The proper summit is much further along the ridge away from the Keyhole than it appears at first glance.
After KH with Matt C
Started 6 am, hit the summit of Longs at 10 am, stayed for an hour, bagged Storms Peak and Battle Mtn on the way down. Back at the car after 9.5 hours. This trip surely makes it into my favorite top 10 hikes!
Climbed during the Glacier Gorge Traverse: Arrowhead -> McHenrys -> Chiefs Head -> Pagoda -> Longs -> Storm.
First summit of 2013, it's long hike in some great conditions for January. Fantastic views of surrounding peaks.
with Lady and Battle
A nice scramble, great views of Longs and the whole Glacier Gorge area! Fun peak and worthwhile if you have the time.
Hike with the TEA. Also hiked Mount Lady Washington and the Keyhole. First time above treeline!
After Longs, scrambled up the rocks from below the Keyhole. Several rocks want to move so extra care was required. Then crossed the Boulder Field to Mt Lady Washington.
Hiked all three from the Longs Peak Trailhead. The views of Glacier Gorge from the Storm Peak ridge were incredible.
Fun mountain, good scramble to the summit. Great views! First summit after having knee surgery.
Once I got to the boulderfield, I just headed straight up. It seemed longer than it looked from there. I was the only one on the summit but if you looked down you could see the multitudes heading up toward the Keyhole Route for Long's Peak. Headed for Mt Lady Washington for more.
Cool, overcast, socked in day, but nice hike up Lady Washington, Storm Peak and Battle Mtn nonetheless.
I was pleasently surprised with the ridge scrambling, exposure and warm temperatures! Watching some hard core people descend the Cable Route on Longs Peak made for an entertaining day.
After Mt. Lady Washington E Ridge and recon of the North Face of Longs and Chasm View. Scrambling was fun, able to make it as interesing as I liked. Descended down SE?-straight towards the crappers in the boulder field. Some of those large boulders are loose, I got to teeter-todder on one boulder the size of my dining room! 8:45am-3:15pm - 6.5 hrs.
Traversed from the keyhole after ascending Meeker, Longs, and Pagoda. Not a horribly interesting peak, but some decent scrambling up top.
Aborted Longs Pk trip, North Face route due to frigid temps.
Clear skies and moderately cold below Granite pass. At the Boulderfield and ascending Storm the wind was absolutely horrible. Bitterly cold with frequent gusts and snow-devils. Reached the summit, immediately dropped to my kness and hands and went right back down. You couldn't stand on the top. Snow was so hard cramptons would have had an negligable effect. 8 hour day.
Great climb! The weather was perfect and the views were amazing. Best of all I had the top to myself! Could have sat there all day.