Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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cmcalhoun - Jun 20, 2023 9:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2021

Quandary  Sucess!



Lodewijk - Jun 15, 2023 4:11 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2023

First 14er (East ridge)   Sucess!

First time climbing a mountain in the Rockies for me. Wanted it to be a 14er and chose Quandary because I went alone & there was still a lot of snow present and Quandary offers limited difficulties in these conditions. Had a fantastic day out. Spotted a coyote, met a lot of climbers on the way and had perfect, sunny weather.


JThorne - Feb 27, 2023 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008

Quandary Peak  Sucess!

East Slopes


eferesen - Jul 21, 2022 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2020

Beautiful crowded day   Sucess!

Went up the East Ridge. It was straight forward.


aarobkol - Jan 16, 2022 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2022

Winter ascent of east ridge  Sucess!

Blasted by wind but enjoyable
Left winter TH at 5:15 am
Took a couple wrong turns in the dark and lost some time, but summitted and made it back to the car at around 10:30.
I had boots and microspikes - no snowshoes, crampons, or ice ax needed since the wind blasts away most of the snow on the ridge, and there was a good boot track through the trees.

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer - Jul 27, 2021 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2021

Beautiful Day in Colorado  Sucess!

First day in Colorado this summer. Coming in from Austin the night before, this was a great starter hike and one I enjoyed a lot. The trail was well marked, and full of people. I did see some mountain goats on the way down.


ajberry - Jul 21, 2021 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2021

Standard route  Sucess!


williama3 - Jul 18, 2021 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2021

Quandary Peak w/ Kai  Sucess!

This was Kai's first 14er. We started at 5:15am and submitted at 8:10am. Beautiful morning, not a cloud in the sky. Calm and sunny on the summit.

Longball556 - Jun 2, 2021 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2021

Quandary  Sucess!

Too damn windy. Minor frostbite on the nose is good proof that you made it though.

Matt McCullough

Matt McCullough - Mar 2, 2021 8:43 am Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2021

East Ridge climb and snowboard from summit  Sucess!

Started at the lower trailhead at 5:45 am. It was cold (5 degrees), but it was calm and perfectly clear. I used my MSR snowshoes the whole way up since my snowboard boots have little grip, though otherwise would not have been necessary. Reached the summit at 10:15 am, which was my first 14ner winter ascent. Being early on a Monday morning, there was very low traffic. Only one person passed me going up at about 13K, but he went up and passed me coming down just before the top. I was then fortunate to enjoy the summit by myself and have an early lunch with no one in sight. It was a beautiful sunny day with low winds. I was very impressed with the views, more spectacular than I had expected, and for most of the trail up. I was only able to board down two 100 yard stretches from near the summit. But the slopes near the treeline were epic. Some of the best powder runs I've had outside of resorts. I did see several climbers and skinners as I was coming down. I was back to the car just before 1 pm.


Tonka - Dec 3, 2020 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2010

Busy day.  Sucess!

Conga line but fun.


jake_the_snake - Sep 6, 2020 9:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2020

Via West Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the west ridge & a south facing couloir - not really my favorite peak


utahjimk - Jul 26, 2020 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2020

hoi polloi  Sucess!

via East Ridge with Wasatch Mountain Club group. There were at least 50 people on the summit when we got there, and some hundreds of hikers that day. I can understand with ease of access and nice views/weather that day.


blueshade - Jul 20, 2020 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2020

North Ridge  Sucess!

More fun than it looks. Mostly not particularly hard. Couple chimneys in lower part Class 4/5 and then first major tower (but not mandatory).

Summit and parking was VERY busy for a weekday.

Climbingwithewan - Jul 10, 2020 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2020

Quandary Peak Attempt 1  Sucess!

I liked it, the last 1,100 vertical feet were hard, but the first mile was the hardest. Pretty easy otherwise.


JesseSumrak - Jul 6, 2020 11:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2020

Quick Little Hike  Sucess!

Cruised to the top in just under 2 hours to catch the sunrise, then ran down in just about 45 minutes. What an awesome morning! Beautiful hike, but the 6-7am crowd was crazy busy. Glad I started at 4.

pcrean - Apr 30, 2020 11:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2016

Quandary  Sucess!

First 14er


jeffrawn - Jan 12, 2020 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016

A Long Parade  Sucess!

Solo (with 1,000 of my closest friends in the parade up and down).


corsair - Nov 19, 2019 8:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2019

Lotsa folks up there!  Sucess!

Great hike marred by my partner having to bag out with only 400ft. to go vertical. I summited and then came back to him, along with about 80 other people!


sierramtngoat - Oct 4, 2019 7:04 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2019

East Ridge  Sucess!

Awesome views, weather and company. Liked the forest approach. Climbed with Dave and Brian. 4th 14er in five days!

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