Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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tomlauren - Jan 29, 2008 9:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2004

East Slopes  Sucess!

Hiked the East Slopes from Lower McCullough Gulch Trailhead. This was my first 14er.


chicagotransplant - Jan 28, 2008 10:49 am Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2008

East Ride Summit Ski  Sucess!

Skied from the summit to the car with one patch of rocks I had to walk around 12,500 or so. Very windy day, but the wind did help deposit some soft snow along the ridge for some good turns!


habaceeba - Jan 27, 2008 11:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2007

Quandary refreshments  Sucess!

summited via the standard east ridge route. Some maps designate 2 trailheads. The lower of the two is marked and on this day was lined with vehicles. The upper TH is not marked, but on this day there was only 1 other car so we started out from there. I counted 40 heads on the summit. Someone should open a concession stand up there.


breagen - Jan 21, 2008 9:50 am Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2008

Whiteout and wind

Fun climb, had to turn around just below 13,000 due to no visibility and high winds, Ill be back though


ClimbandMine - Jan 14, 2008 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2002

I hate cairns  Sucess!

otherwise a nice winter climb


MountainHikerCO - Jan 4, 2008 12:03 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

27  Sucess!

This was my 27th climb of Quandary. I wore snowshoes for the round trip. The snow was firm on the way up, and became spring soft on the way down. It was sunny with a SW wind.


MountainHikerCO - Jan 4, 2008 12:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1987

Quandary Peak  Sucess!

This was the first of many climbs of Quandary. It has become an annual tradition to glissade down the Cristo couloir. On May 27, 01 I got married on top of Quandary and then the wedding party glissaded down.


johnmnichols - Dec 30, 2007 3:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2004

First Successful 14er

First successful 14er. Great first climb.


cushman - Nov 29, 2007 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed West Ridge route with Lee


sus182 - Nov 26, 2007 2:51 am Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2007

1st 14er  Sucess!

1st 14er. Went well, except was super windy. I think I need to gain some weight (and I am not a petite girl), b/c the wind kept pushing me around.


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.

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