Torreys Peak Climber's Log

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seswanso - Jul 18, 2005 11:37 am

Route Climbed: Chihuahua Gulch Date Climbed: August 13, 2004  Sucess!

We had the time and wanted to take a route that was less heavily traveled. The Chihuahua Gulch trail was fantastic! Didn't see another person until we reached the summit. Highly recommend this route. Great hike!

illegal_smile

illegal_smile - Jul 17, 2005 6:48 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 17, 2005  Sucess!

Never gone up Torreys or Greys but Kelso Ridge was absolutely fantastic. Do not even bother to go the standard route. Had Torreys to ourselves for about 5 minutes which was nice, though MASSIVE amounts of people on the way down from Greys.

CWFry

CWFry - Jul 15, 2005 5:57 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

Good trainer!

skiitswitch

skiitswitch - Jul 14, 2005 10:08 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch TH, Grays, Kelso ridge decent Date Climbed: mid-September 2004  Sucess!

Yeah, it seems that I always have to take a harder way down than up... but Kelso was awesome - my first serious exposure on a hike.

doumall

doumall - Jul 13, 2005 2:42 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July, 17 2004  Sucess!

24th 14er!

dp

dp - Jul 10, 2005 7:14 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!

My 2nd summit of Torreys (1st was via Dead Dog Couloir a few years ago). This is a great climb, and we had perfect weather. There was just a short snowfield to cross after the crux below the summit (top of Dead Dog Couloir), but it was soft and easy to traverse without crampons. Ascended via the first dihedral and around the edge of the second on the crux. The knife edge was not nearly as intimidating as I expected- only one move that was a bit sketchy without pro.

Andrew Vargo

Andrew Vargo - Jul 10, 2005 2:10 am

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 15, 2004  Sucess!

Crowded but a good way to bag a couple of peaks in one day. Took my girlfriend up her first 14er via the Grays Peak Trail. Can't wait to try Dead Dog or Kelso Ridge.

mntnplay

mntnplay - Jul 9, 2005 1:30 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: 2 July 2005  Sucess!

3:00 up. Dry all the way up to the knife-edge crux above Dead Dog. A little slippery crossing hard snow after the crux at the top of Dead Dog. Great glissade down from normal trail starting below the Grays/Torreys saddle.

bigwilly

bigwilly - Jul 3, 2005 5:25 pm

Date Climbed: July 2, 2005

Came to within 100 ft. on Kelso ridge due to bad conditions and threatening weather. Will be back soon for the top.

keenez01

keenez01 - Jun 26, 2005 3:35 pm

Route Climbed: Started from stevens Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: March 23, 2002  Sucess!

Asphazell

Asphazell - Jun 22, 2005 4:44 pm

Route Climbed: Dead Dog Couloir Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

2nd time up this beautiful mountain. This route rocked!!! Great conditions, I'm sure this won't be the last time I do this couloir =)

hoopyfrood

hoopyfrood - Jun 22, 2005 12:40 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 20, 2005  Sucess!

Awesome day with a little rain after noon to cool me down. I watched a three man team with a dog have a close call climbing the face to the summit as an avalanche came within about 10 feet of their party. Fortunately, the made it safely to the summit. Good times and climb safe!

umbra alta

umbra alta - Jun 21, 2005 4:47 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

This route would be an excellent intro to third class ridge scrambling for anyone interested. The fourth class sections that exist are avoidable with patient route finding (but fun and short if you feel up to the challenge), and the knife-edge crux is short, easy and exhilirating at the same time. Just don't knock any rocks down into Dead Dog couloir. Climbed this with a coating of new snow on the shaded north side of the ridge, and ticked off Gray's while we were there. (Might as well, right?)

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 20, 2005 6:10 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trailhead Date Climbed: 7/02  Sucess!

Climbed this with my dog and named her after the Peak.

mountainjunkie

mountainjunkie - Jun 13, 2005 7:05 pm

Route Climbed: Dead Dog Couloir Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Awesome climb! Great snow and weather. Forest road was clear to the Steven's Gulch trailhead.

edlins

edlins - Jun 13, 2005 3:02 pm

Route Climbed: Emperor to Northwest Face Date Climbed: June 12th, 2005  Sucess!

Shallow new layer on frozen slush, pretty good steps until the top. Both couloirs are a little thin on snow in spots. Wintry conditions.

Genghis Climber

Genghis Climber - Jun 9, 2005 11:38 pm

Route Climbed: Gray's Peak Trail Date Climbed: 6/9/05  Sucess!

After summiting Gray's took the saddle over to Torrey's. The snow was excellent, as was the weather. Fun time all around.

vanny37

vanny37 - Jun 1, 2005 9:12 am

Route Climbed: Dead Dog Couloir Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Great climb, excellent snow conditions.

mtoensing2002 - May 30, 2005 8:01 pm

Route Climbed: kelso ridge Date Climbed: May 28 2005  Sucess!

Most likely class 4 with rope highly recomended. We did it all without rope and did ok but for less experienced, bring rope.

bigwilly

bigwilly - May 16, 2005 1:48 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: September 3, 2004

Our plan was to climb Torreys via Kelso Ridge. Sounded pretty simple especially in september. Our plan was foiled by on of the worst blizzards i've ever seen and we had to turn back at 13,00 ft. See trip report.

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