Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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sistinas

sistinas - Aug 4, 2008 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

East Ridge  Sucess!

Second 14er in two days (did Bierstadt the day before). The weather was awesome - there were none of the usual afternoon thunderstorms even though the clouds looked a little threatening on the descent. Summit was a little crowded for a weekday and we could've done without all the folks yapping on their cellphones.

brookeok

brookeok - Aug 4, 2008 12:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008

First 14er!  Sucess!

This was my first 14er! I arrived at Colorado a few days earlier with a few friends to do some climbing. Our ulimate goal was to climb Mt. Elbert which we did. In order to prepare for Elbert we wanted to get acclimated to the altitude. To do this we stayed at high altitudes and visited Mt. Evans. We also did some small hikes at elevation. We decided to climb on Quandary Peak with the extent of the hike dependant on how we felt. We started early and maintained a good pace. We all felt good and decided to continue the climb. It was pretty strenuous but the views of the surrounding mountains and the wildlife were awesome. We trudged on and summited. Not a whole lot of people at the top but everyone we meet was very friendly. We stayed at the top a bit and headed back down. It was a wonderul day.
Brooke

cp0915

cp0915 - Aug 3, 2008 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2008

up West Ridge, down Cristo Couloir  Sucess!

The west ridge approach was stunningly beautiful, and still frozen, while the upper ridge was surprisingly alpine and enjoyable. The cristo descent was short and fast.

Brandon Fuller

Brandon Fuller - Aug 2, 2008 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

East Ridge  Sucess!

Never seen such a busy 14er route!

mlbcard - Jul 22, 2008 12:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

East Ridge  Sucess!

Great day.

Randonnee

Randonnee - Jul 14, 2008 8:36 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

East Ridge  Sucess!

Fantastic Day! 71F on the summit, with a light breeze. There were a few thin clouds.

hawkman

hawkman - Jul 8, 2008 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

West Ridge  Sucess!

Awesome Route!

nayrb

nayrb - Jun 27, 2008 1:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2008

Mountain Goats!  Sucess!

Climbed the main route to summit w/ my friend Bill. Bill led the whole way. Beautiful day on the summit and my 1st 14'er! Saw 3 mountain goats that just hung out w/ us as we neared the summit. Summited from trailhead in 2 hours 45 minutes ... about 1 hour 30 minutes down. Started way too late in the day ... but fortunately was blessed w/ great weather/temps.

kavak

kavak - Jun 18, 2008 10:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 1980

East Ridge  Sucess!

This was a nice introduction to the rest of 14ers in Colorado after climbing the two most popular 14ers, Longs and Pikes Peaks.

BobEnein

BobEnein - Jun 16, 2008 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

Incredible day hike  Sucess!

Incredible hike, little testing though since I ran out of water halfway through because of leaky water bladder but managed to pull it off. My 2nd 14'er solo. Wind gusting over 50+ mph at the summit with a brief ice rain then clearing up for a great day. Few mountain goat sightings.

MollyL

MollyL - May 26, 2008 7:25 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

Friggin' whiteout!  Sucess!

Climbed the east ridge with three friends. Weather was a little dicey, but we decided to go for it. Really high winds, snow, hail...good thing we new where we were going! Still had a blast - but won't climb in conditions like that again!

Linds - May 19, 2008 12:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2005

Quandary Peak  Sucess!

My first 14er ever, thought I was going to have a heart attack, cried at the top!

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Apr 24, 2008 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2001

3 days before...  Sucess!

We intended to climb a peak on the morning of my nephew's wedding. We just didn't realize that we would have over a foot of snow and whiteout conditions. Still, wouldn't change a thing.

Well, one thing, maybe. On 9/10/01, as I was going through security at Denver airport, I pitied the baggage checkers who getting yelled at by irate, hurried passengers. My, how perspective would change in 15 hours.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 19, 2008 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Feb 27, 1994

Icy  Sucess!

I forget the exact date. The final stretch to the summit was a solid sheet of ice covered with a foot of powder snow.

Kenneth.alone - Mar 27, 2008 1:53 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2003

Run!  Sucess!

I ran up the thing with a friend, nearly died. Good times indeed!

bdizz

bdizz - Mar 14, 2008 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked the east ridge before the first big snow of the year. Great climb, but very short.

MtnLdr

MtnLdr - Mar 14, 2008 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2008

Not the skier I thought I was  Sucess!

Skinned up to the long flat portion of the ridge, realized that I'm more of a mountaineer than a backcountry skier, and promptly cached my skis and climbed to the top. I definitely preferred postholing straight down versus carving turns (which my brother was happily doing with the "Quandray Dog" snapping at his heels the whole way down.) Great time overall (despite crappy weather) for my first Colorado 14er!

sizzle - Mar 13, 2008 12:09 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2008

Quandary Ski Decent  Sucess!

Climbed and skied the East ridge of Quandary March 12. Conditions were hard windpacked sastrugi up high and frozen slushy snow down lower. Conditions may have changed as weather was blowing in.

thebeave7

thebeave7 - Mar 11, 2008 8:49 am Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2008

East Ridge Ski  Sucess!

Skinned up the East ridge under clear and windless skies. Skied the standard East ridge down, only booted a short section on the flat ridge due to rocks. Good coverage top to bottom, snow was windpacked up high and sticky sunbaked powder below.

shanahan96

shanahan96 - Feb 27, 2008 10:12 am Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2008

tenmile/mosquito winter 14er finisher  Sucess!

brought out lots of the cronies....jamie, sarah, dominic and mike for a winter climb of quandary.

horribly windy but we pushed on through the rough stuff to a wind shadow on the summit! great feeling sitting there knowing that i completed the tenmile/mosquito range fourteeners in calendar winter with lots of friends along.

jamie

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