7/25/04 - Kelso Ridge. Loved it.
3/1/08 - Winter ascent of Kelso Ridge. Fun!
6/4/10 - Emperor Couloir. Quite nice and steeper than expected near the top.
1/26/13 - West Ridge from Loveland Pass. Very dry for winter. Set up car shuttle at Steven's Gulch (could drive all the way to to the summer TH). 6 hrs car to car.
7/28/17 - Kelso Ridge -> Torreys, Grays, Edwards, McClellan.
11/19/17 - Kelso Ridge from the highway.
Combined with Grays. Was on snow almost the whole time - did it with micro spikes and poles. People were up there with face masks, helmets, axes, crampons. Others were trying with tennis shoes. Gotta love it. Did it hungover and ended up getting altitude sickness and was the most light headed I've ever been. Some guy gave me ibuprofen at the bottom but I didn't even try to drive my car for a good 45 minutes once I got down.
Solo, camped at trailhead. Both summits to myself.
Fun little snow hike. Saw a goat on the way down.
Success on both.
Took an early flight to Denver; rented a vehicle; hiked Grays and Torreys via the standard route. Thunderstorms just about held off. Dinner in Snowmass Village.
Nice day, nice hike, I was going to attempt Grays and Torreys but I got to the split and had to turn around because of a bad knee
Climbed Torreys Peak via Kelso Ridge. Very fun scramble and awesome weather!
I headed over Grays and then back to the TH.
Beautiful weather, no threat of thunderstorms
My 2nd and 3rd 14ers. My climbing partner's 1st and 2nd. Sunny and clear all morning. Great day.
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.