Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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s_tuning@msn.com - May 13, 2007 7:43 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2007

Great Day, Fast Route  Sucess!

Could not have asked for better snow conditions. Started at the trailhead at 5:30am and climbed the Cristo Coulior. Spent about an hour at the summit alone waiting for the snow to soften, then glissaded almost back to my car.


double_deuce - May 2, 2007 1:49 am Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2007

east ridge  Sucess!

Great hike for my 1st 14er of the year (2nd total). Beautiful sunny day, awesome for climbing.


fossana - Apr 9, 2007 1:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

N Ridge  Sucess!

Blowing off race training (again) for another day of climbing.


Niederbayer - Mar 18, 2007 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

brutal, cold wind on the summit - but what a spectacular view - left very early (6 am) and beat the crowd


JeffL - Mar 15, 2007 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2007

East Ridge

You couldn't have asked for better conditions. The winds were light. It was clear and sunny with temperatures in the mid 30s. This was my first experience with hiking at altitude (living at sea-level has its disadvantages) and in the snow . The combination of the two made for slower progress than I planned. Deciding to stick to my turnaround time I reached 13,534 before heading back down. Even though I didn't summit, the experience was incredible. I can't wait to come back during the summer and complete Quandary.


edlins - Feb 26, 2007 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2007

Mellow Winter Skiing  Sucess!

Nice skinning up, good skiing down to treeline, difficult skiing in the trees. Trip Report


lizrdboy - Feb 26, 2007 5:08 am

Winter ascent with Josh  Sucess!

The last climb I did before getting CFS.


ppergande - Feb 7, 2007 4:12 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2006

Looks like good skiing

Almost made it to the summit, but my wife was getting sick. We'll knock it out this summer.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 24, 2007 12:36 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Via East Ridge  Sucess!

We started this hike in the dark to beat the crowds. We got to watch the sunrise from up high above the treeline. As soon as the sun came up, we heard numerous pikas and watched them come out of their rock crevices. There was also one pika on the very summit. Observing the pikas made my day. The summit was quite long and large with many windshelters.

Our slideshow from this day is here: Quandary Peak hike


mtelbertman - Dec 27, 2006 10:47 am

smokers cough  Sucess!

This is when I decided to finally quit smoking. I made it but it was very hard because of my smoking, I realized my lungs were on it's last leg(?). Very slow going for me, but perseverance paid off. Perfect weather.


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 4:26 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 1989

glissade  Sucess!

Very easy 14ers. The glissade from the summit may be unequaled in Colorado.


rkymtn - Dec 11, 2006 4:41 am Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

Another one for the books with Haliku. Subtle cornices and snow on the summit ridge added some aesthetics to the climb. The views from the summit were very rewarding. Despite the cold temps and wind, it was another great outing.


Mots010 - Dec 10, 2006 12:14 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

Forgot my camera. Very overcast with a good amount of snow above 12k feet. Stayed at summit for about 2 minutes before heading down.


Chaser - Nov 25, 2006 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2006

Post Thanksgiving hike  Sucess!

A good hike to burn off some pecan pie, beautiful winter day. There was some good hardpack that allowed for some nice glissading, speeding up my descent.


rleclair - Nov 13, 2006 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2006

1st Winter Ascent!  Sucess!

It still amazes me the differences between climbing Quandary in June 2006 and November 2006 - 2 very different "mountains" with regard to conditions! I had the pleasure of hiking with fellow SPers Alan and Patrick on this winter ascent - complete with low temps, gusty winds, occasional whiteouts and sun - mostly wind and snow though! I was beat but enjoyed the experience!


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!

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