Pikes Peak Climber's Log

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shknbke - Apr 24, 2008 5:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

Y Couloir Part III  Sucess!

The Y is one of my all time favorite climbs and this was my 3rd trip up it. I think we're going to make this an annual tradition. Pikes hasn't had much snow this year, so we hit it early. The right branch measures out at 45 degrees at it's steepest and will be in for probably just a few more weeks unless there are some late storms.


Aspen - Apr 22, 2008 1:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005

1st Solo  Sucess!

For my first successful solo up a Colorado 14er, I had to pick one of the toughest in terms of the largest elevation gain. The peak rises 7,800 ft. from Manitou Springs in a horizontal distance of 7.25 miles (Roach, 43).


ktiffany22 - Apr 22, 2008 12:49 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

Y-coulier climb  Sucess!

This is my 3rd time as well as 3rd different route up Pikes. It was my first ever coulier climb, and what a climb it was! 7,700 feet of elevation gain, snow as steep as 45 degrees... whoo-weeeee it was a fun one, yet WOW I am still suffering the lactic acid build- up pain! We enjoyed a nice stay at Barr camp along with some "celebrity-like" attention at the top from all of the train tourists. 14er season is well underway- 9 new ones to go to complete the qwest!


TMF - Apr 19, 2008 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2008

Long Day

had to turn around at 13,000' due to the fact the sun had set...temperatures became an issue..a nice ass kicking 24 mile hike


citizen453 - Mar 16, 2008 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1999

A Might Windy  Sucess!

Spent a lot of time crouching behind rocks on my first Pike summit to prevent being whisked off to Kansas.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 13, 2008 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2007

Crags Again  Sucess!

This was my fourth time climbing Pikes Peak. Each time was via Crags Campground.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 13, 2008 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1991

Crags  Sucess!

This was my first time climbing Pikes Peak. It was via Crags Campground route.


ClimbandMine - Jan 14, 2008 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2000

long 9 hours



Sheldon - Jan 4, 2008 4:23 am

never gets old  Sucess!

this mountain never gets old. Every time i head up, i discover something new about it!


nbasford - Dec 30, 2007 10:49 pm

First 14,000  Sucess!

Love it


Judd97 - Dec 24, 2007 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2002

Red Bullet  Sucess!

I know it's cheating, but I was young and I was there. Will go back and do it the proper way eventually!

Kenneth.alone - Dec 16, 2007 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1996

My first 4000 metre peak  Sucess!

I was about ten or so, My father and i climbed the craigs route. it was great!

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 8:40 pm

I can see why this peak is a classic  Sucess!

OK, so sometimes I like being out in the middle of nowhere climbing peaks few have climbed. However, there is something attractive about a well-known peak like Pikes. Sure, you encounter everyone from partying kids to fitness junkies on the Barr Trail. Yet, that's part of the allure. I've spent several nights in the treeline A-Frame, and have always met the most interesting people. I don't get to Colorado often, but will return to that A-frame every time I do.


bennovak - Nov 8, 2007 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1982

Red Bullet  Sucess!

I was a kid on a field trip with my parents... but I was still there

Wade Baker

Wade Baker - Oct 29, 2007 12:37 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2001

My 1st 14'er  Sucess!

Ok, I'll admit it. I drove. But I'm going back!


spannring29 - Oct 21, 2007 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

PPC  Sucess!

Hiked up the Barr Trail as part of the Pikes Peak Challenge to benefit TBI victims.


argothor - Oct 5, 2007 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2005

Pikes Peak or Bust  Sucess!

Started at Manitou Springs early in the morning for the long hike up. Nice trail all the way up with lots of solitude and then at the summit you cross train tracks, have a hot dog and a cold or hot drink and perhaps even a bowl of chili and are assaulted by a mass of people who either drove up or took the cob rail. Strange.

timdongow - Sep 16, 2007 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

Pikes Peak-June 20, 2007

Hiked with my friend. Hiked Barr Trail from Manitou Springs. Only went up due to lightning storms. Completed in 5 hours. Deep snow on parts of trail near summit.


dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:31 pm

pikes  Sucess!

about what you have heard.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 4, 2007 12:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1997

"Ran" up  Sucess!

Up and down via the Barr Trail in the 1997 Pikes Peak Marathon. 3:30 up, 2:10 down. Going down was a lot harder!!

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