Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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ClearSkiesAhead - Apr 26, 2006 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2005

East RIdge by Moonlight  Sucess!

Climbed the east ridge at night during the full moon. The light was so bright that we didn't even need to keep our headlamps on.


km_donovan - Apr 23, 2006 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2003

Route Climbed: East Slopes  Sucess!

Still lots of snow, skipped the trail and went up the slope. Part of a 10 day 18 14,000 ft. summit solo climbing trip.

Mike N

Mike N - Apr 17, 2006 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

Started at 4:30 AM, 25 degrees. With plenty of time to take pics, hide snowshoes, and take water breaks, I reached the summit after 3:30 hrs. The views from the top of this easy 14er are great. Snow was great for crampons and was soft for the descent. Back to the car by 10:30 after spending a long time on top. I only wish I had skinned up! Conditions looked good.


TM - Apr 10, 2006 5:00 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2006

Nice day

Climbed the East Ridge with a friend in nice conditions. Ran into another skier/climber, making his first winter 14er climb. Still waiting for the pictures Alan! We all summitted together before the weather started to turn. Snow was solid windblown along the ridge, made for good cramponing. NIce views, including Lincoln which we climbed the next day.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 23, 2006 3:03 am Date Climbed: May 30, 1967

Standard Route  Sucess!

Total ascents = 2. Nice Spring hike.


markhyams - Mar 5, 2006 6:31 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 1997

S Slopes  Sucess!

Climbed the christo couloir after spending the night out at the dam below. A nice overnight loop on this mountain. And yes, I saw people the next day coming up.


markhyams - Mar 5, 2006 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 1994

E Slopes  Sucess!

Colder, snowier, but sunny. Snowshoes not needed.


markhyams - Mar 5, 2006 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 1994

E Slopes  Sucess!

Cold, snowy and windy. But fun.


NanitaD - Feb 25, 2006 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 1994

Route Climbed: East Slopes  Sucess!

I broke my arm on September 12. I tripped while jogging back down the Flattop trail after climbing Hallet, Otis, Flattop, and Ptarmigan Point in Rocky Mountain National Park. But since we were in Breckenridge I couldn't resist going up Quandary.I went solo, but of course I was not totally by myself since I saw others on the ridge to the summit. However, because of the wind I had a jacket on and most of the people I met did not realize I had a broken arm. When I reached the summit I couldn't resist pulling my sleeve back so that the cast would be obvious in my summit photo. The fall colors were fading and a storm was moving in, but it was still a great day to be in the mountains.


Aspen - May 15, 2006 5:53 am

Re: Route Climbed: East Slopes

U climbed with a broken arm? Hahaha!! That's insane!



Oregon-Climber - Feb 21, 2006 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2006

Frigid Climb!  Sucess!

Summited around 12:00, the wind was blowing and the thermometer was dropping so we didn't stick around too long on the summit. Lucked out on visibility though!


foreverwild - Feb 21, 2006 12:26 am

First Winter 14er  Sucess!

Climbed solo but with others along the trail for my first winter 14er and again with a friend in May during a late season blizzard.

Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Feb 20, 2006 5:48 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Summer 2005  Sucess!

There was a small snowfield just below the summit and no shortage of wind on top.


peakrat76 - Feb 19, 2006 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 1980

peakrat76  Sucess!

Lots of snow down low. Beautiful day with a few high clouds. Great glissades on east ridge on descent.


sshankle - Feb 15, 2006 3:14 am Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2006

Winter Solo - East Ridge  Sucess!

My first 14'er. Good winter climb. I got lost after the ascent (missed the ridge) and after a couple hours of hair-raising traverses of avy teritory and postholing I made it back to the road NE of the ridge that I missed.

Good cramponing after an early start. Only other party on the mtn was a 10th Mtn Div. training group.

See my trip report with a couple pics.


Kiefer - Jan 27, 2006 3:40 pm

Route Climbed: Quandry Trail Date Climbed: July 4, 1997  Sucess!

Tried this peak for the first time in February but had to turn around due to the wind. Successful in July. There was still alot of snow and the wind was blowing pretty hard. A cold day.


mapfeiffer - Jan 22, 2006 3:31 pm

Route Climbed: Quandary Trail Date Climbed: January 21, 2006  Sucess!

I'm happy to have saved this one for winter. Only 10 other people on the trail that we met rather than the trail of ants in the summer. It was a bit chilly with some blustery wind gusts that make but otherwise a beautiful day. Crampons would have been much faster at the top, but snowshoes were servicable.


barratt - Jan 19, 2006 9:18 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 8/9/03  Sucess!

Nice ridge walk to the summit. 14er #9


chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:06 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 10, 2004  Sucess!

Most crowded summit award, at least 50!

paulhanke - Jan 6, 2006 9:05 pm

Route Climbed: Quandary Trail (East Ridge) Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!

My first fourteener! WOOHOO! Hauled a bottle of champagne all the way ... popped the cork on the summit! (That cork now has a place of honor on a shelf in my office :-)

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