Longs Peak Climber's Log

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Alan Fiolkoski - Aug 2, 2005 5:40 pm

Route Climbed: Old Cable Route-Keyhole Date Climbed: June/July 78-79-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98  Sucess!

Great mountain with many experiences. Looking forward to climbing many more times.


pksander - Aug 2, 2005 5:28 pm

Route Climbed: Keiners, descent via the North Face Date Climbed: July 28, 2005  Sucess!

A 24 hour climb with Gerber and Danforth. I plan to write a trip report when and if I recover. We'll see...


CharlesD - Aug 1, 2005 11:40 pm

Route Climbed: Keiners with descent of North Face Date Climbed: July 28, 2005 (all of it)  Sucess!

A splendid, marathon climb with pksander and Chris Gerber. Lambs Slide was rock-hard snow and quite dangerous. Broadway was quite mellow and spectacular. The technical pitches were pretty easy once you got the route right. For various reasons, the route took a lot longer than expected, and we summitted at 4:30 pm. Descent via the North Face was tortuous and annoying. At four hours, I have trouble believing that it's the shortest way down! A three-hour death march under spectacular stars got us to the car at midnight. Long but affirming trip.

Joe and Erica - Aug 1, 2005 10:26 am

Route Climbed: Keyhole Route Date Climbed: July 28, 2005  Sucess!

My 18 year old daughter asked to climb Long's Peak for her High School graduation gift. I was more than happy to oblige! This was an great experience as father and daughter summitted this mountain at 8:20 a.m. The view was incredible, the experience fulfilling, but climbing with my daughter was the best part of all. This is probably just the beginning as we are already talking and dreaming of other conquests!


Chris - Jul 29, 2005 2:42 pm

Route Climbed: Kieners Route, w/ descent of North Face Date Climbed: July 28, 2005  Sucess!

Did this with Peter (pksander) and CharlesD yesterday. This was quite a long day, but super fun and with great company. It's been 11 years (almost to the day) since I did Kieners the first time, and it was just as cool as I remembered it.

Pictures are posted here, if anyone is curious about route conditions:

Kieners Photos


haytraci - Jul 28, 2005 6:02 pm

Route Climbed: The Keyhole Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!

One of my first few 14ers, but the most intense thus far. It was my introduction to exposure and, although it wasn't exactly difficult, it was definitely mentally trying. Loved it...but what's not to love?


eggheadsherpa - Jul 28, 2005 4:04 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Route Date Climbed: July 25, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful mountain, the surrounding area was covered in a mist as well. Rocks towards the top are slick due to heavy use.


kheatwol - Jul 27, 2005 1:00 pm

Route Climbed: Lambs Slide to the Loft then Summit Date Climbed: 7/21/05  Sucess!

First Summit of Longs! Really enjoyed the snow climb up Lambs Slide. Route is still in excellent condition!


lpollock - Jul 26, 2005 7:00 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Ridge Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!

A very appropriately named peak (whether intentional or not). Very long. But very amazing as well. Incredible views of Rocky Mountain NP. We didn't think we'd have a chance with the weather forecast, but turned out to be pretty decent.

bdgantt - Jul 23, 2005 11:40 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

The Ledges and the Narrows are completely dry. The first 2/3rds of the Trough is free of snow and ice, but there are some damp spots. About 2/3rds of the way up the Trough is a large slab of ice and snow. The slab can be avoided completely and safely by keeping to the left. I saw a few small patches of snow on the Homestretch Some of the chutes were wet, but I saw nothing dangerous. The weather was beautiful, and there had to be at least 100 people who made it.


climber46 - Jul 19, 2005 9:07 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: July 21, 2003  Sucess!

Longs Peak was so spectacular that I will likely return here sometime. It was a very difficult climb because I was dealing with fatigue due to the altitude, yet at the same time I had to be careful that I did not fall in the scrambling areas such as the Trough or the Narrows. I saw a marmot in the narrows and got a close-up photo of it!


LS - Jul 17, 2005 3:25 am

Route Climbed: Keyhole (normal) Date Climbed: 12 Jul 2001  Sucess!

See my trip report and pictures here:



CWFry - Jul 15, 2005 5:02 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

Started as a hike to Chasm, weather held, so I summited. Great day. The Narrows provides a nice intro to exposure for those seeking to up the ante.
Feb. 12, 2006: summit via Keyhole. Fun intro to using my new crampons! Perfect weather.


lilmantis - Jul 15, 2005 12:12 am

Route Climbed: the North Face Date Climbed: 5/23/05  Sucess!

There was still alot of snow on the route, enough that we did'nt rope up. It was a beatiful day until decent when the T-Storms came in. I think I got a record decent time! This was my 2nd Longs summit. My first was in September last year but this trip was alot more fun!


skiitswitch - Jul 14, 2005 10:14 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole from Longs Peak TH and Glacier Gorge TH Date Climbed: August and September 2004

3 different attempts... no successes. You may remember the guy that died up there last year. I was camping in Boulder Fields that night - we tried calling for him, but weather didn't allow any further attempts... it's weird being a couple of miles from a dieing guy unable to do anything. Wisely, I quit before weather came in the other 2 times... both resulting in snow by the bottom of Boulderfields. I think this mountain hates me. Maybe I'll try again some other day.


ladyhawke34 - Jul 13, 2005 6:46 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

First mountain & first summit! Woo! Hella intense but would do it again in a heartbeat. :)


doumall - Jul 13, 2005 2:44 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: July, 2003  Sucess!

6th 14er!


ajdonner - Jul 8, 2005 11:29 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

I didn't have a place to live when I first moved to Colorado so I figured I'd go hiking...


limestonelicker - Jun 27, 2005 8:28 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: July 7, 2004  Sucess!

Camped for 3 nights. After the first night I woke up early to find that the route was covered in hard ice and some deep snow. With only and ice axe and no cramp-ons i managed to build steps up the trough. The home-stretch was a bit sketchy with ice slanting towards the ledge, but nonetheless i made up and down safely.


sjvista - Jun 27, 2005 12:08 am

Route Climbed: cable Date Climbed: june 25, 2005  Sucess!

tried keyhole route and was denied by the trough snow as it was rock solid and unaggrable to some in party, retreated and had an easy time up the cable route. One small move needed at the choke, otherwise a straight snow walk. fast 12 hours rouund trip. started 2 am.

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