Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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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 :-)


1mvertical - Jan 4, 2006 5:20 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2005  Sucess!

Very high winds made this a tough, cold day. Powder in the trees made the trail invisible. Stick to the ridge and you can't miss. Just keep your distance from the cornice. This was my 7 summit of Quandry.


CODave - Dec 30, 2005 12:33 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!

Went up the easy East Ridge to Quandary's summit. Had the summit to ourselves. Ran into many people on our descent.


jclements - Dec 22, 2005 7:21 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: October-November 2001  Sucess!

I may not have the month (or year) right, but the snowfall was pretty light that year. My first 3rd class-type 14er.


mntnplay - Dec 12, 2005 1:02 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 11 December 2005  Sucess!

2:45 up on snow all the way from trailhead to summit. Although balmy in the sun at the TH, the themometer on a nearby pack showed just over 2F on the summit. The oils on the plastic lid for my lentil/feta lunch froze solid within seconds of taking the lid off.


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 - 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 - 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 - Nov 28, 2005 1:02 pm

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

nice mellow day with great weather


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 - 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 - 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.

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