Torreys Peak Climber's Log

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huskertriguy

huskertriguy - Sep 23, 2018 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2018

Easy dayhike  Sucess!

Easy walk up, even after 5 hours' sleep in 2 nights and 3 consecutive days heavy drinking (thank you GABF). Much colder and windier on Grays than on Torreys. I was very surprised at the number of people. Although we started around 5 a.m., it was a bit of a conga line and we met quite a few people heading up even when we got back to the trailhead around 11:30 (we spent about an hour on the summit of Torreys).

Also, I counted at least 8 people playing music through external speakers, either on their phones or via Bluetooth. If you are this person...don't.

BKiser90

BKiser90 - Sep 15, 2018 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2018

Torreys to Grays   Sucess!

Perfect day for a hike. No clouds in the sky and no wind on the ridges. Ascended via the standard route. Parked our car near the highway and bummed a ride up and back down from about a mile from the trailhead. Fall colors galore!

bscott

bscott - Aug 29, 2018 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2018

torreys & grays link up  Sucess!

came up kelso ridge...blast of a climb

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer - Jul 30, 2018 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2018

Along with Grays  Sucess!

Summited second after Grays.

DukeJH

DukeJH - Jul 17, 2018 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2018

Kelso Ridge and Grays Link Up  Sucess!

Ascent via Kelso Ridge (tons of fun). Linked up Grays and descended via North Slopes.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Jun 10, 2018 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2018

Done  Sucess!

Summited Grays first and then down the saddle and back up to Torreys. 5 hours total.

Walkoutnow

Walkoutnow - Jun 8, 2018 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2018

Kelso Ridge  Sucess!

Unique summit #100.. kinda cool, i guess?
The ridge is a fun route. Would be much more so had I been in any kind of altitude shape! 1st of season is always a lung burner (when you live at 600ft). 3-4 sections of fun climbing. Knife edge is really not that big a deal, unless you just have never experienced any kind of exposure before. Worst part of the route is the sections of just soul-crushing sandy scree..
I'll probably do it again at some point so I can bag Gray's as well. Weather came in.

CPrice1024

CPrice1024 - Mar 5, 2018 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2012

Snowy Climb  Sucess!

Climbed late in season, so there was some snow along the way, still a great climb

ToTheHeights

ToTheHeights - Feb 13, 2018 8:17 pm

Kelso  Sucess!

07/15 w/Cory Martin

Via Kelso Ridge

Wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 10:16 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2017

#2   Sucess!

It was remarkable how much easier it was ascending from the saddle to Torreys compared to just the last couple hundred feet of Grays. I guess it takes some shocking your body to the altitude for it to not hate you every step.

trexkerry - Dec 31, 2017 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2017

Grays + Torreys  Sucess!

Standard route

Montana Matt

Montana Matt - Dec 20, 2017 3:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

My first 14er  Sucess!

The start of an addiction for me! I finished all of the Colorado 14ers 13 months after climbing Torreys Peak.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Dec 17, 2017 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2017

Fresh dusting of snow on Grays and Torreys  Sucess!

After some fresh snow the night before, I had the area to myself. Was able to follow the trail most of the time, but lost it occasionally due to snow drifts. Super windy up high made for quite the adventure. Blue skies and beautiful. Parked about a mile below the summer trailhead. 8 hours round trip for both peaks. Trip Report

Scott

Scott - Sep 6, 2017 10:50 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2017

Torreys  Sucess!

Kimberly and I hiked Torreys Peak, a Colorado 14er. As expected, it was very crowded, but still a nice hike anyway. We saw four marmots and many pikas. This was Kimberly's first 14er since her heart surgery, so we didn't do Grays.

tjburr

tjburr - Jul 12, 2017 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 1999

Mountain Goats on Torreys  Sucess!

Great day to climb two Fourteeners. Did the Grays & Torreys combo. If you look to north and west, you can see Mount Sniktau. Spectacular climb. Happy Trails!

jerky1280

jerky1280 - Jun 12, 2017 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2017

Over from Grays  Sucess!

Great hike. Lots of snow, microspikes necessary. Had a great glissade down from the middle of the bowl between the mountains!

kronshage3

kronshage3 - Apr 17, 2017 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2016

Gray's + Torrey's Combo  Sucess!

Started around 7AM. Was able to make it all the way to trailhead. There was a few inches of snow on the road, however. Did the standard combo route by ascending Gray's first then crossing the saddle to Torrey's. Followed a separate trail down from the bottom of saddle. No need for snowshoes. Did not bring crampons, but would have been nice on a few sections. LOTS of wind on the saddle and Torrey's summit. Back at car around 2PM.

skorpeo

skorpeo - Dec 14, 2016 12:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2014

Nice   Sucess!

Nice day with my son.

droot

droot - Aug 28, 2016 10:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2016

Grays and Torreys via Kelso Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed both Grays and Torreys by Kelso ridge. Parking lot was full by about 4am on a Saturday. Had the mountain to ourselves the entire way up Kelso ridge, but could see the lines of people heading up the standard route. Kelso ridge was a blast, had a little route finding mishap near the top and managed to somehow completely circumnavigate the knife edge. Once at the top of Torreys it was crowds of people all the way to Grays and down. Lots of snow in late August made for some slippery conditions from all the packed snow. 500+ people on the mountain made for some traffic jams on the way down.

PapaBanucci

PapaBanucci - Aug 13, 2016 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016

Some Goats  Sucess!

2:20 up, 1:30 down.

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