The Keyhole Climber's Log

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Harvest - Aug 15, 2017 11:06 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2015

Multi Day Fun  Sucess!

Ascent via the Keyhole Route.

brackham - Oct 1, 2015 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2015

Or, given the right weather, start late to avoid the crowds  Sucess!

Left trailhead at 9 am. Summited around 4 pm, made it to the car around 10:30 pm. Hardly saw a person on the way down. 3 L were not enough. Not a cloud in the sky the entire day.


mattdalman - Sep 24, 2014 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2014

Start early  Sucess!

Starting early is the key to climbing this one. Started at 3:30 AM. Interesting and fun route.

alpineair - Dec 5, 2013 9:15 am

Keyhole  Sucess!

Start early to avoid the crowds, or climb it during shoulder season.

ratherbclimbin - Aug 18, 2013 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

keyhole  Sucess!

First class 3 climb. Exposed and fun


DougBenton - Aug 12, 2012 9:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Finally!  Sucess!

After several attempts called off due to weather and starting too late, it was nice to finally summit! Fun route, but crowded.


rockrat2 - Aug 6, 2012 11:11 am Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2006

Long day, but fun!  Sucess!

Fun hike/scramble in winter conditions. Nobody else on mountain, got caught in blizzard while decending the North Face.


belexes - Jul 22, 2012 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012

Keyhole Route  Sucess!

Training hike for Mount Elbrus. It was a good day with good weather. Everyone reached the summit and made it back safely. I didn't have the altitudinal nausea I had in 2009, but my feet are a little pissed off.


meclimber - Jun 7, 2012 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012

Quiet snowy hike  Sucess!

Left the TH at 3am and didn't see anyone until the way back down after 8am summit. Trough filled with snow, Narrows and Homestretch snowy and icy, making an axe and crampons pretty useful now, though I got by without the crampons. Great views and exposure in spots.


bighornmonkey - May 30, 2012 12:01 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2012

cold and windy  Sucess!

It was still early in the season with icy conditions on route.
We camped at the boulderfield.


alpine345 - May 21, 2012 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 1987

overnite  Sucess!

Hiked up to Jim's grove & camped with Elspeth. Summited the next day and had a foot of new snow before we got back to the car.


Enkidu - Jan 18, 2012 4:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2011

My Son's first 14er  Sucess!

Beautiful weather and great views


chicagosky - Sep 5, 2011 11:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

Long day on longs peak but nice  Sucess!

Nice and well maintained route with lots of crowds


triyoda - May 7, 2011 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

First Class 3  Sucess!

Very fun. 8.5 hours round trip from the parking lot.


opes - Apr 11, 2011 5:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1978

First Big Climb  Sucess!

Paul Strykowski and I took a bus from Milwaukee to Denver, stayed in Gobblins Forest, then the Boulder Field and climbed via the keyhole route. First time on the top of a mountain. Nothing's ever like the first time. I was barely 16 years old.


SenadR - Oct 11, 2010 12:23 pm

Great autumn day.  Sucess!

Great climb.

Rocky Alps

Rocky Alps - Sep 20, 2010 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2005

First scramble  Sucess!

It was pretty easy-going until the Keyhole. After that it was fun scrambling and amazing views all the way up to the summit, especially looking down into Glacier Gorge. Despite efforts to start early enough, the group I was with wasn't acclimatized to the elevation and had to go quite slow, which caused us to get caught in the middle of a lightning storm on the way back down. See "En'lightning' Experience" trip report for details.


CSUMarmot - Aug 31, 2010 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

ROOOOOOOCK!!!!!!  Sucess!

Ah the scenic sounds of the Trough

ripper333 - Aug 13, 2010 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2010

training run  Sucess!

5 hrs car to car.. was useful for training seeing you can run for a couple hours out of the TH but cant say im bout all the peeps and the spray painted bulleyes leading the way ...

Bill Reed

Bill Reed - Jul 23, 2010 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2003

Made it on our 1st attempt!!!!  Sucess!

Stayed in the Boulderfield, made the summit at 8:30 AM.

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