Quandary Peak Climber's Log

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belexes

belexes - Jul 12, 2009 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Quandary Trail  Sucess!

I led this trip with 4 other hikers through meetup.com. The place was a madhouse. We arrived at the trailhead just after 6AM, and there were already a whole bunch of cars parked along McCullough Gulch Road, and more coming in behind us. We reached the summit around 8:45 and there was a good sized crowd up there. There is still some snow up on the summit ridge. Weather was great, a little windy up top, but it was sunny, with great views. When we got back down to Point 13146, we could see a great big conga line of people headed up to the summit. We saw a couple of mountain goats hanging around the trail on the way down. A great day all in all.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 4:18 am

Nice winter climg  Sucess!

One of the easiest winter forteeners. Great glissade on the way back.

er185005

er185005 - Jul 3, 2009 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2008

Winter is the best  Sucess!

Short climb only about four hours but very cold and windy. Could only see about ten feet in front of me the entire way. Went with a friend but we both were out of each others site for most of the climb. thank god for GPS.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Jul 2, 2009 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

Nice, easy hike. Spectacular view. Wish I had my dog along--she would have loved it!

dakotaconcrete

dakotaconcrete - Jun 30, 2009 3:25 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2009

Close but no cigar!

Came to within a hundred feet of the summit via the standard eastern ridge. The wind was oppressive and limited visibility to approximately 20 or 30 feet. Very worth while though as it proved extremely gratifying have made it as far as we did!

JoeyBagoDonuts

JoeyBagoDonuts - May 10, 2009 5:56 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2009

Not so solo  Sucess!

Great hike. Good weather and the friendly Quandary Dog Horton made for a fun day.

mattpayne11

mattpayne11 - Apr 27, 2009 12:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1997

Standard Route  Sucess!

Easiest 14'er to date. Large Crowd.

rlawson

rlawson - Apr 24, 2009 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

Up and down in 5 hrs. 14er #3 for me.

Pablohoney

Pablohoney - Mar 28, 2009 6:43 pm

East ridge  Sucess!

Caught it on a not so busy day last summer, one of the better days on a 14er.

deungsan

deungsan - Mar 28, 2009 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

Last day of winter/first day of spring. Great weather.

skyward22

skyward22 - Feb 19, 2009 4:12 am Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2009

via the coulior  Sucess!

Me and Joe climbed Quandary coulior as a winter ascent. Weather was pretty good, snow was stable in most places. Approach took almost 5 hours--postholing to the waist almost every step. Had some mismangements in hydration--only 1/2 L of H20 car to car in 12 hours for me. Good to know my body functions well under stress and dehydration at altitude, though. No real complaints. Just another great alpine day.

MattK

MattK - Jan 19, 2009 8:21 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

East Ridge  Sucess!

Wife, dog and I.

noahs213

noahs213 - Dec 30, 2008 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2008

East Ridge  Sucess!

Very windy. Got sick towards the top but made it and was greeted with a beautiful view. A long day though. Great winter climb!

gbrady

gbrady - Dec 7, 2008 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2008

Excellent Winter Peak  Sucess!

The best 14er to climb during the winter.

McCannster

McCannster - Dec 6, 2008 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2008

Misery Death Climb  Sucess!

The first half of the climb was fine, but after we got above treeline, conditions horrified, and I found myself almost dying from exhaustion, postholing my way up the East Ridge in whiteout visibility, howling winds, and blowing snow, not to mention the 10+ false summits. I barely made it just before I was going to tell myself to turn around! No views, stayed but two minutes on top, then booked it down. Fun day of suffering!

395guy

395guy - Oct 10, 2008 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008

Nice easy 14er  Sucess!

I was hoping to bring my 9yo son up this peak (for his 2nd 14er), but he overslept after we went to a double-header Rockies game in Denver the day before. I took it very easy on this hike and reached the summit with no problem. By far, the easiest 14er I've ever done. I ran the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon the next day in 1:25. Glad I didn't overdo it on Quandary the day before. The mood was rather somber on the peak of Quandary... the body of a hiker had been found the day before on this mtn. He had fallen while climbing off the trail on a different route.

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Sep 14, 2008 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

#30  Sucess!

This was my 30th climb of Quandary. There was a fresh blanket of from the day before. It was a nice day so much of the snow on the lower mountain had melted into slush and mud for the trip down.

MikeyB

MikeyB - Aug 30, 2008 12:35 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2008

First 14er  Sucess!

Beautiful day for a solo trip up the east ridge.

dunking_deutschman

dunking_deutschman - Aug 29, 2008 12:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2008

schlonka small flopper  Sucess!

A lovely short jaunt up a relatively easy 14er. Still I felt the altitude and was stalked by several goats.

Pivvay

Pivvay - Aug 21, 2008 10:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

Marni and I played hooky from work and climbed this as our 3rd 14er together. Fun going up, sick of the steps on the way down. I think I'd only do the east ridge again in the snow. Still a fun and pretty climb overall.

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