Led my first trip with the hiking club. Great bunch of kids! We had a blast and another gorgeous march day. All but two summited and everyone wanted to hike another 14er! I consider that the biggest success.
High winds on upper slopes. Icy crust made skinning difficult without crampons. Good skiing on lower slopes, just before tree line.
Multiple times. First time was Aug 05 - not sure of the exact date.
skinned up the east ridge skiied down the north side... visibility was challenging ..
some killa skiing down lower.. damn fine day .. with Drew and Thomas..
Partnered with Axe, Val, Marcus and Rudy for a great day out in the mountains. Sunny in the morning with reasonable weather. A great training climb.
August 15, 2007
Climbed with Old Guide as our annual father and son 14er climb. Clouds rolled in early which kept the heat down as did the light rain we had during our return.
Dec 9 2006
Climbed with rkymtn. A predawn alpine start saw us as the second vehicle at the trailhead. The route is well established. The wind really picked up above treeline making the final stretch to the summit cold and brief. It was a beautiful day--cold and sunny.
Sept 10 1992
A long day. The false summits were a let down. I'd love to come up in winter and ski down. Due to a late start we didn't reach the top until sunset. We were glad for the flashlights we brought!
climbed with my gf..her first 14er
Great time up Cristo
A well-trampled trail made for a fast morning climb. Sadly cold and cloudy on top.
With hiking partner and 40-50 others from 14ers.com. Perfect day!
Winter hike to the top of Quandary via East Ridge Route. Warm weather, sunny skies, great views!
Easy as pie.
First day off fall. There was about three feet of fresh snow. Great climb. Climbed west ridge in september 2010
The west ridge was my very first 14er when I was 12. I've been back several times since for that route and the Cristo Couloir. I've never reached the summit via the east ridge route although I have descended that way and snowshoed most of it.
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.