Longs Peak Climber's Log

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srclimb1 - Jul 17, 2006 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006

Long's Peak  Sucess!

Favorite summit so far, and that's # 10. Getting to the Keyhole was very cool, the narrows were fun. The trough was was a cool section as well, but I personally thought the series of ledges that followed were the best part! Started at 3:00am and passed 37, yes 37 girl scouts on the way. Spectacular views! 10hr. solo run


growski - Jul 17, 2006 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2006

Keyhole Route  Sucess!

great weather, full moon, great views....


lindasyh - Jul 15, 2006 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1997

A Long Haul  Sucess!

It took us 13 hours but we made it up (and down!) safely. Not as scary as I had imagined. Even the narrows didn't seem as bad as I had been lead to believe.


fleshy1 - Jul 10, 2006 5:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

Keyhole  Sucess!

Got lucky with the weather and was able to do it in 10 hours. Homestretch was still a bit icy which made for a tricky descent. My first 14er. Did it solo, but there were lots of people on the mountain.


f360driver - Jul 10, 2006 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2006


Climbed Kieners. Great route and great weather all day.


zenalpinist - Jul 8, 2006 10:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Climbed Long's way too many times...  Sucess!

What was this...number 27 or 28? Bah, can't remember right now. Been up here multiple time up keyhole, trough, lamb's slide, clarks arrow, kieners, keyhole ridge, etc. Not bad ass enough for Diamond...yet.

This day we kick-stepped up the snow of the trough from Black Lake. Don't know why we didn't bring skis...would've been perfect for the way down.

Who will be with me for top-out #30? A mystery yet unrevealed....stay tuned!


swampclimber - Jul 4, 2006 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2004

Keyhole  Sucess!

One day ascent from trailhead. Climbed the Keyhole in icy conditions, descended the Cables Route in a blizzard.


Gahugafuga - Jun 20, 2006 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2005

Loft to Keyhole  Sucess!

Climbed the loft route, descended through the Keyhole. Loft was fun but the conga line on the Keyhole was tedious.


vabaker - Jun 20, 2006 3:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

The Trough Route  Sucess!

We climbed the Trough from Glacier Gorge TH. Great day - good weather - Had to work our way past the water fall that has formed - The Trough holds some snow up to the point when the Trough and Keyhole route connect.


rockrat2 - Jun 20, 2006 3:00 am

Keyhole  Sucess!

Fun route, winter like conditions, one day accent from vehicle. Fun, moderate/easy route.

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Jun 18, 2006 12:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1997

Keyhole Route  Sucess!

First "tough" 14er with my wife. Good weather 'til the summit when low clouds obscured the views. All in all, it seemed pretty easy.

philwortmann - Jun 7, 2006 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Kiener's  Sucess!

solo- great conditions and weather, 11 hours roundtrip.


iwlclmeverest - Jun 6, 2006 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2004

Epic  Sucess!

Via Red Wall. Great climb, but didnt get off the wall till 9 at night. Best night sky I have ever seen. The vary large leader fall just added to the epic. Cheers


edlins - Jun 6, 2006 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Kiener's in 20 Hours  Sucess!

long day, semi-epic, trip report


downbooties - Jun 2, 2006 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2003

The Keyhole  Sucess!

I don't remember the exact date because I was on a roadtrip. Started around 0200 after catching a few hours of sleep in my chevy metro. Passed a friendly guy from NM on the way up. When I got to the Boulderfield, the campers there looked sad because it was too stormy to summit that day. Being a stubborn Alaskan, I pushed on and it was a little sketchy in some areas without my axe and crampons. I had to jam body parts in icy cracks to move up and down in some places and there was one area where ice crystals blew in my eyes. It made for good memories, but the summit was too stormy to see any views, which is unfortuate. Around my return to the keyhole, I met the NM guy again. I think he was worried about my safety so I walked down with him.


Tajji - May 28, 2006 11:23 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

The Trough Route  Sucess!

I climbed the Trough from Glacier Gorge TH. Great weather held until late in the descent - I had a calm and sunny summit all to myself!

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - May 20, 2006 3:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2004

A failed mission  Sucess!

My bud Scott and I hauled all of our climbing crap up to do Keyhole Ridge to find out that all the access ramps were covered in new snow, still managed to eke out the normal route though


roozers42 - May 15, 2006 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005

Keyhole Route  Sucess!

1st time - full moon, perfect weather!


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.

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