3rd time up, via standard route. New highest point for month of December and completed goal of climbing at least one fourteener in each calendar month. Sunny but chilly day.
Climbed east ridge with ben "peloboton" good times! Was his first 14'r and my first time up Quandary since Feb 2005
1st time July 10, 2005
2nd time January 17, 2009
3rd time November 01, 2010
4th time January 18, 2014
5th time January 10, 2015
6th tibe April 03, 2016
Great weather and views, very little snow!
Part of a 12 fourteeners in 6 days spree.
Nice Hike Beautiful Peak but They All ARE!
I really wanted to try the west ridge but decided not to since I was solo. Ran into a small family of mountain goats on the way up. See my Trip Report about doing seven 14ers in eight days.
Hiked the East Ridge. Very cold and windy. Only stayed on top for a few minutes. Coldest day I have had in the mountains
A cold/awesome/windy adventure in the middle of winter at 14,000 ft! very fun, and surprisingly we weren't the only party on the mountain. the winds at the summit must have been at least 80 mph.
0900 start with Hootie. Great weather with a little wind on top. Excellent views! Spotted mountain goats on the way down. Easy, straight forward hike.
Did this one solo today. 9th Colorado 14er...10th 14er overall. Great day weather wise...lots and lots of other hikers..too crowded for me. Nice trail..easy 14er.
Ninth peak this week!
Well maintained trail.
One of the easiest days I've ever had in the mountains...
Eastern Slopes. Started 0525, summit 1000. Saw big cat tracks just below treeline. Lots of goats to be seen. Perfect weather. Great day!!
We decided to do Quandary after doing Democrat, Lincoln, Cameron and Bross. We started late for that combo so we started Quandary at 4:00pm. We made it down by 8pm. Lots of mountain goats and great views. Almost everyone was off the mountain so it was kinda nice to have a 14er to yourself
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.
One of the easiest winter forteeners. Great glissade on the way back.
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.