Longs Peak Climber's Log

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Aspen - May 15, 2006 6:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 1999

Route Climbed: Keyhole -- with BLOOD in my urine!  Sucess!

My team and I set out from the University of Denver to take Longs Peak. I didn't know I was on the verge of being severely dehydrated. So after high-altitude hiking onward and dodging rock spiders on the boulderfield I felt the need to relieve myself and when I did...OMG...my urine was blood red. I drank as much as I could and continued onward to the summit. Fortunately, I didn't have a kidney infection and the clear yellow urine returned 24 hours later :D Wooo Hoooooooo! I'd never hike again without properly hydrated! :)



ClearSkiesAhead - Apr 27, 2006 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2004

Through the Keyhole  Sucess!

One of the longest climbs on a fourteener for me yet. Started at 3am and was back to the car at 3pm. Long day.


bmcnary1 - Apr 18, 2006 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2005

Route Climbed: Keyhole Route  Sucess!

Would be much better without the people. The 2 others in my party turned around at the boulder field. Barely missed sunrise on the peak beause we could not sleep in the car in the parking lot. Started way too early, or should I say late.


slowpoke - Apr 18, 2006 12:44 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2006

North Face (Old Cables)  Sucess!

Beautiful, sunny, Easter 2006. I spent 16 hrs. of it getting up and down on the North Face route. Varied snow conditions. Warm temps and very little wind.


daverobb - Apr 16, 2006 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2000

Route Climbed: Southside Variation  Sucess!

Long day. 17 hrs due to bushwacking, and long approach. Connected with the main route at the Keyhole final slab.


chaderizer - Apr 14, 2006 4:49 am

Awesome  Sucess!

Awesome hike, got an early start on a weekday, and beat the crowds on the way up. Dedicated to my late friend and coworker Melanie. Threw out a few m+m's for her on the summit.


TM - Apr 10, 2006 5:17 am

heavenly place  Sucess!

I love Long's, and the cirque around chasm lake. Heavy!! Have enjoyed climbing on the Diamond, skiing the Trough, and camping in the boulderfield on the way to hiking the Keyhole. A special place.


dunsum - Apr 4, 2006 10:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1992

Notch Couloir  Sucess!

Car to car solo ascent - mainly an excercise in ignorance.


sammyjay - Mar 27, 2006 2:38 pm

summer climb on a saturday  Sucess!

There were a lot of people, but I certainly wasn't expecting a Wilderness experience. Before we left I spent weeks pumping up my group of high school kids about the importance of safety, hydration, warm clothes, and the like. They were all appalled and a little frightened I think, when we saw a dude just after Chasm lake wearing nothing but shorts and a tank top with a liter of Coke in one hand just after sunrise. Talk about a 'teachable moment'....


altitude14er - Mar 17, 2006 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2005

Keyhole Route via Long's Peak Trailhead  Sucess!

I climbed from trailhead to summit in 5 hours. What a workout. Don't expect to get any solitude on this one! It is a "social climb" My summation? Long's Peaks difficulty is overrated but enjoyable.


Bill562 - Mar 9, 2006 5:37 am Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2006


Camped at Black Lake. Good mixed climbing though in the Trough -rock, snow and ice. Turned around where the Bulls Eyes start.


NanitaD - Mar 9, 2006 5:02 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 1979

First of Ten  Sucess!

My first time up Longs Peak was via the Keyhole route with a group from the Loveland Mountain Club. Since then I have climbed the Keyhole Ridge, Cables, Kepplinger's Couloir and the Keyhole route for a total of 10 times to the summit out of 14 attempts. When we summited Keplinger's in April we were the only ones on the summit...a rarity on Longs. My last time to the summit was by the Keyhole route, solo. Each ascent holds special memories for me.


MarieP - Mar 6, 2006 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005

Kiener's Route  Sucess!

Beautiful day!

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Rocky Alps - Mar 4, 2006 7:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2005

Keyhole Route  Sucess!

It was pretty easy-going until the Keyhole. After that it was fun scrambling and amazing views all the way up to the summit, especially looking down into Glacier Gorge. Despite efforts to start early enough, the group I was with wasn't acclimatized to the elevation and had to go quite slow, which caused us to get caught in the middle of a lightning storm on the way back down. See "En'lightning' Experience" trip report for details.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 12:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2003

Keyhole Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed this on my b-day that year, and my awesome partner whipped out some cupcakes and candles on the summit for a surprise celebration. All the other climbers on the summit joined in the singing!


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 12:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2000

Keyhole  Sucess!

6th time. Couldn't keep me away, after only climbing this route two weeks earlier. No wonder it is so crowded!


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 12:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2000

Keyhole  Sucess!

5th time up the peak, third time on the Keyhole. Pretty normal day on Longs, lots of people.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 12:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1999

Yellow Wall  Sucess!

Did this route on the Diamond guided, with none other than alpinist Topher Donahue. When we were done, he told me, "that was that hardest route I've ever guided." and I said, "great, because that's the hardest route I've ever climbed." Still is. We summitted at 2:30 pm and had the honor of having the summit to ourselves, for all of 15 minutes.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 12:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 1998

Clark's Arrow  Sucess!

3rd time. I returned this time via a different route, and with much more experience under my belt.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 12:02 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 1993

Keyhole  Sucess!

Second time up, this time with cold winds and the confidence of an 18-year-old (me).

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