Longs Peak Climber's Log

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thebeave7 - Jul 24, 2008 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2008

Keyhole  Sucess!

5th time on the summit, first round trip of the Keyhole route. Matt and I took a quick midweek jaunt up and down, 5:25 RT. The route is completely snow free, though there is a little water on the Homestretch and in the Trough from snow melt/rain fall.


MarkDidier - Jul 10, 2008 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2006

Check Long's Peak off of Life List  Sucess!

26 years after listening to my brother tell me about his climb up Long's I finally made it to the summit. My attempt in 2005 ended at the Keyhole due to bad weather. For this attempt in 2006 the weather was perfect. Hoping for success again this August.


LC - Jul 10, 2008 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2004

That was a close one  Sucess!

Woke up shortly after 3am and started the approach from the parking lot. Pretty easy going, up until the keyhole. Got to the summit at around 10am, saw some clouds, but didn't look like anything was going to happen. Boy, was I wrong. It started pouring shortly after I passed the keyhole on the way back. Very scary lighting strikes all around.


chicagotransplant - Jun 16, 2008 11:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008

Keyhole  Sucess!

Solo climb of the Keyhole. The route is still "technical" and ice axe and crampons were definitely needed. Descended to Clark's Arrow and traversed to Meeker then down the Iron Gates. Had Longs all to myself this day!


McClimber - Jun 3, 2008 2:44 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2003

GOOD GOOD  Sucess!

Great summit from any route. Might have done this mountain about 20 times and from all sides.


ledavis23 - May 24, 2008 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007

unplanned bivy  Sucess!

forgot to sign in from last summer. Climbed too slowly and spent the night on a ledge. Beautiful weather.


astrobassman - Mar 21, 2008 4:14 pm

Up the Loft, down standard  Sucess!

This mountain lives up to its reputation. I can't wait to try the North Face and Kieners...

Timothy Pearl

Timothy Pearl - Feb 29, 2008 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Feb 29, 2008

Finally Nailed a Winter Ascent  Sucess!

I got seriously pumped up for this one, hit great weather, and summited via the Trough-Narrows-Homestretch in 6 hours from Glacier Gorge solo.


bighornmonkey - Feb 25, 2008 1:37 am Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2008

So close...

Attempted the summit in winter conditions with my friend Rudy but did not quite reach the top.
We ascended the FLYING DUTCHMAN successfully (50 ft of WI2-3 that we protected with 3 screws) and made it within less than 500ft from the summit...Late hour, slow progress due to fresh snow coverage, and very windy weather conditions made us turn around.....so close! But there is always next time, right?


PHenry - Feb 6, 2008 9:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2004

A "Long's" day  Sucess!

1st 14'er...learned I'd better train harder for the longer routes!


tomlauren - Jan 29, 2008 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2004

Keyhole Route  Sucess!

Hiked the Keyhole Route from Longs Peak Trailhead. Although I grew up in Illinois, my family would visit RMNP almost every summer. I had been looking forward to this one for a long time, and it completely lived up to my expectations. Perhaps my favorite peak.


Ialewis - Jan 22, 2008 10:36 pm

Various Routes  Sucess!

My favorites have been the Casual Route, Alexander’s Chimney and the Notch Couloir.


MountainHikerCO - Jan 15, 2008 9:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2002

Boulder Field  Sucess!

This was my third time summiting Longs. We reserved a site at the Boulder Field.


MountainHikerCO - Jan 15, 2008 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1988

First time  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Longs. I did it car to car via the Keyhole route. I arrived at the parking lot around midnight. Another climber said a ranger had just been by and hassled him for sleeping in his vehicle. So without any sleep I headed up the trail around 1:00am. I summited not long after dawn. I got back to my car around 10:30am.


mjroche - Jan 6, 2008 3:54 pm

Great Peak  Sucess!

Best climb on earth. Casual Route and Kieners both rock


mjroche - Jan 6, 2008 3:53 pm

Casual Route  Sucess!

Best climb on earth


breagen - Dec 2, 2007 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2005

Keyhole  Sucess!

Tried the day before but were stopped at the keyhole due to weather, next day had beautiful weather and a amazing summit

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 8:30 pm

Early to rise...  Sucess!

I camped in the boulder field and took the Keyhole route to the summit. I'm an early riser, and managed to have the entire summit to myself for a half hour on an August weekend. Not bad. I descended via the old cables route and only passed two climbers on the way down. Again, not bad. There were tons of climbers on the main trail, so I felt fortunate to have such an incredible mountain to myself in such incredibly good conditions.


cushman - Nov 29, 2007 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2006

Via Flying Dutchman  Sucess!

First 14er, nice route.

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Nov 12, 2007 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 1998

The Notch Coliur  Sucess!

Climbed The Notch, Was a fun ice climb and decended under a full moon hardly had to use a head lamp

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