Pikes Peak Climber's Log

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Poor Climber

Poor Climber - Aug 10, 2006 6:05 pm

My first (crags route)  Sucess!

Way too hot!

PapaBanucci

PapaBanucci - Jul 24, 2006 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

Barr Trail with Family  Sucess!

Climbed with wife and two kids, ages 11 & 9. We climbed half a day to Barr Camp. Summited and back to Barr Camp on the second day. And then went back home in the morning after spending a second night at Barr Camp. I think I'd recommend something like this for this age of kids. We saw one 7 year old and one 8 year old on the mountain as well as some older kids.

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Jul 21, 2006 1:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2001

Climbed by the cool rocks  Sucess!

The route was as hard as we wanted it to be and cooler than I expected! Had a burger on top! Euro?

ChaddBragg - Jul 13, 2006 10:50 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

Long Day  Sucess!

Started out as fun, but this was the first time out this year and I bonked hard on the way down. All the time you spend above 13K got to me this time

ktiffany22

ktiffany22 - Jul 3, 2006 7:22 am Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006

Repeat climb  Sucess!

...except this time we did the Crags route (Barr trail last time). I MUCH prefered this route!!!! The hike offers BEAUTIFUL scenery and is much shorter and easier on the body than Barr trail. I loved it!

ElliottDavis

ElliottDavis - Jun 26, 2006 3:52 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2004

Happy New Year!  Sucess!

Oddly enough, the road and railroad were open that day. This made for a multi-cultural experience at the top. I particularly appreciated the lady with stiletto high-heeled boots and a fringed leather jacket which hissed in the wind. She gave me an odd look; I believe she thought my goggles were a curious fashion statement.

baez

baez - Jun 25, 2006 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Barr Trail  Sucess!

Nice long day, left Denver at 3 AM and got back around 6 PM. Busy on top but not too bad on the trail.

Gahugafuga

Gahugafuga - Jun 20, 2006 7:40 pm

When I was 5  Sucess!

My dad took our family up the road on our first trip to CO in 1985. Everyone else ended up getting terrible altitude sickness but me. I must've been adopted. Made a 20th anniversary climb in 2005. Got up and down from Crags Campground before the road opened so I had peace and quiet on the summit.

cftbq

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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