Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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markhyams

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

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

E Slopes  Sucess!

Colder, snowier, but sunny. Snowshoes not needed.

markhyams

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

E Slopes  Sucess!

Cold, snowy and windy. But fun.

NanitaD

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

Aspen - May 15, 2006 5:53 am

Re: Route Climbed: East Slopes

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

Knight

Oregon-Climber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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