Used the Keyhole route. Super snowy in March 2007.
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!
First Mountaineering experience. Summited consecutive years at the ages of 8 and 9.
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!
Great trip until hitting the wall of people... Did Meeker first.
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.
By both Keyhole and Kieners. Love this mtn!
this one took a long time to actually get but was worth it when I got there
With SE Longs. Dad and Don.
Perfect weather, perfect snow. Everything was just perfect. Great camp at Black Lake. The approach was a bit slushy though.
Perfect day, except for some blistering wind around the Keyhole
Did this while working at a summer camp in Estes Park, CO. Big accomplishment!
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
Took the hubby so very looooong 13 hr day.
Climbed with Tim P. on a crowd free route (until the home stretch)on a misty day with some sleet/snow on the summit.
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.
With my blind date Bryan, Lee and Jim. Very fun day out in the hills.
Cloudless day on Longs Peak, perfect conditions and not many people up there. Great climb!
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".