Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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charles97

charles97 - Sep 17, 2002 3:32 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: September 5, 2002  Sucess!

Nice, smooth and easy going the whole way up. I got started early enough to beat the weather. Started at 8:20 am and reached summit at 10:50 am. It was one of the easier fourteeners.



Seventh of 10 fourteeners in 6 days. #15 overall.

mtnhappy

mtnhappy - Sep 17, 2002 2:07 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 19, 2002  Sucess!

Quandary was my 1st 14er to bag, and man, i must say i'm now addicted! it was an amazing climb! it's a good 14er to climb for your 1st time. it's crazy how fast the storms come in, so always watch the sky. this climb won't leave you disappointed! it's neat to look at the entire eastern ridge of Quandary (from one of the pullouts on the south side of Hoosier Pass) & actually see what you climbed from a different angle!

Ed F

Ed F - Sep 15, 2002 4:19 pm

Route Climbed: Quandary Trailhead - East Slopes Date Climbed: September 15, 2002  Sucess!

Very easy, short hike up to a nice peak. Great weather. Took a short trip to check out the west ridge... it doesn't look too bad. Next time!

kcmule

kcmule - Aug 21, 2002 4:32 pm

Route Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: August 19, 2002  Sucess!

Fun hike. A little strenuous for me (newbie - 2nd 14er) but we took short breaks whenever we lost our breath and kept plodding along. Views are worth the effort. Played around a bit on the west slope cliffs, but they're still probably a bit out of my league - for now. Not too many folks on the summit and when the clouds moved in everyone split and we had some time alone on the peak. Paid the piper by getting snowed-on on the way down (in August!) but at least it didn't get us wet. Topped off the day with tasty ribs at Breckenridge BBQ in town; highly recommended.

wayneaflick

wayneaflick - Jun 18, 2002 7:28 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 22, 1994  Sucess!

Slept in my pickup at the trail head. Started climbing at sun up. Had an uneventful climb. Except for its length, this is the easest of all.

ctruscot - Jun 3, 2002 4:18 pm

Date Climbed: June 1998  Sucess!

Beautiful easy hike up the humpback. Snow a foot deep at the summit.

jasonscottcole - May 28, 2002 12:07 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: May 26 2002  Sucess!

Summited with Betsie(fiancé) and CJ(brother). We had a great day hiking.

climbingguy - May 12, 2002 2:28 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 1997  Sucess!

This is a fun short route and the hanging valley with the cabin ruins is one of the most beautiful places I've seen in the mountains.

darinchadwick

darinchadwick - Apr 3, 2002 12:14 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!

Sure, it's all 3rd class if you're clever. Just like it's all A1, until you fall. Don't be afraid though, it's such a fun puzzle, and the summit appears so unexpectedly.

nader

nader - Dec 26, 2001 4:05 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

Easy Climb

Zeke

Zeke - Nov 28, 2001 12:11 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Seveal  Sucess!

Climbed this one in twice in summer and twice in winter. Another great winter training climb for South American peaks. BONUS: Breckenridge Brewery after for beers and burgers!

jmoring - Aug 27, 2001 11:38 am

Route Climbed: Regular Eastern Route Date Climbed: 08/24/12001  Sucess!

This was my first 14er. I think I am hooked. I now want to try the rest. It was a perfect day. Lightly scattered clouds and no threat of thunder storms. This is a great peak for your first attempt. It is easy enough that you should have no trouble making it up and crowded enough that going alone is no problem.

odysseus

odysseus - Aug 23, 2001 6:06 pm

Route Climbed: Monte Cristo TH Date Climbed: 8/13/2001  Sucess!

Quandry was the 1st of 5 fourteeners that my partner and I hiked in 5 days. The new trail is pretty nice, a real walk-up. The final slope to the summit is pretty stiff, though! Beautiful day and a ton of people on the route.

mwalker2

mwalker2 - Aug 20, 2001 7:05 pm

Route Climbed: Monte Christo Date Climbed: 8/18/01  Sucess!

More people than at a county fair! [but at least the weather was great]

Peter Eliassen

Peter Eliassen - Aug 16, 2001 11:33 am

Route Climbed: Regular East Ridge route Date Climbed: 3/20/00  Sucess!

Wonderful all-season climb...excellent snow climb, although the NE bowl can be avalanche-prone.



Great hike for a first 14er...

miztflip

miztflip - Aug 8, 2001 3:00 pm

Route Climbed: Numerous Date Climbed: Jan. 1999 - Present  Sucess!

In my backyard. I have climbed and skied this peak many times. I think the east ridge is one of the best intros to backcountry sking anywhere.

Jim Clarke

Jim Clarke - Jul 24, 2001 8:44 pm

Route Climbed: Monte Cristo Date Climbed: 10/196  Sucess!

Easy hike with a friend's dog who must have run up and down the entire length of the trail/peak five times.

climbcolorado

climbcolorado - Jul 17, 2001 11:14 am

Route Climbed: East Slopes  Sucess!

I have climbed the east slopes route 4 times, once in the early summer with a some skiing on the way down and 3 times in winter. This peak is quite easy and has many hikers on it, however in winter you are lucky to see anyone at all!

crazybaby45 - Jul 8, 2001 12:00 pm

Route Climbed: Monte Cristo Date Climbed: 7/7/01  Sucess!

This was my first fourteener, and man was it beautiful!! It was also my first hike of the year which wasn't necesarily smart, but it was well worth it!! On to Democrat etc next weekend and Bierstadt after that!!

Climb on!

mpbro

mpbro - Jul 3, 2001 2:20 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge (also climbed Fletcher Mountain) Date Climbed: September 1, 2000  Sucess!

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