Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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shanrickv - Nov 13, 2006 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2006

First winter 14er summit  Sucess!

My first winter 14er summit. Damn was I tired! I remember Quandary being a walk in the park in July 2004. It's amazing what a ton of fresh snow with high winds will do to a mountain and your quads. Had the pleasure of climbing with fellow SPers Alan and Robert.


Kruck - Nov 10, 2006 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Better than I thought  Sucess!

Somehow, hike seemed easier than Bierstadt even with a hangover from the disc golf tourney (awards ceremony) in Vail the day before. Really enjoyed the creaking stones grinding together underfoot. Great day for it; sunny and cool.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Oct 24, 2006 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Did the West Ridge...  Sucess!

and it was awesome! Nice class 3-4 route to the top, although some false summits and hard route finding make this trip a little more difficult than the average scramble.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Oct 23, 2006 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2005

Scary  Sucess!

Due to inexplicably poor decision-making, this was the scariest time in the outdoors that I've ever had. Hiking alone, I'd driven from Denver and didn't start until early afternoon. Descent featured nearly constant and very close lightning, rain, and marble-sized hail.

I knew I was starting too late but did it anyway--not like me at all. Haven't repeated such a stupid decision since. Climbed Democrat the next day, and Cameron, Lincoln and Bross two days later.

Casey Bates

Casey Bates - Oct 10, 2006 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2006

Awesome hike!  Sucess!

Standard route up. Descended via snowfield on North face.

7-5-2007: Standard route up and down with some exciting weather!


JFields - Oct 5, 2006 12:11 am Date Climbed: Mar 5, 1998

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

This was my 2nd attemp. The first one, I turned back due to high winds.

El_Capitan - Sep 28, 2006 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2006

2nd attempt of day successful  Sucess!

I know its a sin but got a late start at the trailhead (10am). Made it to 500 feet of the summit before weather forced me down. After descending a 1000 feet to the end of the east ridge (to the timberline), weather cleared, turned around and summited and had the whole mountain to myself.

mlindskog - Sep 23, 2006 3:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

1st 14er  Sucess!

Climbed the East Ridge route. Pretty easy, a great first climb. Route was busy, but met some great people - beautiful views from the top!

royswkr - Sep 21, 2006 12:02 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 1987

Uneventful hike  Sucess!

Drove up Badger afterwards


srclimb1 - Sep 19, 2006 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2006

Quandary Peak  Sucess!

Beatiful time of the year for a hike. Everything seems to be showing its radiance...


joe_akeem - Sep 19, 2006 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2002

Route Climbed: East Ridge  Sucess!

With my buddy Jeremy in a day trip from Denver.


bjd5578 - Sep 14, 2006 3:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2004

A solo hike...sort of  Sucess!

My first solo 14er hike - although I was there with 500 of my closest friends. Summit was shrouded in clouds, so I didn't get to savour the view...have to go back to enjoy the view another time.


tjchino - Sep 11, 2006 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

First winter ascent... very nice snowshoe day! Dang cold.


mountainzen107 - Sep 10, 2006 3:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006

Memorial Day  Sucess!

An absolutely beautiful day. No clouds in the sky, not too hot, not too cold. Summitted in 2 hours with big brother. He's a 44 year old who kicks my butt.

CanopyBoy - Sep 5, 2006 12:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2006

South Face (east of Cristo Couloir)  Sucess!

Tried an alternative approach to summit along the south face from just east of the lake dam. No existing route so finding the way was a little difficult. We had to tunnel through some shrubs along the lower portion of the climb, and on the upper portions of the mountain the loose rock was pretty treacherous. Fun climb despite having to walk all the way around the mountain on the descent.

Will Davis

Will Davis - Sep 1, 2006 2:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

East Ridge

It was very crowded on the east ridge. We ascended into the clouds and has almost no view from the summit. This was my brother's first 14er. Pretty easy, but still very fun.


odysseus - Aug 28, 2006 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Warm-up from Monte Cristo  Sucess!

Arrived in Denver Saturday morning. Went up Quandry (2nd successful summit) with Mountain Girl Sunday AM for acclimation in preperation for Sawatch climbs later in the week. The trail was like a city sidewalk with all the hikers! Encountered 3 seperate herds of mountain goats on the way down - the most I have ever seen on a 14er.


illegal_smile - Aug 23, 2006 1:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

should woulda coulda  Sucess!

Should have gone up the ridge. Try again with snow. Lots and lots of people but an early start will make a difference. A great day surrounded by fog and mist but when the clouds broke... cool stuff.

ChaddBragg - Aug 21, 2006 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Not the Easiest  Sucess!

Nice hike on a really nice day. Would ahve to disagree with people that say this is the easiest 14er. I think Sherman and Bierstadt are both easier.


vanny37 - Aug 16, 2006 4:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006

Nice Day  Sucess!

Walked up east ridge. Lots of folks for a Monday. Nice day and good views, although almost got caught by a storm on the way down... it was close!

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