucess!

Great trip until hitting the wall of people... Did Meeker first.


CastillejaMiniata - Feb 3, 2011 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010

Monsoon  Sucess!

I took the desolate Keplinger's Couloir route, which included a bushwhack from a sandy lake, crossing the creek of another alpine lake, and then heading straight up from the south. It was very much fun trying to find my way around the top, climbing around the rocks and ultimately determining that I'd climbed the couloir to the very top and that the shoot-off to the summit had been further below. At the summit the fog came in and I descended quickly, becoming battered by monsoons once I had gotten back to the treeline (phew!). Highly recommended route for the lovers of wilderness and haters of tourists. There was of course no snow in monsoon season.


climbingfurry - Jan 16, 2011 11:29 pm

Colorado's Premier Peak  Sucess!

By both Keyhole and Kieners. Love this mtn!


centrifuge - Jan 12, 2011 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

:)  Sucess!

this one took a long time to actually get but was worth it when I got there

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jan 1, 2011 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2001

Loft  Sucess!

With SE Longs. Dad and Don.


thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 9:06 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2010

Spring ascent of The Trough Couloir  Sucess!

Perfect weather, perfect snow. Everything was just perfect. Great camp at Black Lake. The approach was a bit slushy though.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2008

Keyhold with Eric Lee  Sucess!

Nice day!


BBarthel - Dec 6, 2010 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Via the Keyhole  Sucess!

Perfect day, except for some blistering wind around the Keyhole

ericvandrick - Oct 29, 2010 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007

Summer 07  Sucess!

Did this while working at a summer camp in Estes Park, CO. Big accomplishment!


jmatthys - Oct 22, 2010 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2010

Mills Lake/Keyhole

Snowshoed in during a snow storm and it never stopped. Woke up the next morning to 3' of fresh stuff, started up the peak but turned around because avy danger in the couloir


rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 12:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009

Long day on Longs  Sucess!

Took the hubby so very looooong 13 hr day.


MikeyB - Oct 2, 2010 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

Clark's Arrow  Sucess!

Climbed with Tim P. on a crowd free route (until the home stretch)on a misty day with some sleet/snow on the summit.


cheetah262 - Sep 26, 2010 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2010

Weekend finale!  Sucess!

After Elbert then Massive, Long's was the crowning jewel of the three trails. The weather was fantastic. Heading left instead of right, in the dark, at the crossroads gave me the un-asked for but added bonus of sunrise at Chasm Lake.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Sep 20, 2010 10:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010

Keyhole  Sucess!

With my blind date Bryan, Lee and Jim. Very fun day out in the hills.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Sep 20, 2010 8:28 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010

Keyhole on beautiful day  Sucess!

Cloudless day on Longs Peak, perfect conditions and not many people up there. Great climb!


Kapelmuur - Sep 12, 2010 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

via Keyhole, and nearly False Keyhole...  Sucess!

First time up Longs. Mostly overcast day but forecasted gusting winds never materialized and it was surprisingly still at the summit. Zoning out on the descent I was drawn, as if by Sirens Song, to the precipice of the False Keyhole. Later viewing it from the Boulder Field whence I regained the route, I was happy to have followed the advice of the weathered sign "do not descend the False Keyhole".

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