Keyhole up and down.
Fantastic weather, not too busy. Probably saw a total of 40 others (not counting rangers). Lots of summiters that day.
I've been wanting to do this bad boy for a while, and the weather finally permitted. Went up with my buddy Ben and his wife and her family. We made it to the top in a little over 4 hours and made it down in just about 4 hours. Very windy — being afraid of heights, I was a bit concerned, but made it to the top without anything too dramatic. Yes, there's a fair amount of exposure, but I think the pictures/videos of the Keyhole Route make it look a lot scarier than it really is, in my opinion. Beautiful day, besides the wind. Super excited to check my 3rd 14'er off the list!
Fun outing on my first Colorado 14er. Mixed hike and run, car to car in 6hr 34 min. Fun scrambling and even snowed for 5 min. Way more people on the mountain than I am used to!
Joined my wife, father-in-law, brother-in-law, and friend Jesse on a lovely Saturday jaunt up Longs Peak. We started from the trailhead at 2:40am. The lot was full so we parked near the campground. Made it to the Keyhole at 5:40. By that point the wind was barreling through the Keyhole. We encountered some wind on The Ledges but the worst was by far along the Narrows and the Homestretch. I summited Longs at 7:15. It took me a little longer to descend than ascend. Made it back to the car at 12:10. A solid 9.5 hour hike.
Started from the trailhead at 3:15AM - summited at around 10AM via the Keyhole route. The Homestretch was by far the sketchiest stretch, particularly during descent, because of water and ice on the rocks. A great experience overall. If you can, absolutely camp at the Boulders Field. The trail that leads there is a long and rather tedious slog, especially at night.
Firm snow in trough w/ good booter. Snow and ice on homestretch. Not many people on upper mtn
Cable Route up, Keyhole down
Loft Couloir to Keyhole
Up at 230 on route by 3. Hooked up with a couple of dudes and it was smooth as silk. One foot in front of the other all day and not as bad as you read online (tip, don't read online, just f**king GO!). Did Lewis and Clark read online? Be daring, get off the internet and get on route! A whole different world once through the Keyhole but the markers help immensely. Easily doable as long as you are in shape and want to do it!
Perfect weather to hike this beast of a mountain. There were hardly any people on it on a Saturday. This is a classic hike.
08/15 w/Cory Martin
Connected Ship's Prow to Clark's Arrow in order to get Meeker and Long's in one long, swift go. Great weather and only 2 other parties on the mountain.
The date is approximate. I climbed this with my wife's sister's husband. Fantastic route, reminiscent of the East Face route on Mt. Whitney. We descended the north face as a short-cut back to the Key hole route trail, requiring some rappelling.
Spring climb of the Keyhole Route..hardly anyone up there other than me and my partner.
Started at 12:00AM (started early for sunrise). Lamb's Slide was solid snow. As far as I was aware, it was all hard snow with no ice, but then again it was completely dark. Used Loft traverse to Homestretch. Made it to top at 6AM in time for sunrise. I am very familiar with the area, but I must say that traveling with only a headlamp for light is a challenge here. Back at car at 11:30AM after staying at summit for an hour.
Ascent of Longs Peak via the Keyhole Route on Sept 13 2015.
Great day! 7.5 hour RT with mucho breaks. Great mountain, not as crowder as expected.
Only 14er that my entire family did together.
Left tent at 3am from Goblin. We had a blue-bird day, great climb up the north face, and alone most of the time on the summit and trek out, which was surprising and nice. Some snow climbing and crossings still there, but not a problem. Bit of wet rock at times. Great day!