Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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timfoltz

timfoltz - Dec 8, 2005 1:05 pm

Route Climbed: Quandary Trail Date Climbed: Summer of 1997  Sucess!

My first 14er at the age of 8. Fun family climb.

Joe_Parvis

Joe_Parvis - Dec 8, 2005 12:02 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: November 2, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with fellow SP member 'climbhighnow'. A perfect fall day --- brilliant sun and moderate temperatures. Some gusty wind blowing snow early, but lessened towards afternoon. Early season snow mostly blown off or melted. For more detail see the trip report.

RMdaytripsgrl

RMdaytripsgrl - Nov 30, 2005 11:18 pm

Route Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: November 23, 2005  Sucess!

A nice winter climb if conditions are perfect, which they were on this day! Snow was nice, weather was nice, barely any wind! Only a few other people.

climbhighnow

climbhighnow - Nov 28, 2005 1:02 pm

Route Climbed: east ridge Date Climbed: 11/02/05  Sucess!

nice mellow day with great weather

vayporz

vayporz - Nov 18, 2005 12:19 am

Route Climbed: Quandary Trail Date Climbed: June 20, 2005  Sucess!

Weather held out. Made it to the top.

BeginnerClimber

BeginnerClimber - Nov 6, 2005 7:43 pm

Route Climbed: Quandary Peak Trailhead Date Climbed: 6 November 2005

I'm signing the log because of the effort we put in today! Started off good in the snow but didn't have snowshoes -- we'll know next time. Anyway, got above the tree line and while the wind picked up, we expected that. However, after getting above 13,400, the wind started howling and eventually whited us out. We just couldn't go on in the 60 mph gusts and I had to sit down several times. The trail was a sheet of hard snow and ice, and we decided to call it a day. Passed two groups (4 people total) but they all had snowshoes and cramp-ons. Couldn't drink for 2 hours as my Camelbak froze up, but wasn't too worried.



Made it back to the car ok and counted our blessings. We'll try again in the spring.

whatisis

whatisis - Nov 4, 2005 5:30 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: April 24, 2005  Sucess!

Picked a nice day. Was our first 'snow' hike. We didn't pay attention to where we came out of treeline and got lost heading down (we headed down late so there wasn't anybody to ask either). The snow was deep and soft and our snowshoes were sinking 2-3 feet with everystep. Kinda sucked, but we laugh about it now.

fossana

fossana - Oct 27, 2005 7:33 pm

Route Climbed: SW face Date Climbed: 15 October 2005  Sucess!

Gave up on an attempt at W Ridge after much postholing on the approach. Ended up heading up one of the chutes on the SW face hoping it would go. It did. Excellent 360 degree views from the summit.

skorpeo

skorpeo - Oct 17, 2005 9:49 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Otober 17 2005  Sucess!

Paul Mann and I started at 10:00 AM. The snow was still firm all the way up. Not much post holing. It took us three hours up. We lost the trail a few times on the way up, but once past tree-line, the route is obvious.

We probably descended too fast, my body is still feeling it the next day.



What a great day. Getting above tree-line is so nice.



It was very warm close to 50 most of the day!

IdahoKid

IdahoKid - Oct 16, 2005 10:08 am

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: October 15th/05  Sucess!

Headed up three days after the big unusual snowstorm Colorado had in October 05. There was quite a bit of snow, which made the going get a little tough with some postolling and I never found the trail or the trailhead. Otherwise, its a nice area and I am glad I chose this for my first 14er due to its easily reached summit.

Sean

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Oct 9, 2005 2:30 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: October 7, 2005  Sucess!

A spectacular October day--next to zero snow on the mountain, zero clouds, almost zero wind. Great scenery and a fun hike with my dad to the top of his first fourteener. A lot of fun!

iceisnice

iceisnice - Oct 4, 2005 12:20 am

Route Climbed: Cristo Couloir Date Climbed: Winter '03  Sucess!

Climb and ski descent of the couloir. Classic ski mountaineering.

crzyjt

crzyjt - Oct 2, 2005 1:32 pm

Route Climbed: East slopes Date Climbed: June 3, 2004  Sucess!

First attempted this from class 3 west ridge after summit of Fletcher. storm almost took us out, though. this was my quick and easy return to snag the summit.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2005 11:16 pm

Route Climbed: Inwood/standard Date Climbed: August 14, 2005  Sucess!

please see my trip report

steve_hiebert

steve_hiebert - Sep 18, 2005 6:39 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 09/15/2005  Sucess!

Nice morning hike. Trail in good shape. Dusting of snow above about 13,000 feet.

Andinistaloco

Andinistaloco - Sep 14, 2005 1:45 am

Route Climbed: south face Date Climbed: winter 1995/6  Sucess!

Great winter climb and a lot of good glissading. VERY cold up top, though....

tdoughty

tdoughty - Sep 5, 2005 1:45 pm

Route Climbed: Inwood Arete Date Climbed: July 1990  Sucess!

With Paul Dowdy and Craig Sanford. Almost got zapped by lightning on the summit!

filmgaffer

filmgaffer - Aug 30, 2005 10:19 am

Route Climbed: East Trail Date Climbed: 8.26.2005  Sucess!

Beautiful August day in Colorado.

bauerbrian

bauerbrian - Aug 30, 2005 8:36 am

Route Climbed: Cristo Couloir Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!

Snowboarded down.

slowpoke

slowpoke - Aug 29, 2005 2:24 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 21, 2005  Sucess!

My (and my wife's) first 14er. Nice climb, great views.

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