Climbed Dead Dog Couloir with Kevin (shknbke). Nice firm snow in the couloir made for a very enjoyable climb. Then we tagged Grays and took the trail down. Great day!
I was lucky...I saw more goats than people...go midweek in the fall...
Enjoyable, simple hiking
Nice snow climb, no-one else on our route or on the summit, though some skiers did show up from another route after we got there.
Beautiful climb on a crystal blue sky day. A bit of wind from the saddle on up, but another great day on a CO 14er!
Bagged an hour after Grays. Microspikes the whole way, but not necessary in some parts. Whole trail down was mushy snow from saddle onward (icy on the way up to Grays in the morning). Light wind, cool to warm temps. Perfect spring weather for these summits, couldn't IMAGINE better weather.
Still one of my favorite routes up a 14er in CO.
6/27/2010 - With Grays Peak
7/1/2007 - Just Torreys
Dead Dog, Emperor, Kelso Ridge all worth climbing/skiing more than once.
Did with a group of grad school friends back in 2005. Summited Grays after going over the knife edge to reach Torreys. Roped up for one of the class 4 sections. Fantastic weather!
Easy climb with grays
Not too busy for Grays & Torreys. Hit Grays, Torreys, and then Grays again. Most climbers that day only did Grays. Perfect weather and the few crowds I ran into actually made for good company.
Got hit with a blizzard on the summit that lasted 2 days and left 3 feet of snow.
Pretty day. 5 hours for Grays and Torreys via Kelso.
Got up early to beat the hordes. Small group on summit. On way down, looked like priests taking a virgin to sacrifice to the mountain. Too many folks for my taste. Oh well, the tunnel was closed the night before because of a car fire. Bakerville makes a good secluded camp.
Do it with Grays. They just go together.
Climbed Torreys via Kelso Ridge with my two kids, 19 and 15. Awesome route.
A lot of people, but most stayed on Grays and skipped Torreys. Torreys is definitely the nicer summit.