Pikes Peak Climber's Log

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odogg0824

odogg0824 - Jul 30, 2009 1:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

Barr Trail Up and Down  Sucess!

I live in the plains and my knees are a curse so I hike quite a bit slower than most at high altitude. Started at the Barr trailhead with my brother and sister at Midnight. Reached the summit at 11:30. Headed back down at 12:15 only to dodge a thunderstorm and duck into the A-Frame at treeline for about an hour. Continued down the Barr trail back to the trailhead by 7pm for a total hike time of roughly 19 hours. The most brutal yet memorable hike of my life!

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Jul 24, 2009 3:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2008

Drive up attempt fails  Sucess!

First attempt at drive up was unsuccessful when kid drove off the top trying to kill himself. Road was closed right in front of me! Had to come back the following day to summit. Pics at http://www.willhiteweb.com/colorado_climbing/14ers/driving_pikes_peak_198.htm

LonePeakFreak

LonePeakFreak - Jul 23, 2009 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

Whoopee...  Sucess!

Can't say I'm really proud of this one, but at least we did Longs Peak the right way the following day.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Jul 23, 2009 10:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

Long day hike  Sucess!

Hiked up the Barr Trail with my brother. We started at 4:15 and made it to the summit at 10:15. The hike down the Manitou Incline was extreme.

cftbq

cftbq - Jul 22, 2009 12:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2009

Crags route  Sucess!

Added Sachett Mtn. and Devils Playground Pk. Made the summit in just over 4 hrs, and didn't see a single other hiker on the trail all day!

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Jul 15, 2009 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2008

Drive Up  Sucess!

Beautiful drive with my wife. Donuts and hot chocolate in the gift shop. Yummmmmm.

RC Cola

RC Cola - Jul 13, 2009 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2003

the long way  Sucess!

Quite a long route, and it doesn't help your tiredness when people jump out of their car to greet you at the top!

HokieJim

HokieJim - Jul 11, 2009 8:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

From Glen Cove  Sucess!

Ascended right side of the bowl out of Glen Cove and traversed over to the NW Slopes route at Devils Playground. Nabbed Little Pikes on the way up and Devils Playground Peak on the way down. Didn't intend to summit Pikes but was too enticing from the top of Little Pikes. 10.6 miles and 3050' vertical for a fun day.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 4:27 am

PIM  Sucess!

Ran the Pikes Peak Marathon.

RMdaytripsgrl

RMdaytripsgrl - May 31, 2009 3:41 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2009

Y via overnight @ Barr  Sucess!

HUGE recent slide in the gully leading up to the Y. Looked like railroad had also recently slid. Interesting conditions in the Y, the right side was almost bare ice because it had slid. The left was wind loaded with a little bit of slab action. Had to stay on the left branch because a lot of slough off the right wall in the sun. A little sketch, but way fun, and a nice first summit of '09 a$$ kicker! Nice weather, NOBODY on top - until the train pulled in..:)

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - May 4, 2009 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2005

3x  Sucess!

2/4/05 - From Crags Campground. My first winter summit!

5/2/09 - Y Couloir with an overnight stay at Barr Camp. A long and physically demanding route, but worth it for a climb of this classic couloir. It rained in Colorado Springs the whole time but we had lovely weather above the clouds.

3/19/16 - From Crags Campground on a cold final day of calendar winter. Dom's winter 14er finisher!!!

shknbke

shknbke - May 3, 2009 5:05 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2009

Y Coulier "middle" branch  Sucess!

This was my 4th trip up the Y and we found the best conditions yet. A wet spring in the Front Range has brought prime conditions. Our goal was the elusive right branch, but it was too icy w/o a 2nd tool. We retreated and went up the middle branch, which was my third time up it.

mattpayne11

mattpayne11 - Apr 27, 2009 1:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1995

Backpacked up to the A-frame  Sucess!

In retrospect, backpacking to the a-frame was insane. On the way down I slightly tore my achilles heel and then two weeks later I had two-a-day football practices... Good times!

sierrasclimber

sierrasclimber - Apr 7, 2009 10:44 pm

Drove  Sucess!

I'll count it on the tick list.

BigCountry

BigCountry - Mar 23, 2009 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2009

Cheated  Sucess!

Was saving it for a human powered ascent, but my cousin was iin town and we only had the aftrernoon to bag it so we drove. Great summit, can't wait to go back and bag it the righth way.

McCannster

McCannster - Mar 16, 2009 12:08 am Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009

Barr Trail  Sucess!

Overnight at Barr Camp, then went for the summit. Gorgeous day, minimal wind, and stupid tourists walking around on top. I didn't spend too much time on the summit, but the east slopes of this peak remind me of Mt. Massive.

Kane

Kane - Mar 13, 2009 1:34 am Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2008

Crags Campground

Windy day. Saw two people up there on Easter Day.

MattK

MattK - Mar 5, 2009 8:24 am Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2009

From Crags  Sucess!

Wife, dog and I.

HokieJim

HokieJim - Feb 11, 2009 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2009

West Fork  Sucess!

Loved it, beautiful scenery on this route

shknbke

shknbke - Feb 11, 2009 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2009

Via West Fork/descend Crags  Sucess!

I have a goal of climbling Pikes in every month via a variety of routes. The West Fork is a gem. I would say it is the most scenic approach next to Bottomless Pit. We took advantage of the dry winter with a long winter day. I would highly recommend this as a loop route with descent of the Crags, but there is some private property to avoid. See TR.

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