Wonderful all-season climb...excellent snow climb, although the NE bowl can be avalanche-prone.
Great hike for a first 14er...
In my backyard. I have climbed and skied this peak many times. I think the east ridge is one of the best intros to backcountry sking anywhere.
Easy hike with a friend's dog who must have run up and down the entire length of the trail/peak five times.
I have climbed the east slopes route 4 times, once in the early summer with a some skiing on the way down and 3 times in winter. This peak is quite easy and has many hikers on it, however in winter you are lucky to see anyone at all!
This was my first fourteener, and man was it beautiful!! It was also my first hike of the year which wasn't necesarily smart, but it was well worth it!! On to Democrat etc next weekend and Bierstadt after that!!
Quandary Peak trip report
Lost the trail due to very dense fog so I decided to go straight up, scrambling over boulders and stuff. Much more exciting than the trail. My first solo climb.