Pikes Peak Climber's Log

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dino61111 - Jan 31, 2015 3:18 pm

Camped at the old A-frame  Sucess!

I can still picture the interminable Golden Staircase which finally led to the top. My friend and I camped at the little cabin which really made the peak easier. I can only imagine what doing this in one day must be like. Views out to the plains run for about 100 miles on a clear day. The Main Range is also very visible. I can remember being a little bit annoyed by the people who only "drove" to the top!


captain.ron - Jan 5, 2015 3:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2014

Took the easy route  Sucess!

Drove up on a soul searching trip

rockymountain_guac - Oct 22, 2014 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2014

DONUTS!!!!  Sucess!

Did the northern slopes route through the devils playground. Got some donuts at the top and had a great 4th of July.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Oct 8, 2014 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014

Barr Trail  Sucess!

Did this in 2 days with an overnight in a lean to at Barr Camp. My dad came along and we took the train down from the top.


thechemistryquestion - Oct 4, 2014 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2014

I cheated  Sucess!

I started from Devil's Playground, but it was still 3 miles up with over 1100 feet of elevation gain, so I'm counting it.


mattdalman - Sep 24, 2014 10:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2014

Northwest Slopes  Sucess!

4th fourteener. Fantastic weather!


Onager - Sep 9, 2014 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014

Barr Trail  Sucess!

Hiked in Sat. morning from Manitou Ave because the main parking lot was full, adding another mile at least. Hiked with a full pack to Barr Camp and camped across the way. Met some nice hikers and woke up the next day, hit the trail at 6:30 AM. Made the summit around 10:40AM, back to Barr Camp for the night by 2:30PM. Hiked back out to the car. 28 miles RT with 7,800' of elevation gain.


technicolorNH - Aug 28, 2014 10:44 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2014

Up the Barr trail  Sucess!

Started at 410 AM, summit at 1030 AM. Fifty minute break on top eating food in the mob scene cafeteria and then a five hour descent to get back to my car in the power plant parking lot at 425 PM. The summit parking area had three cars with antifreeze spraying out of them but with the views, I can see why people make the climb/drive. It was well worth it, especially on such a nice day.


AltitudeSickness - Aug 1, 2014 8:40 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2000

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Nice hike up to summit.


jdzaharia - Jul 7, 2014 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014

Drive Up  Sucess!

Drove up the road. Stepped on the highest rock and found the benchmark.


xDoogiex - Jul 2, 2014 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014

Pikes  Sucess!

Made it to the summit from the Barr trailhead in 5.5hrs. Summit was cold and cloudy so no view. Got up there at 8:15 so no doughnuts either :( my knee bothered me my whole descent and made it take a lot longer


cgish88 - Jun 8, 2014 5:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014

Devil's Playground  Sucess!

Took this route due to the Barr trail being to long for my time constraints


ericd - Apr 28, 2014 10:41 am Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2014

Crags Approach

A strong wind-chill (-20F) turned us around 1,000' below Pikes Peak summit. Light fresh snow true to forecast gave us good winter climbing in April! Our buffs froze solid, with stinging ice chips in the incessant >45mph winds, contributed to a turn around or face frost-bite. Broke trail the entire way.


mtmanchris83 - Nov 28, 2013 12:37 am

crowded on the summit

Climbed Barr trail once and the y-couloir once. Want to go back up via the hero traverse in the winter to avoid the crowds at the summit.


Woodswalker - Nov 9, 2013 1:19 pm

Pikes Peak  Sucess!

1968. My first Colorado 14er. Rode up with my family when I was 8 years old.


MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 10:28 pm

Pikes  Sucess!

Twice from Crags

alpineair - Oct 27, 2013 10:00 am

Sad summit.  Sucess!

May be my least favorite summit. Tourists even in winter.


DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 1:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

Through the night  Sucess!

Hiked the whole Barr trail through the night and into the morning - a long day without sleep, but it was a great hike anyway!


noproneeded - Oct 4, 2013 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2007

Birthday hike  Sucess!

Great day to hike. Ran out of water about treeline and drank from the springs at the staircase, reupped at the summit with fat tourists gawking at this "mountaineer." Had a nice jog back down in the rain. saw some Mountain goats near treeline.


slagerjon - Sep 1, 2013 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 1995

First 14er  Sucess!

With the fam as a youngster.

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