Pikes Peak Climber's Log

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colint - Dec 30, 2005 11:39 pm

Route Climbed: the road Date Climbed: sometime in the late 80s or early 90's  Sucess!

This is a lame summit log. Elves, do not feel bad removing me if you must. When I was just a young'en I road in a car to the summit of Pikes. I promise when I move back to Colorado to do a real climb of Pikes. I despise the roads on Evans and Pikes, but my love of mountains had to start somewhere.


jclements - Dec 21, 2005 3:27 pm

Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: September, 2000  Sucess!

Backpacked to A-frame, summitted next day. Weather good. My first 14er.


sierratrekkin - Nov 6, 2005 7:31 pm

Route Climbed: NW Slopes Date Climbed: November 4, 2005.  Sucess!

My climbing partner Gary and I climbed from the Crags Camp. The weather was generally foul, at about twenty degrees, and a stiff sixty mile per hour wind.


skorpeo - Oct 6, 2005 11:26 pm

Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!

I started at 5:00 AM. Weather was in the thirties. Great hike. Took five hours and descended by the train.


crzyjt - Oct 2, 2005 1:49 pm

Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!

Hiked to Barr Camp at night on September 30. Then hiked to summit with full pack on the first and descended back to trailhead. This is a rough hike with a full overnight pack. would've been much quicker had i left most of my gear at Barr Camp and picked it up on the way out.


csmcgranahan - Sep 22, 2005 11:48 pm

Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: Late May, 2002  Sucess!

At the time I was living in St. Louis and had came out to Colorado to summit West Spanish Peak on a Friday. I felt strong after finishing and decided to attempt Pikes Peak via the Barr Trail on Saturday. Those were two tough days for a flatlander! Took the cog railroad down. My first thirteener and my first fourteener in one weekend. I was officially hooked!

Zach Owen - Sep 17, 2005 11:49 am

Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: Sept 16, 2005  Sucess!

Thanks for putting in such a great trail Mr Barr. Left the TH at 6:45 AM and got back at 4:15 PM. Now I know why people shuttle the descent. Weather was great. Next time I'll camp at Barr Camp, and make a summit bid the next morning.


mountaindan - Sep 15, 2005 6:06 pm

Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: 27 July 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful day! Very foggy and misty as we started, it felt as if we were walking through a rain forest. Broke out of the clouds at Barr camp and the rest of the day was awesome.

I loved being able to hitch a ride down the mountain with my wife and kids.

Definitely a unique experience

Gord Boston

Gord Boston - Sep 8, 2005 12:02 am

Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: August 17, 2005  Sucess!

Very picturesque, and a straighforward hike if you take the cog railway back down. Unless you would like to share my experience of having an octogenarian run by you at 12,300 feet (or something similar) don't hike up the week before the marathon.


BeginnerClimber - Sep 6, 2005 7:37 pm

Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: 15 July 2005  Sucess!

I love Pikes Peak, but Barr Trail has become a bit crazy. I had to stand aside about 20 times to get out of the way of moutain bikers coming down. Jeez. Walked with a friend, and summitted in 7 hours. Going back in late September 2005 and may try the up and down route, the full 26 miles. Stay tuned.


tdoughty - Sep 5, 2005 1:56 pm

Route Climbed: road Date Climbed: sept various  Sucess!

sure thing

chanman - Sep 4, 2005 10:12 pm

Route Climbed: Pikes Peak Highway Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

My wife, daughter and I reach the summit in about 40 minutes after we paid our toll. Encountered high winds, snow and lightning and had to go inside the summit house.

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Aug 28, 2005 10:43 pm

Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: February 25, 2005

I have climbed Barr Trail and Pikes Peak many times; however, a winter accent was quite a different ballgame. According to the Barr Camp keeper, our party was the first to make a summit attempt in two weeks. At about 13,000, the snow was getting really deep (even with snowshoes), and the weather was moving in, so we headed back.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 25, 2005 9:15 am

Route Climbed: Northwest slopes (Crag's TH) Date Climbed: 7/23/05  Sucess!

Long easy hike, get early start. Hiked with Robert Flynn (Nashville) his first 14er.


shknbke - Aug 25, 2005 12:37 am

Route Climbed: Barr trail Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005  Sucess!

Ran/speed hiked my 2nd Pikes Peak Ascent and 5th summit of Pikes. I finish just as the heavens unleashed a barrage of hail, snow, and graupel on the rest of the runners. The road was closed stranding over 600 people on the summit. Epic weather in August!


Avsfan023 - Aug 24, 2005 10:08 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Slopes Date Climbed: August 29, 2003  Sucess!

Thank you Andy and Brian! What a great day!


LoriOLin - Aug 22, 2005 6:11 pm

Route Climbed: Drove up! Does that count? Date Climbed: August 11, 2005  Sucess!

This was my feeble attempt at getting acclimated in Colorado before hiking up Mount Elbert the next day. Went from 30' to 14,110' in a day. I felt a little drunk at the top. The day was to crummy to see anything or hike around.


Chris - Aug 21, 2005 8:53 pm

Route Climbed: Barr Trail - Pikes Peak Ascent 1/2 Marathon Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!

Wow, what a day. Beautiful at the start, but lightning, hail, and snow near the top... wound up snowing 8"+. The race was called early due to lightning (smart move on the officials part) and the road was closed due to the snow, stranding hundreds of (mostly) unprepared runners and spectators at the summit for 4 hours. Lots of oxygen and IVs being administered to those not accustomed to spending hours at 14,000' :-) Time was a kinda slow 4hr 57min.

An unusual but fun way to climb a 14er...


01aCRViper - Aug 20, 2005 1:43 pm

Route Climbed: Road :( Date Climbed: August 15th, 2005  Sucess!

drove up, as we were only in the area for half a day. next time i'm in the area i'll go back and get it the real way :)


Helga - Aug 20, 2005 12:34 am

Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: 8.17.2005  Sucess!

Time saving cheater to avoid afternoon TS. Took 8:00 AM Cog to Mountview and hiked to A-frame, reached summit at 1:20. Descended close to 3:00 PM with li'l break at Barr Camp, got to Ruxton by 8:00 PM; still a long day on trail!

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