Quandary Trail (East Ridge) Climber's Log

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Vanmeathead - Aug 24, 2015 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015

First 14er  Sucess!

My first 14er and I'm instantly addicted. Hiked the East Ridge taking 2.5 hours to summit and 2 hours on the return. There was some snow at the top but didn't need microspikes. Great views!

DougBenton

DougBenton - Oct 18, 2014 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2014

Great day for it!  Sucess!

Conditions were superb, not too many folks on this trail even though it was a Saturday. Very little wind, great temps!

Hotoven

Hotoven - Jul 5, 2013 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013

love poeple? Try this route!  Sucess!

over 300 people on the trail today. Very easy trail to travel on and follow, a little steep at the end though.

DougBenton

DougBenton - Sep 10, 2012 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2012

Great day!  Sucess!

Lots of folks on a Monday, very beautiful early fall colors!

JoelPilger - Jun 24, 2012 12:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2002

2nd 14er

Moderately easy class 1 climb, great views, amazing mountain goats.

alpine345

alpine345 - Jan 12, 2012 11:09 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 1983

multi pass  Sucess!

This is the first of a half dozen times I've been up this route from all kinds of different trail heads with all kinds of friends. always a fun time...

Nmontelli

Nmontelli - Jul 13, 2011 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2011

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

100 mph winds!

bblack99

bblack99 - Jul 9, 2011 1:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2011

Hangin with the goats  Sucess!

The final push to the upper east ridge was brutal, but overall this is a fairly easy 3k+' of elevation gain. Was within 10 feet of several different goats and could almost touch one on the way down...they're completely desensitized to human presence! I can imagine the views are stunning on a clear day, since they were still great with rain storms rolling in today!

colinpence

colinpence - Jul 9, 2011 12:22 am

I've climbed this route several times over the years  Sucess!

A long trail, but not challenging. Climbed several times in summer.

LadyWawa

LadyWawa - Feb 6, 2011 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2009

Rematch

Difficult to find the trail in the snow pretty often and it was getting late/I was under the weather before I could finish. Will see if there are any improvements this February.

runnerdanny

runnerdanny - Oct 24, 2010 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2007

Easy walk-up  Sucess!

First time I climbed it was in 2007. Fun to do in early spring and ski most of the way back down.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Feb 16, 2010 12:27 am

Easy Route  Sucess!

Did this trail in just over two hours. Amazing views with lots of mountain goats.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Oct 24, 2009 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2003

Route Climbed: East Ridge - Winter.  Sucess!

Kelly and I started hiking up on compacted snow. The day was cloudy and windless.

Kelly got AMS just 20 minutes below the summit. So she started heading down while I ran up to the summit. Spent two minutes at the top, and I headed back to catch up with Kelly 5 minutes later.

iditarod81

iditarod81 - Jun 29, 2009 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2004

2nd 14er  Sucess!

Got up early, a fun day.

noahs213

noahs213 - Dec 30, 2008 10:41 pm Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2008

Great!  Sucess!

Very beautiful. but got sick towards the top and almost threw up. otherwise It was a very amazing and beautiful winter ascent.

MtnLdr

MtnLdr - Mar 14, 2008 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2008

Windy and Cold redux  Sucess!

The day started off beautifully. No wind and mild temps. quickly dissolved into high winds, snow, and bone chilling cold. My Brother and I were accompanied by the "Quandray Dog." A little yellow lab mix that had alot more spunk than my Brother or I could ever muster in such crappy conditions. He was a little annoying at times, but overall kept the moral level high enough to trudge to the top!

dpk

dpk - Nov 18, 2007 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007

icy blast on summit  Sucess!

1:20 a.m. wake-up call = way too early
12 falls on slippery ice = sore rear-end
1 bent aluminum treking pole - easily fixed

Being 1st to sign the summit registry = priceless

lilmantis

lilmantis - Feb 27, 2007 6:29 am Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2007

Windy and cold!  Sucess!

Tried to get two of my friends from Nashville up and the altitude got them before they could get to the top. Thank you Gore for the best garments in the outdoors! 80 mile an hour winds with a -15 degree windchill and colder at times, Gore-Tex rocks! So does Merino wool! Great easy winter ascent though. Give her a shot.

Poor Climber

Poor Climber - Nov 17, 2006 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

Nice hike  Sucess!

It was a nice hike. Pretty day, with some late thunderstoms. But I manage to get down before the storms came in. But the endless scree, and a herniated disc made things a bit more difficult.

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