Pikes Peak Climber's Log

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cftbq - Jun 18, 2006 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

new route, cold summit  Sucess!

I accompanied my young friend Sarah on her first 14er, taking the Crags route. We started at 1 am and hiked under clear starry skies and, later, moonlight. It was very windy and cold at the summit, but we had it all to ourselves, as we arrived at about 6:40 MDT, my earliest 14er summit.


CODave - Jun 8, 2006 5:55 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Crags Route  Sucess!

Went up Crags route. Saw very few people until summit. Nice day, but windy at Devil's Playground.


sshankle - Jun 7, 2006 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2006

Little Italy Ascent  Sucess!

My partner and I climbed Little Italy today. About 2 hours round trip (included a lift from a gracious family descending from the summit in their truck). Snow was a little loose down low, but up higher it was good. We passed the soft slushy stuff on the edges of the gully (often one foot on snow, the other on rock).

We went on to the summit zoo via "mechanized access".


csmcgranahan - May 29, 2006 12:39 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2006

Barr Trail  Sucess!

Made it up in just over 5 hours. It was a beautiful day with the exception of extreme winds above treeline. They were so brutal the Pikes Peak Highway was closed. Took the train down.


pittbrownie - May 18, 2006 3:44 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2006

Pikes Peak via Barr Trail  Sucess!

My first 14er! Perfect weather. Trail was fine, a bit of snow the last two miles but nothing my trail sneakers couldn't handle.


roozers42 - May 15, 2006 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2006

Route Climbed: Crags  Sucess!

Low temps but wind wasn't too much of a problem. Due to a late start, we ended up hiking the last 30 minutes in the dark. Forgot the headlamps so we used the GPS for a little bit of light. A long day, but very satisfying - we were the only ones on the summit and didn't see another soul the entire day.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 27, 2006 4:53 pm

Thrice  Sucess!

1984, 8/30/2009 & 9/9/2012.


ClearSkiesAhead - Apr 26, 2006 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2005

From the Crags  Sucess!

Came up from the Crags to such a crowded summit. Some clouds were looking menacing so I asked a park ranger at the top what he heard about the weather, and he said it would hold. Asked if I had climbed the mountain and when I said yes, he didnt beleive me. He claimed everyone who climbs it is more out of breath than I was. Which was strange since I felt about dead.


km_donovan - Apr 16, 2006 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2003

Barr Camp  Sucess!

Some solid snow near the top made it necessary to chop a few steps. Had the mountain to myself.


shanrickv - Apr 15, 2006 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2006

Barr Trail  Sucess!

Climbed with climbing buddy, Alan. We took the leisure route over 3 days with two very pleasant nights spent at the Barr Camp. Summit day was very windy above treeline with moderate snow. No postholing or snowshoes were required, but lots of step kicking. Great 3 days in the Front Range of Colorado!

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 4, 2006 8:52 pm

Barr Trail, June 1970  Sucess!

Climbed 6 times total ... 3 times as a runner in the round trip race of the Pikes Peak Marathon ... no wonder my knees are shot.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2003

Barr trail  Sucess!

A couple of inches of fresh snow on top was a nice change. Braving the cold was worth it to get to the doughnuts!


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1996

Crags Campground  Sucess!

Nice isolated route, until you have to walk along the road. I attemted it the previous winter as well, but didn't get above treeline due to storm and winds.


foreverwild - Feb 21, 2006 1:10 am

First 14er  Sucess!

Climbed as my first 14er, bad storms taught an early lesson.


Kiefer - Jan 26, 2006 5:04 pm

Route Climbed: Crags Campground Date Climbed: July, 3 1999  Sucess!

Camped out the previous night, had great calm, warm weather and many beers!

Pushed for the summit the next day. Met a guy near the top. They were having some sort of pre-race session before the Pikes peak race the next day. Lots of cars and women!! It snowed at the top! On the 3rd of July. It was awesome.

We hiked down together sharing a spliff he rolled and proceeded to drink the rest of the beer I didn't finish the night before when we got back to my campsite.

Without doubt, one of the most enjoyable 14ers times I had.


jonnyboots - Jan 8, 2006 12:25 am

Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: June 1999  Sucess!

Easy climb. Very nice day


MarieP - Jan 4, 2006 10:51 pm

Route Climbed: Barr Trail Date Climbed: December 24, 2005  Sucess!

Amazing to see all the tourists on the summit!


SawtoothSean - Jan 4, 2006 8:40 pm

Route Climbed: Barr Trail Run Date Climbed: August 21, 2004  Sucess!

Did the Pikes Peak run- I figured it would be a good way to do a peak like this. Still beautiful despite all the people and fresh snow in August.


shanahan96 - Jan 3, 2006 1:11 pm

Route Climbed: Crags Campground Date Climbed: December 29, 2005  Sucess!

nice start with a big group layne got together. after leaving treeline, the wind picked up. constant 40-50 mph winds made for a miserable experience.



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.

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