Quandary was my 1st 14er to bag, and man, i must say i'm now addicted! it was an amazing climb! it's a good 14er to climb for your 1st time. it's crazy how fast the storms come in, so always watch the sky. this climb won't leave you disappointed! it's neat to look at the entire eastern ridge of Quandary (from one of the pullouts on the south side of Hoosier Pass) & actually see what you climbed from a different angle!
Very easy, short hike up to a nice peak. Great weather. Took a short trip to check out the west ridge... it doesn't look too bad. Next time!
Fun hike. A little strenuous for me (newbie - 2nd 14er) but we took short breaks whenever we lost our breath and kept plodding along. Views are worth the effort. Played around a bit on the west slope cliffs, but they're still probably a bit out of my league - for now. Not too many folks on the summit and when the clouds moved in everyone split and we had some time alone on the peak. Paid the piper by getting snowed-on on the way down (in August!) but at least it didn't get us wet. Topped off the day with tasty ribs at Breckenridge BBQ in town; highly recommended.
Slept in my pickup at the trail head. Started climbing at sun up. Had an uneventful climb. Except for its length, this is the easest of all.
Beautiful easy hike up the humpback. Snow a foot deep at the summit.
Summited with Betsie(fiancé) and CJ(brother). We had a great day hiking.
This is a fun short route and the hanging valley with the cabin ruins is one of the most beautiful places I've seen in the mountains.
Sure, it's all 3rd class if you're clever. Just like it's all A1, until you fall. Don't be afraid though, it's such a fun puzzle, and the summit appears so unexpectedly.
Climbed this one in twice in summer and twice in winter. Another great winter training climb for South American peaks. BONUS: Breckenridge Brewery after for beers and burgers!
This was my first 14er. I think I am hooked. I now want to try the rest. It was a perfect day. Lightly scattered clouds and no threat of thunder storms. This is a great peak for your first attempt. It is easy enough that you should have no trouble making it up and crowded enough that going alone is no problem.
Quandry was the 1st of 5 fourteeners that my partner and I hiked in 5 days. The new trail is pretty nice, a real walk-up. The final slope to the summit is pretty stiff, though! Beautiful day and a ton of people on the route.
More people than at a county fair! [but at least the weather was great]
Wonderful all-season climb...excellent snow climb, although the NE bowl can be avalanche-prone.
Great hike for a first 14er...
In my backyard. I have climbed and skied this peak many times. I think the east ridge is one of the best intros to backcountry sking anywhere.
Easy hike with a friend's dog who must have run up and down the entire length of the trail/peak five times.
I have climbed the east slopes route 4 times, once in the early summer with a some skiing on the way down and 3 times in winter. This peak is quite easy and has many hikers on it, however in winter you are lucky to see anyone at all!
This was my first fourteener, and man was it beautiful!! It was also my first hike of the year which wasn't necesarily smart, but it was well worth it!! On to Democrat etc next weekend and Bierstadt after that!!
Quandary Peak trip report
Lost the trail due to very dense fog so I decided to go straight up, scrambling over boulders and stuff. Much more exciting than the trail. My first solo climb.