Quandary Trail (East Ridge) Climber's Log

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trhemm - Sep 19, 2020 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2015

Easy 14er  Sucess!

Ran the top. With fam on the bottom


walt_ - Feb 11, 2019 11:14 am Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2018

Quandary in winter  Sucess!

First winter 14er. Used spikes most of the time. With light wind, even though 30 degrees, this hike was warmer than any summertime 14er I've done. Switched to snowshoes a couple of times. Large herd of mountain goats on the descent, grazing on and around the trail.


BKiser90 - Jul 31, 2018 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2018

Packed Route  Sucess!

Even on a Tuesday this route is packed with people. Great, easy trail, though.


Kristalea - Apr 17, 2018 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2013

1st Fourteener  Sucess!

Great starter mountain. Wonderful weather! Not a cloud in the sky until we summited. Then clouds rolled in quick with snow. I was hooked after this one.

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

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

100 mph winds!


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


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

2nd 14er  Sucess!

Got up early, a fun day.


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 - 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!

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