Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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dpk - Nov 18, 2007 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007

sweet success  Sucess!

1st on summit - good climb too bad I could not ski down

Wade Baker

Wade Baker - Oct 27, 2007 2:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2002

Good Trip  Sucess!

Not certain as to the date but close enough.


Lips74 - Oct 14, 2007 1:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

Route Climbed: East Ridge  Sucess!

Very clear summer day, you could see 15 other 14'ers.


argothor - Oct 5, 2007 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

glisading down Quandary  Sucess!

Earliest I have ever hiked a 14er. There was still quite a bit of snow on the summit. We were afraid we'd be posthollng through the snow but it was still firm enough that wasn't really a problem. Sure made it fun coming down. Just sit down and away you go!!!


argothor - Oct 5, 2007 8:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2001

Quandary via East Ridge  Sucess!

It was a hot, sunny day. At the summit people were quite comfortable just in shorts and t-shirts. Beautiful panoramic views. Ran out of water on the way down because it was so hot. Now I carry much more water than I think necessary because running out of water, even for a short time, is no fun.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Sep 21, 2007 12:46 am Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2003

Route Climbed: East Ridge - Winter.  Sucess!

Kelly and I started hiking up on compacted snow. The day was cloudy and windless.

Kelly got AMS just 20 minutes below the summit. So she started heading down while I ran up to the summit. Spent two minutes at the top, and I headed back to catch up with Kelly 5 minutes later.


Barbara - Sep 18, 2007 11:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2007

At 59 - my First 14er : "Quandary Peak"  Sucess!

Tent-camped near the trailhead. 4:30A 44-deg Breakfast...6:20A on the trail, 11:45A Summit. Not bad for 59 and my first 14er! And you wouldn't believe the weather elements we had on the descent at the long ridge after the summit: Thunder/ rain/ hail/dense fog....but it finally all passed overhead. I did this climb with my cousin, 'Slow-but-Steady', who has completed 26 of the 52 CO 14ers. I am hooked forever! Planning our climb for next year!


HylianHero - Sep 16, 2007 1:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1998

#1  Sucess!

This was my first fourteener. I was 10 years old, and it got me hooked for the rest of my life. A great first climb, I basically climbed it on a few M&Ms. Good route.


wlstone - Sep 15, 2007 9:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

Enjoyed a lonesome stroll to the summit...met everybody else on the way down


slowbutsteady - Sep 13, 2007 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2007

CFI trail harder on old knees  Sucess!

I understand completely the need to preserve and restore fragil vegetation on heavily travelled 14NRS, but it should be noted that the new sustainable trail on Quandary with it's many rock steps(very impressive construction indeed)is harder on old knees, not to mention that the new trail keeps you high on rock, with no place to bail out, for a long period during storms.


hans.schenk - Sep 10, 2007 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2006

West Ridge baby!  Sucess!

My brother and I scaled Quandary via the West Ridge. A great class 3 with spectacular views! A little too crowded up top though...


dr_gonz - Sep 4, 2007 4:06 pm

quandry  Sucess!

this was my third 14er of the day. I was beat tired afterwards.


BeginnerClimber - Sep 1, 2007 1:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2007

2nd time's a charm  Sucess!

Due to a very busy year, this was my first 14er. Great hike, tons of people on the trail due to the holiday weekend, and great weather! Clouds descended about 11AM but cleared away before turning dark.

This is my 2nd attempt at Quandary, the first done Nov 2005 when 60mph winds threatened to turn me into a kite before my friend and I turned back. Not a great day then.


beefcake - Aug 31, 2007 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

First Ever  Sucess!

first 14er...good place to start.


scvanm - Aug 27, 2007 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

9 Year olds 1st  Sucess!

Nice hike. Great Weather !! My 9 year old son Davids 1st !!!!


ouray19 - Aug 18, 2007 9:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2004

Quandary  Sucess!

This was the first 14'er I tried in spring snow but had to turn around due to weather. Went back in the summer to summit.


K_G_Wright - Aug 15, 2007 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Quick & Fun!  Sucess!

A well deserved outing for a fellow teacher and myself just starting summer break. It was windy, buy quick & fun!


mountainloverCO - Aug 14, 2007 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007

First solo hike!  Sucess!

Completed my first solo hike up a Colorado 14er on Quandary. Left the trailhead at 7:10, summited at 9:25, and spent a luxurious 40 minutes on top enjoying the blue skies and beautiful views. The descent took an hour and 45 minutes, so overall, this hike was fun and short- highly recommended for 14er newbies.


cftbq - Aug 11, 2007 7:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Dawn on the East Ridge  Sucess!

Did a night hike to watch the Perseid meteors, summitting between dawn and sunrise. My third time on this peak, and finally got some solitude by hiking under the stars--which were fabulous.


heather14 - Aug 10, 2007 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

Windy!!!  Sucess!

Enjoyed the summit with 100 of my new friends ;) There was a cold wind blowing at the top.

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