Longs Peak Climber's Log

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colint - Dec 30, 2005 11:44 pm

Route Climbed: keyhole Date Climbed: june 2002  Sucess!

This was the first somewhat challenging climb I did. I have dreams about this mountain, but now they are on the other side. When I return to Colorado I hope to hit Kiener's, Dream Weaver on Meeker, and eventually some Diamond routes. Big Talk.


Livelife4Summits - Dec 29, 2005 1:57 am

Route Climbed: the Loft Date Climbed: August 8th, 2003  Sucess!

This was the 1st Colorado 14er of my 7 day outing in this state, during which I tackled 11 peaks. Great first attempt, setup an illegal camp site in the backcountry, met up with some guys from the midwest en route, and together we joined forces to tackle this route and this peak. Crowded on the way down.


CODave - Dec 27, 2005 11:16 am

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 23, 2003  Sucess!

First 14er summit.


hawkman - Dec 21, 2005 6:56 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: Aug 2004  Sucess!

Dragged my mom up for her 50th bday. Perfect weather, great route. Looking forward to trying other routes (Loft and Keiners).

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Dec 14, 2005 4:03 am

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: June 30, 2002  Sucess!

This was the first fourteener I climbed, so it's a sentimental favorite. We camped at the Boulderfield the night before. Wildfires in Idaho made it slightly hazy, but the views were still great. The perch at the top of the Trough is one of the neatest places I've ever been. Longs is a truly magnificent mountain.


timfoltz - Dec 8, 2005 1:11 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: Summer of 2003

Got 3/4 of the way up the trough, and got caught in a afternoon thunderstorm. We decided to turn around, and head back down. Should have started early, and not gone with such a big group as they were very slow.


timfoltz - Dec 8, 2005 12:45 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: Summer of 1999  Sucess!

Classic Climb. Made it to the top with 3 generations. Me (10) Dad (45) and Grandfather (75).

Bill Reed

Bill Reed - Dec 7, 2005 9:46 pm

Route Climbed: The Keyhole Date Climbed: August 24th 2003  Sucess!

2nd 14er for Chris and I, 2nd climb of Long's for Scott. Stayed Goblin's Forest-then Boulderfield before summiting on Sunday. On the summit at 8:30am.



jonnyboots - Nov 30, 2005 3:52 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: June 29,2005  Sucess!

Drove from Indiana nonstop to Estes Park...Camped in Goblin's Forest that night...Camped in Boulder Field the second day...Successful to the summit and back down the third day...It was cold(12F) but bearable, very strong winds, storm at summit about 12:00pm, visibility was very little to none, ice on all the rock...had to use crampons and pick from the keyhole to summit and back to keyhole...very challenging

wyomountaineer - Nov 8, 2005 4:48 pm

Route Climbed: Loft 1995/North Face 2003 Date Climbed: September 1995, June 2003  Sucess!

Climbed loft to Meeker than dropped down and over to Longs. Descended via Keyhole in 1995.

2003 attempted North Face. Rapped off after reaching 2nd eyebolt (one long pitch from start of route) due to rotten rime ice that was too thin for screws, but too thick to chip away for nuts/cams.


whatisis - Nov 4, 2005 5:21 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 19, 2005  Sucess!

Picked an awesome day to go. The crowds weren't bad and the weather held nicely.


climbhighnow - Oct 28, 2005 12:17 pm

Route Climbed: The Keyhole Date Climbed: Sept. 2005  Sucess!

1st: sept. 2005: Keyhole Route. fun route, very crowded

2nd: Dec. 11, 2005: North Face: made it on our 2nd try: 18hours car2car. one or two of em' spent waiting for the sun to come up in a very cold boulder field.

3rd: July 4th 2006: Notch Couloir: awesom climb, interesting weather. sunshinne/heavy hail/sunshine/cloudy/hail/sunshine? prob. my favorite.

indianhillsted - Oct 27, 2005 5:35 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: September 3 2005  Sucess!

Great, long day. Left the car around 4:00am, returned around 4:30pm. Took an hour long break while rehydrating at the bottom of the Boulderfield. Wife did great...her first 'big' mountain. Next year I'll try Keiners.


kpiljay - Oct 27, 2005 11:05 am

Route Climbed: Up Loft Route and down Keyhold Route Date Climbed: September 1, 2005  Sucess!

This was a grueling and long climb. We climbed Meeker first and then Longs. Nice weather though and we stayed on the summit for an hour.


Hobbesgirl - Oct 21, 2005 1:52 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 11, 2003  Sucess!

This was the first fourteener I ever climbed. I really enjoyed the climb, but it was way too crowded. I'd recommend climbing on a weekday or finding a less crowded and thus less popular mountain. Then again, you have to climb it at least once!


mpyle - Oct 10, 2005 9:39 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: 1 October 2005  Sucess!

Started about 4:45 a.m. Steady progress up to the Keyhole, then picked my route carefully. Snow in trough made things slightly more interesting, but still not yet very technical. Beautiful up top - no wind, and good visibility. Uneventful trip down, about 9h30m CTC - faster than anticipated for this flatlander.

mountainsurfer - Oct 10, 2005 1:02 am

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: September 30, October 1, 2005  Sucess!

I traveled the Keyhole Route on Friday September 30 and sat atop the summit for a few minutes before heading down to Keyhole to catch the sunset and bivy at the boulderfield for 4 hours before heading back up to the summit for a Oct 1 sunrise show that I will never forget. The ice/snow in the trough was more intense in the dark than it was 7 hours previously in the evening.

I recommend the sunrise show to anyone who wants to see how all the lakes/ponds to the east seem to soak up all the wonderful morning light as the sun crests over the horizon.


jennakate - Oct 8, 2005 11:00 pm

Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August of 2003 and 2004  Sucess!

Excellent scramble, but too many people and long approach. I was so proud of my mom for summiting with me! If I ever climb again, I would love to do the North Face, Keplinger's Couloir, Keyhole Ridge, or the Keyhole route in winter.


fritzd - Oct 6, 2005 9:59 pm

Route Climbed: North Face (old cable route) Date Climbed: July 25, 2005  Sucess!

We did this route on our way to Grand Teton. We avoided all the ice and snow by climbing up a crack that runs from the top of the ridge between the North Face and the Diamond; it seemed an obvious route. Check out the trip photos at http://www.intergate.com/~devendorf/LongsPeak-Jul'05/


vanhorne - Oct 4, 2005 1:18 am

Route Climbed: North Face (cable route) Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!

Fun Climb but more ice and snow then expected

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