Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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ColoradoBergfex - Aug 14, 2011 3:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

Quandry Meteor Shower Night Hike  Sucess!

Began in the wee hours of the morning in the shadows of the full moon on the East side. Stopped at treeline and higher alpine areas to watch the Perseid meteor shower, or what we could see, as the bright moon interfered. Occasionally lost the trail on the upper parts of the trail due to darkness. Reached the summit at 6am and watched the sun rise in the sky and warm the windy peak over the course of two hours. Descending in bright light was made more pleasant by the bright colored flowers, goat hair caught in the spruce, and aspen. Overall a picture perfect hike.

LivingColorado - Aug 10, 2011 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2011

Fun with Goats  Sucess!

Hiked up the standard east ridge route. May be "easy", but still plenty scenic! There were some mountain goats right on the trail on my way down - got some awesome close-up shots of 'em. Always a great day when above timberline!


vbeckman74 - Aug 7, 2011 11:11 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2005

Good Dog 14er  Sucess!

Bagged this one with my Boxer, his first 14er. We saw two mt. goats on the way down and 6 other dogs.


bblack99 - Jul 9, 2011 1:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2011

Number 8!  Sucess!

Took forever to get up the upper east slopes, including about 100 yards of snowfield to cross, but it was a rewarding summit. Sketchy clouds in the distance kicked me into gear and I passed dozens of people on the descent to get to treeline!


gremlin - Jul 6, 2011 7:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011

spring skiing  Sucess!

2000+ vertical of perfect spring skiing

Alana - Jul 4, 2011 10:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

First fourteener in 10 months  Sucess!

I was puffing. Tried to glissade down Cristo Couloir, but the snow was too soft.


sevenvii - Jun 20, 2011 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011

Cristo fun  Sucess!

Fun climb up the Cristo couloir. No visibility and was snowed on, but snow conditions were prime and the ascent is pretty straight forward.


metalmountain - Jun 8, 2011 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

West Ridge  Sucess!

West Ridge route, super fun with decent exposure.

REM - Jun 6, 2011 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1984

Monte Cristo Creek Route  Sucess!

Climbed with my Father. We were knocked to the ground above timberline by a lightning strike. Climbed again in July 1988 to photograph the "Cross of Stone" on Fletcher Mountain.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - May 10, 2011 5:08 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2011

East Ridge  Sucess!

Just stretching the legs.


benbusack - May 9, 2011 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2010

Colorado, colorado  Sucess!

Real straightforward hike. Banged this one out in about four hours. Great views!


Alpinist - May 3, 2011 10:55 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2011

East Ridge  Sucess!

Camped at the TH and climbed the East Ridge. It was a record snow year in CO and 3-4" of fresh snow fell while we were there. Conditions were good though and we shoed up the whole way. It was a beautiful hike through the woods but unfortuately the visibility was poor on the upper ridge.


BLong - Apr 23, 2011 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2011

Fun Ski  Sucess!

We enjoyed an early morning skin in wintry conditions and skied down the east ridge of Quandary. We were hoping to ski the Cristo Couloir but visibility was down to 100 feet by the time we hit the summit.


JonW - Apr 17, 2011 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2011

East Ridge  Sucess!

Great climb to get some exercise. RT in 4 hours in winter conditions.

Jbird2 - Apr 11, 2011 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009

Extra batteries next time  Sucess!

Beautiful day perfect hike. A large gathering of mountain sheep at 10,000 feet and my camera had a dead battery!


vetmike - Feb 21, 2011 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2011

55mph winds made this climb chilly  Sucess!

Good boot pack and a well defined route made this climb fun. The wind made it a bit cold (-30 or so wind chill), but overall it was a good day on Quandary.


gabem - Feb 9, 2011 4:23 am

Standard East Ridge in Winter  Sucess!

Pretty clear day with moderate winter temps. Would much rather climb the west ridge, or some of the colior routes on the south face in the future.


CastillejaMiniata - Feb 3, 2011 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2010

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

Did this one in snowshoes and came down in very deep powder on an off-trail route back to the car -meaning I lost the trail at the bottom. =)


LadyWawa - Jan 27, 2011 10:52 am Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2009


This was a very straightforward winter climb however I began it already feeling a bit flu-ish. By the time I was less than 75 ft from the summit, I was having an extreme stomach flu and fever and needed to flee the mountain quickly. It lasted for days so I didn't have the chance for a quick rematch. I will this February though. :)

Brian C

Brian C - Jan 15, 2011 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2011

East Ridge - Winter  Sucess!

Nice day out with the wife. Started in the clouds and cold while later breaking out into sun. Was a little surprised at the steepness on the ridge in places.

Nice way to revisit Quandary after the West Ridge. Lot's of folks out but a great day overall.

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