Longs Peak Climber's Log

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milan - Oct 17, 2012 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Awesome.  Sucess!

The first attempt earlier that summer was a failure. My car got booted so we changed the planns and went to Flattop Mountain and we avoided a hailstorm on Longs that way. This weekend was just perfect, Elbert on Saturday, Longs on Sunday. Awesome. Definately, that time I found I am addicted.


pacojgarza - Sep 1, 2012 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

The Meeker/Longs tour  Sucess!

This very long day started hiking up via the Loft to the saddle, from there I summited Mt. Meeker then back to the saddle, down to Keplinger`s couloir, and up to Longs` summit. The descent was via the Keyhole route completing the loop around Longs. The weather was great and the views incredible! This was peak #14 on day 10 of my 13 day trip.


djkest - Aug 28, 2012 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

First One  Sucess!

After training for 2 months, we were successful on our FIRST 14er attempt ever. Longs Peak is still my favorite 14er. Ascent took less than 5 hours, but I hope to improve on my time.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Aug 13, 2012 10:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Finally  Sucess!

I kept putting Longs away because they don't allow dogs in the national park. I wanted so much for duchess to summit with me.
Up beaver (after summiting meeker), and down via old cables. Lovely day, tons of people on the summit.


DougBenton - Aug 12, 2012 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Keyhole Route  Sucess!

10.5 hours. 230am start from a crowded parking lot. Good weather today, and lots of folks on the trail, plus a meteor shower made for a busy day.


belexes - Jul 22, 2012 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012

Keyhole Route  Sucess!

Training hike for CMC trip to Mount Elbrus in August. This was my second time on Longs. We started after 3AM, reached the summit before 11 and got back around 4-4:30. We split into 2 groups (fast and slow) at the Keyhole, we met the slower group on the Homestretch as we left the summit. When I climbed Longs in 2009, I felt nauseous on the summit, but this time I felt fine. The weather was almost perfect, mostly sunny and not very windy, though it rained on us on the way back, and there was a cloud hanging directly over the summit, which cooled things down a bit. It was a long, successful day: everyone reached the top and made it back safely.


scvanm - Jul 7, 2012 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2012

WOW...Took me to my limit.  Sucess!

1st 14er with my whole family. Kids did great. This hike took me and my wife to our limit. Was really worried I would have to get help for her. With the help of our middle son (thanks fro taking mom's pack Paul) she made it back to the Keyhole. From there all down hill. (But had lighting, thunder, hail, and then rain all the way back. It was AWESOME. We will never forget it!!!! St 1:09am, Keyhole 7:00am Summit 9:00am Truck 3:25pm


bighornmonkey - Jun 25, 2012 8:15 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2012

Cold in early may  Sucess!

Pretty sketchy near the top with ice and snow on the route. 14er #1 this year.


MissH - Jun 23, 2012 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

Keyhole Route not so bad :)  Sucess!

Beautiful clear but WINDY day led me to be even more careful in scrambling. Snow patch along right side of trough is completely avoidable. Watch out for ice in Homestretch (still!) as well as the silppery rock from the melting ice. Started at 3am, back to trailhead by 4:45 pm with ample rest breaks. Route not as challenging as expected based on trip reports.


plawski - Jun 9, 2012 11:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

father-daughter climb  Sucess!

father-daughter climb


Kiefer - Apr 24, 2012 11:34 am Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2012

Notch Couloir  Sucess!

Summited via Notch Couloir. WHEW! What a route. We literally had the entire mountain to ourselves. Saw no one all day. About a 15 hour day. Also got SE Longs as well. Some sketch downclimbing down the Loft towards the end.


DerekFreed - Mar 30, 2012 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009

with Meeker via Loft  Sucess!

Nice late summer day. Saw no people all morning until I hit the homestretch on Longs. Descended via Keyhole. Repeated route once since.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Mar 28, 2012 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2012

Keyhole   Sucess!

It was amazing that this route was completely dry in March!


alpine345 - Jan 12, 2012 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1987

'hole truth  Sucess!

Elspeth and I camped @ Jim's grove (this is '87) the first night and saddled up at 7:00 the next morning, summited at 11:45. It started snowing descending the homestretch and there was about a foot by the boulder field. Picked up camp & back to the car at 7:00


Enkidu - Jan 10, 2012 3:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

Keyhole  Sucess!

Took my 17 year old son up Long's via the keyhole. This was his first time in the mountains and he quite enjoyed it. Left the rangers station at 3:30, made the summit at 8:00 am. Beautiful weather and views. Had a snack and spent about 30 minutes on top. Back at the car by noon.


bear10 - Dec 21, 2011 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011

Longs Peak via Keyhole  Sucess!

Climbed Longs on probably the most beautifil day of the year. An amazing experience. Started from Ranger Station @ 3:00 a.m. and summited by 9:00. Climbed with a group of myself and 4 friends and met lots of neat people on the trail. Thanks Longs Peak for a day I will never forget!!


mikekadow - Dec 15, 2011 11:01 pm

Std. Keyhole Route  Sucess!

Left TH at 4am, summitted at 9 with a handful of others. Ran into dozens of people on the way down and thankful for the early start. Also thankful we ascended in the dark as the walk out was rather boring. Still though, this peak has many different aspects that I feel make it one of CO's favorite 14er.


RamblinWreck - Nov 28, 2011 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2011

Windy Keyhole  Sucess!

Spent three nights in the boulder field and went for the summit on Sunday, just before a white-out storm Monday morning on the climb down. Great climb though!

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Nov 1, 2011 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2011

Keyhole Route  Sucess!

Climbed the standard route with Dustin Kelley and Eric Holle. Lot of people on the mountain, but an interesting climb. Weather started to get bad at the end.


xpda - Oct 29, 2011 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1989

Longs  Sucess!

Descended to Bear Lake -- long hike!
Not sure of the date.

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