Torreys Peak Climber's Log

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kylerlott

kylerlott - Mar 15, 2005 9:11 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: July 6, 2004  Sucess!

Hiked both Grays and Torreys, the wind had a nasty bite, but the clear skies allowed amazing views. A lot of Mtn. Goats along the trail, passed 52 hikers on the way down and one stray dog following a group of hikers to the top.

Asphazell

Asphazell - Mar 1, 2005 12:15 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

2nd 14'er, climbed in conjunction with Grays Peak

edlins

edlins - Feb 28, 2005 1:29 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: February 26th, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful winter ridge!! Read my trip report..

ColoradoScott

ColoradoScott - Feb 2, 2005 11:58 am

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge from Stevens Gulch TH Date Climbed: August 21, 1983  Sucess!

This was another climb w/ the CMC, but I enjoyed the ridge route so much that I took friends onto it several years later again. This is the beautiful skyline that many people see on their way up I-70, and it is a classic, just like Gerry Roach says.

Natasha

Natasha - Feb 1, 2005 3:12 pm

Route Climbed: Loveland Pass Date Climbed: January 29, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful day, despite a forecast for snow. Fairly still and on the warmish side (for January) for most of the hike. After Grizzly Peak, it started lightly snowing and became a bit windy, but wasn't bad. Ice axe was a must, crampons were definitely a plus. An incredible and most enjoyable day!

Richrat

Richrat - Jan 30, 2005 6:55 pm

Route Climbed: Steven's Gulch Trail Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

I climbed Grays and Torreys that day.

mfox79

mfox79 - Dec 13, 2004 12:39 am

Route Climbed: loveland pass Date Climbed: 6/20/04  Sucess!

Climbed grizzly peak enroute as well as two twelvers enroute, great day not another hiker till the summit. And only a couple of people then. Packed too much gear should have left the crampons and ice axe in the car, there was not nearly the amount of snow I had anticipated on. But well worth the extra mileage. Started off at 5:00 am and made it back to the car at 4:00pm,very long day.

CBakwin

CBakwin - Dec 1, 2004 4:11 pm

Date Climbed: November, 2004  Sucess!

Did this w/ Grays, no visability and cold blowing snow, snow field blocked one trail necessitating almost reclimbing gray's again to get down, fun though.

csmcgranahan

csmcgranahan - Oct 31, 2004 9:35 pm

Route Climbed: Horseshoe Basin Date Climbed: August 28, 2004  Sucess!

Had a great hike summiting both Gray's Peak and Torrey's Peak from the Horseshoe Basin trailhead which is a little more difficult but a lot more remote than the busy trailhead on the I-70 side of the peaks.

ripper333 - Oct 24, 2004 4:14 pm

Route Climbed: kelso ridge Date Climbed: winter 2002  Sucess!

holy shit is all i can say. one of the sketchiest climbs

to date. route covered with a thin layer of ice. and one

member of the team had a dicked up hand from a bike

accident. hard enough climb with 2 good hands!

made it headed over to grays started snowing and

getting quite nasty. made it back to the car about 10pm.

mr_g

mr_g - Oct 12, 2004 10:53 am

Route Climbed: North / South Slopes Date Climbed: July 10, 1999  Sucess!

Started from Stevens Gulch and did the standard route to to Grays, then traversed to Torreys. Glissaded down from the saddle back to the main trail for a round trip time of about 6 hours.

mr_g

mr_g - Oct 12, 2004 8:42 am

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge / Grays Trail Date Climbed: September 7, 2002  Sucess!

Started from Stevens Gulch and then veered off for the Kelso Ridge. A very fun climb, especially over the knife ridge. Descended the Grays Trail, with a round trip time of around 5 hours.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Sep 21, 2004 9:33 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: July 3, 2004  Sucess!

My 6th Fourteener. My friend Logan and I hiked Torreys, starting at 2 AM so we would see the sunrise from the summit. Awesome view!!! Made it to the summit just before the sun rose. Had it all to ourselves, until about half way down the mountain, when we started passing other hikers. Counted 143 in all (plus a dozen or so dogs), with more streaming up the dirt road as we exited; definitely glad to beat the crowds. Saw some mountain goats also!

grandwazoo

grandwazoo - Sep 13, 2004 10:22 am

Route Climbed: September 12, 2004 Date Climbed: Stephens Gulch  Sucess!

Flew in from Salt Lake on the 6:30 am flight, drove to the trail head hit Grays and Torreys... to many people, thought I was on Mt. Whitney

thebeave7

thebeave7 - Sep 10, 2004 3:29 am

Route Climbed: Loveland Pass Traverse Date Climbed: August 2nd, 2004  Sucess!

My second major peak on the traverse, awesome views, and the backside affords some great scree skiing down, though it is a nasty slog up the hill.

Eric J Lee

smudge

smudge - Sep 7, 2004 4:51 pm

Route Climbed: stevens gulch Date Climbed: 09-07-2004  Sucess!

I like climbing this mountain...I felt it has a little more character than is lofty neighbor. Had the summit to myself for 20 minutes and didn't see another soul until about a mile form the trailhead on the descent...good stuff! Next time, it's Kelso Ridge...that look like loads of fun.

myrone

myrone - Aug 29, 2004 9:49 pm

Route Climbed: From Grays Peak across the saddle Date Climbed: Saturday August 28, 2004  Sucess!

Left Grays Peak about 9:12AM down to the saddle and back up to Torreys summit about 9:50AM. Seven people on top and others on the way. Spectacular views all around and fresh snow on nearly every peak. Signed the summit log, stayed about 20 mins. Took my time on the way down and took lots of photos, back to the trailhead at 11:45. My 3rd 14'er and a great morning!

F Bomb

F Bomb - Aug 26, 2004 2:13 pm

Route Climbed: Standard (From Grays) Date Climbed: August 23, 2003  Sucess!

Finally got the views I went up there for, spectacular to say the least. The clouds that covered us on Grays were long gone, and it even warmed up.

KChiker

KChiker - Aug 23, 2004 4:25 pm

Route Climbed: Standard (Grays) Date Climbed: July 23rd 2004  Sucess!

Hiked Grays and traversed to Torreys. Scenic hike. Not difficult. Crowded (even though it was a Friday). Good starter 14er.

georgbetsy

georgbetsy - Aug 21, 2004 5:49 pm

Route Climbed: Steven's Gulch Date Climbed: August 21, 2004  Sucess!

My wife and I climbed Grays and Torreys today with a group from the CMC boulder section. Had a wonderful time. There were hundreds/thousands of hikers on the trail -- it was the hike with Ed Viestus day, which we did not know about.



However, looking at the positive side, I thought it impossible to find that many Americans that would be willing/able to hike for 8 miles and 3000ft. It is good to see that many people interested in spending time outdoors.

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