Pikes Peak Climber's Log

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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!!


bolojm - Aug 27, 2007 10:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Pikes Peak Ascent

Via the Barr trail...beat my intended time, not too bad for a flatlander!! (4:06).


lasvegaswraith - Aug 18, 2007 1:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2003

Unintended  Sucess!

via Barr. Unintended stop along a SW hiking swing, but well worth it.


K_G_Wright - Aug 15, 2007 1:16 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2005

Log Entry

Just signing the log. Climbed Pikes several times in 2005 as training for Rainier. Awesome peak, but a bit weird to get to the summit and contend with the parking lot, heavy breathin' tourists, and the train!


RckyMtneer - Aug 12, 2007 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2006

Many times...  Sucess!

Climbed many times, summer and winter solo ascents. But don't tear a ligament in your ankle when solo in the snow... it's a long painful hike out!!!


wlstone - Aug 4, 2007 10:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

From Crags Campground  Sucess!

Gotta love all four seasons in a day....again.


binersrcool - Aug 2, 2007 12:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2007

Lovely Drive  Sucess!

Lovely drive... I still can't believe that a road was built to the top...so ridiculous!

I like it on top

I like it on top - Aug 1, 2007 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 1983

First 14'er  Sucess!

Barr trail to A-frame, and then summit. First one for me in my younger years. I believe it's what started it all for me. What great views.


smiarowski - Jul 29, 2007 1:38 pm

First 14er  Sucess!

My first 14er with my brother and father.


slowbutsteady - Jul 27, 2007 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1997

Chicken sand. & restroom  Sucess!

After sleeping in the car waiting to have a fuel pump installed in Pueblo, I was joyous to get to Crags CG for a 4:50am start to Pikes. The summit boulder cone and mobs of people were offset by the creature comforts on summit.


ledavis23 - Jul 5, 2007 10:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

First 14er  Sucess!

Barr Trail. Overnight at A-Frame, beautiful sunrise!

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Jun 17, 2007 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2003

My first 14er  Sucess!

Hiked the barr trail.


rdmc - Jun 7, 2007 7:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Nice afternoon hike.  Sucess!

We were in the Springs area, and decided to do an afternoon hike up from Devil's Playground. It made for a nice little hike, and we enjoyed the views...other than all the hundreds of people on the summit, who were also enjoying the views....
can't blame them! Great afternoon hike!

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