Pikes Peak Climber's Log

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ColoradoBergfex

ColoradoBergfex - Aug 9, 2012 1:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1997

My first 14er  Sucess!

I made it up the easy, but relatively long Barr Trail for the first time as an 8 year old. We began just before dawn and made it to the summit for doughnuts by noon. I have hiked it again numerous times.

boisedoc

boisedoc - Jul 22, 2012 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

fun walk  Sucess!

pleasant walk from Crags campground. Got to watch the bikers race up the highway. I was up there 35 years ago also but took the cog railway on that trip

JoelPilger - Jun 24, 2012 12:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2001

Deceptively challenging

Lots of tourists arrive in Colorado Springs and think "Let's climb Pikes Peak!" Only to be pummeled for 13+ miles straight up. Friends don't let flatlander friends climb 14ers!

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Apr 18, 2012 2:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

Drive up  Sucess!

First CO 14er. Are they all this easy? Trip Report

Cal

Cal - Apr 16, 2012 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011

Doughnuts at the top! Yay!  Sucess!

So what if it's easy, I like hitting the majors! Funny thing was, other than a guy trying to mountain bike up (painfully slowly) I was only one on the trail that day and it's supposed to be a busy mountain. The parking lot at the top was hoppin' though!

DerekFreed

DerekFreed - Mar 30, 2012 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2006

First CO 14er  Sucess!

Little did I know the bug that it would plant in me for climbing mountains. Reclimbed every year since.

WDW4

WDW4 - Jan 9, 2012 9:51 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007

First 14er  Sucess!

Hiked up from Manitou Springs. Loved it!

JustDSM

JustDSM - Dec 29, 2011 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2005

First time at 14K ft.  Sucess!

Love the "Oxygen bar"!

mikefalls - Dec 15, 2011 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

R&R  Sucess!

Went on R&R from Iraq, got married, flew to Colorado Springs, hiked up (gorgeous weather in June), ate a cheeseburger, rode the train back, drank a Rolling Rock.

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Nov 5, 2011 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011

Barr Trail  Sucess!

Climbed this one solo. This was an enjoyable hike spent the night in Barr Camp. Weather hit on day 2. Long hike, but there was not as many people as I expected...except on the top.

xpda

xpda - Oct 29, 2011 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1988

Pikes Peak  Sucess!

Several ascents. Drive-up counts for me.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2008

Barr trail in the dead of winter  Sucess!

Zero degrees most of the day. Sunset around 4 pm. Minor frostbite on the toes. Overnight coming and going at Barr Camp.

MMclimbhigh

MMclimbhigh - Oct 7, 2011 2:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2009

Cheated  Sucess!

Can't say I technically climbed the mountain. Rode the cog rail with all 15 of my family members. They are not climbers, so it was fun to share in the moment with them.

geosean

geosean - Sep 19, 2011 11:48 am Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2010

X-mas Eve, just me and the mountain  Sucess!

Hiked the Crags route, started in darkness. First one on the summit that day, so I won all the accolades of the train riders.

Kristin5berry

Kristin5berry - Sep 19, 2011 8:42 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Barr trail

Snow starting 1000 ft below the summit, hale storm at 12000 ft and some thunder

belexes

belexes - Sep 11, 2011 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

Crags  Sucess!

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.

Fleshj27

Fleshj27 - Sep 5, 2011 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

Angry Mountain Gods  Sucess!

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!

omahiker

omahiker - Aug 21, 2011 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

Tough hike  Sucess!

Made it to the top w/o a car!

LivingColorado - Aug 10, 2011 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2000

First 14er, first backpacking trip.  Sucess!

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.

vbeckman74

vbeckman74 - Aug 7, 2011 11:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2004

Early Summit.  Sucess!

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.

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