Pikes Peak Climber's Log

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tripman1 - Sep 10, 2015 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2014

Snow in August  Sucess!

long hike, just missed the speed attempt climber.

Moogie737

Moogie737 - Aug 26, 2015 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2015

2-part East Slopes  Sucess!

#1 8-21-15 on Memorial Day weekend made it to 13,700' on snowshoes before high winds and an electrical storm stopped us from climbing further. We'd followed the Barr Trail as far as the A-frame. So on our 2nd attempt we rode the Railway to Mtn View and hoofed it from there. Wow - so different sans snow.

nickw1 - Feb 17, 2015 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2011

Barr Trail in less-than-ideal weather  Sucess!

Was visiting Colorado from England and had been hell-bent on doing Pikes Peak since the previous October. Unfortunately the weather was less-than-stable this particular week with daily thunder. Set off around sunrise (6am IIRC) with sunny conditions as far as Barr Camp where I arrived 9am. Tough going beyond there, was feeling the altitude. Beyond the A frame cloud came down and there was light hail, so was deliberating whether to carry on but the trail was good and there were a few people about so I did. Made it to the top circa 1.30pm and had the obligatory doughnut. Weather started deteriorating around 2pm with light snow starting and occasional thunder so hot footed it off the summit, catching up with someone I'd met on the summit. Went down to Barr Camp in rain (thankfully no more thunder) together and spent the night there, returning to Manitou the following morning in thick fog. Would like to return sometime in good weather!

16herdmanr

16herdmanr - Feb 8, 2015 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

First 14er  Sucess!

Fun hike with the father on the Barr trail.

dino61111

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

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

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

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

Northwest Slopes  Sucess!

4th fourteener. Fantastic weather!

Onager

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

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

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

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Nice hike up to summit.

jdzaharia

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

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

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

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

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

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

MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 10:28 pm

Pikes  Sucess!

Twice from Crags

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