Pikes Peak was my last Front Range 14er. I climbed with my CMC BMS instructor, Robert. We had planned to climb the Eolus group this weekend, but the weather was not looking good out there. We camped the night before, started at 6AM, summited at 10, nabbed Devils Playground summit and Teller County Highpoint, and arrived back at the parking lot arount 2:45PM. The weather was OK: pretty cloudy but it did not rain or snow on us. Lots and lots of tourists at the summit.
Went total cheeseball and drove to the summit. Stepped out of the car and promptly sprained my ankle on a rock--first painful hiking injury I've ever had. Next time I'm hiking; it's gotta be safer!
Made it to the top w/o a car!
The trip that finally made me a true Coloradan! :) It was both my first 14er and first backpacking trip (well, second, techincally - I backpacked up to Barr Camp a couple weeks prior, woke up the next morning to find it was the wknd of the PPA/PPM, so didn't summit that time around). Have been up several times since, including a PPA finish in 2005.
Made the summit with every student in the mountain course. It was in the 20s at 0630 on the summit. On top with Pat, Bryson and Walt.
Shot of bad whiskey on top but good times.
via the barr trail in the 2010 pikes peak marathon. went off course to tag the actual summit, 6 minutes that were worth it to me...tr here http://zoomloco.xanga.com/732717261/purple-mountain-majesties/
Hiked to the summit of Pikes from Crags TH. Nice hike before crossing the road, beautiful weather. 3:20 hrs ascend from TH to the summit, 2:50 hrs down with visiting Little Pikes.
Grew up next to this mountain, and it took having a friend fly in from New York to finally get up. We climbed on north side via the crags route. Had lots of fun!
Went via the Craggs, long walk, honestly not the most impressive hike I have ever been on.
Climbed with D.Whigham
Long day with three others
We hiked the Barr trail after we got out of class at about 1200 and got started about 1300. It was hotter than hot that afternoon. Stayed about 1/2 mile past Barr Camp and made it to the top the next day and walked back down.
Climbed from near Crag Campground. On snow all the way. Road to top was still closed. Not a sole in sight.
I didn't hike the entire route from the bottom but I did make it to the summit. I was 13. Got lost on the way up. Panicked. Great experience for instilling respect for the mountains on a young kid.
My last PP Marathon. We doubled that year...
Got my October grid slot and new route, taking Barr/Bottomless Pit/Rumdoodle Ridge/NW ridge. See TR. Cool route!
Same as Wawa below me. Magnificent, challenging northeastern-ish approach. Perhaps as high as 50 degrees (temperature, not slope) at the summit.
I took the Barr Trail in and then scrambled up some ridiculously dangerous and seemingly discarded Northeastern Class 3 route above treeline. There were some old cairns, not many. Not recommended in winter. Came down the much safer Barr Trail.
What we climbed might have been part of the Rumdoodle approach.
Took the easy way up. Was cold and windy.