Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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BalletBoy - Jul 18, 2006 5:16 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2006

Springtime Snow Ascent  Sucess!

Our group of six had a fun ascent while it snowed hard on the Mountain the first part of May. Two out of six of us summited.


pjenson05 - Jul 11, 2006 5:08 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2006

Ski Descent  Sucess!

I spent most of the day post holing, which was really frustrating. I got through it and made it to the top. It was a nice and easy ski descent.


FentonForche2 - Jul 7, 2006 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Fourth Fourteener  Sucess!

Nice trail for somebody like me who is new to fourteeners. Parking situation at Monte Cristo Gulch is really frustrating and the crowds can be overwhelming, but still a nice hike.


PapaBanucci - Jul 3, 2006 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Climbed with Son  Sucess!

My third fourteener and my 11-year-old son's second. We started at 5:40AM and were the second group on the mountain. We reached the peak by 9:00AM and spent 30 minutes on the top, the fourth group up there. On the way down we encountered probably 200 people. We were back to the trailhead a few minutes after noon. It started raining by 1:00PM. I would think a lot of folks got rained on. Like always, start early!


redd0019 - Jun 29, 2006 2:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

First 14'er  Sucess!

Started at 6:45am with about 6 other cars in the parking area. The trail is a well beated path up to the talus field, which seems to go on forever. Had a brief spell of rain, which gave way to blue skies. Dark clouds threatened as we approached the summit with about 1,000ft to go, but blew over. Took us three hours to summit, keep in mind we're flatlanders from Minnesota. There was no snow to speak of on the East Slopes Trail, very windy and chilly up on top, stopped for about 20 minutes before heading back down. The wildflowers seemed to be in full bloom and we had great views on the way down. Total time up and down was 6 hours, which included a few stops and photo ops. Beta available online at the Arapahoe National Forest ranger station in Dillon, CO, on Hwy. 6 in Silverthorne and also online at their web site. Happy Trails.


rleclair - Jun 26, 2006 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Great Climb!  Sucess!

Another great 14'er hike in God's country! The weather was a bit cloudy and cool (45-50 degrees) for a 7:30 AM start. The trail up was straight forward through the trees to above tree line and my first overall view of Quandary. There weren't too many people ahead of me (fortunately) - it took about 2 hours to summit and shared the summit with 5 people and 1 dog. After 45 minutes on top enjoying the low cloud formations and viewing the people train nearing the summit, I decided to start down. Still amazes me to see people not too prepared for the mountains - jeans, cotton t-shirts, little food/water, etc. Trip down was uneventful other than watching the building clouds for a storm that never materialized. Another great hike - back to the mountains after 4th of July!


ElliottDavis - Jun 26, 2006 3:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2004

West Ridge scramble  Sucess!

Want something different? Try the West Ridge. Very worth it.

c_rockwood - Jun 25, 2006 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Busy but enjoyable  Sucess!

Extremely busy, I think we passed a crew of 30 people all at once at one point during the hike. Pretty enjoyable and some nice scenery, but all of the loose rock got annoying after a while (seemed like there was more of this than other fourteeners I've done so far).

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Jun 22, 2006 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Quandary  Sucess!

Soooo many people on the trail, but it was a really fun hike with great views.


rockrat2 - Jun 22, 2006 2:40 pm

turned around by storm

Got up over 13,000 and was nailed by very bad lightning, snow, and hail storm. Lots of post holing on way down, knew I should've taken the snow shoes.


Gahugafuga - Jun 20, 2006 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2006

Excellent Winter Ascent  Sucess!

Snowshoed up with a friend on a perfect winter day. It must've been 40 degrees at the summit, but without a trace of wind. It felt warmer than it typically does on a summer day, but maybe that's just from having on winter clothes.

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Jun 18, 2006 11:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 1997

Monte Cristo TH Ascend E Slopes Route  Sucess!

Cold and drizzle all the way up and down. No view to speak of. We passed a 75 year old man and his 50ish son near the top. I hope I'm still going at that age!


Eleutheros - Jun 7, 2006 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

14,256 reasons to climb  Sucess!

Climbed from McCullough Gulch on Main Trail in the morning. The skies were clear, the weather was pleasant and the winds were light and sweet. Some wet snow left on the peak. This is my 18th successful summit. I guess that makes me a noob eh?

Big Skies 808

Big Skies 808 - Jun 6, 2006 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2005

Skiing the East bowls  Sucess!

The skiing was highly variable in the upper bowl, but the lower had some better snow. Minor potential for avy in the lower bowl but we deemed it safe.

Big Skies 808

Big Skies 808 - Jun 6, 2006 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2004

West Ridge  Sucess!

Very cool climb, lots of false summits. I was lucky enough to hitch a ride back to my car at Mayflower Gulch.


mdavenport2 - May 31, 2006 1:49 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1998

First Climb  Sucess!

First mountain climb, first 14er.


brentonjweaver - May 30, 2006 7:49 pm

Many summits of this majestic peak  Sucess!

I used to live in Breck, and this peak is a personal fav

Dan Leonhard

Dan Leonhard - May 29, 2006 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2004

where?  Sucess!

I climbed this one alone. Based off of some bad route description (not from this site, good job guys), I wondered up a trail which quikly faded to loose, ankle-breaking rock missles.


lilmantis - May 26, 2006 6:24 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2006

Awsome day on Cristo Couloir  Sucess!

Got about halfway up and peeled off all the layers. Snow was getting soft near the top but all in all this was a terrific climb. Great glissade down the route to finish it off!


roozers42 - May 22, 2006 3:21 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

Route Climbed: East Slopes Ski  Sucess!

Got some great turns at the top, wish the snow had been continuous.

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