Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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winterfae - Jul 3, 2007 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

Perfect Day  Sucess!

The weather was perfect, clear sky, cool breeze...if only I didn't have to go to work after the hike I would have done another hike in the afternoon!!


MollyL - Jul 3, 2007 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

1st 14er  Sucess!

Great 1st 14er experience. Totally got me hooked on climbing these things - and climbing in general. Perfect day - saw lots of cute little Pika's! Would suggest this peak to anyone!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 25, 2007 9:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

Beautiful, sunny day, if a bit on the hot side. Loved all the deep snow still at the summit. I never cease to be amazed by all the people leaving the parking lot to hit the trail at 2:00 pm, hiking into the thunderheads. Whatever puts the wind in your sails, I guess. Climbing partner: Tom


davebobk47 - Jun 19, 2007 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2006

Lots of snow  Sucess!

Fun climb, snowshoes are necessary. Wish I had skis for the way down.


lanagordon - Jun 18, 2007 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2004

Quandary  Sucess!

A great 2nd 14er!

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Jun 17, 2007 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2004

Standard route  Sucess!

Hailed on the climb up but turned out to be a very nice hike.


TorstenW - Jun 7, 2007 12:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2005

Fun, But Long...  Sucess!

Climbed from the Hwy 9 trailhead right after the first winter snows. Snow deep in spots. Beautiful... I wish I could stay in that Tenmile range area for a week straight. Just climb from peak to peak, and camp at those gosh darn purdy alpine lakes.


eggheadsherpa - Jun 3, 2007 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007

E Ridge  Sucess!

Nice climb up the E ridge, very straightforward. Windy at the top, which is typical.


Britette - May 25, 2007 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2004

E Ridge  Sucess!

First 14er solo. Skinned most of the way up the east ridge. Left skis just below summit. Winter snowpack so careful ski descent of the ridge was in order. Very windy day.


Britette - May 25, 2007 3:02 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

Cristo Couloir  Sucess!

Climbed the Cristo Couloir and reached summit at 8:30am. Skied from the summit back down the Cristo. Icy up top (cold wind) but corn down low. Skied all the way to the dam.


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.

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